Current News

02/24/14: Education Commissioner Says More Districts Showing Interest in Teacher Evaluation

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams unveiled a state-initiated teacher evaluation pilot program.

02/26/14: Minnesota Aims to Ratchet Down Achievement Gap

Minnesota is using its No Child Left Behind Act waiver to issue progress reports to districts on achievement gaps for small subgroups of at-risk students and is relying on regional centers to help struggling schools.

02/23/14: CMU to Offer Credit to High Schoolers Looking to Become Teachers

A new articulation agreement between Central Michigan University (CMU) and the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE), signed by CMU Provost Michael Gealt and State Superintendent Michael Flanagan, aims to encourage high school students to become teachers.

02/26/14: State Reworking Career Education

Louisiana Superintendent of Education John White is restructuring career education into the Jump Start program, which will be implemented statewide in the 2016-17 school year and provide training opportunities for all students, regardless of their career path.

02/24/14: Local Schools Among Those Named AP Honor Schools by Ga. Schools Supt.

Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has named 462 Advanced Placement (AP) Honor Schools for 2014 in five categories.

02/24/14: Delaware Dropout Rate Hits 30 Year Low

According to a report released by the Delaware Department of Education, the state's student dropout rate fell to a 30-year low during the 2012-13 academic year.

02/15/14: State Unveils New Standards for After School Programs

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson unveiled a new set of standards to define high-quality expanded learning programs, those that occur in summer, intersession, and before and after school.

02/28/14: Strategic Data Project Releases 2013 Yearbook

The Strategic Data Project (SDP) released its 2013 Yearbook on Februrary 20.

02/28/14: States' Legislative Session Looks to Protect Student Data

California and Kansas are just two of many states introducing legislation related to student data privacy issues this session.

02/28/14: New guidance released by USED's PTAC on Data Privacy

USED's privacy center issues guidelines on the proper use, storage, and security of student data