New Orleans has become a laboratory for education reform since hurricane Katrina. Charter schools, which are free to experiment, make up the majority of the city’s schools.
Just 34 percent of Americans give the president an A or B, compared with 45 percent a year ago, a new survey on education says. But the poll also shows more nuanced views of education policy.
Construction of the imposing Robert F. Kennedy School Complex west of downtown Los Angeles was approved by voters in 2006, leaving school officials no choice, they say.
Louisiana and Colorado, two states lauded for education reform, didn't make the cut in Round 2 of the Department of Education's Race to the Top grants. Some experts were puzzled.
A report released Tuesday ranks cities not in terms of best-performing schools but on their openness to outside ideas and education reform.
School nutrition has advanced for the 2010-11 school year as parents, children, and government programs push healthy menu options.
The Los Angeles Times plans to publish names of teachers and how well they do in raising their students' standardized test scores. Some say it will result in a backlash to emerging 'value added' analysis of teacher performance.
The Los Angeles Times is planning to publish a database that shows how much students' test scores have improved under specific area teachers. Some say it's a useful teacher accountability tool. Critics say it's not a fair portrait.
Beloit College Mindset List includes cultural touchstones for incoming college freshman, email is slow, wrist watches are obsolete, phones have always been cordless
WhatWillTheyLearn.com grades more than 700 colleges and universities on what classes they require students to take. Just over a third of the schools earned an A or B in the assessment of required education.
The Department of Education convened its first summit on school bullying Wednesday. It comes as state lawmakers nationwide step up their efforts to pass anti-bullying laws.
Among today’s American 25- to 34-year olds, slightly more than 40 percent have associate’s degrees or higher. But that rate places the US only 12th of the 36 countries in a College Board study of countries with the highest graduation rates. Here are the top six countries.
President Obama on Monday stated a US goal of retaking the world lead in college graduation rates by 2020. The US ranks behind 11 countries in the share of young workers with associate's degrees.
Senators approved $10 billion in funding Thursday that will keep 140,000 teachers' jobs. The House, which is being called back from August recess by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve the funding next week.
At a Senate hearing Wednesday, government investigators released evidence that some for-profit colleges encouraged students to falsify financial aid documents.
Many critics of President Obama's Race to the Top education reforms come from core constituencies of his own party. Mr. Obama took a stand for Race to the Top in a speech Thursday.
In announcing the Race to the Top finalists Tuesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan called the program part of ‘a quiet revolution’ under way in education reform.
About 40 states will probably have adopted the 'Common Core' education standards by spring. But critics caution that buy-in is just a start.
Universities cannot use competitive cheerleading in their efforts to achieve gender balance in athletics and comply with Title IX, a judge ruled Wednesday.
The University of California hopes to become the country's first top-tier research institution to offer a bachelor’s degree over the Internet that is comparable in quality to its campus program.