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.
Georgia adopts the common standards.
Connecticut adopts the common standards.
One-quarter of Americans, and even more young adults, do not the country from which the United States gained independence.
States are busily comparing their own standards to the common core.
A federal competition for innovation dollars attracts lots of ideas to improve education across a variety of areas in the curriculum, from math and science to literacy.