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12/30/13: Race to Top States Still Have Lots of Money to Spend

Financial reports from the U.S. Department of Education say the 12 states that won Race to the Top funds have a significant amount of money left to spend in the final year of Race to the Top implementation.

 
12/26/13: Wisconsin Gains 77 Board Certified Teachers

Wisconsin has 77 more educators joining the ranks of National Board Certified Teachers, increasing the total to 953 who earned certification through the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.

 
01/24/14: State Superintendent Adopts English Language Standards

Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn said the state has adopted the new Washington English language proficiency standards to correspond with the Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards.

 
12/29/13: State Education Chief, on Job About 100 Days, Tackling Tall Test Ahead of Him

Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga is diving into reform efforts to bolster student outcomes, despite having assumed the post only around 100 days ago.

 
12/29/13: NC Lands $13.6M Grant Aimed at Low-Performing Schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the latest round of School Improvement Grants, including the largest of $13.6 million awarded to North Carolina, aimed at transforming low-performing schools.

 
12/31/13: Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday Assumes Leadership of CCSSO

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has elected Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday as its next president, and he hopes to focus on communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and career-readiness in his new role.

 
12/28/13: Education Commissioner: International Test Results 'Sobering'

The U.S. results on the latest international math and reading tests from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) were "sobering," said Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker.

 
12/13/13: Indiana Schools 'A-F' Grades Released

The Indiana Department of Education recently released 2012-13 accountability grades for the state's schools.

 
01/07/14: CCSSO Hosts Webinar Entitled Adopting Digital Resources Aligned to the Common Core

As part of the Implementing the Common Core webinar series, CCSSO will host a webinar on Wednesday, January 15th at 2pm ET about digital resources and the Common Core.

 
01/08/14: DQC- State Action 1: Link Data Systems

DQC shares the results of their annual data survey. Action 1 asks states if they link data systems across the P-20 pipeline.