By guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk The fabulous Catherine Gewertz is on vacay this week, but common standards stop for no one! And so we bring you the news that the latest common-standard adoption tally is 26 states, kind-of-sort-of, now that Washington state has provisionally approved the common content guidelines in mathematics and reading. If you're wondering what "provisionally" means, the bottom line is that state Superintendent Randy Dorn must give the legislature a final review in January 2011, complete with an analysis of the costs of implementation and a comparison of the current academic-content standards with those produced by the ...


The California state board of education is expected to vote on the common standards on Aug. 2.


Efforts are building across the country to promote computer science education in schools.


A California commission voted to recommend that the state adopt recently developed common standards, but not before putting its own imprint on them.


South Carolina is the 25th state to adopt the common standards.


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.


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