Current News

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.

01/02/14: GAO Report Examines U.S. Consumer Privacy Framework

GAO released its report on data privacy, "Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace."

01/01/14: Navigating the New High School Equivalency Tests

The GED test is now only computer-based, but two new test options have entered the market.

12/23/13: Clever Cloud-Based Computing

A tech startup called Clever provides free software to help school and teachers track and enroll students.

12/10/13: Report: Raising Dropout Age Reduced Dropout Rate

West Virginia Superintendent of Schools Dr. James Phares told lawmakers during an interim legislative meeting that fewer 16-year-old students dropped out of high school in the 2011-12 school year, after the compulsory attendance age was raised to age 17.