A draft of the common national educational
standards is now available. Washington is one of 48 states
working on an effort to establish the standards. Lots of folks have
a reason to want to chime in – for all the obvious reasons PLUS
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and President Obama have made it
clear that those states open to this sort of change will be
considered for some of the $4 billion Race to the Top funds.
This story in Education Week gives a great overview of the proposed standards. This information from OSPI gives the state of Washington view.