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Former CCSSO Executive Director Reaffirms State-Led Process to Develop Common Core State Standards

Gene Wilhoit, former Executive Director of the Council of Chief State School Officers, released the following statement today to clarify the process used to develop the Common Core State Standards.

 

New York State Sets Focus on English-Learners

New York's Board of Regents approved the Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success this spring, aiming to increase accountability and opportunities for bilingual and dual-language instruction for students who do not speak English as their primary language.

 

Common Core Standards Well-Known, Widely Supported in Washington, Poll Finds

A telephone survey of 900 adult residents of Washington state by the Partnership for Learning reveals that 44 percent are familiar with the Common Core State Standards, and of those respondents, 69 percent support them.

 

Feds OK 1-Year Grace Period on Mississippi School Rating System

The U.S. Department of Education (DOE) granted a one-year waiver on Mississippi's school and district rating system for the 2013-14 school year as the state moves to Common Core State Standards.

 

Georgia Drops CRCT, EOCT Tests for a New Student Progress Assessment System

The Georgia Department of Education has announced that it will implement the new Georgia Milestones Assessment System in the 2014-15 academic year.

 

Texas HS Students Show Improvement in STAAR End-of-Course Results

Preliminary statewide results from the Texas Education Agency reveal strong passing rates for high school students taking the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) end-of-course exams in Biology, Algebra I, and U.S. History.

 

Kentucky Schools to Implement New Science Standards This Fall, Report Says

Kentucky will implement its Next-Generation Science Standards for students in grades K-12 in the fall. Teachers will design curriculum, develop new units, and teach the standards to students over the course of the school year, and they will receive training over the summer.

 

Chiefline 4.29.14

This week in Chiefline: Chiefline takes a hiaitus, North Carolina creates standards guide for parents

 

Chiefline 5.1.14

This week in Chiefline: Chiefline takes a hiaitus, North Carolina creates standards guide for parents

 

ELPA21 RFP for communications strategy planning, development, and implementation for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)

ELPA21 is seeking RFPs for communications strategy planning, development, and implementation for the English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)