A longer school day can help improve student test scores, closing the achievement gap. But critics question the cost of those additional hours.
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.
Fatherhood and parental duty get a push from the Obama team during a series of fall forums. But concerns about government intervention make some conservatives wary.
President Obama plays basketball with members of congress and cabinet secretaries Thursday. He likes to push himself so hard that he once destroyed a sneaker in a pickup game.
Derrion Albert's death focuses federal aid, attention on scourge of youth violence, which has felled Chicago's students for years.
Daley devoted much of the past 2-1/2 years to Chicago's Olympic bid, and many see its failure as having a considerable effect on his legacy.
The US education secretary’s approach involves finding and highlighting innovative solutions in schools around the nation.
The Broad Prize for Urban Education was awarded Wednesday to Aldine, a predominantly minority district.
Vice President Joe Biden and five cabinet secretaries on Thursday delivered speeches nationwide about how stimulus money is helping local communities.