Current News

 
06/03/14: U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Improve Educational Outcomes of Children and Youth in Foster Care

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.

 
06/03/14: Teachers Absent From Class Way Too Much, Study Says

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.

 
06/03/14: Kansas Loosens Teaching Requirements for Some Classes

The Kansas legislature passed House Bill 2506 requiring the State Board of Education to implement new regulations before July 1.

 
06/06/14: New York State Sets Focus on English-Learners

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.

 
06/03/14: Kentucky Schools to Implement New Science Standards This Fall, Report Says

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.

 
06/04/14: Texas HS Students Show Improvement in STAAR End-of-Course Results

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.

 
06/04/14: Georgia Drops CRCT, EOCT Tests for a New Student Progress Assessment System

The Georgia Department of Education has announced that it will implement the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-15 academic year.

 
06/04/14: Feds OK 1-Year Grace Period on Mississippi School Rating System

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.

 
06/04/14: Common Core Standards Well-Known, Widely Supported in Washington, Poll Finds

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.

 
06/10/14: FTC Voices Concern for Potential Sale of Student Data by ConnectEdu

The Federal Trade Commission sent a letter of concern to the court handling the bankruptcy case of education technology company, ConnectEdu.