Maryland Students, Educators Set for New Standardized TestMaryland public schools are preparing for new standardized testing.
La. Gets Break From 'No Child Left Behind' RulesFederal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
Gov. Jindal Sues Obama Administration Over Common CoreGov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
The Importance Of STEM In Higher EducationNearly a decade ago U.S. Congress, warned that America will fall behind in the global economy if its education system doesn’t produce more workers with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills.
Will The Next Generation Science Standards Be The Common Core For Science?American students are falling behind students in other countries on international assessments of math and science. Statistics such as these are driving the call for education reforms to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the country’s schools.
Will Common Core Better Prepare Students For Careers In STEM Fields?While many in education and STEM fields embrace the new Common Core standards, many strongly oppose them. Some hold the belief that the Common Core will lead to a national curriculum, others believe the standards are weaker than what states have already implemented.
D.C. to Suspend Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations The District of Columbia school system won't include students' standardized test scores in teacher evaluations for the upcoming academic year as it adjusts to new tests that adhere to Common Core academic standards.
Home-Schooling Parents Rally Against Common Core Home-schooling mom Jenni White gave some of the loudest cheers when Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed legislation to repeal the Common Core education standards.
2+2=What? Parents Rail Against Common Core MathAs schools around the U.S. implement national Common Core learning standards, parents trying to help their kids with math homework say that adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing has become as complicated as calculus.
Md. Bills to Address Problems With Common Core Passed The Maryland General Assembly has approved measures to address concerns with the education program known as Common Core.
Md. Senate Votes to Limit Use of Student Testing Data Maryland senators say the state should wait to use student testing data to make decisions on teachers' jobs until the Common Core standards are solidly established.
Standardized Tests Under Fire in MarylandThe standardized tests called the Maryland School Assessments are coming under fire from some parents, teachers, lawmakers and school officials.
Common Core Fight Forms Strange Political AlliancesRepublicans are fighting Republicans. Teacher unions are linking arms with tea partyers. President Barack Obama is working in tandem with big business.
Should Students Learn Cursive? Some States Say Yes The swirling lines from Linden Bateman's pen have been conscripted into a national fight to keep cursive writing in American classrooms.
Maryland School Assessment Scores Dip Maryland School Assessment scores for elementary and middle school students have dropped this year as the state transitions to new national learning standards, according to data released Tuesday by the Maryland State Department of Education.