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Chiefline 1.22.14

This week in Chiefline: CCSSO Announces finalists for the National Teacher of the Year

 

W-VA Department of Education to Audit State's Schools

The West Virginia Department of Education will dispatch a team in the coming months to audit each of the state's public schools to determine where they fall in the A-F grading system.

 

Chiefline 1.14.14

This week in Chiefline: Massachusetts to replace GED, Latest race to rop early-learning grants revealed.

 

Chiefline 1.14.14

This week in Chiefline: Massachusetts to replace GED, Latest race to rop early-learning grants revealed.

 

All 50 States Now Using Testing or Student Performance for School Accountability

Since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act, the Education Commission of the States found that the metric experiencing the largest growth in states' school accountability policies was the use of graduation rates.

 

Barresi Lifts Double-Test Requirement for Students

Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Dr. Janet Barresi will immediately end the double-test requirement for middle school students in math.

 

Department of Ed Announces Creation of Iowa Core Commission

On Jan. 13, Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck announced the creation of the Iowa Core Commission, an advisory group of teachers, school administrators, education associations, higher-education leaders, business leaders, and department staff.

 

Alabama's High School Graduation Rate Reaches Highest Point in History

The Alabama Department of Education reported that the high school graduation rate reached its highest level in state history at 80 percent in 2013.

 

Four Schools Recognized as Title I, Part A Distinguished Schools

The Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction says four schools were given between $5,000 and $10,000 for their efforts in student performance improvement and for closing the achievement gap as part of the Title I, Part A Distinguished Schools awards.

 

Latest Race to Top Early-Learning Grants Unveiled

The nearly $281 million awarded by the U.S. Department of Education as part of the third round of Race to the Top Early-Learning Challenge grants will be shared by Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.