U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urged state leaders to lead the way on expanding access to early education at a meeting in Washington Feb. 23.

A comparison between kindergarten math standards in the Common Core State Standards and the draft Indiana standards released Feb. 19 reveal some important distinctions.

In another sign of unease about the common core from teachers' unions, NEA President Dennis Van Roekel has expressed concerns about how the standards have been introduced.

The Indiana Department of Education has released a draft version of new content standards for English/language arts and math that would replace the Common Core State Standards that were adopted by the state in 2010.

The changes to the common core in Florida include the addition of new standards related to calculus, and a new basic requirement for cursive writing.

A Wyoming bill opposing the common core hasn't gone as far as initially thought by some, while a Georgia House resolution would restate support for the standards.

A new lawsuit claims that New York state has not lived up to the K-12 funding commitments it began to satisfy in 2007, citing budget cuts in recent years.

The Garden State's K-12 chief used to work under Amplify boss Joel Klein in New York City's school system and oversaw charter-school expansion and new accountability measures in New Jersey.

A site intended to debunk myths about the common core raises questions about the exact nature of federal financial support for state standards.

Options offered by the New York Board of Regents include a new online portal to help educators access curricular resources and new testing options for special student populations.


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