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.

The United Nations World Food Program is looking for the "edgiest, most provocative" videos about hunger for an international competition.

An audit has drawn attention to some problems in the two grant programs of the Center for Civic Education.

In describing the public-private effort, Obama talks about the importance of "STEM literacy."

Mathematica Policy Research was awarded a contract this week by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to study the effectiveness of sex education programs.

Minority representation in Virginia's gifted programs lags. Tim Kaine wants to know why.

A researcher questions whether beginning the common standards effort at the end of the K-12 pipeline is the right idea.

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