Current News

04/22/14: Webinar: Improve Your Assessment Literacy

Renaissance Learning is hosting a webinar on April 30 titled “Formative Assessment: What They Didn’t Teach You in College.”

04/16/14: Rubric for Teaching Common Science Standards Released

Achieve has unveiled Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP), a rubric for measuring the alignment of instructional materials to the Next Generation Science Standards, which have been adopted by 11 states and the District of Columbia.

04/07/14: Obama Announces Federal Grants to Help Prepare Students for Careers

President Barack Obama announced the recipients of a new federal grant program called Youth CareerConnect during a visit to a Maryland high school on April 7.

04/25/14: AEP Releases ArtScan 2014: What State Policies Say About Arts Education in America

The Council of Chief State School Officers' (CCSSO) Arts Education Partnership has issued the 2014 Edition of ArtScan, a searchable database offering up-to-the-minute information on 14 policy areas related to K-12 arts education.

04/03/14: Maine High School Graduation Rate Increased for Fourth Straight Year in 2013

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.

04/07/14: 7 of 8 Indiana Educators Effective, State Finds

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.

04/03/14: State BOE OKs New Teacher, Leader Evaluation Measures

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.

04/01/14: CCSSO's Minnich: Field Testing Common Core Assessments -- A Big Step Toward a Worthy Goal

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.

04/01/14: Chiefline will Return Tuesday, April 22

Chiefline will take a brief hiatus and will Return Tuesday, April 22

04/22/14: Centre County Public Issues Forum to Examine Standardized Testing in Schools

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.