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November 10, 2015

Connecticut and Michigan Adopt the Next Generation Science Standards

With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards

October 28, 2015

Math NAEP Scores Drop for 4th and 8th Grades

U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.

October 21, 2015

If Math and Reading NAEP Scores Fall, Who's to Blame?

The newest round of math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the "nation's report card," are due out early next week, and some are saying they're likely to have fallen.

September 15, 2015

Nebraska's New Math Standards: A Comparison to the Common Core

Do the new Nebraska math standards look like the common core? In some ways, yes, and in others, no.

September 11, 2015

Illinois High Schools Prepare for New Civics Requirement

Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.

August 27, 2015

Calif. Ed. Dept. Deletes History of Test Results Before Releasing New Scores

Looking for the last 17 year's worth of California students' math and reading test results? You won't find them on the education department's website (at least not easily).

August 11, 2015

Iowa Becomes 15th State to Adopt Next Generation Science Standards

The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.

August 04, 2015

Next Generation Science Standards Get Mixed Reviews From Genetics Experts

The Next Generation Science Standards do a better job overall of covering genetics than most previous state standards, but are missing some key content, according to a new study.

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.

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