The Louisiana Department of Education has announced the new set of state proficiency exams drafted by the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) consortium were taken by around 45,000 students from 600 schools in all but one school district.
The South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation and the State Department of Education's joint workforce development effort enabled 2,085 students from 53 schools to complete assessments to earn a National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) in the 2013-14 school year.
On June 2, the U.S. Department of Education issued new guidance and resources to help support and emphasize the needs of students in foster care.
A new National Council on Teacher Quality report on the attendance of more than 234,000 teachers in 40 large U.S. school districts in the 2012-13 academic year found that teachers missed an average of 11 days.
The Kansas legislature passed House Bill 2506 requiring the State Board of Education to implement new regulations before July 1.
New York's Board of Regents approved the Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success this spring, aiming to increase accountability and opportunities for bilingual and dual-language instruction for students who do not speak English as their primary language.
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.