- Administrative rule would allow community members to teach Updated: Aug-29-15 7:07 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Gov. Jack Dalrymple is expected to sign off on an emergency administrative rule change that will allow community members to temporarily fill vacant teaching positions.
- First scores from new standardized tests show mixed results Updated: Aug-28-15 1:59 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The first round of results from Connecticut's new standardized exams show more students than expected are excelling at English language arts, but math skills remain a challenge, according to scores released Friday.
- North Dakota to be compensated for student testing problems Updated: Aug-28-15 1:04 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - The company that developed new state assessments for math and English will pay North Dakota more than $316,000 in compensation for the problems that schools had administering the online tests this year, the state school superintendent said Friday.
- Common Core: 21 Oregon districts miss mark for test taking Updated: Aug-28-15 11:53 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Twenty-one Oregon districts ranging from small to the state's largest failed to meet federal testing targets for Smarter Balanced assessments, according to state data.
- Florida still investigating cyberattack on school testing Updated: Aug-25-15 6:52 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With students streaming back into school this month, a big mystery still surrounds Florida's highly scrutinized school testing regimen: Who was responsible for the cyberattack nearly six months ago that caused widespread delays across the state?
- Education commissioner to consider testing options Updated: Aug-25-15 3:49 am
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The commissioner of public education in Rhode Island says he is open to the possibility of using something other than a state test as a high school graduation requirement.
- SD Board of Education approves new social studies standards Updated: Aug-24-15 3:35 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The South Dakota Board of Education has approved new social studies standards that will change the way history is taught to students across the state.
- School takes hair samples from students to check drug use Updated: Aug-23-15 12:40 pm
LEESBURG, Florida - One of the first tests this year for students at one central Florida high school will be checking for drug use.
- Tennessee officials: New test will better measure progress Updated: Aug-20-15 3:19 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials said Thursday that new assessments in math and English for students in grades three through 11 will provide a better measurement of their progress and make sure they're on track to succeed after graduation.
- Committee begins review of Louisiana education standards Updated: Aug-19-15 2:16 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Amid an ongoing political storm over Common Core educational standards for public schools, a state committee began Wednesday to review Louisiana's educational benchmarks - but some feared the deadline is too short and the panel would end up rebranding the controversial standards that started the debate.
- Panel revising Common Core standards: Change requires money Updated: Aug-17-15 3:27 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - When changes to Common Core standards are finalized in North Carolina, classrooms will need to receive updated books and schools will need money to hire enough teachers, a subcommittee said Monday.
- Causes, potential consequences of testing opt-out movement Updated: Aug-13-15 6:09 pm
BUFFALO, New York - New York is facing a growing rebellion against Common Core-aligned standardized tests. About 20 percent of the state's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the tests this spring, up from 5 percent a year earlier. As state education officials consider the possibility of sanctions against districts with large numbers of students opting out, they also promise a plan to boost participation.
- Arkansas governor: Look at revising, renaming Common Core Updated: Aug-12-15 6:55 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education should look at renaming Common Core as it reviews the education standards that have been criticized by some conservatives, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.
- About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests Updated: Aug-12-15 5:08 pm
BUFFALO, New York - About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in the spring, the state's education chief said, acknowledging the opt-outs affected assessment data released Wednesday, which otherwise showed a slight uptick in overall student achievement.
- School system considers random drug testing of teachers Updated: Aug-12-15 8:11 am
ATHENS, Alabama - School officials in Limestone County are considering the idea of random drug tests for teachers, coaches and other educators.
- Kids score well in English, low in math on new Missouri test Updated: Aug-11-15 3:29 pm
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Most Missouri students scored at least at proficient levels in English on a new statewide test last school year, while students in most grades scored lower in math, according to data released Tuesday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
- Nev. lawmakers adopt Common Core high school math standards Updated: Aug-10-15 5:04 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have given final approval to adopting Common Core math standards for high school students.
- Education Department asking for feedback on standards Updated: Aug-10-15 5:07 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Department of Education wants the public to provide feedback on proposed social studies standards for the next generation.
- Utah education officials to further revise science standards Updated: Aug-08-15 4:40 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah State Board of Education plan to revise a proposed set of middle school science standards after feedback from parents, teachers and other citizens.
- 92 percent of Texas school districts meet standards Updated: Aug-07-15 5:10 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Education Agency says about 94 percent of districts and 86 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards.
- Iowa education board OKs new science standards Updated: Aug-07-15 4:40 pm
DES MOINES, Iowa - State education officials have approved new science standards and have taken a significant step toward replacing the Iowa Assessments with other tests.
- Feds approve Connecticut's plan to swap 11th grade tests Updated: Aug-06-15 6:56 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's plan to relieve thousands of high school juniors from having to take an unpopular standardized test received federal approval on Thursday.
- 10 named to panel to review Tenn. K-12 education standards Updated: Aug-04-15 4:04 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.