Education (2011)

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  • December 30, 2011

    What's driving the NEA's plans for 'quality'?

    The National Education Association has announced plans to increase the quality of teaching, but some question the union's motives and whether the effort will actually produce meaningful results.
  • December 28, 2011

    Door opened for charter school expansion

    The governor of Michigan has signed a bill that will eventually remove the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in the state.
  • December 27, 2011
    Becky Yeh - California correspondent

    Objective: Accurate teaching of history

    Activist Karen England urges Californians to start getting involved in an initiative that counters a harmful anti-family law.
  • December 20, 2011

    Administration 'pulling out all the tools' for NCLB

    According to one research organization, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's prediction that 82 percent of schools would fail to meet federal standards under No Child Left Behind is way off -- leading some to believe that he used the number as a scare tactic.
  • December 20, 2011

    Welcome back, abstinence ed

    An advocate for abstinence education is pleased that funding for the federal government through the end of the 2012 fiscal year now includes the Sexual Risk Avoidance program.
  • December 20, 2011

    Ontario's 'anti-bullying' measure 'will not stop here'

    Religious leaders are fighting off Canada, Ontario's Liberal government as it refuses to back away from a proposed anti-bullying bill that would require schools to implement "gay" clubs to promote homosexual tolerance.
  • December 19, 2011
    Becky Yeh - California correspondent

    Costly proposal in California

    A Republican activist says the head of the California Senate is introducing legislation that would place an additional fiscal burden on the shoulders of state taxpayers.
  • December 19, 2011

    States making way for school choice

    A religious freedom ballot issue that would allow parents to use school vouchers to send their children to public and private schools is slowly moving forward in Florida, while parents in Indiana are pleased with the results of a similar program.
  • December 15, 2011

    Pro-Walker teacher's 'enormous courage'

    A Wisconsin teacher who favors the governor's reform efforts is now being denounced and threatened by union leaders, but one pro-family advocate says the educator is just corroborating news reports.
  • December 14, 2011

    Majority: Let schools celebrate Christmas

    With a recent report revealing that almost 80 percent of Americans think public schools should celebrate Christmas, one family organization is pleased that the divided U.S. has something it can rally around.
  • December 14, 2011
    Becky Yeh - California correspondent

    Pledge isn't the same in Spanish

    A Republican activist is siding with several California teachers who argue that the Pledge of Allegiance should always be recited in English.
  • December 13, 2011

    Bar set low in public schools

    While a majority of teachers surveyed believe math and reading skills are crowding out other subjects, U.S. students are behind in international science and engineering proficiency. Though something needs to change, one analyst says more federal involvement isn't the answer.