Alternative high schools, such as one in Boston, offer lessons in how to reach students who might otherwise drop out.
Schools across the country are watching as some New Hampshire schools start relying less on standardized testing and more on performance-based assessments.
A unique Boston program will pay gang members to renounce crime and focus on getting a college degree.
Textbooks are rare. So are traditional grades. Students progress at their own pace. See how one New Hampshire school is retooling education.
A consortium of more than 100 of America's best preparatory schools think a competency-based transcript can relieve the pressure on students. And education reformers say the clout of this group could be strong enough to bring about this change nationwide.
Low-income kids start school with far fewer words than affluent peers. Communities are trying a simple idea to bridge the word gap: teach parents to talk with their babies.