An appendix in the latest draft of common science standards takes a stab at defining college and career readiness in science.
The achievement gap between U.S. students and those from other nations on one global exam would narrow significantly if adjustments were made for social class.
More than half the children surveyed said they still want to read books on paper even though electronic versions are available.
Although it will take time for many observers to digest the new draft, some early impressions are mainly favorable on changes from the first round.
A new set of guidelines suggests that teachers need not cut back on literature to meet the "informational text" demands of the common core.
The public is getting one more chance to weigh in on a set of common science standards.
An Indiana Republican lawmaker has proposed new legislation to back away from the Common Core State Standards.
Standards advocates step up to counter weeks of accusations that the common core will weaken the role of literature in the classroom.
The common standards and assessments, along with a keen interest in math, drove lots of interest in blog posts on Curriculum Matters this year.
Both PARCC and Smarter Balanced have now provided more detailed guidance for the new tests' technology demands.