Gene Wilhoit, a top official at the Council of Chief State School officers, says collaboration between K-12 and college officials will be crucial to common standard benefiting schools.
During a visit by the nation's governors to the White House, President Obama urges them against making deep cuts to education, as some of them have done over the past few years.
Indiana's Republican governor credits the Obama administration with challenging teachers' unions and says recent GOP legislative successes reflect a change in public thinking on education issues.
Governors from around the country convene for the National Governors Association's winter meeting in Washington.
A report finds that California charter schools operated by management organizations, as opposed to freestanding schools or those operated by networks, fared well.
A California school district rejects a proposal to convert a traditional public school to a charter, a step taken through the state's "parent-trigger" law.
Gov. Dannel Malloy, of Connecticut, is trying to overhaul the process for awarding teacher tenure, and taking heat for it.
State and federal officials, and charter school authorizers, can do more through policymaking to make sure that charter schools serve a diverse range of students, a report contends.
Wayne Sanstead, who has been North Dakota's state schools superintendent for nearly three decades, has decided not to run for an eighth term this fall.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal favors the creation of a "parent trigger" law, making him just the latest state policymaker to show an interest in the idea.