Conservatives have traditionally resisted a federal role in education. As a presidential candidate, Ronald Reagan promised to cut the Department of Education.
For decades, most major pieces of social legislation – from healthcare to immigration to education – bore the imprint of Sen. Edward 'Ted' Kennedy, who died late Tuesday.
A 'common' standard for K-12 education is in the works.
The state-by-state system leaves many students 'inadequately prepared,' Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday at a Monitor breakfast.
Readers write about why the federal government is so large, Susan Boyle, and why lotteries should be illegal.
Younger students have made some encouraging gains in math, but the lack of improvement among older students raises questions about recent education reforms.