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Chiefline 9.24.13

This week in Chiefline: VA students show improvements in test scores; Maryland announces education grants; Montana schools change assessment guidelines to align with Common Core

 

Chiefline 9.24.13

This week in Chiefline: VA students show improvements in test scores; Maryland announces education grants; Montana schools change assessment guidelines to align with Common Core

 

Chiefline 9.17.13

This week in Chiefline: Ohio Department of Education and Battelle for Kids host Rural Education Forum; Stand for Children releases Common Core video.

 

Chiefline 9.17.13

This week in Chiefline: Ohio Department of Education and Battelle for Kids host Rural Education Forum; Stand for Children releases Common Core video.

 

Chiefline 9.10.13

This week in Chiefline: CAEP announced inaugural Board of Directors; Nevada and Pennsylvania appoint new state chiefs; Illinois releases report on new PE standards; Bridgespan Releases New Report on State Exemplars of Common Core Implementation.

 

Chiefline 9.10.13

This week in Chiefline: CAEP announced inaugural Board of Directors; Nevada and Pennsylvania appoint new state chiefs; Illinois releases report on new PE standards; Bridgespan Releases New Report on State Exemplars of Common Core Implementation.

 

Chiefline 9.4.13

This week in Chiefline: NCTM releases statement supporting Common Core math standards; Nebraska Department of Education begins search for new Commissioner of Education.

 

Chiefline 9.4.13

This week in Chiefline: NCTM releases statement supporting Common Core math standards; Nebraska Department of Education begins search for new Commissioner of Education.

 

Chiefline 8.27.13

This week in Chiefline: Virginia students' reading scores fell by double digits after a new, tougher test was introduced this year

 

Chiefline 8.27.13

This week in Chiefline: Reading scores for the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) exam fell by double digits after a new, tougher test was introduced this year, said the Virginia Department of Education. Virginia's new on-line standardized tests, which align with revised academic standards, represent a shift from emphasizing minimum grade-level skills to higher-order thinking skills and knowledge. "We are asking students to meet higher expectations so that when they graduate, they will be ready for college and the workforce," said Patricia I. Wright, superintendent of public instruction. "Raising standards is difficult, but well worth the effort."