During the 2012 Maine Legislative Session, Commissioner of Education Stephen Bowen spoke in favor of passing L.D. 1422, An Act to Prepare Maine People for the Future Economy. The legislature then passed the bill in May. The state policy holds its education system responsible for preparing “all of the people of the State for success in college, career, citizenship and life.”
On Thursday, June 21, the Coalition for College and Career Ready America and the Alliance for Excellent Education sponsored a Webinar, “Moving Toward College and Career Readiness for All Students: Major Developments and Trends in 2012 State Legislative Sessions.” Facilitated by Liz Schneider of the Alliance for Excellent Education, the Webinar began by briefly discussing federal policy, including projected federal appropriations and No Child Left Behind (NCLB) waiver applications.
Recent evidence tells us that new teachers are more common today than they have ever been in the past twenty years.
Under Principle 1: College and Career Ready Expectations of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Waiver Applications, states were required to include their definition of CCR in their applications. We reviewed the 10 approved waiver applications seeking clarity about states’ definitions of CCR expectations.
The National High School Center has updated the High School Initiatives Map
with new information on state high school graduation requirements, university admission requirements, and the number of high school students in each state. This resource allows users to compare each state’s high school graduation requirements and college admission requirements.
On Thursday, April 28, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) announced the release of the new InTASC Model Core Teaching Standards: A Resource for State Dialogue. The standards represent clear expectations about what all teachers should know and be able to do if they are to improve achievement of the next generation of s