May 24, 2019

ESSA Resources to Make Data Work for Students

Data Quality Campaign created a series of resources on how states can use data to meet the different education goals outlined in their Every Student Succeeds Act plan to support student success.

May 9, 2019

State board unanimously approves first computer science standards

Wyoming State Board of Education unanimously approved the state's first computer sciences standards late last month, requiring computer science be taught to all Wyoming students. This is also the first time a new content area has been added to the state standards since the 1990s.

April 11, 2019

U.S. Department of Education Hosts First State Education Leadership Conference

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) hosted a State Education Leadership Conference today for key Georgia education officials. This was the first in a series of meetings the Department plans to host that gives state and local leaders the opportunity to engage with senior Department officials on a wide range of education-related topics.

April 11, 2019

How Teachers Can Use the WWC Practice Guides

The What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is hosting a free webinar on how teachers can use the WWC Practice Guides to support their practice and answer questions. The webinar will also cover the structure and content of Practice Guides, an explanation of how to locate and select the most relevant Practice Guides and recommendations for sharing information from the Practice Guides with colleagues.

April 11, 2019

Utah school board adopts new K-12 health education standards

The Utah State Board of Education has adopted new health education standards for grades K-12. The updated standards now includes students in grades kindergarten through second grade. The new health education standards cover mental health and emotional health, substance abuse prevention, safety and disease prevention, nutrition, human development and health foundation, and protective factors of healthy self. The previous health education standards were last adopted in 1997.