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.