Colorado Task Force Recommends Cutbacks in Testing

Created in response to concerns about too much testing, a task force suggests Colorado drop many of its high school tests but acknowledges that NCLB limits the state's options to curb tests.


Remembering the Space Shuttle Challenger 29 Years Later

Twenty-nine years ago today, seven astronauts—including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in space—lost their lives when the space shuttle Challenger exploded a minute after take-off.


Teachers Head to Auschwitz for 70th Anniversary of the Camp's Liberation

In commemoration, 25 teachers from across the U.S. and 10 other countries spent four days traveling through Poland, visiting museums and historical sites in Warsaw, Krakow, and Oswiecim.


Textbook Authority Shifting Slowly From States to Districts

Fewer and fewer states are retaining control over districts' adoption of curricular materials.


Nashville Replaces Algebra and Geometry With Integrated Math

Next year, Nashville public schools will begin the move from teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to teaching integrated math courses, which weave together concepts from each discipline.


Wyoming Takes First Step Toward Ending Ban on Common Science Standards

The Wyoming House gave preliminary approval to eliminate a budget footnote that forbids the state board of education from considering the Next Generation Science Standards for adoption.


Testing Scuffles Persist, Cast Doubt on Common-Core Assessments

Assessment continues its uphill push for support, with recent outcroppings of opposition in Arizona, Indiana and Chicago.


Arts Integration (With Celebrity Visitors) May Help School Turnaround, Study Finds

Low-performing schools that implemented an arts integration program over two years showed improved attendance, fewer suspensions, and substantial gains in academic achievement, according to a new report.


State of the Union Address Sparks Cautionary Reaction in Career Tech. Ed.

President Obama's call for good career and technical education programs draws praise, and caution, from the field.


Miss. of Board of Ed. Votes to Leave PARCC, Seek New Test for 2015-16

The Mississippi state board plans to seek a new test for 2015-16, but still plans to administer the PARCC exam this school year.


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