A documentary tours the modern landscape of colleges and universities, with an eye on spiraling costs.
TV host Glenn Beck, tea party group FreedomWorks, and others are promoting an "interactive experience" at theaters to build opposition to the controversial education standards.
The U.S. Secretary of Education says higher standards are needed, but stresses that the controversial common-core standards originated with the states.
Blogger Alexander Russo says the 2010 documentary "brought enormous, but short-lived, popular attention to the challenges facing public education."
The scrappy education newspaper and Web site covers a school system that is never short on budget shortfalls and other controversies.
The newspaper details how the Microsoft billionaire got involved with the national education standards movement and what he thinks about the growing opposition to it.
The conservative think tank says the site will be a legitimate news operation. One of its inaugural topics for sustained coverage is the Common Core State Standards.
The show is an easygoing look at one-room schools, which once numbered some 200,000 in America.
The public radio network's new site aims to focus on topics such as the Common Core State Standards, technology in the classroom, and changes in higher education.