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.
South Dakota Education Secretary Dr. Melody Schopp says her department will continue to emphasize common core subjects at all levels for success, and improving the proficiency of fourth graders in reading is an essential part of ensuring high school students are prepared for the next phase of their lives.
Common Sense Media released the results of their national poll on student data privacy.
A DC area teen created a heat map to track the online conversation around bullying.
Three districts share their strategies for the shift to K-12 mobile learning.