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.
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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
The Senate draft adds writing, computer science, technology, music, and physical education to the list of "core academic subjects."
June 27, 2012
Rhode Island has developed a blueprint to ensure that students learn a foreign language.
March 09, 2012
About 22 percent of teachers say arts and music programs have been cut over the past year, a new survey shows.
February 10, 2012
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
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
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.
December 08, 2011
Two-thirds of public school teachers say the intensive focus on English and math is crowding other subjects out of the classroom.
November 15, 2011
National guidelines for the study of foreign languages are being revised to make explicit the links to the common-core standards, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages announced this week. The news came just days before the council hosts its annual conference, with the theme "Em...