The test blueprints for PARCC assessments, which will affect both Illinois and Maryland in the 2014-15 school year, have been released after more than a year of review.
Illinois cut off funding for a charter operator, saying it failed to disclose the appearance of a conflict of interest in awarding construction contracts to the brothers of one charter executive.
A computer glitch caused Indiana’s standardized testing to be interrupted for at least a day into the testing window Monday. The company is “working to resolve the issue.” Great!
Talking to the principal at an alternative day school near St Louis reveals some of the keys to putting students back on the track to success in college or career.
Some online capacity issues may have corrupted the results from Minnesota’s new statewide tests, as students were frustrated by the length of time needed to load questions onto their screens.
Illinois’s state pension system, which dramatically affects retired teachers as well as those active in the profession, is in trouble. Different ideas were presented at a forum about how to solve the problem.
The Maryland State Board of Education updated a guide for emergency planning in its 24 school systems, providing new instructions for how schools should mitigate violent and traumatic events.
A pilot program may allow some Maryland schools to provide free breakfast and lunch for all students in high-poverty areas, and the new option may also reduce paperwork for eligible school districts.
The second installment in our ongoing series of “vox ætatis” highlights the SkillsUSA organization and the work done by the Maryland organization in career and technical education.
The Latin phrase “vox ætatis” means “voice of an age group.” In our first installment in the new series, we asked a leader of a student-led group opposed to some standardized tests a few questions.