STEM education was added as an "absolute priority" in the second round of the federal i3 program.
Advocates for computer science complain that a new framework for science standards fails to include a significant focus on the subject.
Recent NAEP results in civics, geography, and U.S. history show that most students lack proficiency in those subjects.
Washington state finalizes its adoption of the common standards.
A final set of standards informed by the NRC framework is expected out next year.
An association of state education-technology directors offers guidance about transitioning to large-scale online assessment.
A new brief from the National Governors Association details state policies that can enhance dropout-recovery efforts, and includes examples of states' work on the issue.
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.