The state decided that the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium offers it a chance to share assessment goals with neighboring states.
Florida's senate president and speaker of the house urged the schools commissioner to withdraw the state from the PARCC consortium, amid concerns about testing time and technological readiness.
The state board's vote in favor of the standards is not the final word. Ultimate authority rests with Washington state's superintendent.
The new executive director, Bob Doucette, brings considerable experience in association management, but not in math education.
Here are some noteworthy STEM developments in recent days, including reflections from educators in new STEM schools, the winners of a STEM video game contest, and analysis of top-paying jobs for recent college graduates.
The rush to be "ready" for common assessments in 2015 has dominated conversation about the new tests. But in some places, they're starting to be seen as only a beginning.
A new initiative from EDC seeks to help students and their teachers grapple with large sets of scientific and related data.
Books on display at Barnes & Noble offer a hint of what lies ahead for students in common-core classrooms.
A federal technical review panel's first look at the two common core assessment consortia's work shows praise for some things, and strong cautions on others.
Details emerge about the state's decision to go it alone on student testing.