For the fifth consecutive year, a state senator in Indiana is proposing that schools be required to teach cursive.
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December 03, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act, which could soon replace the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind law, gives states and districts more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education, advocates say, and is ultimately a huge boon for the subjects.
December 01, 2015
New York has redesigned its Regents algebra test, which students must pass to graduate, to align to the common core. And the scores have consequently plummeted.
November 10, 2015
With the additions of Connecticut and Michigan, one-third of states have now officially adopted the Next Generation Science Standards
October 28, 2015
U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national test.
October 21, 2015
The newest round of math and reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress, known as the "nation's report card," are due out early next week, and some are saying they're likely to have fallen.
September 15, 2015
Do the new Nebraska math standards look like the common core? In some ways, yes, and in others, no.
September 11, 2015
Illinois students are now required to take a civics course in order to graduate high school.
August 27, 2015
Looking for the last 17 year's worth of California students' math and reading test results? You won't find them on the education department's website (at least not easily).
August 11, 2015
The Iowa state board of education voted unanimously on Aug. 6 to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards.