Schools around the country are being encouraged to have their students write President Obama as he begins his second term.
Twenty-five states unveil draft descriptions that will shape the tests that will be required of millions of students.
Rocco Landesman, a former Broadway theater producer, announced yesterday that he will retire as the chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts by year's end.
ALEC,an influential advocacy group with a conservative bent, has decided to remain neutral on the common core.
States and professional organizations are creating a document intended to help states that wish to redesign their own standards in that subject.
The report, crafted by a panel of experts convened by the National Research Council, argues that its proposed set of indicators has the potential to provide insights into key elements of the K-12 education system in STEM that are difficult to glean from current data-collection systems.
Efforts to expand participation in computer science education at the K-12 and postsecondary levels are getting a lift from a $6.2 million federal grant.
The Center for Student Work provides concrete examples of student projects that align with the common standards.
The Education Week staff offers a package of stories that examine the changing literacy landscape.
Improving STEM education is a popular theme among winning applications in the most recent round of the Investing in Innovation grant competition, announced last week.