The coalition is seeking 10 experts each in the areas of dance, theater, visual arts, and music.
States are under increasing pressure to report their high schools' college-going rates.
The $1 million grant will help set up new professional development centers in three cities.
Students have until Nov. 11 to come up with names for the two robotic spacecraft orbiting the moon.
A new study of state tests scores finds that gains are slower at the high school level than at the 4th or 8th grade levels.
The analysis suggests engineering and technology may be given undue prominence in the framework for new science standards.
Scholars, wonks and educators debate the best ways to respond to the wide range of students' academic skills.
Up to 50 schools will be named Green Ribbon Schools in 2012. One of the criteria focuses on ensuring students are environmentally literate.
Commentators and scholars air views on the common standards in math, and critique two groups' content frameworks and test specifications.
"Flipping the Classroom" has generated intense interest.