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.


From Guest Blogger Elizabeth Rich There's debate brewing within the National Council of Teachers of English over the organization's support of the "LEARN Act," the proposed reading legislation that would replace three federal programs including Reading First. I returned this week from NCTE's annual convention in Philadelphia, where LEARN was a hot topic of conversation, along with giving teachers and students the power to lead instruction. There was a 400-page program, and more than 6,000 educators in attendance. Teachers repeatedly expressed their dislike for standardized assessments and instructional scripts, and the subject of phonics elicited groans. Of the pending ...


An interactive site offers video interviews, a timeline, background resources on evolutionary theory.


The University of Tennessee and Middle Tennessee State University receive grant funding to try the "UTeach" model for training math and science teachers.


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