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March 14, 2011

Ed. Dept. Invites Applicants for $189 Million in Literacy Aid

The announcement comes as most federal aid for literacy at the Education Department was wiped out as part of a stopgap spending measure.

March 09, 2011

Obama Mum on Literacy Despite Big Cuts in Federal Aid

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

No Funeral Yet for Federal 'Striving Readers' Program

A plan introduced by Senate Democrats would restore $200 million for the federal Striving Readers Comprehensive Literacy program.

March 02, 2011

Federal Literacy Aid Slashed as Part of Budget Deal

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

House OKs Cuts to Array of Ed. Programs, From Literacy to Teaching STEM

President Obama has threatened to veto the bill as approved on a largely party-line vote in the House.

February 15, 2011

Obama Seeks More Aid for NSF Education Unit, While GOP Wants Less

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

Obama Scales Back Budget Plans for 'Teaching and Learning' Funds

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

House GOP Seeks to Cut Aid for Literacy, STEM Education

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

Can the Federal Government Fund Curriculum Materials?

Experts question whether federal law allows the two state assessment consortia to design curricular and instructional materials.

January 26, 2011

Obama Emphasizes STEM Education in State of the Union

President Obama ties STEM education to the nation's competitiveness in the world, reiterates call to recruit 100,000 new teachers in those fields.

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