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.
The National Research Council and National Academy of Sciences are co-hosting a meeting next week to launch the initiative on teaching evolution.
The new awards program recognizes teachers who excel in teaching environmental education and use it as a context for broader learning.
More than 80 cities and counties across the country have joined an initiative aimed at making all children proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade.