This morning, I blogged about President Obama's budget proposals for 'STEM' education. Next, I'll turn to his plans to consolidate a bunch of discrete programs into two larger funds, one for literacy and the other for, yes, a "Well-Rounded Education." (With a name like that, what's not to like?) First, the $450 million literacy fund (dubbed the Effective Teaching and Learning: Literacy Fund). This program would provide competitive grants to "support comprehensive state and local efforts aimed at improving literacy instruction, especially in high-need schools," says the U.S. Department of Education's budget summary. It would essentially replace seven existing ...
The White House describes it as money for grants to states to improve teaching and learning in the subjects.
Alaska's governor is looking to use a new college scholarship program as a lure for students to complete what he calls "a more rigorous" high school curriculum.
The Diary of Anne Frank is pulled from a school's reading list because a parent complains about its sexual themes.
Experts this week discussed the importance of math learning in early childhood at a gathering on Capitol Hill.
The revision process for the draft K-12 common standards offers a glimpse into the difficulty of crafting skills-and-knowledge sets to everyone's satisfaction.
A Wisconsin high school outlaws "sexual bending" at school dances.
Utah's governor calls for sustained emphasis on STEM education.
Bill Gates zeroes in on teaching, online learning, in his annual letter.
A new study suggests that female teachers' anxiety about math can infect female students with the idea that boys, but not girls, are good in math.