For the fifth year in a row, Maryland received top marks in Education Week's annual Quality Counts report, followed by Massachusetts, New York, Virginia, and Arkansas.
All Blog Posts With state policy Tag or Category
January 10, 2013
January 08, 2013
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson has recommended suspending some tests in 2013-14 to help the state prepare for the Common Core State Standards.
January 07, 2013
A "report card" of states by the Sacramento-based StudentsFirst school advocacy groups gave most states poor marks for their policies on teachers and school choice.
January 06, 2013
Starting now, my focus is shifting to writing exclusively about student health, discipline, and safety and school climate.
January 03, 2013
A New York state commission on education reform recommended extended learning time and higher bars to enter the teaching profession in a Jan. 2 report.
January 03, 2013
An Indiana state senator said he plans to introduce legislation that would require the state to withdraw from the Common Core State Standards.
December 21, 2012
Two accommodations policies under consideration by an assessment consortium could narrow how many children who qualify for assistance on those tests in some states.
December 20, 2012
Montana state schools superintendent Denise Juneau is asking lawmakers to provide more funding to the state's digital academy to meet rising enrollment.
December 18, 2012
Lawmakers in Oklahoma and Texas have proposed allowing school staff members to be armed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting.
December 13, 2012
Implementing the Common Core State Standards in Kansas will cost between $32 million and $60 million over the next two years, a state audit reported.