The new schools chancellor in New York City is advocating teachers use the once-mandated citywide but since questioned (discredited, by some accounts) approach to reading instruction known as "balanced literacy."
New Jersey readopts the common core in math and English/language arts, while California adopts the first instructional framework based on the new standards.
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.
Students in a small district near Los Angeles will soon be required to take an ethnic studies course in order to graduatea requirement some California legislators are hoping districts will adopt statewide.
Oklahoma's governor, who once supported the common core but later signed off on her state's bid to dump it, writes that her state can improve K-12 performance on its own.
Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.
New Mexico's state purchasing agent, Lawrence O. Maxwell, has denied a protest of a major common-core testing contract that was filed by the American Institutes for Research.
Do typical arguments for why the common-core math standards are supposedly problematic really make sense?
This week, Verizon announced the winners of its "Innovative App Challenge," a contest in which teams of middle and high school students design concepts for STEM-focused mobile apps to help people in their communities.
Gov. Malloy, a Democrat, has pledged $15 million to ease the implementation of the common-core standards. The money will go towards new school technology and professional development, among other uses.