A Minnesota bill complicating implementation of the common standards was vetoed by the governor.
North Carolina recently updated its standards in science, so does not plan to adopt the upcoming national standards, a top state official explains.
The educational publisher faced sharp criticism recently for providing classroom materials on energy issues sponsored by the coal industry.
The Alliance for Excellent Education also says the federal government should provide ongoing financial support for such assessments.
Maryland is offering training for teachers to implement the standards. The Gates Foundation has issued a grant to the National Writing Project.
The program provides intensive teacher preparation for people with STEM expertise, with a heavy emphasis on clinical experiences in the classroom
The groups opposed to the new law must gather more than 500,000 signatures to get a repeal measure on the ballot.
Although the science framework does not cover the behavioral and social sciences, the NRC is hosting a workshop on those areas this fall.
The maps are designed to be closely aligned with the new English/language arts standards.
STEM education was added as an "absolute priority" in the second round of the federal i3 program.