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2011 (By Year)

    • Dec. 30
      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.
    • Dec. 28
      The governor of Michigan has signed a bill that will eventually remove the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in the state.
    • Dec. 27
      Activist Karen England urges Californians to start getting involved in an initiative that counters a harmful anti-family law.
    • Dec. 20
      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.
    • Dec. 20
      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.
    • Dec. 20
      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.
    • Dec. 19
      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.
    • Dec. 19
      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.
    • Dec. 15
      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.
    • Dec. 14
      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.
    • Dec. 14
      A Republican activist is siding with several California teachers who argue that the Pledge of Allegiance should always be recited in English.
    • Dec. 13
      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.
    • Dec. 12
      In response to a consent decree that the Sumner County School Board has signed with the ACLU, a high-profile Christian lawyer says the liberal law firm is out to "criminalize Christianity."
    • Dec. 12
      Though New York's University at Buffalo has suspended its chapter of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship to investigate alleged discrimination, one group officer says the ministry is thriving.
    • Dec. 12
      A conservative education analyst says the Obama administration is doing just the opposite of what it will take to rein in the skyrocketing costs of higher education.
    • Dec. 09
      An education analyst says states requesting waivers from No Child Left Behind may represent a return to honesty in school assessments.