- Political argument in Cody over education materials Updated: May-21-15 12:32 pm
CODY, Wyoming - Proposed new reading materials for students in Cody schools have drawn criticism from some who say they promote a liberal agenda, including inaccurate discussion of global warming and a disproportionate focus on the stories of minorities.
- Math tests for nearly 550,000 Florida students won't count Updated: May-19-15 7:23 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The Florida Department of Education says that the math tests taken by nearly 550,000 students won't count this school year.
- Bill would set standards for next education commissioner Updated: May-14-15 6:39 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Some Connecticut lawmakers want to create job qualifications for the next state education commissioner.
- Rural districts present test ideas to Colorado school board Updated: May-14-15 10:34 am
DENVER - Rural districts are presenting their case for a local approach to testing at a state school board meeting Thursday.
- Minnesota school testing interrupted by possible hacking Updated: May-13-15 6:46 pm
ROSEVILLE, Minnesota - Minnesota student testing has been suspended again after what is believed to be a sophisticated hacking attempt.
- Rhode Island groups ask schools to delay using PARCC test Updated: May-13-15 2:59 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The ACLU-Rhode Island, NAACP and 13 other organizations are asking school committees in the state to postpone using the new state assessment to qualify students for high school graduation.
- Compromise reached in dispute over Common Core standards Updated: May-13-15 12:52 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - After a year of high-profile feuding over Common Core, legislators have announced a compromise on the education standards and have started advancing it in the Louisiana House.
- Hundreds of Connecticut teachers rally against testing Updated: May-12-15 7:29 pm
HARTFORD, Connecticut - Unionized Connecticut teachers are urging state lawmakers to pass legislation that reduce the amount of standardized student testing in schools.
- Wisconsin legislators to consider changing Badger Exam Updated: May-11-15 12:01 pm
MARSHFIELD, Wisconsin - Wisconsin public school students are taking a new test intended to measure learning this year, but the exam's future is unclear because some state lawmakers say they would like something different.
- All third-graders pass reading test in 2 school districts Updated: May-08-15 8:02 pm
JACKSON, Mississippi - Performance among Mississippi schools and school districts varied widely on the state's third-grade reading test.
- Hassan vetoes anti-Common Core bill Updated: May-08-15 5:26 pm
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Gov. Maggie Hassan is using support from the business community to justify her veto of a bill backed by opponents of the Common Core education standards.
- ND school leader addresses Common Core testing problems Updated: May-08-15 3:01 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - North Dakota may consider legal action to address online testing problems tied to the federally backed Common Core education standards, the state school superintendent said Friday.
- ACT to expand computer-based testing Updated: May-08-15 9:31 am
WASHINGTON - ACT test takers take note: The No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of high school students will be able to take the college entrance exam on a computer next year.
- Bill would make opting out of school tests easier Updated: May-07-15 3:28 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Assembly Republicans moved forward Thursday with a proposal that would ensure that scores on statewide tests given to public school children this spring aren't used against teachers or put on report cards measuring school performance.
- State education officials ask for investigation of testing Updated: May-07-15 10:39 am
PHOENIX - Arizona education officials have asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate possible cheating at seven schools where officials say some students' answers on standardized tests were erased and changed to the correct answer at a higher-than-normal rate.
- GOP bill would require civics test to graduate high school Updated: May-04-15 6:40 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Wisconsin students would have to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test to graduate from high school under a new Republican bill moving through the Legislature despite educators' misgivings.
- Texas Senate votes to scrap high school steroids testing Updated: May-04-15 1:28 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Senate has voted to scrap the state's high school steroids testing program after more than 60,000 tests caught just a handful of cheaters since 2007.
- Texas the front line on high school ECG debate Updated: May-03-15 2:52 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Cody Stephens was trying to shed some of the 290 pounds from his 6-foot-9 frame before graduating high school and attending his first college football training camp three summers ago when he took a nap and didn't wake up. The autopsy showed he had an enlarged heart, which gave out.
- Officials: High participation across Colorado for new tests Updated: May-02-15 1:03 pm
DENVER - On the eve of the first round of Common Core testing, the Colorado State Board of Education declared its support for parents' right to choose to keep their children from being assessed.
- New York to release some test data July 1 Updated: Apr-30-15 3:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - New York education officials say they'll release some results of the statewide English and math exams earlier than usual, on July 1.
- State Board of Education to review Common Core standards Updated: Apr-28-15 8:37 am
PHOENIX - The State Board of Education has voted to create a committee to review Arizona's Common Core standards for math and reading.
- State education board holding hearings on MCAS, PARCC tests Updated: Apr-26-15 10:40 am
BOSTON - The state board of education is launching a series of public forums this week about which of two statewide student assessment tests Massachusetts should adopt.