As states consider adopting the common standards, some areas of wariness come into focus.

States consider the points that adopting the common standards can provide in applying for Round 2 of Race to the Top funds.

A new study, while showing increasing educational attainment by all groups of Americans, still shows troubling lags and gaps.

The former education director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation argues that states have a grand opportunity in the Race to the Top assessment competition.

A Chicago museum and university are teaming up to offer a new teacher-training program in science.

A new paper from WestEd outlines what schools must do to ensure that Latino students are prepared for college and careers.

Protesters in Idaho express concern that the IB program spreads anti-American ideas in U.S. schools.

House Democrats pulled the America COMPETES Act from the House floor without a final vote, in the face of a surprise Republican maneuver.

Arizona bans courses that promote "ethnic solidarity."

The final version of the common standards is due for release on June 2.

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