Some Indiana lawmakers are hoping the loops and tails of cursive letters won't be neglected in their state. The state's public schools and private schools that receive vouchers must teach cursive, according to a bill by Republican state Senator Jean Leising that passed last Thursday. We reported that the bill was being considered in a story considering the larger debate about teaching handwriting in cursive in schools.


The GE Foundation awards $18 million to a nonprofit that was central in writing the common standards, to work with teachers in implementing the new learning goals.


A bill in Indiana would require public schools that teach creationism to address origin theories from multiple religions.


Science standards in about half of the states deserve a grade of D or F, concludes a new report from the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.


A legislative challenge to Indiana's adoption of the common standards fails.


President Obama proposes a $1 billion Race to the Top challenge for higher education, which would require states to ensure that high school exit standards are appropriate for college entry.


Chief academic officers gather to discuss the deep shifts in instruction required by the common standards in English/language arts.


A new GAO report finds overlap in federal STEM education programs, but suggests they are not necessarily duplicative.


Improving reading instruction was the topic du jour at a Washington forum yesterday that brought together four superintendents and an educational publisher.


The Virginia Senate delivered a bipartisan vote in favor of a bill that would end required state testing of 3rd graders in science and history.


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