Michigan is the latest state to consider a law that would retain some students who aren't reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade.
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September 30, 2016
September 20, 2016
The Montana board of education voted to adopt a new set of K-12 science standards, which closely resemble the Next Generation Science Standards that 18 states have adopted.
September 16, 2016
California's new law requires the state's education department to create a template for an ethnic studies curriculum.
September 15, 2016
You can now watch our short video explainer about what the common core is ... and what it's not.
September 13, 2016
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
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 is taking steps to implement a 2011 law that required the teaching of LGBTQ history.
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.