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June 20, 2017

States Consider Competency-Based Learning—But Mostly for Adults

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.

May 11, 2017

District Using Competency-Based Learning Fights to Avoid State Censure

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 Set to Revise Common-Core Reading and Math Standards

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

How Are Teachers Using EngageNY's Reading and Math Materials?

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

Study Finds Common Instruction Materials in Common-Core States

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

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.

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