Kansas is the very first state to shed the "high-risk" label.
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September 04, 2014
August 29, 2014
How teaching practices are observed and evaluated can determine whether teachers shift to deeper learning approaches.
July 09, 2014
Making more effective use of Facebook, Twitter, and other social media tools remains a challenge for most school districts and state education agencies, a new report says.
May 06, 2014
In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.
May 06, 2014
Senators discussed NCLB waivers, early-childhood education, and overall funding with the U.S. Secretary of Education at a hearing about the president's education spending request.
March 27, 2014
Take a look at the challenges and accomplishments of all 12 winners of the original Race to the Top grant competition in this handy chart.
March 06, 2014
The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.
February 25, 2014
New federal guidance focuses on making sense of federal laws and implementing best practices to better protect students' data privacy.
February 15, 2014
The Friday decisions by the department of education bring to 11 the number of states that can avoid "double testing" their students with field tests and their regular state tests, but a decision on California is still outstanding.
January 24, 2014
The letter from 34 state superintendents caps a rising wave of concern that administering student assessments through two big multistage consortia puts student data privacy at risk.