Measures that would reward workers and students for skills and accomplishments rather than for the time they spend in class moved in fits and starts through legislatures in seven states in 2016 and 2017.
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June 20, 2017
May 11, 2017
Competency-based education is being piloted by more districts and states, but in Colorado, one district is struggling with the approach as state officials contemplate how to intervene.
May 03, 2017
New York state is considering adopting a new set of K-12 reading and math standards that differ somewhat from the Common Core State Standards, which have had rocky reception in the state since they went into place in 2010.
March 27, 2017
About one in three teachers nationally are using the free online materials, but which teachers are these and how are they using them?
March 24, 2017
A team of researchers map out out the curriculum and professional development resources that states are sharing and find that many states have resources in common.
January 20, 2017
New Mexico is focused on improving 3rd grade reading proficiency, but state and local education officials disagree about whether parents are being adequately informed and whether students are being inappropriately promoted.
January 18, 2017
Most states that revised the Common Core left most standards alone.
January 17, 2017
California lawmakers are seeking to address concerns about how students and teachers are navigating online news by asking the state education department to provide resources.
January 12, 2017
Pennsylvania is the latest state education department to use Pinterest try to reach teachers and families.
December 07, 2016
Wyoming would join Washington and Montana in requiring schools to teach about Native American history.