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State Innovations

September 2016Volume 21, No. 2

Preparing Computer Science Teachers in Maryland and Arkansas

Maryland and Arkansas are creating pathways to better prepare computer science teachers.

February 2016Volume 21, no 1

West Virginia’s Steady Course on Student Data Privacy

The West Virginia Board of Education’s experience reviewing and adopting its data privacy policies offers lessons for other states.

July 2015Volume 20, No. 2

Common Themes, Individual Approaches: Six States’ Experiences with New Science Standards

In 2014, NASBE awarded stipends to state boards of education in Arkansas, Delaware, District of Columbia, Kentucky, New Jersey, and West Virginia to support Next Generation Science Standards implementation. This piece profiles the work of these six boards and identifies steps toward successful implementation.

June 2015Volume 20, No. 1

Deeper Learning in New Hampshire

New Hampshire combines competency-based standards, performance assessment, accountability, and professional development to support deeper learning.