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11/13/13: 18 Montana Colleges Offer Free Applications This Week

Montana education officials kicked off the state's first College Application Week, an initiative that delivers assistance to students who might be considering higher education.

11/14/13: More High School Graduates Heading to College

The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics issued the 2013 Kentucky High School Feedback Report, and it indicates that statewide three out of five students from the class of 2011 graduates enrolled in college, with 10 of 14 public high schools in northeastern Kentucky with better than 60 percent of their 2011 graduates enrolled in college for the 2012 academic year.

11/12/13: Kansas' 2013 School Report Card Debuts New Annual Measurable Objectives

The Kansas State Department of Education has released its first look at the 2013 Kansas School Report Card achievements based on the four Annual Measurable Objectives approved via the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver.

11/12/13: Ritz Lists Goals for Indiana's Schools

At a public presentation at Saint Mary's College, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said that information about how students are doing in school and about their needs does not travel when the students' families move and children have to switch schools more than once in a single year.

11/15/13: Alabama School Board Ends Graduation Exams

The Alabama Board of Education voted to eliminate the high school graduation exam for students who were ninth-graders in academic year 2010-11 and seniors this school year.

11/06/13: 137 Schools Improve, Receive Achieving Status

The Arkansas Department of Education has announced that 137 public schools in the state were designated as Achieving under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, having shown significant improvement in tests scores to meet annual targets.

11/06/13: State Issues Guidance for Core Math, Middle-Grade Science

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the State Board of Education has approved the new Mathematics Framework for California Public Schools, which provides grade-level explanations and examples of the standards for mathematics practice and content, integrating mathematical thinking and conceptual understanding with procedural skills and application.

11/04/13: Idaho State Ed Board Approves P.E., STEM Rules

The Idaho Department of Education's proposals to ramp up physical education requirements and potentially expand enrollment in STEM courses received the State Board of Education's approval on Nov. 1, and are headed to the legislature.

11/05/13: Montana Gets Waiver for Student Testing, Will Conduct Only New Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education approved Montana's special waiver request, allowing the public school system to conduct only new assessment tests this school year.

11/03/13: R.I. Wins High Marks for Use of Teacher Evaluations

Rhode Island is one of eight states highlighted in a recent report by the National Council on Teacher Quality for making huge strides in the use of new teacher evaluations to help existing teachers become more effective and better prepare new teachers.