Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.
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September 11, 2015
August 27, 2015
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
The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.
August 04, 2015
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
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 class of 2015 is the first to graduate since financial literacy classes became mandatory.
July 09, 2015
A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.
July 06, 2015
In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.
July 02, 2015
With less than 3 percent of U.S. residents trained in CPR annually, a new report recommends making such training a graduation requirement for students.
June 26, 2015
Florida's governor vetoed funding for a financial literacy mandate, raising questions about the status of such efforts in that state.