The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) has approved a two-year phasing-in of teacher evaluations, public school letter grades, and promotion policies for students in grades 3-7.
The 2013 School and District Performance Report released in Connecticut on Dec. 5, a result of the state's No Child Left Behind waiver, reveals that over 50 percent of the state's schools achieved their overall performance targets.
At a recent presentation to members of the Alabama Community College Association, State Superintendent of Education Dr. Tommy Bice said the new Common Core State Standards for math and English teach students to think, rather than tell them what to think.
The National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA) is releasing two sets of resources, the “Core Performance Framework and Guidance, ”and additional state policy guidance to strengthen charter school performance and accountability. NACSA’s “Core Performance Framework and Guidance” provides a clearly defined set of academic, financial and operational performance criteria for charter school authorizers, and a template to build and customize these frameworks. NACSA has worked with a number of authorizers around the country to develop these frameworks. NACSA’s policy guidance provides a starting point of recommendations to strengthen performance and accountability within state laws. To access these resources click:
The Wyoming Education Department seeks 12 state teachers to participate in a Teacher Cabinet that will work alongside Director Richard Crandall.
New York Education Commissioner John King, Jr., is touring the state to explain the Common Core State Standards. At a recent stop in Binghamton, he stressed the state's commitment to the standards.
Two school districts in Catawba County, N.C., will raise the dropout age to 18 or have voted to do so in coming years under a state pilot program, joining 20 states and the District of Columbia.
Minnesota Education Commissioner Brenda Cassellius announced that her department would spend $2 million over the next two years to expand the number of Regional Centers of Excellence, a support system for the state's struggling schools.
Massachusetts school districts overwhelmingly gave their teachers and administrators high scores under a new performance-review system that aims to ferret out under-performing educators and offer helpful advice to the others.
The Delaware Education Department will issue two sets of sub-grants from the federal College Access Challenge Grant to help districts across the state increase access to higher education, with the first set of six awards totaling $191,117 to help increase college readiness in eight high schools.