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September 16, 2016

California Governor Signs Law to Create First State Ethnic Studies Curriculum

California's new law requires the state's education department to create a template for an ethnic studies curriculum.

September 15, 2016

Video: Education Week Explains the Common Core State Standards

You can now watch our short video explainer about what the common core is ... and what it's not.

September 13, 2016

More States Mandate High Schools Count Computer Science as Math or Science

Twenty states now require that high school students be allowed to count a computer science course as a math or science credit toward graduation, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.

August 16, 2016

Half of High School Seniors Lack Access to Computer Science

A new analysis of NAEP data shows that just 22 percent of 12th graders say they've ever taken a computer science course, and more than half attend high schools that don't even offer one.

July 15, 2016

California Becomes First State With LGBTQ History Guidelines

California is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.

June 30, 2016

Massachusetts Sets Standards for Computer Science, Digital Literacy

Massachusetts schools could soon be using new standards for teaching computer science and digital literacy.

June 23, 2016

Will ESSA Make It Harder for Low-Income Students to Pay Advanced Placement Fees?

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

Louisiana to Require Teaching Cursive All the Way Through 12th Grade

Starting in 2017, students in Louisiana schools will learn cursive writing in 3rd grade—and they'll keep getting instruction on it through graduation.

June 10, 2016

Louisiana's Common-Core Replacement: What's Really New Here?

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

Should Students Be Able to Replace Foreign Language With Coding?

Michigan is the latest state to consider allowing students to replace foreign language classes with coding classes.

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