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04/07/14: 7 of 8 Indiana Educators Effective, State Finds

The Indiana Department of Education released data from the state's first analysis of school staff performance evaluations on April 7. The analysis found that approximately 87 percent of the 55,000 Indiana educators assessed were rated as being effective or highly effective educators.

04/03/14: State BOE OKs New Teacher, Leader Evaluation Measures

A new rule adopted by Georgia's State Board of Education establishes that all school systems and charter schools will implement the Georgia Department of Education's Teacher Keys Effectiveness System and Leader Keys Effectiveness System by the 2014-15 school year.

04/01/14: CCSSO's Minnich: Field Testing Common Core Assessments -- A Big Step Toward a Worthy Goal

In a column on the Huffington Post last week, CCSSO executive director, Chris Minnich describes why the kick off of field tests of new assesments is a milestone in American education.

04/01/14: Chiefline will Return Tuesday, April 22

Chiefline will take a brief hiatus and will Return Tuesday, April 22

04/22/14: Centre County Public Issues Forum to Examine Standardized Testing in Schools

Local educators and education professors have organized a Centre County Public Issues Forum aimed at driving discussion about the role of standardized tests in Pennsylvania, following changes to the state's law.

03/26/14: NYS Education Commissioner Discusses Common Core in Troy

As part of his state of education address at the Fourth Annual Esteves School Education Speaker Series at the Sage College, New York State Commissioner of Education Dr. John King, Jr., answered questions about the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

03/24/14: $300,000 Awarded to Indiana Schools

The Indiana Department of Education announced that 53 groups would receive 21st Century Community Learning Centers grants this year, including the Monroe County Community School Corporation, which received $300,000.

03/26/14: Hawaii Students Try Out New Math, English Assessment

In Hawaii, field testing of the Smarter Balanced assessments has commenced and will continue through June 6.

03/26/14: Georgia Shines in Report on Common Core Implementation

A new report by the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) that looks at Common Core implementation in 15 states named Georgia a "leading state" in terms of Teaching Resources and Accountability and a "strong state" when it comes to Timeline and Approach to Standards, Professional Development, and Teacher and Leader Evaluation.

03/23/14: New Florida Test May Have Ups, Downs

Florida Education Commissioner Pam Stewart has approved a $220 million, six-year contract for a new set of tests from American Institutes for Research (AIR).