Lawmakers drafted legislation to allow about 5,000 students to graduate even though they lost their last chance to take the state-required exit exam.
The latest poll by Education Next shows declining public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but those policies still have more backers than detractors.
Eight states have passed laws requiring students to pass some version of a civics test so far in 2015.
The testing consortium approves cut scores for the high school test, but can't disclose yet what they are, since the point system--and spring performance data--are still being finalized.
The Common Core State Standards' emphasis on conceptual understanding in math will improve students' problem-solving skills and ultimately help prepare them for jobs of the future, argues a new report.
A public high school's performance of a song with lyrics about Jesus had triggered parents' concerns, but the Iowa State Board of Education agrees with a local school board that some uses of religious songs are appropriate.
Next year, Illinois students in 5th, 8th, and 10th grades will take an online exam aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards.
The San Francisco school district announced last month that it will phase in teaching computer science to all students at all grade levels.
As the 2016 presidential campaign kicks into gear, teachers have to consider whether and how to introduce politics in the classroom.
If the state sets cut scores recommended by panels of teachers, only one-third of students will meet the 'proficient' mark in math and English/language arts.