Topic: Drew University
'A Nation at Risk,' released 30 years ago Friday, was one of a series of reports sounding alarms. Some of the same issues in US schools still resonate today, although progress in certain areas has come through various reforms.
President Obama says his policy initiatives are helping teachers, schools, and students. Mitt Romney advocates more school choice and private-sector involvement. Here is a look at how the two differ on eduction issues.
A new version of No Child Left Behind may target only the bottom 5 percent of schools for intervention. For most schools, mandates based on student test scores would be rolled back.
01/20/2011 03:23 pm
Just this week, state officials in New Jersey, Florida, and Idaho have called for the elimination of teacher tenure, and more states plan to join the debate.
01/14/2011 06:07 pm
Michelle Rhee, the D.C. schools chancellor, launched aggressive school reforms under Mayor Adrian Fenty. But with Vincent Gray's win Tuesday, she'll probably be ousted.
09/15/2010 02:23 pm
A year after Barack Obama's famous Cairo speech, failure to make headway in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has become a focal point for disappointment among Muslims. Sixty percent of Arabs say he's too weak to deliver a peace agreement.
06/04/2010 04:18 pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan took the Obama administration's plans for No Child Left Behind to Capitol Hill Wednesday. Lawmakers were pleased but also had tough questions.
03/18/2010 09:29 am
A Web-driven challenge to his legitimacy targets members of the Electoral College.
11/26/2008 12:00 am
Among the potential changes: college at 16, teacher-run schools, and state exams with assignments.
11/14/2008 12:00 am
A growing chorus of business and education-reform advocates are hoping the next president will create a ‘Sputnik moment’ for education.
09/21/2008 01:00 am
After 78 years, a set of 18 iconic bells rescued from a Moscow monastery will return home.
06/14/2008 01:00 am
An exhibition at The New York Botanical Garden reveals the naturalist’s botanical roots .
05/29/2008 01:00 am