We've talked before about the effect that common standards and assessments could have on the publishing industry (see a blog post here and a story here). Today we have one more peek into those possibilities. In a conference call yesterday to discuss first-quarter earnings for this year, McGraw-Hill executives discussed the impact of states' ordering decisions. To be sure, the tough economy had a lot to do with decisions to downsize or delay. (Company execs also talked about large orders they received from several states.) But common-core considerations are in the mix, in ways that are both potentially disappointing and ...

The latest issue of the journal Science features a set of articles that explores the link between science learning and language skills.

Voting is under way on the six finalists for the Race to the Top Commencement Challenge.

If all students shouldn't be required to take Algebra 2, who will decide for them, and what will those implications be?

The lead writers of the common core standards take the microphone at a public forum to discuss the key ideas that inform those documents.

The FIT Kids Act would include a host of new public-reporting requirements for school districts related to physical education.

At an Earth Day ceremony at the National Mall this afternoon, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will announce a September summit on education for a green economy.

More school districts are offering programs that teach children how to play stringed instruments.

The final version of the common standards is expected in late spring. Standards-watchers can see two of the lead writers discuss the process online on April 22.

Hundreds of historians are criticizing the latest draft of social studies standards in Texas, and urging the board to delay a final vote on the package.

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