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August 21, 2015

NCLB Waivers Renewed for Four States; South Dakota's Put on 'High Risk'

Unlike last week's renewals, in which each state locked in generous three-year waiver extensions, this round of states secured only a one-year renewal.

August 18, 2015

Eight States Add Citizenship Test as Graduation Requirement

Advocates have plans to push more state legislatures to pass laws requiring high schoolers to pass a citizenship test in order to graduate in coming years.

August 17, 2015

Civics Tests as a Graduation Requirement: Coming Soon to a State Near You?

Eight states have passed laws requiring students to pass some version of a civics test so far in 2015.

July 31, 2015

Boise Schools Support Public Preschool Despite Idaho's Reticence

An Idaho state law prohibiting schools from spending state money on preschool education, educators in Boise have found a way to fund a few weeks of kindergarten readiness.

July 27, 2015

No Money Saved From Four-Day School Week, Report Says

No cost savings found in expanding school day and shortening school week to four days, according to a study by the Rural Opportunities Consortium of Idaho.

July 23, 2015

No Money Saved From Four-Day School Week, Report Says

Researchers found that school districts in Idaho may incur more costs after switching to a four-day week.

July 06, 2015

Are Test Scores Proving Fears About Common-Core High School Math Correct?

In three states that released preliminary common-core test scores in July, high school students failed to meet predictions for math proficiency. Did experts warn us this was coming?

July 02, 2015

Idaho Smarter Balanced Test Scores Largely Beat State's Projections

The state released proficiency rates on the English/language arts and math exams for grades 3-8 and 11, as well as what the state had projected would be the results.

April 01, 2015

Idaho Failure to Implement Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A state review blames Idaho's failure to implement Schoolnet on mismanagement and problems with the $61 million learning management system.

March 31, 2015

Idaho's Failed Implementation of Pearson LMS Blasted in Report

A new state report uncovers serious functionality and management issues in implementing Pearson's learning management system, Schoolnet, in Idaho.

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