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July 21, 2015

Focus on the Standards Without the Words 'Common Core'

At a literacy conference where the majority of sessions were focused on practical application in the classroom, the term "common core" was sometimes circumvented, or explicitly avoided.

July 09, 2015

Virginia's Financial Literacy Law Has First Graduates

Virginia's class of 2015 is the first to graduate since financial literacy classes became mandatory.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

July 06, 2015

Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.

July 02, 2015

Required CPR Instruction Could Improve Cardiac Arrest Outcomes, Report Says

With less than 3 percent of U.S. residents trained in CPR annually, a new report recommends making such training a graduation requirement for students.

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.

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