A professor and the president of the English teachers' association discuss whether reading comprehension is a skill that can be taught.


The Education Department schedules a second round of public meetings to help shape its $350 million competition to design common assessments.


The health care reform bill pending in the U.S. Senate still includes $50 million for programs that teach youths to delay having sex, which are widely called "abstinence-only" programs.


Beth Fertig shows what it takes for some students with learning disabilities, including dyslexia, to be taught to read.


Policymakers need to raise the level of history instruction in U.S. schools by making state certification requirements for teachers of history more stringent, argues a report released today by the Lexington Institute in Arlington, Va.


Six education organizations, including the National Education Association and American Federation of Teachers, have created a partnership to support teachers in bringing African-American history to life for their students.


National common standards would make expectations for all students to succeed academically more equitable, contends Bob Rothman, a senior fellow for the Alliance for Excellent Education, in a brief released today by that organization.


The What Works Clearinghouse of the U.S. Department of Education explored the question of whether the Reading Recovery short-term tutoring intervention is effective with English-language learners, but it didn't come up with an answer.


A report by the Thomas B. Forham Institute found that middle schools in Massachusetts that do tracking have more students with advanced knowledge of mathematics than those that don't.


The school board in Alameda, Calif., has reversed its decision to support an elementary school curriculum on anti-gay bullying. It had adopted the curriculum in May but voted this week to phase it out, according to the Associated Press.


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