A quickie for you: the public comment period on the draft common standards drew more than 10,000 comments.
Organizers of the Common Core State Standards Initiative are working on summarizing the comments (my sympathies to the pour soul who has to summarize those babies.). No word yet on when they will post. And no relenting, despite my urgings, on their decision to summarize the comments instead of just posting them for all of us to see.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.