But science scores are stagnant in an international study of fourth- and eighth-graders.
The $86 billion system is so complex and piecemeal that experts call for an overhaul.
While more educators adopt games as a learning tool, one public school designs a brand new teaching philosophy.
Forty-two percent of college-educated adults would consider teaching as a career.
No Child Left Behind Act could be overhauled by a new president and Congress next year.
Legislation aims to point out colleges where costs are rising most, pushing states to pony up.