College Board Retooling Several AP Courses

Despite the recent fallout over new guidelines for Advanced Placement U.S. History, the College Board is making similar changes to most science and history AP courses in an effort to emphasize critical thinking.

MA Union Upset Over Gubernatorial Candidate’s Support of Charters

The president of Massachusetts Teachers Association expressed anger with Martha Coakley’s stance on new charter schools in an e-mail to the union’s members last week, but said Sunday that the Democratic nominee for governor still has the powerful organization’s full support and endorsement. Barbara Madeloni also said the group planned to continue backing a pro-Coakley super PAC.

Group Offers Guide to School Choice in Tennessee

Shelby County parents have abundant options when deciding where to send their children to school, but there are few, if any, resources to help them navigate the often intimidating process.

Immigrant Kids in Schools Costing Louisiana Millions

While all of the unaccompanied children who illegally crossed the border into the United States and were brought to Louisiana are living with sponsors or family members, it’s still costing the state and local governments millions of dollars in unexpected expenses to care for them.

Missouri to Vote on Curbing Teacher Tenure

Missouri could be the first state to enshrine the role of student performance data in teacher evaluations in its state constitution if an initiative on the Nov. 4 ballot gets enough support.

NY Career Training Exam Would Meet Graduation Requirements

New York students would be able to use an exam in culinary arts, welding, accounting and other trades to meet one of their graduation requirements under a plan expected to be approved Monday by the state Board of Regents.