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.
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June 23, 2015
June 19, 2015
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
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
Unlike some other statewide programs, teaching students about organ donation hasn't helped increase the number of transplantations.
June 09, 2015
Connecticut lawmakers want to add lessons on banking, investing, and personal finance to financial literacy classes.
June 04, 2015
The Senate and House have both passed a bill that would require that Illinois high school students "successfully complete" a civics course to graduate.
May 29, 2015
Georgia is revising its science and social studies standards and the revamp will likely bring a stronger focus on civics.
May 22, 2015
Wisconsin lawmakers include a citizenship-test requirement for high school students in budget recommendations from their joint finance committee.
May 15, 2015
Kansas legislators and the state board of education are trying a new tactic to increase financial literacy courses in schools: Ask nicely.
April 17, 2015
The National Association of State Boards of Education has released a guide to help states decide whether they're ready to adopt and implement the new science standards.