The announcement comes as most federal aid for literacy at the Education Department was wiped out as part of a stopgap spending measure.
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March 14, 2011
March 09, 2011
Even as federal aid for several literacy programs has been wiped away, President Obama seems more focused on math and science education.
March 07, 2011
A plan introduced by Senate Democrats would restore $200 million for the federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program.
March 02, 2011
The spending plan would prevent a government shutdown, but also eliminate federal funding for Striving Readers, Even Start, and Reading Is Fundamental, among other education programs.
February 22, 2011
President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.
February 15, 2011
As part of his budget plan for the National Science Foundation, the White House wants to launch a $40 million teacher-training research and development program in the STEM fields.
February 14, 2011
President Obama has reiterated his proposal from last year to consolidate a variety of curriculum-related programs into three broader, competitive funds, but with less money attached to each.
February 13, 2011
The plan would eliminate a variety of programs at the U.S. Department of Education, including Striving Readers, Math and Science Partnerships, and Teaching American History.
February 11, 2011
Experts question whether federal law allows the two state assessment consortia to design curricular and instructional materials.
January 26, 2011
President Obama ties STEM education to the nation's competitiveness in the world, reiterates call to recruit 100,000 new teachers in those fields.