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.
But the study also found more nuanced evidence that the most effective charter schools are those serving lower-income students, especially in urban areas.
When high school teachers refused to work extra hours without pay, Central Falls, R.I., fired them all. Will that improve performance?
Should they launch new programs to help kids or try to save jobs threatened by tough economic times?