Education In The News — June 2

·By Katherine Poythress

Every weekday, I am sharing the day’s most interesting education headlines. Read about and discuss the nation’s new common core curriculum standards, Hawaii’s second application for Race to the Top funds and the new performance-based pay contract D.C. teachers ratified this week.

The AP reported today on how the new Common Core State Standards should help prepare students nationwide for college and careers.

Hawaii submitted a second and stronger application for $75 million in federal Race to the Top funds, The Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported today.

D.C. teachers ratified a new contract that includes