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Written on 08/27/2014, 12:57 pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and senior Department officials will visit Georgia, Alabama and Tennessee for the Department's fifth annual...
Written on 08/26/2014, 12:09 pm
Higher education leaders met at the White House to build on the momentum generated at January’s College Opportunity Summit and focus on addressing a key...
Written on 08/25/2014, 10:19 am
The start of the school year is the perfect time to build a positive relationship with your child’s teacher. It’s a good idea to letyour child’s educator...
Written on 08/25/2014, 10:00 am
As an early childhood educator, I often wondered about the best ways for stakeholders to work together in meeting the academic needs of young children....
Written on 08/25/2014, 09:59 am
Last month in Rome, I attended an international meeting focused on increasing academic mobility by making it easier for individuals to use their college...
Written on 08/22/2014, 06:06 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants, including students, test administrators,...
Written on 08/22/2014, 05:07 pm
Following an initial review of the PARCC field test and the overall test design by a group of experts from the PARCC states, including classroom teachers,...
Written on 08/22/2014, 04:58 pm
By Laura Slover, CEO of PARCC, Inc. As a high school English teacher I was constantly assessing (informally and formally) what my kids had learned and...
Written on 08/22/2014, 11:20 am
The Obama administration announced today that Ohio and Michigan have received a one-year extension for flexibility from certain provisions of the...
Written on 08/21/2014, 03:10 pm
The PARCC states have teamed up with educators across the country to create an easy to use, interactive online learning series that addresses the most...
Written on 08/21/2014, 02:55 pm
In the tradition of providing educators and administrators the tools they need to make a successful transition to the new assessments this school year,...
Written on 08/21/2014, 02:49 pm
Hundreds of educators came to together for a three-day professional development session last month to learn about the Common Core State Standards and...
Written on 08/21/2014, 12:01 pm
As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern...
Written on 08/21/2014, 12:01 pm
As teachers gear up for a new school year, I want to offer two thoughts. One is a message of celebration and thanks. The other is a response to a concern...
Written on 08/21/2014, 11:04 am
NASHVILLE— Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 168 schools as the 2013-14 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of...
Written on 08/21/2014, 08:47 am
Cross-posted from the White House OSTP Blog....Cross-posted from the White House OSTP Blog.Read...
Written on 08/20/2014, 11:17 am
NASHVILLE—Tennessee’s composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all...
Written on 08/20/2014, 11:06 am
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education today announced the newest round of Priority and Focus Schools, as well as school-level TCAP...
Written on 08/18/2014, 09:07 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 08/18/2014, 08:55 am
Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Baines Johnson signed the Higher Education Act of 1965, which provided educational resources and financial assistance to...
Written on 08/14/2014, 03:30 pm
Secretary Arne Dunc...Secretary Arne DuncRead...
Written on 08/14/2014, 03:17 pm
The Obama administration announced today that five states—Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi North Carolina and Wisconsin—have received a one-year extension...
Written on 08/14/2014, 12:51 pm
The reality of college costs is that many families find themselves struggling to pay the entire college bill, despite having already filed the Free...
Written on 08/14/2014, 11:10 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of almost $4 million in grants to higher education institutions to prepare graduate students...
Written on 08/13/2014, 12:31 pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today that applications are now available for the...
Written on 08/13/2014, 11:33 am
Last month President Obama signed a law that seeks to maximize opportunities for all youth and adults to succeed in postsecondary education and in...
Written on 08/13/2014, 08:15 am
Nearly 20 teams worked through the day on craftin...Nearly 20 teams worked through the day on craftinRead...
Written on 08/12/2014, 11:30 am
The U.S. Department of Education announced today that it has awarded $28.4 million in grants to 40 states, Washington, D.C., and the Virgin Islands as...
Written on 08/11/2014, 02:36 pm
Q: What do Camden, Denver, Spartanburg and Minneapolishave in common with Albany, New York; Baltimore; Kansas City, Missouri; Providence, Rhode Island;...
Written on 08/08/2014, 03:40 pm
Secretary Duncan and members of...Secretary Duncan and members ofRead...
Written on 08/07/2014, 04:43 pm
We’ve written a lot in this newsletter over the past few months about various aspects of the PARCC assessment system. This week I’m thrilled to be able...
