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.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the release of the Parent and Educator Guide to School Climate Resources. This guide, produced jointly by the Department's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education and Office for Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, provides best practices and includes resources school leaders and teachers can utilize as they work to achieve a positive school climate, lower disciplinary issues and enhance school safety. A Q&A document, which is also posted on the Department of Education's website, provides parents and educators with useful decision-making frameworks and implementation tools, as well as best practices that school leaders can consider as they work to foster positive and inclusive learning environments.