Principal Krystal Hardy has dedicated herself to improving the culture and upping the test scores at a struggling New Orleans charter school. Her third-graders, for one, take 14 standardized tests, including Common Core ones, each year.
The number of sexual assaults included in college crime statistics has nearly doubled, from about 3,300 in 2009 to just over 6,000 in 2013, according to new federal data. It's a sign of growing awareness of the problem.
For parents fed up with the growing numbers of tests and the increasingly high stakes, 'opting out' is now the popular form of protest. Critics say it aims at the wrong target and ignores importance of data gleaned.
Corinthian Colleges, once one of the largest for-profit educational institutions in the country, announced it will close its remaining 28 campuses, effective immediately. How can the government prevent this from happening again?
Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher in Texas, works with many immigrant students. 'She teaches kids who have never been in a classroom before and students who want to go to Ivy League schools,' says one former student.
Liberty now claims more than 100,000 students, including 13,500 who take classes on campus. The university's 7,000-plus acres are part campus, part construction zone, with a $500 million construction program.