Local educators and education professors have organized a Centre County Public Issues Forum aimed at driving discussion about the role of standardized tests in Pennsylvania, following changes to the state's law.
As part of his state of education address at the Fourth Annual Esteves School Education Speaker Series at the Sage College, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King, Jr., answered questions about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
The Indiana Department of Education announced that 53 groups would receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants this year, including the Monroe County Community School Corporation, which received $300,000.
In Hawaii, field testing of the Smarter Balanced assessments has commenced and will continue through June 6.
A new report by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) that looks at Common Core implementation in 15 states named Georgia a "leading state" in terms of Teaching Resources and Accountability and a "strong state" when it comes to Timeline and Approach to Standards, Professional Development, and Teacher and Leader Evaluation.
Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has approved a $220 million, six-year contract for a new set of tests from American Institutes for Research (AIR).
School districts in Connecticut began administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium test on March 25, and by the end of the first day, State Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor said a few problems had been fixed.
The Data Quality Campaign presented the award for State Policymaker to Delaware's Governor and the award for Best District Data Leader to a district in Indiana.
OSEP is requesting public comment on the use of results data in an accountability system under IDEA.
CoSN releases a privacy toolkit for K-12 school leaders at their 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.