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.


Arizona First to Require Citizenship Test for Graduation

Yesterday the Arizona legislature passed a bill that will require students to correctly answer 60 of 100 questions on the U.S. Immigration and Naturalization civics test in order to graduate from high school.


More People Report Having Taken Arts Classes, Survey Shows

Nearly 90 percent of arts education is funded by the government, according to a series of new reports from the National Endowment for the Arts.


Indiana Considers Moving 3rd Grade Reading Test to 2nd Grade

A state senator proposes moving the 3rd grade reading test to 2nd grade to spread out the testing burden and allow 3rd graders more time for remediation.


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