Virginia's class of 2015 is the first to graduate since financial literacy classes became mandatory.
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July 09, 2015
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.
June 23, 2015
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.
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.