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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.

June 02, 2016

New York Releases Majority of Common-Core Test Questions

The New York state education department announced it was releasing 75 percent of the multiple-choice items from its 2016 common-core-aligned math and English/language arts tests, up from 50 percent last year.

May 13, 2016

Teaching Reading Via Background Knowledge: Will ESSA Shift Tactics?

At a panel discussion in Washington, reading and policy experts came together to discuss how states can use their new flexibility under ESSA to begin to increase students' reading achievement.

April 07, 2016

Virginia Could Be First State to Require All K-12 Students to Learn Computer Science

The Virginia legislature passed a bill that would require computer science to be added to the state's K-12 learning standards.

April 04, 2016

Virginia Won't Require Teachers to Flag Materials With 'Sexually Explicit Content'

The governor vetoed a bill that would have made Virginia the only state to require K-12 teachers to identify classroom materials with "sexually explicit content" so that parents could opt their children out of such reading.

April 04, 2016

Arkansas Teachers Get Lessons in Computer Coding

After pledging to offer computer science courses in every school, Arkansas has rapidly trained hundreds of teachers to code.

March 11, 2016

Math Teachers Group Questions Allowing Computer Science to Count as Math Credit

The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has released a statement cautioning states and districts that allowing computer science courses to substitute for a high school math course could "undermine students' mathematics preparation."

March 08, 2016

Rhode Island Jumps on 'Computer Science for All' Bandwagon

Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new effort to bring computer science classes to every public school in the state by the end of 2017.

February 29, 2016

Science Standards Challenged Again in West Virginia Over Global Warming

It's been almost a year since West Virginia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, though with a few changes to the wording on climate change. But now the science standards are being challenged once again.

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