According to a report released by the Delaware Department of Education, the state's student dropout rate fell to a 30-year low during the 2012-13 academic year.
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson unveiled a new set of standards to define high-quality expanded learning programs, those that occur in summer, intersession, and before and after school.
The Strategic Data Project (SDP) released its 2013 Yearbook on Februrary 20.
California and Kansas are just two of many states introducing legislation related to student data privacy issues this session.
USED's privacy center issues guidelines on the proper use, storage, and security of student data
Wisconsin rolled out the new Course Option program to enable students in all grades to take up to two classes at a time from an approved educational institution at no cost and earn college credits while in high school.
Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams rolled out a new state database program on Feb. 19, which will provide a central location where teachers can look up students' classes, grades, attendance, and parent contact information, among other things.
New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., announced that 42 school districts and charter schools and eight consortia received Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) 3 Program grant award notifications for a total of $24.2 million.
According to a report released by the Minnesota Department of Education, the state's graduation rate rose from 77.6 percent in 2012 to 79.5 percent in 2013, the state's highest in 10 years.
Like 36 other states and the District of Columbia, Maryland will field test its new Common Core exams in March, with about 25,000 elementary and middle school students taking the tests.