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.
The ‘Let’s Read. Let’s Move’ campaign is designed to combat the learning loss that can occur during the summer. Two cabinet secretaries touted summer reading at an event in Washington Wednesday.
But the study also found more nuanced evidence that the most effective charter schools are those serving lower-income students, especially in urban areas.
For-profit colleges have come under government scrutiny for alleged practices driven more by profit margins than by educational goals. A Senate committee held a hearing on the issue Thursday.
The Knight Commission has long been an advocate for greater academic rigor in big-time college sports. Thursday it proposed new standards to try to combat the 'arms race' of athletic spending.
Like other school districts nationwide, Chicago is facing budget cuts – meaning layoffs and crowded classrooms. The teachers' union is being asked to make concessions, including their guaranteed annual pay raise.
The graduation rate was 68.8 percent in 2007, according to a new study. But the report also identifies 21 big-city 'overachievers' that posted higher-than-expected graduation rates.
As part of her campaign against childhood obesity, Michelle Obama helped launch the ‘Let’s Read. Let’s Move.’ program involving exercise, healthy eating, and reading during the summer break.
Kalamazoo Central High School beat out more than 1,000 applicants to win the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Obama delivers the school's graduation speech Monday night.
The Scripps National Spelling Bee highlights what a mess the English spelling is – a hodgepodge of orthographies borrowed from German, French, Greek, and Latin. Is it time for a makeover?
The Obama administration is trying to improve the nutrition of school lunch menus, and it's putting at least $4.5 billion behind it.