Florida Graduation Rates Rise

The Florida Education Department reports that the statewide graduation rate rose to 75.6 percent this year, up more than five percentage points since the 2010-11 school year.


Chiefline 12.10.13

This week in Chiefline: 12 States ask to delay CCSS teacher evaluation; PISA results released


Chiefline 12.10.13

This week in Chiefline: 12 States ask to delay CCSS teacher evaluation; PISA results released


New Report: Majority of Conn. Schools Meet Targets

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.


The Meaning of PISA

There needs to be a new mass system for public education, and National Center on Education and the Economy President Marc Tucker says the Common Core State Standards are the best option to establish expectations of teachers, parents, and students that are high enough for U.S. students to succeed in an increasingly competitive world.


NJ High School Graduation Rate Inches Up

New Jersey reports an increase in the high school graduation rate to 87.5 percent this year from 86.5 percent last year and 83.3 percent in 2011.


Chiefline 12.03.13

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


BESE Panel Approves Changes in New Standards

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.


State Education Officials: PARCC Exam Getting Two-Year 'Test Drive'

The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education voted in favor of field testing the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) in the current school year and then pilot testing PARCC in the 2014-15 school year.


Common Core Standards Teach Students How to Think Instead of What to Think, State Superintendent Says

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.