Federal aid to help promote the teaching of foreign languages was reduced as part of a recent budget deal in Washington.


The 84th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee is taking place just outside Washington this week.


Five states are banding together to create a Web-based clearinghouse to help teachers translate the common standards into classroom work.


Observers and critics take The New York Times to task for its profile of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's influence on education policy.


The federally-funded study did not find a statistically significant impact on teacher knowledge or student achievement after two years in the program.


The chairman of the House education committee says the administration is "pushing a national curriculum," and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan asserts that no such thing is happening.


The initiative comes as funding for a federal program to promote literacy through school libraries was recently eliminated.


A new study details the relative earnings potential of various college majors.


Proposed changes to state law would remove ordinary citizens from the formal process of approving textbooks.


A New York Times story profiles the rise in education-advocacy work at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.


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