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.
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.