March 2014 Archives

Assistant Superintendent Dennis Creedon has been honored for his leadership in advocating for arts integration into the curriculum.

Many more students in the New York City school system will get exposed to modern music education, from hip hop to hard rock and punk, through a new initiative.

Two Illinois researchers found a way to gauge high school students' thoughts and feelings at precise moments during science class—and in doing so uncovered some alarming differences between the way male and female students experienced instruction.

Forty-one states now have instructional requirements for arts education at all levels (elementary, middle, and high school), though only 17 states have policies regarding assessment in the subject, according to a new report.

Illinois has officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards.

At a public secondary school focused on engineering, health, and medicine just outside Portland, Ore., students build marble sorters and learn about the human body.

New data from the Office of Civil Rights indicates that racial minorities were underrepresented in gifted-and-talented programs and Advanced Placement classes, among other areas.

Wyoming's governor signed into law a budget bill that included a footnote forbidding the state board of education from reviewing or adopting the Next Generation Science Standards,

State Commissioner Pam Stewart says Florida will go with assessments from the American Institutes of Research rather than the PARCC testing consortium.

The measure would increase course requirements in science, foreign languages, and the arts.

Here's a look at what the revisions to the SAT mean for the math portion and what two math experts think of the changes.

The additional time will allow for some final "quality checking" of the trial assessments' features beginning later this month.

A year and a half after rejecting every reading and math program that vendors offered Louisiana, Superintendent John White announces a suite of curriculum materials and guidance to help teachers evaluate publishers' offerings.

Authors of a new report found an "astonishingly broad snapshot" of how states approach teaching the civil rights movement.

A look at the draft math standards in Indiana reveals many similarities to the common core.

Most math teachers are now being asked to instruct students in a way they were neither taught during pre-service training nor learned themselves in the early grades.

Contrary to what Texas announced yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education has not denied its request for a waiver to help it avoid testing Algebra 1 students twice.

The Golden State had been in a standoff with the federal education department over its plan to dump most of its current tests in order to give all students the Smarter Balanced field test.

Two cities in Massachusetts have now ignored the warnings of the state education department and allowed their parents to let their children skip the PARCC field tests.

Yesterday, the Oregon state board of education voted unanimously to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.

Here are a few of the impressive folks honored in this year's Leaders to Learn From report.

A bill that would facilitate the prosecution of school personnel for displaying material deemed "harmful" to students has stalled in the Kansas legislature.

Georgia will become the first southern state to join an initiative aimed at preparing educators to teach STEM subjects.

A boycott of Illinois state tests grows, despite a warning from the state board of education that parents do not have the right to "opt their children out" of testing.

With six assessment consortia all trying to field test around the same time, at least one group is saying it's been tough to find willing participants to try out the new exams.

Under community pressure, more states and districts are having to contend with the demand for students to "opt out" of testing.


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