Officials in several states are exploring the idea of developing a creativity index for schools.


A new panel will draw on research to come up with best-practices in literacy instruction.


The public will soon get its first chance to comment on a set of draft, common standards for science.


Some Indiana lawmakers are hoping the loops and tails of cursive letters won't be neglected in their state. The state's public schools and private schools that receive vouchers must teach cursive, according to a bill by Republican state Senator Jean Leising that passed last Thursday. We reported that the bill was being considered in a story considering the larger debate about teaching handwriting in cursive in schools.


The GE Foundation awards $18 million to a nonprofit that was central in writing the common standards, to work with teachers in implementing the new learning goals.


A bill in Indiana would require public schools that teach creationism to address origin theories from multiple religions.


Science standards in about half of the states deserve a grade of D or F, concludes a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.


A legislative challenge to Indiana's adoption of the common standards fails.


President Obama proposes a $1 billion Race to the Top challenge for higher education, which would require states to ensure that high school exit standards are appropriate for college entry.


Chief academic officers gather to discuss the deep shifts in instruction required by the common standards in English/language arts.


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