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January 20, 2017

In New Mexico, Disagreement About 3rd Grade Reading and 'Social Promotion'

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

Common Core Revisions: What Are States Really Changing?

Most states that revised the Common Core left most standards alone.

January 17, 2017

Media Literacy May Become Part of Curriculum in California

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

State Education Departments Are Taking to Pinterest

Pennsylvania is the latest state education department to use Pinterest try to reach teachers and families.

December 07, 2016

Wyo. 'Indian Education for All' Bill Would Create Curriculum on Native Americans

Wyoming would join Washington and Montana in requiring schools to teach about Native American history.

October 11, 2016

Financial Literacy Standards Added to Washington State's K-12 Curriculum

The Evergreen State's new standards are based on a national model created the Council for Economic Education.

October 10, 2016

Why Don't the Common-Core Standards Include Cursive Writing?

In a recent interview, one of the lead writers of the reading standards explained that the decision was about priorities—and that learning to use technology took precedence. But what does the research say?

October 04, 2016

Evolution, Creation Debate Continues in Texas

How schools should teach about evolution is still controversial in the Lone Star State.

September 30, 2016

Michigan Bill to Retain Struggling Readers Reignites 3rd Grade Literacy Debate

Michigan is the latest state to consider a law that would retain some students who aren't reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.

September 20, 2016

Montana Adopts Science Benchmarks Similar to Next Generation Standards

The Montana board of education voted to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards, which closely resemble the Next Generation Science Standards that 18 states have adopted.

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