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Stories with subject: Education standards
  • Florida still investigating cyberattack on school testing 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 6:52 pm

    TALLAHASSEE, Florida - With students streaming back into school this month, a big mystery still surrounds Florida's highly scrutinized school testing regimen: Who was responsible for the cyberattack nearly six months ago that caused widespread delays across the state?

  • Education commissioner to consider testing options 
    Updated: Aug-25-15 3:49 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The commissioner of public education in Rhode Island says he is open to the possibility of using something other than a state test as a high school graduation requirement.

  • SD Board of Education approves new social studies standards 
    Updated: Aug-24-15 3:35 pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - The South Dakota Board of Education has approved new social studies standards that will change the way history is taught to students across the state.

  • School takes hair samples from students to check drug use 
    Updated: Aug-23-15 12:40 pm

    LEESBURG, Florida - One of the first tests this year for students at one central Florida high school will be checking for drug use.

  • Tennessee officials: New test will better measure progress 
    Updated: Aug-20-15 3:19 pm

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - State education officials said Thursday that new assessments in math and English for students in grades three through 11 will provide a better measurement of their progress and make sure they're on track to succeed after graduation.

  • Committee begins review of Louisiana education standards 
    Updated: Aug-19-15 2:16 pm

    BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Amid an ongoing political storm over Common Core educational standards for public schools, a state committee began Wednesday to review Louisiana's educational benchmarks - but some feared the deadline is too short and the panel would end up rebranding the controversial standards that started the debate.

  • Panel revising Common Core standards: Change requires money 
    Updated: Aug-17-15 3:27 pm

    RALEIGH, North Carolina - When changes to Common Core standards are finalized in North Carolina, classrooms will need to receive updated books and schools will need money to hire enough teachers, a subcommittee said Monday.

  • Causes, potential consequences of testing opt-out movement 
    Updated: Aug-13-15 6:09 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - New York is facing a growing rebellion against Common Core-aligned standardized tests. About 20 percent of the state's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the tests this spring, up from 5 percent a year earlier. As state education officials consider the possibility of sanctions against districts with large numbers of students opting out, they also promise a plan to boost participation.

  • Arkansas governor: Look at revising, renaming Common Core 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 6:55 pm

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Board of Education should look at renaming Common Core as it reviews the education standards that have been criticized by some conservatives, Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Wednesday.

  • About 20 percent of NY students refused to take spring tests 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 5:08 pm

    BUFFALO, New York - About 20 percent of New York's third- through eighth-graders refused to take the statewide English and math tests given in the spring, the state's education chief said, acknowledging the opt-outs affected assessment data released Wednesday, which otherwise showed a slight uptick in overall student achievement.

  • School system considers random drug testing of teachers 
    Updated: Aug-12-15 8:11 am

    ATHENS, Alabama - School officials in Limestone County are considering the idea of random drug tests for teachers, coaches and other educators.

  • Kids score well in English, low in math on new Missouri test 
    Updated: Aug-11-15 3:29 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - Most Missouri students scored at least at proficient levels in English on a new statewide test last school year, while students in most grades scored lower in math, according to data released Tuesday by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

  • Nev. lawmakers adopt Common Core high school math standards 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 5:04 pm

    CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have given final approval to adopting Common Core math standards for high school students.

  • Education Department asking for feedback on standards 
    Updated: Aug-10-15 5:07 am

    FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The Kentucky Department of Education wants the public to provide feedback on proposed social studies standards for the next generation.

  • Utah education officials to further revise science standards 
    Updated: Aug-08-15 4:40 pm

    SALT LAKE CITY - Members of the Utah State Board of Education plan to revise a proposed set of middle school science standards after feedback from parents, teachers and other citizens.

  • 92 percent of Texas school districts meet standards 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 5:10 pm

    AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas Education Agency says about 94 percent of districts and 86 percent of schools statewide meet the state's minimum education standards.

  • Iowa education board OKs new science standards 
    Updated: Aug-07-15 4:40 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - State education officials have approved new science standards and have taken a significant step toward replacing the Iowa Assessments with other tests.

  • Feds approve Connecticut's plan to swap 11th grade tests 
    Updated: Aug-06-15 6:56 pm

    HARTFORD, Connecticut - Connecticut's plan to relieve thousands of high school juniors from having to take an unpopular standardized test received federal approval on Thursday.

  • 10 named to panel to review Tenn. K-12 education standards 
    Updated: Aug-04-15 4:04 am

    NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Gov. Bill Haslam and the speakers of the House and Senate have appointed the 10 members of a committee established to review K-12 education standards in Tennessee.

  • Report: 8 serious cheating incidents in Nebraska testing 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 4:19 pm

    LINCOLN, Nebraska - A report shows that Nebraska public schools have reported eight serious cheating incidents by school personnel during statewide academic testing since 2010.

  • New rule would make math certification easier for teachers 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 12:17 pm

    PIERRE, South Dakota - Due to concerns over the state's dwindling supply of qualified teachers, the South Dakota Board of Education adopted a new rule on Monday that would make it easier for middle school math teachers to get certified.