The Texas state board of education did not grant preliminary approval for the series of social studies textbooks it was considering, which both liberal and conservative groups have alleged contain distortions.
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November 20, 2014
November 13, 2014
Just because a state has a law requiring arts instruction doesn't mean students are actually getting it, said a group of arts education experts.
October 16, 2014
The Center for American Progress released a report looking at how much time students spend taking state- and district-required tests.
October 15, 2014
State school chiefs and urban district leaders committed to eliminating redundant tests, but they also made clear that they will not back away from annual standardized testing.
September 11, 2014
New social studies textbooks under consideration by the Texas board of education include "serious distortions of history and contemporary issues," according to a watchdog group's recent review.
August 26, 2014
The Kentucky education commissioner blasted the U.S. Department of Education in a recent blog post for rejecting his state's request for a one-year waiver on science assessments.
August 25, 2014
Tennessee students in grades 2-4 will be expected to learn cursive writing starting next year.
August 15, 2014
Since the common science standards were finalized in April 2013, 12 states and the District of Columbia have adopted them.
August 07, 2014
Following accusations that questions on the New York standardized tests given this spring were developmentally inappropriate and included product placement, state education officials made half the questions available online.
July 09, 2014
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.