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.

Content groups and state specialists weigh development of common social studies standards.

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