Six states win $180 million in funding for comprehensive literacy grants.
New York City's day of common-standards training for all teachers echoes what teachers across the United States will be learning this year as the new guidelines reach classrooms.
Secretary Duncan today named five new members to the National Assessment Governing Board, including the superintendent of the Baltimore district and Kentucky's commissioner.
Educators crave instructional resources for the common standards.
The revised standards for psychology come at a time of growing interest in the subject among high schoolers.
The U.S. Department of Education, as well as many others, have been making available resources to help educators teach about 9/11.
Some observers say that 9/11 gets little or no mention in most social studies classrooms.
Most recent high school graduates say they wished they had taken tougher courses in high school to be better prepared for college.
A group of states designing tests for the common standards releases a document outlining the "evidence of learning" students should have to demonstrate to show mastery of the common standards in math.
The grant to Western Washington University will seek to gauge the program's impact on teaching of science in the elementary grades.