The College Board has just announced plans to pilot two new AP courses that aim to foster students' independent research skills.
The information collected from more nearly 7,000 school districts suggests that schools with high concentrations of black and Hispanic students have less access to high-level STEM courses.
Reverberations continue from common-standards opposition in South Carolina and Utah.
A measure to retain a federal mandate for science testing did not get its day in committee this week.
Bills questioning the common standards progress through the Utah and South Carolina legislatures.
The leader of one of the groups that brought about the common standards urges higher education and K-12 to work together on the new expectations.
A forum designed to show off Kentucky's postsecondary and K-12 partnership on the common standards also reveals the heavy lift required of teachers to reach the partnership's lofty goals.
A House Republican is seeking to retain NCLB's requirement for science testing.
The progress of an anti-common-core bill in South Carolina sparks a public statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
A bill to halt common-standards implementation in South Carolina is voted down in a subcommittee, but will get a full committee hearing.