Updated model standards for educational leaders, which have not been revised during a period of accelerated changes in the roles that principals and superintendents play in districts, are coming this fall.
The Hawaii Department of Education will make 18 major changes to its new teacher evaluation system to reduce the burden on educators and improve teaching quality by focusing on the instructors most in need of a boost.
The Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the Illinois Education Association have recognized 29 teachers across the state for exemplary work in the classroom during the 2013-14 school year.
New Jersey's Interdistrict Choice program began four years ago to allow parents to send their children to another school district at no cost.
The New Mexico Public Education Department and the Department of Higher Education, along with individual higher education institutions, will produce report cards for the state's six colleges of education in order to graduate better teachers.
New York Education Commissioner John King has stated that the implementation of the Common Core learning standards will continue to move forward.
When Oregon switches next year to a new teacher evaluation system based partly on student test scores, about 10 percent to 15 percent of teachers could be identified as superstars that exceed the standards, says State Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction Rob Saxton.
The National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS) has released the final version of its voluntary national preK-12 standards in dance, media arts, music, theater, and visual arts.
The Higher Ed for Higher Standards, a coalition of more than 200 college presidents and state higher education leaders from 33 states, has formed to support the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
According to a recent survey of 1,702 adult Californians conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California, 70 percent said they favored the Common Core State Standards as a way to prepare high school graduates for college and careers.