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12/29/13: State Education Chief, on Job About 100 Days, Tackling Tall Test Ahead of Him

Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga is diving into reform efforts to bolster student outcomes, despite having assumed the post only around 100 days ago.

 
12/29/13: NC Lands $13.6M Grant Aimed at Low-Performing Schools

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the latest round of School Improvement Grants, including the largest of $13.6 million awarded to North Carolina, aimed at transforming low-performing schools.

 
12/31/13: Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holiday Assumes Leadership of CCSSO

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has elected Kentucky Education Commissioner Terry Holliday as its next president, and he hopes to focus on communication, collaboration, creativity, innovation, and career-readiness in his new role.

 
12/28/13: Education Commissioner: International Test Results 'Sobering'

The U.S. results on the latest international math and reading tests from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) were "sobering," said Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker.

 
12/13/13: Indiana Schools 'A-F' Grades Released

The Indiana Department of Education recently released 2012-13 accountability grades for the state's schools.

 
01/07/14: CCSSO Hosts Webinar Entitled Adopting Digital Resources Aligned to the Common Core

As part of the Implementing the Common Core webinar series, CCSSO will host a webinar on Wednesday, January 15th at 2pm ET about digital resources and the Common Core.

 
01/08/14: DQC- State Action 1: Link Data Systems

DQC shares the results of their annual data survey. Action 1 asks states if they link data systems across the P-20 pipeline.

 
01/02/14: GAO Report Examines U.S. Consumer Privacy Framework

GAO released its report on data privacy, "Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace."

 
01/01/14: Navigating the New High School Equivalency Tests

The GED test is now only computer-based, but two new test options have entered the market.

 
12/23/13: Clever Cloud-Based Computing

A tech startup called Clever provides free software to help school and teachers track and enroll students.