"It is just imperative to us, to each and every one of us, that we have a check on our students and their academic performance every year," said Maryland chief Lillian Lowery.
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January 09, 2015
December 18, 2014
What's more, states have the same concerns about college-and-career-aligned assessments, whether they are participating in one of two federally-funded consortia or not.
October 17, 2014
Researchers, pediatricians, advocates and government officials gathered at the White House Thursday to talk about the best ways to get parents to talk more to their children.
October 08, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education's new Office of State Support will be housed within the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education.
July 31, 2014
Georgia, Delaware, Minnesota, New York, and South Carolina are the latest to receive extensions of their flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education.
July 09, 2014
The Kansas state school board voted July 8 not to report data from state tests for the 2013-14 school year due to cyber attacks. What sort of precedent is there?
June 25, 2014
A U.S. Education Department official overseeing the process tells state assessment officials to expect the initial draft this summer, and the final in the winter, after more input and public comment.
March 07, 2014
Contrary to what Texas announced yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education has not denied its request for a waiver to help it avoid testing Algebra 1 students twice.
March 07, 2014
The Lone Star state's request was a narrow one, aimed only at state tests in Algebra 1.
January 29, 2014
New non-regulatory guidance for the U.S. Department of Education's Charter School Program permits charters to hold weighted lotteries for disadvantaged children.