Americans think that knowing about the American Revolution is important. Unfortunately, most of us don't know the answers to basic questions about it.

A round-up of studies or books about Early Reading First, a federal program for preschoolers authorized by the No Child Left Behind Act.

The American Federation of Teachers, Council of Great City Schools, and National Association of State Boards of Education are joining the outreach effort on standards.

A former NCES commissioner weighs in on President Obama's "Educate to Innovate" campaign. Supporters of common standards look for grassroots support.

High school and college students are known for being more keen on technology than many of their elders, but a blog post over at the Atlantic Wire suggests that Kindle textbooks and other kinds of e-books aren't catching on quickly with students.

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is telling school district officials they should be poised to apply for federal grants to support the teaching of American history in their schools.

African-American history needs to be blended into the curriculum, not taught in isolation, through one-time events, a state-funded task force in Florida argues.

The Texas Education Agency has produced a document that shows which historical figures are being recommended for deletion from the Texas social studies standards and which are being recommended for addition.

The battle playing out in Washington state carries echoes of fights elsewhere around the country.

An advocate of civic education in K-12 schools expresses concern that an unfavorable federal audit of spending by the Center for Civic Education could reduce the amount of federal funding for civic programs.

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