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June 26, 2015

Florida Financial Literacy Efforts Hit Snag

Florida's governor vetoed funding for a financial literacy mandate, raising questions about the status of such efforts in that state.

June 23, 2015

State Chiefs Group Offers Guidance on Reducing Testing

The Council of Chief State School Officers produces a new framework to help states move from theory to practice as they work to reduce the burden of testing on students and schools.

June 19, 2015

Arkansas Becomes 14th State to Adopt Next Generation Science Standards

With much support from educators, Arkansas has joined 13 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards.

June 16, 2015

Many West Virginia Districts Returning to Traditional Math Courses

At least 1 in 5 West Virginia districts will go back to teaching the traditional algebra-geometry course sequence rather than integrated math courses, which the state initially required under the Common Core State Standards.

June 11, 2015

Organ-Donation Education Fails to Spur More Donors, Study Finds

Unlike some other statewide programs, teaching students about organ donation hasn't helped increase the number of transplantations.

June 09, 2015

Connecticut Seeks to Strengthen Financial Literacy Offerings

Connecticut lawmakers want to add lessons on banking, investing, and personal finance to financial literacy classes.

June 04, 2015

Illinois Civics Bill Heads to Governor's Desk

The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.

May 29, 2015

Georgia Standards Revision May Add More Civics

Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.

May 22, 2015

Wisconsin Budget Recommendations Include Citizenship Test

Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.

May 15, 2015

Kansas Tries Softer Approach to Getting Financial Literacy in Schools

Kansas legislators and the state board of education are trying a new tactic to increase financial literacy courses in schools: Ask nicely.

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