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.
Content groups and state specialists weigh development of common social studies standards.
In the face of criticism from advocacy groups and a New York Times editorial, the educational publisher has announced that it will no longer distribute the curricular materials.
The bill would eliminate programs for teaching American history, arts education, literacy, and other subjects.
Mathematics anxiety can impede learning and discourage young people from pursuing careers in the STEM fields.