Kentucky will implement its Next-Generation Science Standards for students in grades K-12 in the fall. Teachers will design curriculum, develop new units, and teach the standards to students over the course of the school year, and they will receive training over the summer.
Preliminary statewide results from the Texas Education Agency reveal strong passing rates for high school students taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I, and U.S. History.
The Georgia Department of Education has announced that it will implement the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-15 academic year.
The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) granted a one-year waiver on Mississippi's school and district rating system for the 2013-14 school year as the state moves to Common Core State Standards.
A telephone survey of 900 adult residents of Washington state by the Partnership for Learning reveals that 44 percent are familiar with the Common Core State Standards, and of those respondents, 69 percent support them.
The Federal Trade Commission sent a letter of concern to the court handling the bankruptcy case of education technology company, ConnectEdu.
The Department of Education released an overview explaining its Data Inventory site that includes data collected as part of grant activities, along with statistical data collected about the state of U.S. education.
The FTC published the results of its study of nine data brokers and found that there is a lack of transparency and accountability as well as a need for Congressional legislation.
Chief Privacy Officers (CPOs) already exist in the private sector and Federal government and now are appearing at the state level as well.
CCSSO and the National Policy Board for Educational Administration (NPBEA) are leading an effort to refresh model standards for education leaders so leaders are better able to improve student achievement and meet new, higher expectations.