The California Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation, and Lybba have released a film, I Am A Scientist, to educate students about what science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education can do to expand their career opportunities.
DQC provides the results of their annual survey with Arkansas and Delaware leading the way with all ten state action items in place for each of their states.
The Council of State Governments (CSG) is partnering with Code.org and other national organizations to get 10 million students of all ages to try computer science for one hour. On December 3, from 1-2 p.m. EST, the organizations will be hosting a webinar to learn how to enlist in the Hour of Code campaign that coincides with national Computer Science Education Week.
The U.S. Department of Education is expected to back away from the waiver requirement that states must ensure low-income and minority students have equal access to effective teachers.
The Tennessee Department of Education released its newly designed 2013 state Report Card on its website that offers detailed breakdowns of last year's statewide student achievement growth.
The Rhode Island Board of Education has adopted new standards for teacher preparation programs for the first time since 2001, and colleges or universities not meeting the new standards could lose state approval.
Montana education officials kicked off the state's first College Application Week, an initiative that delivers assistance to students who might be considering higher education.
The Kentucky Center for Education and Workforce Statistics issued the 2013 Kentucky High School Feedback Report, and it indicates that statewide three out of five students from the class of 2011 graduates enrolled in college, with 10 of 14 public high schools in northeastern Kentucky with better than 60 percent of their 2011 graduates enrolled in college for the 2012 academic year.
The Kansas State Department of Education has released its first look at the 2013 Kansas School Report Card achievements based on the four Annual Measurable Objectives approved via the Elementary and Secondary Education Act Flexibility Waiver.
At a public presentation at Saint Mary's College, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz said that information about how students are doing in school and about their needs does not travel when the students' families move and children have to switch schools more than once in a single year.