- State school testing to switch to computer only Updated: Mar-08-14 5:34 pm
- Ohio letting students try out new exams Updated: Mar-08-14 11:41 am
- US approves California's new K-12 testing plan Updated: Mar-07-14 7:13 pm
- House Education amends Gov. Parnell's omnibus bill Updated: Mar-07-14 5:34 pm
- Inslee to keep pushing teacher-evaluation bill Updated: Mar-06-14 8:28 pm
- Fla. could increase private school vouchers Updated: Mar-06-14 8:04 pm
- Split NC education board OKs new testing levels Updated: Mar-06-14 1:40 pm
- New SAT: The essay portion is to become optional Updated: Mar-05-14 6:36 pm
- House Finance moves officer firearms bill Updated: Mar-04-14 5:18 pm
- House Finance balks over planned exiting exit exam Updated: Mar-04-14 4:04 pm
- PAWS testing gets underway in Wyoming Updated: Mar-04-14 11:02 am
- Standardized tests to start this week Updated: Mar-03-14 5:04 pm
- Snow closures delay Md. standardized school tests Updated: Mar-03-14 2:22 pm
- Nebraska working on statewide testing problem Updated: Mar-03-14 12:28 pm
- Fla. considers best way to implement ed reforms Updated: Mar-01-14 11:56 am
- Michigan tests show mixed reading, math levels Updated: Feb-28-14 7:40 pm
- Increased eligibility standards for TOPS sought Updated: Feb-28-14 4:10 am
- Teachers boycotting test will be disciplined Updated: Feb-27-14 6:29 pm
- State lowers bar on math proficiency test Updated: Feb-27-14 11:34 am
- State: Workgroup needed for Common Core switch Updated: Feb-26-14 7:02 pm
- Compromise that keeps Common Core in SC advances Updated: Feb-26-14 5:37 pm
- Wind farm at Washington State University Vancouver Updated: Feb-26-14 3:29 pm
- Task force on teacher pay incentives in NC begins Updated: Feb-25-14 6:14 pm
- Excerpts from recent Minnesota editorials Updated: Feb-25-14 1:29 pm
- Mississippi editorial roundup Updated: Feb-25-14 12:02 pm
FARMINGTON, New Mexico - New Mexico students will take pencil to paper for the last time this month for their state standards-based assessment test.
CLEVELAND - Ohio plans to give students new exams to measure achievement starting as soon as next year, and thousands of children will be testing those tests this spring.
SAN FRANCISCO - Federal education officials on Friday approved California's plan to roll out new computer-based standardized tests this spring, ending a months-long dispute that put the state at risk of sacrificing $1.5 billion in federal school funding.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Education Committee amended Gov. Sean Parnell's omnibus education bill Friday over complaints with the pace with which the process was moving.
OLYMPIA, Washington - Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday he hopes lawmakers can come to an agreement on the state's teacher-evaluation system before the Legislature adjourns next week.
TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A Florida program that helps low-income children attend private schools, many of them religious, could undergo a substantial expansion under a bill that moved ahead Thursday in the state Legislature.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - A split North Carolina State Board of Education has agreed to change how students will be labeled based on standardized test scores in a move which means more students will be considered proficient in skills and courses.
WASHINGTON - Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee on Tuesday advanced a bill that would allow for village public safety officers to carry a firearm while on duty.
JUNEAU, Alaska - The House Finance Committee expressed concern Tuesday over how the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development would terminate the high school exit exam under a bill being considered.
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - Wyoming students are starting to take the annual statewide assessment to measure their academic progress.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Maryland schools plan to start their annual round of standardized tests this week, despite legislators' efforts to cancel or replace them this year.
HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - A snowstorm has delayed the start of Maryland School Assessment standardized testing in at least some of the state's 24 school districts.
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska officials have been working with a state contractor to solve technical problems that hampered statewide writing tests for thousands of students earlier this year.
MIAMI - Sweeping changes the Florida Legislature has made to education in recent years are likely to come to the forefront again during the upcoming session as lawmakers grapple with their implementation.
LANSING, Michigan - Michigan standardized test results for grades 3 to 8 showed mixed math and reading level changes in 2013, with almost one-third of students failing reading and more than half failing math.
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - The Baton Rouge Area Chamber is urging state lawmakers to increase the standards for students to get free college tuition through Louisiana's TOPS program.
CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett says teachers who refuse to administer an annual standardized test next week will be disciplined.
CARSON CITY, Nevada - Nevada education officials are making it easier for students to pass a math proficiency test that's required for graduation but has proved tough for high schoolers.
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland - Standards are not the real problem with the much-criticized educational program known as Common Core; the real issue is how those standards are being applied, one lawmaker argued Wednesday before a House committee.
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - South Carolina schools would continue to implement Common Core education standards in math and reading, at least for a few years, under a compromise advancing in the Senate.
VANCOUVER, Washington - Thirty feet above the ground, the blades of five wind turbines rotated Tuesday as a slight breeze wafted through a field on the eastern border of the Washington State University Vancouver campus.
RALEIGH, North Carolina - Despite teachers' concerns about its implementation, North Carolina public school educator pay raises ultimately will shift toward rewarding individual performance, a key state lawmaker predicted Tuesday.
Star Tribune of Minneapolis, Feb. 24
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