Statewide Blending Learning Initiative Takes Shape in Rhode Island

Rhode Island's Department of Education is partnering with the Learning Accelerator to pursue statewide blended learning offerings in schools.


USED's Experimental Sites Initiatives Provides Federal Student Aid Flexibility for Competency-Based Programs

USED has announced four experiments for 2014-15, including one around student aid flexibility for competency-based programs.


Innovation Lab Network Publishes Roadmap to Competency-Based Education

The Innovation Lab Network and 2Revolutions published the Roadmap for Competency-based Systems: Leveraging Next Generation Technologies, a free, interactive tool to guide states and school districts as they work with stakeholder groups to implement a successful competency-based education system.


Kentucky Department of Education Awards District of Innovation Status to 3 Districts

The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) has awarded District of Innovation status to Owensboro Independent, Owsley County, and Trigg Count school districts this year.


Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Releases Guide on Fostering Innovation

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released a guide titled “Fostering Innovation in Wisconsin Schools: Beyond Credits and Seat Time and Toward Innovative Practices that Lead to College and Career Readiness”, which was created by the Credit Flexibility Workgroup.


CCSSO President Terry Holliday Delivers State of State Education Address

CCSSO President and Kentucky Commissioner of Education, Terry Holliday delivered an address before state leaders from across the country taking stock of the state of state education.


Department of Education Unveils Landmark Program

Hawaii Superintendent of Education Kathryn Matayoshi unveiled a landmark multi-pronged program called Ka Hei that combines the installation of sustainable energy equipment at public schools with a curriculum to complement it.


Georgia Signs on to STEM Teaching Initiative

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state would join the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program to increase the number of quality teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields.


Maine Panel OKs State's 1st Virtual Charter School

On March 3, the Maine Charter Commission approved the state's first virtual charter school, a move that was applauded by State Education Commissioner Jim Rier.


Course Options Program to Expand Opportunities for Students

Wisconsin rolled out the new Course Option program to enable students in all grades to take up to two classes at a time from an approved educational institution at no cost and earn college credits while in high school.