California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.
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July 15, 2016
June 30, 2016
Massachusetts schools could soon be using new standards for teaching computer science and digital literacy.
June 23, 2016
A change to the federal AP/IB program under the Every Student Succeeds Act means states and districts will need to think hard about continuing to cover low-income students' testing fees.
June 17, 2016
Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd gradeand they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.
June 10, 2016
Louisiana legislators approved a new set of academic standards to replace the Common Core State Standards—but how much do the new standards really differ?
June 02, 2016
Michigan is the latest state to consider allowing students to replace foreign language classes with coding classes.
June 02, 2016
The New York state education department announced it was releasing 75 percent of the multiple-choice items from its 2016 common-core-aligned math and English/language arts tests, up from 50 percent last year.
May 13, 2016
At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.
April 07, 2016
The Virginia legislature passed a bill that would require computer science to be added to the state's K-12 learning standards.
April 04, 2016
The governor vetoed a bill that would have made Virginia the only state to require K-12 teachers to identify classroom materials with "sexually explicit content" so that parents could opt their children out of such reading.