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April 29, 2019
Nearly a decade later, did the Common Core work? New research offers clues
The Common Core appears to have led to modest declines in fourth-grade reading and eighth-grade math scores.
October 18, 2018
It’s not just the governor’s race. Here’s what Tennessee’s big legislative turnover could mean for education.
This year's large number of legislative departures, especially by House education leaders, leaves a void waiting to be filled.
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July 27, 2018
Tennessee approves its first-ever computer science standards for K-8 schools
The state Board of Education gives final approval to new tech benchmarks that will reach classrooms in the fall of 2019.
July 24, 2018
Haslam worries TNReady testing troubles could unravel Tennessee education policy
Now in the homestretch of his administration, Gov. Bill Haslam makes his case for staying the course with the state's blueprint for student improvement.
June 14, 2018
Colorado adopts new science standards that focus on inquiry, not memorization
The Next Generation Science Standards represent the most significant change in this set of revisions to Colorado's academic standards.
May 22, 2018
From an ‘F’ to an ‘A’, Tennessee now sets high expectations for students, says Harvard study
Tennessee stands out in a new national report examining how the exodus from Common Core has changed states' expectations for their students.
October 12, 2015
State board decision Wednesday could mean a big drop in ISTEP passing rates
If the state board grants its approval, ISTEP test passing rates could plummet by about 16 percentage points in English and 24 percentage points in math compared to 2014.
September 17, 2015
'Superman' a hero at connecting music, math and reading
Expectations for what kids should learn in art and music have stayed the same since 2012. Even so, teachers are doing things differently to keep pace with other subjects.
August 12, 2015
Some teacher tests get lower passing scores, will ISTEP follow?
The process to decide teacher licensure test passing rates is very similar to the process for determining ISTEP passing scores
February 11, 2015
Senators back a bill that could end Indiana's testing woes — by dumping ISTEP
If Republicans in the Indiana Senate get their way, Hoosiers will never have to fight about ISTEP again. That’s because Senate Bill 566, which passed…
February 10, 2015
Glenda Ritz's team fires back at Pence, says no changes planned for ISTEP — yet
A spokesman for state Superintendent Glenda Ritz today rejected Gov. Mike Pence’s call to shorten the state ISTEP exam, calling his claims that…
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