- Idaho education department releases new test scores Updated: Jul-01-15 6:27 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho students scored higher taking new standardized tests compared with the national benchmarks used to measure English language arts and math proficiency.
- Ohio starts work on new student tests for next school year Updated: Jul-01-15 6:20 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio education officials are starting work on a new series of tests to be administered to students starting in the upcoming school year.
- Minnesota testing to be reduced after lawmakers cut funding Updated: Jun-30-15 12:49 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - Students will take significantly fewer statewide tests after Minnesota lawmakers cut the state's testing budget in half during a special legislative session earlier this month.
- Education standards review bills signed into law by Jindal Updated: Jun-29-15 4:03 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed the three bills that make up a legislative deal brokered in the dispute over Louisiana's use of the Common Core education standards.
- Preliminary test results good news for Kansas City schools Updated: Jun-25-15 4:39 pm
KANSAS CITY, Missouri - Kansas City Public Schools leaders say preliminary high school test results from the spring make them optimistic about the district's chances of receiving full accreditation.
- Hutchinson open to bidding for new education test provider Updated: Jun-23-15 5:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Tuesday he's open to Arkansas considering multiple proposals from standardized testing companies after he ordered education officials to drop out of an assessment linked to the Common Core standards.
- UK: Islamic scholar unveils anti-terror school curriculum Updated: Jun-23-15 11:39 am
LONDON - An Islamic scholar has unveiled a draft school curriculum in London that condemns the Islamic State group and extremist ideology.
- Test plans in limbo after education board keeps program Updated: Jun-20-15 3:59 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education's vote to stick with its existing student-testing program, bucking the governor's wishes, has left testing plans in limbo.
- Common Core test maker responds to botched exam in 3 states Updated: Jun-18-15 7:36 pm
LAS VEGAS - The test maker behind Common Core assessments in Nevada, Montana and North Dakota has denied a breach of contract accusation after computer problems forced a halt to the online exams in April.
- Few hitches in state math, reading tests this year Updated: Jun-15-15 5:28 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas students and schools should have access to their scores in September from this year's state math and reading tests that officials say went off with relatively few hitches.
- Medical board chairman certification requires continuing ed Updated: Jun-15-15 12:33 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The chairman of the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board is responding to a recent audit that found nearly one in 11 licensed physicians in Wisconsin were not in compliance with continuing education requirements.
- Hassan vetoes bill letting students opt out of state tests Updated: Jun-12-15 3:59 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed legislation on Friday that would've allowed parents to opt their students out of statewide, Common Core-aligned tests without consequences for the students or school districts.
- Private-school voucher program on hold for NC Supreme Court Updated: Jun-12-15 3:08 pm
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A state program that uses taxpayer money to pay student tuition at private and religious schools is headed for uncertainty for the second straight year as North Carolina judge grapple with whether it's constitutional.
- Officials: 85 test positive for TB after S. Indiana exposure Updated: Jun-12-15 12:43 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - State health officials say more than 80 people exposed to a southern Indiana student with a confirmed case of tuberculosis have now tested positive for the disease.
- Feds warn Oregon not to let students easily skip Common Core Updated: Jun-09-15 9:26 am
PORTLAND, Oregon - Oregon schools stand to lose $140 million a year or more in federal funding if state lawmakers vote to enable parents to opt out of standardized testing more easily, a top U.S. education official is warning.
- Concordia Law School gets provisional accreditation from ABA Updated: Jun-08-15 4:50 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Concordia University's new law school in Boise has been given provisional approval from the American Bar Association after nearly a yearlong delay.
- Utility gives school kids wind-testing tower Updated: Jun-06-15 9:40 am
LOWELL, Vermont - The utility that owns a large-scale wind power facility in the northern Vermont town of Lowell is highlighting its donation of a tower that measures wind speed to the local school.
- State adopts national health and physical education standard Updated: Jun-05-15 11:18 am
BARRE, Vermont - Vermont has adopted national standards for health and physical education.
- New Nebraska school accountability system to take test run Updated: Jun-05-15 10:52 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - A new Nebraska school accountability and improvement system will take a test run this summer before it is implemented in December.
- Lawmakers ask for less testing in education accountability Updated: Jun-04-15 10:10 am
SARATOGA, Wyoming - Lawmakers are asking for more flexibility in how schools are evaluated under the No Child Left Behind Act.