Written on 08/07/2014, 04:22 pm
One of the highlights in PARCC’s Educator Leader Cadre meeting in July, was the "Using PARCC Practice Tests to Raise Rigor and Build Assessment Literacy...
Written on 08/07/2014, 04:16 pm
A few months ago, PARCC launched the first in a series of customized learning objects, often referred to as “CLOs,” to provide educators, parents,...
Written on 08/07/2014, 11:52 am
As part of an effort to ensure more families can afford a higher education and promote the responsible use of taxpayer dollars, the U.S. Department of...
Written on 08/05/2014, 01:46 pm
Third-grade teacher Kristen Goncalves he...Third-grade teacher Kristen Goncalves heRead...
Written on 08/05/2014, 11:55 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/08/lets-read-lets-move-series-ends-where-reading-begins-at-the-u-s-library-of-congress/
Written on 08/04/2014, 03:48 pm
I had three conversations last week that served as valuable reminders of the impact of visionary, skilled principals. In one conversation, a group of...
Written on 08/04/2014, 02:06 pm
ED summer intern Durrell Jamerson-Barnes....ED summer intern Durrell Jamerson-Barnes.Read...
Written on 07/31/2014, 02:33 pm
The Obama administration announced today that five states—Delaware, Georgia, Minnesota, New York and South Carolina—have received a...
Written on 07/30/2014, 03:15 pm
If you’re among the millions of current or former students with debt, you’ve probably been tempted to click on an ad that says, “Obama Wants to Forgive...
Written on 07/30/2014, 02:27 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Joining Forces Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Joining Forces Blog.Read...
Written on 07/30/2014, 12:07 pm
NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Department of Education today released district-level results from the 2014 Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program, which...
Written on 07/29/2014, 02:50 pm
Wadley and Secretary Duncan solve a...Wadley and Secretary Duncan solve aRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/why-educating-girls-matters/
Written on 07/29/2014, 02:13 pm
Cross-posted from the Department of Labor’s Work in Progress blog....Cross-posted from the Department of Labor’s Work in Progress blog.Read...
Written on 07/29/2014, 11:10 am
Soaring to new heights...Soaring to new heightsRead more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/lets-read-lets-move-soars-to-new-heights/
Written on 07/29/2014, 09:29 am
Cross-posted from the OII blog....Cross-posted from the OII blog.Read...
Written on 07/28/2014, 12:18 pm
The Department of Education (ED) has announced a new round of experimental sites, or ex-sites, to provide flexibility to design programs that serve...
Written on 07/28/2014, 09:46 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/secretary-duncan-praises-sustainable-schools-and-announces-tour/
Written on 07/28/2014, 09:46 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/secretary-duncan-praises-sustainable-schools-and-announces-tour/
Written on 07/28/2014, 09:46 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2014/07/secretary-duncan-praises-sustainable-schools-and-announces-tour/
Written on 07/28/2014, 08:34 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 07/28/2014, 08:34 am
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 07/25/2014, 10:22 am
The U.S. Department of Education today announced new guidance for schools and districts on how to keep parents and students better informed about what...
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:34 pm
By Laura Slover...By Laura SloverRead more http://www.parcconline.org/principal%E2%80%99s-view-power-new-tools
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:33 pm
PARCC continued its partnership with the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association last week in Chicago, convening teachers...
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:19 pm
ELA and literacy expert, Dr. Bonnie A. Hain, has rejoined the PARCC team as a Director of ELA/Literacy Content and Instructional Supports after almost a...
Written on 07/23/2014, 06:11 pm
Members of PARCC's Colorado Educator Leader Cadre (ELC) identified “Back-to-School Night” as a key make-or-break moment for getting accurate and helpful...
Written on 07/23/2014, 05:16 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from students, test administrators, test coordinators and...
Written on 07/23/2014, 05:16 pm
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from students, test administrators, test coordinators and...
Written on 07/23/2014, 11:48 am
Recently I had the distinct privilege to join Education Secretary Arne Duncan when he met with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander...
Written on 07/22/2014, 03:00 pm
Cross-posted from ED’s My Brother’s Keeper website....Cross-posted from ED’s My Brother’s Keeper website.Read...
Written on 07/22/2014, 02:41 pm
Following is a statement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on President Obama signing today at the White House the Workforce Innovation and...
Written on 07/22/2014, 02:38 pm
White House Council on Environmental Quality Acting Chair Mike Boots and U.S. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Mark Schaefer joined U.S. Secretary of...
