The Alabama state senate has approved a resolution encouraging the state board of education to undo its adoption of the common standards.

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium has just named directors for mathematics and for the support of 'under-represented' students.

David Coleman, a chief architect of the common standards, is named president of the College Board.

A bill in New Hampshire aims to prevent schools from using the International Baccalaureate program.

The College Board names chief common-standards writer David Coleman as its next president.

High school students from across the country vie for the title of National Poetry Out Loud champion tonight.

A new art exhibition at the U.S. Department of Education seeks to highlight the work art museums are doing with local schools.

The set of 'next generation' science standards being developed have a lot of fingerprints, from state officials to local educators and prominent science experts.

Science education is likely to be the topic of plenty of discussion— and probably some heated rhetoric—in coming days, as the first public draft of a set of "next generation" science standards was released today. The ambitious effort—involving 26 states, plus a variety of educators and experts—seeks to refocus K-12 science instruction across the nation with a special focus on ensuring that students apply their knowledge of key concepts through scientific inquiry and engineering design to deepen their understanding. You can check out the EdWeek story here. I'll be sure to provide updates and further analysis...

Comedian Bill Cosby tells 2012 graduates of Temple University to quit bellyaching and get a job.


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