A couple of midweek standards-and-curriculum tidbits for you: Those of you who are intrigued by the fuzzy conversations about curriculum for the common standards might appreciate this rumination on the situation by Patrick Riccards over at the Eduflack blog. He asks some questions about the line between standards and curriculum, and takes us to ASCDEdge, which poses a series of questions sparked by our story on what people mean when they talk about "curriculum" for the common standards. And in California, some are saying that the common core adoption could lead to more textbook choices. But when? Just the other ...

The $119 million program could be a casualty of the push to cut federal spending.

Well, common-standards devotees, you haven't had much news for a while. But here is an update for you: Maine has joined the pack. With the signature of Gov. Paul LePage last Friday, Maine has officially adopted the standards. That means that 44 states and the District of Columbia have now adopted the standards. Those of you who love our little common-standards map now have to take a calming breath. Because here, at long last, once again, it is:...

Three upcoming conferences will examine how the arts can be tapped to strengthen STEM skills and spark creativity.

In addition to creating a new education center, the gift will also support efforts to provide new U.S. history and civics resources for educators based on artworks in the collection.

President Barack Obama's comments about testing students less raise questions for the consortia of states that are designing tests for the common standards.

Although overall study of foreign languages by U.S. students is up slightly, it's still far below most other nations.

The American Civil Liberties Union is firing off letters to schools that block students' access to websites about gay and lesbian rights, while allowing access to sites that advocate changing gay people's sexual orientation.

A group of California school districts joins an increasingly crowded marketplace of people developing instructional materials for the common standards.

A new study from Colorado shows that test scores as early as 6th grade can predict a student's likelihood of needing college remediation.

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