Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed an education reform bill Thursday that lets California vie for federal 'Race to the Top' grants. The reforms, opposed by teachers' unions, would let parents force changes in failing schools.
New funding will increase the number of science, technology, engineering, and math teachers. The goal is to improve US students' mediocre ranking in math and science performance.
The artificial lake, created by damming the Kabul River, is six miles from the city. The water is clean enough to swim in. Boating is popular, too.
States are scrambling to pass education reforms to be eligible for the Obama administration's $4.35 billion in Race to the Top grants. California was set to confirm far-reaching reforms Tuesday.
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.
When B. Dalton's closes, Laredo, Tex., will be the largest city in the US with no bookstore.
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.
A longer school day can help improve student test scores, closing the achievement gap. But critics question the cost of those additional hours.
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.