Brad Buck, the new director of the Iowa Department of Education, has announced several priorities, including a plan to improve student learning through personalized learning, the Iowa Core curriculum, and recommendations from the state's Task Force on Teacher Leadership and Compensation that aim to boost teacher quality
Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, and Washington received funding from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) for implementing teacher preparatory programs.
A $250,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has been awarded to the Perkins eLearning project of the Watertown, Mass.-based Perkins School for the Blind to create resources aligned with the Common Core State Standards for teachers of blind or visually impaired students.
A recent study of the Impact teacher evaluation program in the District of Columbia reveals that teacher evaluation programs can be important in improving education.
Students in pre-K through fifth grade were encouraged to sign up and take part in labs featuring science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) exercises at Liberty Elementary in Oklahoma on STEM Day.
Incoming Mississippi Superintendent of Education Carey Wright, who will begin work on Nov. 11, recently endorsed the Common Core State Standards and pre-K education at a recent news conference.
Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz has created the Outreach Division of School Improvement to help struggling school districts improve, rather than take them over.
Delaware seeks 40 top teachers from across the state to join the Delaware Dream Team to help develop high-quality Common Core formative assessment items that will be shared with educators statewide.
During a three-day training session on the Common Core State Standards at Fort Lewis College in Colorado, about 600 educators met to discuss the standards and how to teach them to students in the fall academic year.
Arizona's "Move On When Reading" law is now in effect, requiring that third graders be held back for a year of instruction and remediation if they score below the third-grade reading standard.