I may not have mentioned that I'm experimenting with the novel idea of "vacation," roaming Maryland and Virginia and pausing at coffee houses for only a couple of hours a day. I know it's slowing down the blogging. Still, I'm spotting a few good things to share.
Here's a very helpful post on how work on shared science standards is being organized quite differently from the literacy and math standards push. The other efforts started with states signing up, but science is starting with scientists creating a framework of needed content. After input and debate on that, Achieve, Inc., will work with states on how the framework can become a set of academic standards.