Educators are keenly interested in what the new common assessments will look like, and need far more information about them than is currently available.
Unit blocks are seeing a resurgence in education circles, The New York Times reports.
With six more states joining in, more than half of states are now helping to craft a set of next-generation science standards for K-12 education.
Some states and districts are uncertain of how to translate common standards into classroom teaching without knowing what the assessments designed for those standards will look like.
The National Science Foundation recently awarded seven grants to 'transform' science learning, with another batch planned for next year.
Five outstanding high school poets will be chosen each year under the new program.
Ohio chooses an assessment approach for the common standards: it's the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.
The National Council of Teachers of English declines to approve a resolution opposing the common standards.
USAID and its partners are committing more than $20 million for the international literacy effort.
The National Council of Teachers of English partners with nearly two dozen groups to launch a new national literacy center that will feature collaborative cross-disciplinary literacy work at a network of schools.