Gov. Martin O'Malley of Maryland wants to waive AP test fees for students.
California commission prepares to make its recommendations to the state board on the common standards.
The draft framework issued by an NRC panel seeks to move science education toward a "more coherent vision."
Arkansas adopts the common standards, making a total of 24 states.
The Washington Post explores the Gates Foundation's impact on education; The Hechinger Report explores the dropout crisis, and the NGA's new chairman announces a focus on college completion.
A panel convened by the National Research Council has just issued a draft framework to guide the development of a set of "next generation" science standards.
The Institute of Education Sciences has awarded $10 million to WestEd to create a National Center for Cognition and Mathematics Instruction.
Education Week now offers a map of the states that have adopted the common standards.
New Hampshire adopts the common standards
The president of the American Federation of Teachers says students need a "rich, well-rounded curriculum" and that these offerings are not "routinely in place" in public schools.