The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction released its 2012-13 Report Cards, the first report using its new READY accountability model that does not include school designations, such as "School of Excellence."
Illinois will soon follow the lead of eight other states and the District of Columbia, with the State Board of Education unanimously voting to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
A new policy brief and animated video released by the Virginia Commonwealth University Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation shows how the links between education and health matter more now than they have in the past.
NCES shared updates to CEDS in this latest version.
The California Department of Education hopes to fill the growing demand for trained workers by offering $250 million in grants for job training programs at high schools and community colleges.
Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart says the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) will be rebranded into the Florida Standards, and the State Board of Education will consider about 100 changes for the standards in February.
The Kansas Department of Education will seek an extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver from the U.S. Department of Education.
At a recent public forum, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White said school districts could begin implementing the Jump Start initiative next year
Speaking before the Mississippi House Appropriations Committee, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Carey Wright said more money is needed for state-funded preschool and to improve literacy instruction in early grades.
AT&T and the Steele Reese Foundation have donated $20,000 each to the Montana Graduation Matters Challenge Fund to support new and existing initiatives. A portion of the AT&T donation will be focused on raising American Indian graduation rates.