Current News

01/21/14: SD Education Department Seeks to Reduce Remediation, Increase Proficiency

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.

01/28/14: Recent Poll Indicates Large Majority of Americans Concerned About Student Data Privacy

Common Sense Media released the results of their national poll on student data privacy.

01/24/14: Teen Uses Data to Focus Bullying Conversation

A DC area teen created a heat map to track the online conversation around bullying.

01/24/14: District IT Leaders Share Mobile Learning Strategies

Three districts share their strategies for the shift to K-12 mobile learning.

01/14/14: Alabama's High School Graduation Rate Reaches Highest Point in History

The Alabama Department of Education reported that the high school graduation rate reached its highest level in state history at 80 percent in 2013.

01/14/14: Department of Ed Announces Creation of Iowa Core Commission

On Jan. 13, Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck announced the creation of the Iowa Core Commission, an advisory group of teachers, school administrators, education associations, higher-education leaders, business leaders, and department staff.

01/15/14: White Says Technology Improving at La. Schools

Speaking before the State House and Senate Education Committees, Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White outlined the progress at the state's schools in terms of technology upgrades related to the Common Core tests.

01/14/14: Barresi Lifts Double-Test Requirement for Students

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Janet Barresi will immediately end the double-test requirement for middle school students in math.

01/16/14: W-VA Department of Education to Audit State's Schools

The West Virginia Department of Education will dispatch a team in the coming months to audit each of the state's public schools to determine where they fall in the A-F grading system.

01/14/14: New Virginia Initiatives Support Swapping Textbooks With Tablets

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright announced that the Department of Education unveiled a new application that allows teachers and students to create content for use on computers, mobile devices, and tablets.