The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $6.6 million to the Kennedy Center to expand arts education activities, including the integration of the arts across the curriculum.
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September 19, 2012
August 20, 2012
The board will have four new members, including two scholars, a school board member, and the CEO of a Chicago foundation. Two current members, including Georgia's former GOP governor, will serve second terms.
July 18, 2012
President Obama is looking to create a national master-teacher corps for the STEM disciplines.
July 13, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education is seeking applicants for a new 'innovative literacy' program, though in some ways it's not exactly new.
July 05, 2012
Amid concern that funding to promote academic disciplines beyond reading, mathematics, and science is getting squeezed out of the federal budget, more than two dozen education organizations are banding together in a new coalition to more effectively make their case to policymakers. Members of the n...
May 30, 2012
States' winning applications for waivers from No Child Left Behind shift the goals and timelines of tests.
May 25, 2012
A "Dear Colleague" letter from the National Science Foundation is seeking public input on a proposed $60 million initiative to improve math education.
May 22, 2012
DoDEA, common standards
April 27, 2012
Some states have signaled plans to factor additional subjects, such as science and social studies, into revised accountability systems.
April 26, 2012
The National Endowment for the Arts has just announced a series of grants, many of which will help fuel arts education in schools and communities.