The law adds LGBT students to the list of groups whose roles and contributions must be "accurately portrayed" in social studies class.
The framework will inform work by the nonprofit Achieve and states to develop a set of "next generation" science standards.
The longitudinal study from the University of Missouri points to the importance of understanding numbers and low-level arithmetic.
The AFT's Innovation Fund awards grants to support implementation of common core standards.
The action in Indiana comes as the common-core standards do not include the teaching of cursive.
Several events planned for this week examine various aspects of STEM education.
A new report calls for policies that would help align early childhood learning with elementary school, even as some experts worry that federal policy will push inappropriate testing into preschool.
The Imagination Summit later this month will bring together experts in a variety of areas, including education, business, science, and the arts.
New documents from the writers of the common standards seek to guide publishers in developing curriculum for the common standards in English/language arts.
Last year, the state cut out similar writing tests for students in the elementary and middle grades.