The initiative comes as funding for a federal program to promote literacy through school libraries was recently eliminated.
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May 24, 2011
May 16, 2011
The bill would eliminate programs for teaching American history, arts education, literacy, and other subjects.
April 26, 2011
The new program will recognize schools that demonstrate excellence in environmental sustainability as well as teaching environmental literacy.
April 20, 2011
A high school improvement group pushes for federal law to incorporate a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction.
April 19, 2011
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan urges the career and technical education community to upgrade offerings as federal funding for such programs tightens.
April 13, 2011
The bipartisan budget compromise would eliminate the $250 million Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program, and impose big cuts to the $119 million Teaching American History grants program.
April 07, 2011
The closure of the federal government may well coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.
April 05, 2011
The $119 million program could be a casualty of the push to cut federal spending.
March 29, 2011
Although overall study of foreign languages by U.S. students is up slightly, it's still far below most other nations.
March 15, 2011
NASA has recently developed a set of educational videos hosted by scientists and mathematicians.