- Christie speaking on Common Core academic standards Updated: May-28-15 2:41 pm
PEMBERTON, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is set to lay out his vision for academic standards, an area where both Republicans and Democrats have internal disagreements.
- Feds indict 15 Chinese in alleged college test-taking scheme Updated: May-28-15 1:00 pm
PITTSBURGH - Fifteen Chinese citizens conspired to take college entrance exams on behalf of others or paid to have that done for them so they could obtain student visas, federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh said Thursday.
- Students may have to re-test after hundreds of SATs get lost Updated: May-28-15 9:45 am
ASHBURN, Virginia - Parents say hundreds of SAT tests taken by Virginia students at a high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind.
- Hundreds of SATs from Loudoun County High School go missing Updated: May-28-15 6:47 am
ASHBURN, Virginia - Parents say hundreds of SAT scores taken by Virginia students at a Loudoun County high school were lost in the mail, leaving students in a bind.
- Boulder high school students petition for demoted teacher Updated: May-26-15 5:05 am
BOULDER, Colorado - Boulder High students are petitioning to have their teacher's advanced placement assignment reinstated after they believe he was demoted for teaching during statewide testing sessions contrary to district policy.
- Public ed chief: Less time on testing to help state schools Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's top public school official said Friday that teachers will have more time to spend with children in the classroom rather on bureaucratic processes thanks to a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the Common Core standards.
- Officials: Maryland students will take fewer tests next year Updated: May-21-15 1:25 pm
BALTIMORE - Maryland school leaders have decided to lower the number of standardized tests students will have to take next year.
- More testing reduction for Colorado pupils Updated: May-21-15 12:14 pm
DENVER - Colorado school children are getting more than one testing break this week. A national consortium has reduced the number of standardized tests and the hours students will have to sit for them next year.
- Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials Updated: May-21-15 10:28 am
BISMARCK, North Dakota - Minot Daily News, Minot, May 19, 2015
- Albuquerque teachers burn their evaluations in protest Updated: May-21-15 10:27 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - More than three dozen teachers burned their teacher evaluations as a sign of protest in front of the Albuquerque Public Schools headquarters.
- Ex-principal accused in test cheating scheme pleads guilty Updated: May-20-15 7:43 pm
DECATUR, Georgia - A former DeKalb County principal has pleaded guilty to cheating on state standardized tests.
- Michigan Senate approves new educator evaluation standards Updated: May-20-15 6:09 pm
LANSING, Michigan - New state standards for evaluating teachers and school administrators would take effect in the 2017-18 academic year - four years later than planned - under legislation approved Wednesday.
- Students to retake exams because of calculator mix-up Updated: May-20-15 6:52 am
HOLIDAY, Florida - More than 200 students at Anclote High School in Holiday will have to retake their Algebra 1 Florida Standards Test exam because the school supplied the wrong type of calculator.
- Panel meeting to review student testing, assessment in Tenn. Updated: May-20-15 3:34 am
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - A task force formed to review student testing and assessment in Tennessee is meeting in Nashville on Wednesday.
- Highlights of education proposals in Wisconsin budget Updated: May-20-15 12:28 am
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee on Tuesday unveiled its long-anticipated funding plan related to education issues in the state for the next two years.
- Civics test would be required to graduate high school Updated: May-19-15 8:29 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - The Legislature's budget committee wants to require Wisconsin high school students to pass the civics portion of the U.S. citizenship test to graduate despite misgivings from educators.
- 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.
- Officials considering testing alternatives for math teachers Updated: May-19-15 2:03 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota officials are thinking about making it easier for some educators to get the credentials they need to teach high school-level math.
- Lawmakers defeat mandatory opt out for Common Core tests Updated: May-18-15 5:12 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have defeated a proposal that would have required school districts to allow children to opt out of standardized testing.
- Senate panel passes bills affecting standardized tests Updated: May-18-15 4:54 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - A ban on standardized tests in kindergarten through the second grade has come one step closer to becoming law.
- High ACT scores could soon qualify students for Millennium Updated: May-17-15 7:25 pm
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada lawmakers have passed a bill that would allow students to qualify for the state's Millennium Scholarship with their ACT scores, not just with good grades.
- Former principal gets probation for taking test for student Updated: May-17-15 6:07 pm
WEST PLAINS, Missouri - A former Missouri high school principal has been convicted of taking a college placement test for a former student.
- UCA holds tuition steady, raises admission standards Updated: May-16-15 3:39 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The University of Central Arkansas Board of Trustees has agreed to keep most tuition and fees at current levels and to increase student admissions standards.
- Students pass STAAR tests, leaving teacher to eat live worms Updated: May-15-15 8:16 am
COPPERAS COVE, Texas - Teachers at one Central Texas elementary school have rewarded their students for finishing their end-of-year tests by performing a series of escalating dares - including eating live worms.
- House school letter grade system differs from Senate version Updated: May-15-15 12:52 am
AUSTIN, Texas - The Texas House has voted to issue A through F grades to rate public schools' academic performance - but its plan features far different criteria than a similar, Senate-approved proposal.