US awards $330 million to two coalitions of states to develop standardized testing as part of its Race to the Top competition; tests to employ computers to measure students' skills.
Standards-based school reform didn't come out of nowhere. It's rooted in the relentless system of grading that we all went through in school.
As students head back to school, educators nationwide are implementing controversial school reform wrought by Arne Duncan. Pushing competitive market approaches and armed with unprecedented funding and support from the president, he is possibly the most powerful education secretary ever.
At a Monitor lunch with reporters, House Minority Leader John Boehner says that if he were speaker, he would do three things to create jobs. He would also work with Democrats.
Kalamazoo Central High School beat out more than 1,000 applicants to win the Race to the Top High School Commencement Challenge. Obama delivers the school's graduation speech Monday night.
The No Child Left Behind Act has crowded out civics learning in America's schools. It's more than memorizing the names of all the presidents, as former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor shows with her "iCivics" computer game. I tried it, and learned something.
The joining of the Conservatives' "big society" concept and the Liberal Democrats' power-distribution ideas may help this British coalition overcome their differences.
The 'starve the beast' strategy – raising spending but not taxes – hasn't cut the deficit.
The state of America’s public schools is given a sobering examination in the documentary ‘The Cartel.’