Researchers from the University of Michigan, Brown University and Stanford University have received a grant worth nearly $5 million from the Spencer Foundation and the William T. Grant Foundation for the first phase of a five year study on the effects of the Common Core State Standards on teaching and learning.
Six California school districts have selected a platform to help them aggregate and analyze data in their efforts to implement California's Local Control and Accountability Plan.
Competency-based education may be reaching a tipping point in New England, where more than half of school districts are currently in the process of planning or implementing this approach to teaching and learning, according to a new report from CompetencyWorks, a project of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.
A new report from the Education Commission of the States examines the Utah STEM Action Center’s success in researching and implementing STEM policy and offers key practices for other policymakers.
Two education researchers have found that teachers who received their training through alternative sources were likely to leave the field at higher rates than those who were trained in traditional schools of education.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The governor of California signed a bill that aligns with President Obama’s Computer Science for All Initiative, initiating a three-year planning process to bring coding curricula to every grade in California’s public schools.
A new, summative analysis from the Data Quality Campaign found that student data privacy legislation in 2016 so far has focused on third-party service providers and improving safeguards for how states and districts manage student data.
For the first time in 13 years, Wyoming has proposed new science standards for K–12 public schools. The standards are modeled after Next Generation Science Standards, with input from the National Science Teachers Association and public stakeholders.
A new report from Attendance Works and the Everyone Graduates Center encourages schools and districts to use their own data to pinpoint ways to take on the challenge of chronic absenteeism.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Wyoming Department of Education is the newest state to join Future Ready Schools, a national movement that provides district leadership with research-based digital learning and planning materials.