Ed Commissioner Says No Turning Back on Common Core

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.


California Submits Waiver Application to Federal Government to Avoid 'Double Testing' Students

California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the state will expand an upcoming field test of modern, computer-based assessments for math and English-language arts.


Dept. of Education Grants Aim to Help College-Bound Students

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.


Chiefline 12.03.13

This week in Chiefline: Dept. of Education grants aim to help college-bound students; Wyoming Education Director seeks teachers' opinions.


Chiefline 11.26.13

This week in Chiefline: NACSA Releases new resources


Reading Strategies Proposed for Iowa Classrooms

The Iowa Board of Education is considering a proposal that would only allow the nation's top strategies for teaching reading to be allowed in the state's classrooms.


Chiefline 11.19.13

This week in Chiefline: CCSSO Releases Updated Common Core State Spotlight Document and Tools and Resource Guides


State OK’s Trial of New Education Tests

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education has approved a plan to do a two-year test run of the Partnership of Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), a new state standardized testing system based on the Common Core State Standards that will eventually replace MCAS tests in English and math.


N.J. Education Website Offers Teachers Curriculum Resources

The New Jersey Department of Education has launched the Educator Resource Exchange to help teachers adapt to the Common Core State Standards.


Report: Graduation Rate in Nebraska Improves

According to new data from the Nebraska Education Department, the overall on-time graduation rate at public high schools for 2013 was 88.5 percent, an increase from 2012 and 2011.