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.
Obama got off to a quick start. But almost one year after winning the presidency, his deeds are at risk of paling next to his aspirations.
Each state comes up with its own standards for student achievement. A new study from the National Center on Education Statistics compares them. Here are the top and bottom five.
State standards and 'proficiency' measures vary widely, according to a new study from the National Center for Education Statistics.
While accountability in education is an important goal, it's critical to realize how difficult that might be to pin down.
The 2009 math scores reported by NAEP, a national assessment, represented the first time since 1990 that no gains were made.
All students will study the nation's racial troubles and progress in US history courses.
A new study looked at student performance in all 50 states since 2002, when No Child Left Behind Act took effect. The focus: achievement gaps for minority and low-income students.
The US education secretary’s approach involves finding and highlighting innovative solutions in schools around the nation.
The federal role in schools is strictly limited. Ronald Reagan wanted to abolish the Department of Education.