All the teachers at Central Falls High School in Rhode Island were fired by the board of trustees this week. More such cases are likely to arise across the US in the coming year because of pressure from the Obama administration – and the incentive of billions of federal dollars.
Education reformers want to look at how well an individual teacher does in improving students' scores, but the focus on specific teachers doesn't sit well with many in the profession.
His pick for Education secretary, Chicago's Arne Duncan, faces a divide among Democrats.
Council for Unity youth leaders counsel elementary, junior, and senior high school students on how to resolve conflicts without violence.