- Pa. House votes to delay graduation exams for 2 more years Updated: Nov-23-15 4:18 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The state House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for Pennsylvania students before they can graduate high school.
- U of Illinois hikes aid, drops scores for in-state students Updated: Nov-23-15 12:30 pm
CHAMPAIGN, Illinois - After years of pursuing higher-paying international students and watching in-state enrollment fall, the University of Illinois' flagship campus shifted course this year, increasing financial aid for students from Illinois but also taking the unusual step of accepting lower test scores.
- LGBT rights a major issue, but GOP has other priorities Updated: Nov-22-15 11:43 am
INDIANAPOLIS - The debate over whether to extend civil rights protections to gays and lesbians in Indiana drew throngs of demonstrators to the Statehouse last week, where lawmakers gathered to set the agenda for the coming legislative session.
- Survey: New York state tests cause more anxiety than others Updated: Nov-21-15 8:31 am
ALBANY, New York - A survey of school psychologists in New York suggests the statewide English and math tests given each spring make students more anxious than other tests.
- Mom-to-be labors over college exam just before giving birth Updated: Nov-20-15 8:09 am
MACON, Georgia - Not even labor pains could keep Tommitrise Collins from completing a college exam, and a photo of her working on the online test from her hospital bed made her a social media sensation.
- Bipartisan agreement on bill to rework No Child Left Behind Updated: Nov-20-15 4:22 am
WASHINGTON - The Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law has long been criticized as unworkable, too punitive and in need of repair. After years of trying, Congress is finally on the verge of rewriting the 2002 law.
- School board member wants state social studies test nixed Updated: Nov-19-15 4:21 pm
FRANKLIN, Tennessee - Citing religious concerns, a Williamson County school board member has started a petition to cut state social studies exams for middle school students.
- Teacher's license suspended after cheating accusations Updated: Nov-19-15 10:47 am
CLARKSDALE, Mississippi - A state department of education commission has voted to suspend the license of a teacher for five years.
- Students test knowledge of Constitution, Bill of Rights Updated: Nov-19-15 5:02 am
EVANSVILLE, Indiana - Voting is one of the "most amazing rights" a person has, said St. Philip Catholic School eighth-grader Lydia Allerellie.
- Outgoing education commissioner wants standards to stay high Updated: Nov-18-15 6:32 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - Outgoing Texas Education Commissioner Michael Williams has urged the Board of Education to keep state testing and academic accountability standards high.
- Fewer Alaska students proficient on new standardized tests Updated: Nov-10-15 9:51 am
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Scores from the new standardized test show that the percentage of Alaska students scoring proficient dropped in comparison to the results from the previous test.
- Utah kids could get new statewide test before kindergarten Updated: Nov-09-15 2:31 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - Utah schools could start giving kids a new statewide test before they start kindergarten to measure their academic skills.
- Christie acts on dozens of bills sitting on his desk Updated: Nov-09-15 2:26 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Faced with an impending deadline, Gov. Chris Christie has weighed in on dozens of bills sitting on his desk, including vetoing the Democrat-led Legislature's bill to reform election law.
- Education chief: Don't blame teachers for test results Updated: Nov-06-15 4:14 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - The state's education commissioner says not to blame teachers and schools for recent test scores that show most students fail to meet grade-level expectations.
- Districts see no students score proficient on certain tests Updated: Nov-06-15 12:40 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Small New Mexico school districts with large Native American populations have some of the lowest percentages of students testing proficient or better on new standardized tests, according to a review of state data by The Associated Press.
- Mississippi proficiency levels dip, as expected, on new test Updated: Nov-05-15 11:11 am
JACKSON, Mississippi - Nearly half of Mississippi high school students met or exceeded expectations in English last year, while about 27 percent did so in algebra I, according to test results released Thursday.
- South African student steals bus to get to final year exam Updated: Nov-05-15 7:48 am
JOHANNESBURG - South African media say a high school student stole a bus in a desperate effort to get to his final year mathematics exams.
- Indiana State Board of Education delays diploma overhaul Updated: Nov-04-15 4:55 pm
INDIANAPOLIS - The State Board of Education voted Wednesday to delay adoption of stricter new diploma standards amid worries from parents and educators that the overhaul could limit the career potential of students who are struggling to find their way in the world.
- List of states linking scores to teacher reviews Updated: Nov-04-15 12:21 pm
WASHINGTON - Most states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores, according to a state-by-state analysis released Wednesday by the National Council on Teacher Quality.
- Study: Most states link student learning to teacher reviews Updated: Nov-04-15 12:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Most states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores - a move that's drawn fierce criticism from teachers' unions.
- Texas case sees religious liberty, home-school rules collide Updated: Nov-02-15 4:07 pm
AUSTIN, Texas - The case of a home-schooling family accused of not teaching its children anything while waiting "to be raptured" reached Texas' Supreme Court on Monday, a potentially landmark showdown between religious liberty and the state's ability to ensure youngsters actually learn something.
- University of Colorado to test drones in San Luis Valley Updated: Nov-02-15 2:40 pm
BOULDER, Colorado - The University of Colorado says it will help test two kinds of drones in southern Colorado's San Luis Valley.
- Promise Scholarship applications available beginning Monday Updated: Nov-02-15 2:02 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - High school graduates can begin applying for West Virginia's merit-based Promise Scholarship on Monday.
- New Mexico elementary students score low on new tests Updated: Oct-30-15 5:48 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Only around a quarter of New Mexico students in grade 3 to 8 met proficiency or better benchmarks for reading and writing on new standardized tests, and less than 10 percent of the state's eighth-graders met expectations or better when it came to math, according to test results released Friday.
- Audit: Most New Mexico districts adding to testing time Updated: Oct-30-15 3:18 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Federal officials are praising New Mexico for helping reduce the time students use to take standardized tests.