Newly sworn-in New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced last week as Governor-Elect that it is time for the Garden State to get rid of PARCC as their state-wide assessment.
SB18-011, filed this week in the Colorado Senate, seeks to ensure that students whose parents opt them out of assessments do not face punitive measures at school.
HB 2037, a bill filed in the Arizona House of Representatives, if passed would not require high school juniors to take AzMerit or the AIMS Science test. Instead, they would take a college-readiness exam like ACT or SAT.
Ann Marie Banfield: Parents want to know that their children can compute math problems.They are not sending their children to school for mental health evaluations, especially without parental knowledge or consent.
The Pioneer Institute released a report co-written by Mark Bauerlein, R. James Milgram, and Jane Robbins that reviews Massachusetts new academic standards.
Alabama State Senator Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) proposed replacing Alabama’s elected state board of education with an appointed “board of counsel.”
In New Orleans, we see a refusal to admit that perhaps the Common Core and aligned-curriculum is to blame for declining test scores and state ratings.
The South Dakota Board of Education is in the middle of the hearing process for proposed education standards having completed two of four required hearings.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner and some Illinois Legislative Republicans oppose requiring schools to teach cursive which Common Core virtually eliminated.
The Maryland State Board of Education will not require students to pass PARCC in high school in order to graduate until 2024.