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May 24, 2011

School Libraries to Get 'Makeover' Courtesy of Target Corp.

The initiative comes as funding for a federal program to promote literacy through school libraries was recently eliminated.

May 16, 2011

House GOP Targets 'Wasteful' Education Programs in New Bill

The bill would eliminate programs for teaching American history, arts education, literacy, and other subjects.

April 26, 2011

Federal Initiative Will Honor 'Green Ribbon' Schools

The new program will recognize schools that demonstrate excellence in environmental sustainability as well as teaching environmental literacy.

April 20, 2011

High School Group Calls for Comprehensive Literacy Plan

A high school improvement group pushes for federal law to incorporate a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction.

April 19, 2011

Arne Duncan Urges CTE to Prove its Worth

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

Budget Pact Deals Blow to Literacy, History Programs

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

Government Shutdown Could Spoil School Field Trips

The closure of the federal government may well coincide with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War.

April 05, 2011

House GOP Seeks to Cut Aid for History Ed. in Budget Bill

The $119 million program could be a casualty of the push to cut federal spending.

March 29, 2011

Study of Mandarin Chinese By U.S. Students Booming

Although overall study of foreign languages by U.S. students is up slightly, it's still far below most other nations.

March 15, 2011

STEM Roundup: NASA Videos, Project Exploration, Family Science

NASA has recently developed a set of educational videos hosted by scientists and mathematicians.

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