The most-read stories on Curriculum Matters this year note an evolution in how teachers find materials, lingering questions about the common core, and issues about science and math instruction.
The biggest difference in Arizona's standards involves instruction in cursive writing.
California is vowing to appeal after the department denied the state's request for a waiver that would have let it skip standardized tests in science for two years.
The PARCC assessment consortium remakes itself once more, making it easier for states to buy its test content, a move designed to share what it sees as a superior assessment and ensure its long-term survival.
The 31 books on this list take an interdisciplinary approach and model STEM practices such as innovation or design.
More than half of states now require some sort of assessment in civics, according to a new report from the Education Commission of the States.
The state's move comes as the White House releases a statement noting efforts by states, districts, and private organizations to increase access to the subject.
Wyoming would join Washington and Montana in requiring schools to teach about Native American history.
American students' scores in math and reading on the Program for International Assessment have not improved since 2009, and math scores have gone down.
The newly named Science Educator of the Year, Dr. Norbert Myslinski, has a message to share about neuroscience: "It's not just for the scientists."