Current News

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

02/18/14: Course Options Program to Expand Opportunities for Students

Wisconsin rolled out the new Course Option program to enable students in all grades to take up to two classes at a time from an approved educational institution at no cost and earn college credits while in high school.

02/20/14: Education Commissioner Rolls Out New Student Data Base System in Lubbock

Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams rolled out a new state database program on Feb. 19, which will provide a central location where teachers can look up students' classes, grades, attendance, and parent contact information, among other things.

02/18/14: Teacher and School Leader Effectiveness Grants Announced by Department of Education

New York State Education Commissioner John B. King, Jr., announced that 42 school districts and charter schools and eight consortia received Strengthening Teacher and Leader Effectiveness (STLE) 3 Program grant award notifications for a total of $24.2 million.