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August 08, 2018

Few Texas High Schools Fulfill Voter Registration Law

A majority of Texas high schools fail to obtain and distribute voter registration applications to eligible students, a new analysis concludes.

June 28, 2018

California Aims to Make (Even) More Students Multilingual

The Golden State plans to triple the number of students who are proficient in a language other than English over the next 12 years.

January 04, 2018

Foreign-Language Courses Plummet in Oklahoma. What About Other States?

A third of Oklahoma high schools no longer offer even one foreign language; rural schools are hardest hit. A lack of data makes it hard to know whether other states have similar patterns.

January 26, 2017

Va. Lawmaker Wants to Allow Students to Take Coding in Place of Foreign Language

A proposed bill in Virginia would allow students to use a computer coding credit for any foreign language requirement needed to graduate with one exception.

April 08, 2015

NCLB Rewrite Expands Definition of 'Core Subjects,' Sparks Testing Outcry

The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."

June 27, 2012

Rhode Island Crafts Road Map to Learning Languages

Rhode Island has developed a blueprint to ensure that students learn a foreign language.

March 09, 2012

Teacher Survey Highlights Cuts to the Arts, Foreign Languages

About 22 percent of teachers say arts and music programs have been cut over the past year, a new survey shows.

February 10, 2012

Trends in AP Test-Taking: Bonjour Geography, Adieu French

Question: What do geography, Chinese language and culture, computer science, world history, and environmental science have in common? Answer: They're apparently becoming a lot more popular subjects in high school, at least based on one national measure. Participation in Advanced Placement tests in...

February 02, 2012

STEM Coalition Blasts Plan to End Science Testing Mandate

A Republican plan to abolish the federal mandate for science testing across states is facing sharp criticism from a coalition of groups promoting improved STEM learning.

January 10, 2012

Race to Top States Dinged, But Not on Common Core

Even as some states get scolded for making insufficient progress on Race to the Top plans, common-core standards-and-assessment work is not the target of much federal criticism.

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