The Maine Department of Education said the state's high school graduation rate improved for the fourth consecutive year, reaching 86.4 percent in 2013.
The Indiana Department of Education released data from the state's first analysis of school staff performance evaluations on April 7. The analysis found that approximately 87 percent of the 55,000 Indiana educators assessed were rated as being effective or highly effective educators.
A new rule adopted by Georgia's State Board of Education establishes that all school systems and charter schools will implement the Georgia Department of Education's Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System by the 2014-15 school year.
In a column on the Huffington Post last week, CCSSO executive director, Chris Minnich describes why the kick off of field tests of new assesments is a milestone in American education.
Chiefline will take a brief hiatus and will Return Tuesday, April 22
Local educators and education professors have organized a Centre County Public Issues Forum aimed at driving discussion about the role of standardized tests in Pennsylvania, following changes to the state's law.
As part of his state of education address at the Fourth Annual Esteves School Education Speaker Series at the Sage College, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King, Jr., answered questions about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
The Indiana Department of Education announced that 53 groups would receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants this year, including the Monroe County Community School Corporation, which received $300,000.
In Hawaii, field testing of the Smarter Balanced assessments has commenced and will continue through June 6.
A new report by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) that looks at Common Core implementation in 15 states named Georgia a "leading state" in terms of Teaching Resources and Accountability and a "strong state" when it comes to Timeline and Approach to Standards, Professional Development, and Teacher and Leader Evaluation.