Curriculum consultant Grant Wiggins writes that standards actually have three parts: the content students must know, the skills they must be able to perform, and examples of how well they should be able to demonstrate their knowledge.
The report from WestEd estimates that only about 10 percent of California elementary students are regularly exposed to high-quality science instruction.
A new study finds better performance in 3rd grade reading for children who have attended preschool and half-day kindergarten than for those who attended only full-day kindergarten.
The results over time suggest big gains in math, small ones in reading.
More than half of Illinois' high schools see test scores drop as the state closes a loophole that veiled poor performance.
An offshoot of the Occupy Wall Street movement takes over New York City's department of education, shutting down an education panel meeting about the common standards.
Chicago will begin evaluating high schools in part on college-readiness metrics.
New York City is collecting college-readiness data that could lower the grades assigned to many of its high schools, but the information won't be included on school report cards until next year.
Robert Rothman from the Alliance for Excellent Education has authored a primer on the common standards that also looks at the challenges ahead.
The statewide public awareness campaign will feature individuals in STEM-related careers, including a statistician for the Red Sox and an oceanographer.