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March 26, 2015

Florida Inches Toward Suspending 3rd Grade Reading Gate

A Florida legislative panel approves a bill that would suspend a no-social-promotion policy that became nationally influential.

March 10, 2015

PARCC Makes Inroads as Proxy for College Readiness

Two Colorado colleges are the first to decide to consider PARCC scores in course-placement decisions.

February 05, 2015

Ga. Lawmaker Calls Advanced Placement U.S. History Course 'Revisionist'

Last week, Republican state Sen. William Ligon introduced a resolution calling on the College Board to return its previous course framework.

January 07, 2015

Survey: Principals Differ on Definition of Computer Science

There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.

December 09, 2014

Fusing Career, Academic Skills Benefits Students, Study Finds

A study of a program to prepare students for careers and college shows that students earn more credits in high school and have greater confidence in their career and life skills than their peers in regular programs.

October 08, 2014

Washington State Universities Will Use Smarter Balanced Test Scores for Placement

The decision puts teeth into an abstract promise: that the consortium's 11th grade "college ready" score actually connotes college readiness.

September 17, 2014

Texas Board Members Wary of Changes to AP History Program

The Texas state board of education is considering requiring Advanced Placement U.S. History courses to follow the state curriculum rather than the framework laid out by the test developers, reports the Associated Press.

September 16, 2014

New York May Ease Test Requirements for Graduation

The state Board of Regents considers letting students swap one of the social studies exams for a test in career-technical education or the arts.

September 04, 2014

California Higher Education Systems Pledge Common-Core Support

All four segments of California's higher education system are working to align admissions and teacher-preparation programs to reflect the common core.

August 11, 2014

Under Fire, College Board to 'Clarify' New U.S. History Framework

The College Board releases a full-length sample of its AP U.S. history test in response to criticism that it presents a negative view of American history.

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