Current News

04/15/14: 16 Area Schools Earn Four Star State Rating

Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz announced that 311 schools had earned the Four Star School award. The award is only given to those schools that performed in the upper 25th percentile on the ISTEP+ and End-of-Course Assessment tests.

04/18/14: Illinois Approved for No Child Left Behind Waiver

Illinois has been granted a waiver from portions of the No Child Left Behind law, which will give it more flexibility in setting education standards and allow it to look beyond test scores in determining whether schools are succeeding or failing.

04/18/14: $3 Million in Technology Grants Available for Idaho Schools

In the second year of the Idaho Technology Pilot Program, schools across the state will have an opportunity to submit their ideas for what next generation classrooms look like and how to put them into action.

04/20/14: Miller-Driscoll Teacher Selected for Connecticut Dream Team

The Connecticut Department of Education has selected 97 teachers representing 86 elementary, middle, and high schools for the Connecticut Dream Team.

04/18/14: State Superintendent of Education Reveals Tech-Based Education Blueprint in Milpitas

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the Education Technology Task Force's "Education Technology Blueprint" report that presents an outline of 19 recommendations to support state educators using technology to enhance the learning experience of children all over the country.

04/22/14: Webinar: Improve Your Assessment Literacy

Renaissance Learning is hosting a webinar on April 30 titled “Formative Assessment: What They Didn’t Teach You in College.”

04/16/14: Rubric for Teaching Common Science Standards Released

Achieve has unveiled Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP), a rubric for measuring the alignment of instructional materials to the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 11 states and the District of Columbia.

04/07/14: Obama Announces Federal Grants to Help Prepare Students for Careers

President Barack Obama announced the recipients of a new federal grant program called Youth CareerConnect during a visit to a Maryland high school on April 7.

04/25/14: AEP Releases ArtScan 2014: What State Policies Say About Arts Education in America

The Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO) Arts Education Partnership has issued the 2014 Edition of ArtScan, a searchable database offering up-to-the-minute information on 14 policy areas related to K-12 arts education.

04/03/14: Maine High School Graduation Rate Increased for Fourth Straight Year in 2013

The Maine Department of Education said the state's high school graduation rate improved for the fourth consecutive year, reaching 86.4 percent in 2013.