Ohio school officials are claiming that record state lottery revenues won't translate into more dollars for K-12 education because of a revenue swap at the state level, although Gov. John Kasich's administration denies the allegation.
A new Tennessee Department of Education report shows that teachers who received strong evaluation scores from school officials did not always receive correspondingly high scores on student growth measures.
A new report from the State Budget Crisis Task Force says that states' K-12 education funding may rebound as the economy improves, but health care and retirement obligations and limits on property taxes could hamper that recovery.
A study of National Assessment of Educational Progress scores among states between 1992 and 2011 show that Maryland showed the greatest rate of improvement among the 41 states considered, with southern states also scoring relatively well.
Information from the U.S. Department of Education and the Census Bureau shows that post-secondary completion rates among 25-34 year olds increased slightly from 2009 to 2010 up to 39.3 percent, with the District of Columbia, Massachusetts, and North Dakota leading the way.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates stressed the importance of multiple measures in teacher evaluation systems and praised the Common Core State Standards in the keynote speech at the Education Commission of the States' National Forum on Education Policy.
Two lead writers of the Common Core State Standards say the standards would improve achievement by focusing on fewer but more important topics in the earlier grades, and getting rid of unproductive activities and topics.
Governors from Delaware and Nevada discussed America's "competitive edge" and the best way to improve students' transition and performance in a global marketplace on the second day of the National Forum on Education Policy hosted by the Education Commission of the States in Atlanta.
The first day of the National Forum on Education Policy, hosted by the Education Commission for the States, included discussions about the impacts of new discovers in neuroscience on student learning, and the difficulties states face in developing strong early childhood learning systems.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott said the state needs to make sure that the state is not over-testing students, and said the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test will likely change significantly.