September 17, 2014 02:27 pm
During his recent back-to-south bus tour that spanned seven cities in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sat down with Education Week to discuss everything from No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waivers for states to the growing debate over the newly implemented Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Check out what Sec. Duncan had to say on those and several other education tops. Campaign K-12: Education Week
States of education: In the second installment of the series, “The smartest kids in the nation,” chronicling how four high-performing or fast-improving states are making gains in education compared to the struggles in its own state of Michigan. MLive takes a look at the teaching efforts in Minnesota.
Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago, according the Virginia Department of Education. The Washington Post
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education wants to encourage more than 700,000 students with some college credit but no degree to return to school with a campaign slated to launch this week. State Impact