The Morning Cram [disregard the tests behind the curtain edition]
From NPR: Under the No Child Left Behind law, states saw low test scores and the lowering of score standards. Advocates for the more rigorous Common Core standards, say it will be harder for states to hide their failing schools.
Kentucky: A new mobile phone app is helping guide wine lovers to Kentucky vineyards around the state.
Tennessee: State education officials are kicking off the second phase of training teachers on how to implement a new set of common core benchmarks for math and reading. A legal opinion issued by the state Attorney General Bob Cooper outlines exactly when it's legal for blue flashing lights to be used as part of a funeral procession.
Illinois: Gov. Pat Quinn has signed legislation to help veterans and service members get jobs as police officers, emergency medical technicians and commercial vehicle drivers.