Written on 07/22/2014, 02:04 pm
Cross-posted from the White House Blog....Cross-posted from the White House Blog.Read...
Written on 07/22/2014, 09:32 am
This week, we celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the ADA...
Written on 07/22/2014, 09:03 am
As part of the President and Vice President’s new actions to provide more Americans with the opportunity to acquire the skills they need for...
Written on 07/10/2014, 03:57 pm
We're looking for exceptional candidates to join our Washington, D.C. office in the roles of: director of project management; director of technology;...
Written on 07/10/2014, 11:56 am
As part of the field test administration this past spring, the PARCC states collected feedback from participants on their experiences, including students,...
Written on 07/10/2014, 10:20 am
By Lynn Brabender      If you were going to design a test score report from scratch, what information would you want to see, and how would you want to see...
Written on 07/07/2014, 03:42 pm
 NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education is proud to announce the finalists for the 2014-15 Tennessee Teacher of the Year Award. The nine...
Written on 07/07/2014, 12:00 am
By Laura SloverLaura Slover is the CEO of PARCC, Inc., the nonprofit managing the assessment project for the PARCC statesThere's been a lot of talk in the...
Written on 07/03/2014, 09:56 am
The New Mexico State Procurement Office on Wednesday denied a protest by the American Institutes for Research, which had delayed contract work to develop...
Written on 07/01/2014, 03:01 pm
NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman today announced Tennessee students made gains in the...
Written on 06/26/2014, 03:48 pm
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Written on 06/26/2014, 02:49 pm
By Laura SloverLaura Slover is the CEO of PARCC, Inc., the nonprofit managing the assessment project for the PARCC states...By Laura SloverLaura Slover is...
Written on 06/10/2014, 11:48 am
NASHVILLE—After three summers and training more than 40,000 Tennessee teachers, the state department of education will again offer optional, free...
Written on 06/09/2014, 01:03 pm
 WHAT:The Tennessee Department of Education invites you to join the third summer of educator-led training designed to help Tennessee teachers grow...
Written on 05/21/2014, 03:59 pm
NASHVILLE— The department celebrated three Tennessee students on Wednesday for writing winning essays in a statewide contest highlighting the way in which...
Written on 05/21/2014, 02:00 pm
Krause to Oversee Launch and Implementation of Tennessee Promise NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced that Mike Krause will join...
Written on 05/13/2014, 01:29 pm
Offers free community and technology college education to high school graduatesCOOKEVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today held a ceremonial bill...
Written on 05/06/2014, 06:03 pm
WHAT:The task force charged with studying Tennessee’s state education funding formula will meet on Wednesday, May 7 at the capitol. Gov. Haslam appointed...
Written on 03/20/2014, 03:36 pm
WHAT:The task force charged with studying Tennessee’s state education funding formula will meet for the first time next week at the capitol. Gov. Haslam...
Written on 02/20/2014, 09:24 am
Appointee will serve as representative of Sixth Congressional...
Written on 02/11/2014, 03:22 pm
NASHVILLE –Athens City math teacher Kevin Winters was awarded $25,000, thanks to the Milken Foundation.The award was presented Tuesday by Education...
Written on 01/30/2014, 06:08 pm
 NASHVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced the creation of a task force to study the Basic Education Program (BEP), which is the state’s...
Written on 12/13/2013, 09:47 am
Workforce Development Grants Totaling $1,837,475 Address Training NeedsKNOXVILLE – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced grants totaling $1,837,475...
Written on 12/09/2013, 04:39 pm
NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Education released a report today on the second year of the teacher evaluation system across the state as part of...
Written on 12/03/2013, 11:45 am
Workforce Development Grant Addresses Training Needs MURFREESBORO – Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced a grant of $625,007 to fund equipment...
Written on 07/17/2013, 08:00 am
The Scott County Board of Education is now accepting applications for a Math teacher for Scott High School.    Applicants must have a...
Written on 02/21/2013, 10:56 am
...Read more http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/02/duncan-joins-students-nba-and-wnba-players-for-hangout/
Written on 10/28/2010, 02:09 pm
  The Scott County Board of Education is now accepting applications for substitute bus drivers. Applicants must take and pass a background...
Written on 01/01/2000, 12:00 am
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