And more states may follow, as officials try to balance budgets in the midst of an economic slump.
Some will need to make midyear cuts, beyond what they've sliced from their budgets already, say fiscal experts.
A 'common' standard for K-12 education is in the works.
The Obama administration wants to replace the controversial Bush initiative with a cheaper, less rigorous ID program.
Education trends from other nations are gaining cachet as political and educational leaders strive to bring American schools in line with the demands of the 21st-century global economy.
The National Governors Association, meeting Tuesday, says $136 billion in road, bridge, and transit projects are ready to go, but just need funding.