An article on national academic standards in the Jan. 19 issue of Education Week incorrectly stated that the study of ecology is at the core of Alabama's social-studies program. According to the Alabama education department, the state's social-studies program, like California's, focuses on the study of history and geography.
An item in the Federal File column in the April 27 issue of
Education Week incorrectly identified the Associate Justice of the U.S.
Supreme Court who retired in 1993. Byron R. White retired last