Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.
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August 15, 2014
August 14, 2014
The Education Department responds to concerns from GOP lawmakers that it is using the National Assessment of Educational Progress inappropriately to grade states on academic performance.
August 12, 2014
The "results-driven accountability" framework unveiled in June is an example of overreach from the U.S. Department of Education, says a letter from Republican leaders on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee.
August 01, 2014
The state had sought the ability to test certain students with disabilities on tests up to two years below their official instructional level.
July 17, 2014
Observers say the District of Columbia schools, which has had a dysfunctional special education program for years, has been making notable improvements.
July 15, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."
July 03, 2014
The new measure allows IEP teams to create graduation requirements, but that may end up running afoul of current federal policy, according to a recent letter to John White, the state's school chief.
June 25, 2014
The evaluation system used in previous years focused on compliance, but not as much on how well students were learning, said Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
June 04, 2014
Oregon and Virginia will each receive $5,000 grants to reform school discipline policies in each state, with the goal of making them less punitive and exclusionary.
May 15, 2014
Concern about special education lawsuits is widespread, but complaints are common only in a handful of states, according to a longitudinal analysis of due process complaints.