Competition may bring out the best in business and sports, but that logic doesn’t necessarily apply to public schools. The practical way to mend the educational system is by implementing economic and social reforms that focus on the children.
A total of $100 billion in stimulus money has started going to education. A new study by the Center on Education Policy looks at the education reforms that some states are now embracing.
The report card aims to highlight the sorts of innovations in education – such as an extended school day – that lead to better schools.
In speech Wednesday, Obama touts his $4.35 billion bid to reshape education in America. Schools nationwide are eager to compete for Race to the Top funds.
While accountability in education is an important goal, it's critical to realize how difficult that might be to pin down.
The US education secretary’s approach involves finding and highlighting innovative solutions in schools around the nation.
The president says schools that prioritize his agenda will get the cash. State and education officials are wary, but they need the money desperately.
His stimulus package adds $200 million to a fund that supports new teacher compensation systems.