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.
Proposed accommodations could make fewer students eligible in some states, and more in others.
New assessment results suggest that Americans might not need to travel so far to learn about building a strong education system.
New Jersey is the fourth state to create the STEM teacher-fellowship program, which aims both to recruit and prepare high-quality STEM teachers and to transform teacher-preparation programs.