Current News

03/31/14: Education Leaders in Delaware and Indiana Recognized by DQC

The Data Quality Campaign presented the award for State Policymaker to Delaware's Governor and the award for Best District Data Leader to a district in Indiana.

03/26/14: USED Requests Information on the Use of Results Data in Making Determinations Under Sections 616(d)(2) and 642 of IDEA

OSEP is requesting public comment on the use of results data in an accountability system under IDEA.

03/21/14: COSN Releases Privacy Toolkit for K-12 School Leaders

CoSN releases a privacy toolkit for K-12 school leaders at their 2014 Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

03/18/14: Pearson Releases Report: Impacts of the Digital Ocean on Education

Pearson shares a report on the influx of data and its potential impact on adaptive learning for students.

03/18/14: $143m Round of i3 Grant Competition Focused on: Development, Validation, Scale-up

The USED announced the beginning of the fifth round of the i3 grant competition with up to $3,000,000 available per grant.

03/27/14: USED Releases Four New Data Snapshots in the CRDC

The four new data collection snapshots in the CRDC focus on discipline, early childhood access, teacher equity, and access to college- and career-ready courses.

03/28/14: USED Releases Education Enterprise Architecture (EEA) Guidebook

These guidebooks were developed through efforts associated with the USED Race to the Top Reform Support Network (RSN) and are provided for general distribution to education agencies and service providers.

03/14/14: Graduation Rate on the Rise in Iowa

The Iowa Department of Education reports the third consecutive yearly gain in the state's high school graduation rate to 89.68 percent in 2013, up from 89.26 percent in 2012 and 88.32 percent in 2011.

03/20/14: Maine DOE Bridges Transition to College, Careers with $500,000 in Grants

Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage and Education Commissioner Jim Rier announced that 12 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Centers will receive $500,000 per year from the Maine Department of Education to support the Bridge Year Program that will enable up to 225 students to earn approximately two semesters of college credit before graduating high school.

03/12/14: Montana Schools Awarded 35 Grants

The Dennis and Phyllis Washington Foundation awarded 35 grants totaling $203,000 to Montana Schools and United Ways under the Graduation Matters program, which State Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau says has helped push down the statewide dropout rate to 3.6 percent in 2013 from 5 percent in 2009.