School districts may be more likely to receive Race to the Top - District (RTT-D) grants if their plans include implementing blended learning environments, individualized learning plans, competency-based models, and community involvement, according to an analysis released by the American Institutes for Research.
The United States Department of Education has awarded three states with $5.2 million in continuation grants under the School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.
The United States Department of Education (ED) has proposed new regulations that would eliminate the "2 percent rule," which allows some students with disabilities to be assessed using alternate assessments aligned to modified academic achievement standards (AA-MAAS).
The National Assessment Governing Board (NAGB), which oversees national student assessments, is looking for nominees to fill five upcoming openings.
The State Educational Technology Directors Association, a national ed tech advocacy group based in Maryland, has announced its new board of directors for the coming year.
Almost two-thirds (62 percent) of Americans have never heard of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), according to a recent poll conducted by Phi Delta Kappa International and Gallup.
It appears that Florida has gotten cold feel with regard to its participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Carnegie is questioning the value of dismantling the credit hour — a concept created from its own history. The "Carnegie unit," as it's called, has been used for the last 100-plus years as a "near-universal" metric in high school and higher education to measure a student's progress toward graduation.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
While 30 states have already begun implementing curricula aligned to the Common Core State Standards, many of them are struggling to provide the staffing and resources required to implement CCSS effectively, according to a new report from the Center on Education Policy at The George Washington University.
In an unprecedented move, the United States Department of Education has extended waivers from the No Child Left Behind Act directly to eight urban school districts in California.
- By Sharleen Nelson