"What we’re seeing now is so at odds with what we teach in civics classes that it’s going to cause cognitive dissonance."
It's too easy to focus on stories of failure: A new study looks at the strategies male minorities use to succeed in school.
Making sense of a new study about Teach For America's effectiveness
It's a challenge to cover a yearly occurrence as if it's new. But how reporters write these stories can subtly affect the national dialogue over our schools.
How educators are struggling to keep junk food out of classrooms, and why it matters if schools become the frontline in the fight against childhood obesity
A new report from the National Council on Teacher Quality finds "fundamental flaws and weaknesses" -- but critics have raised questions about its methods.
For all the outcry over slipping education standards, a new report says schools across the country are gaining strength on one key indicator.
It looks like the Obama Administration's new early education plan -- which would be funded by a hike in the cigarette tax -- is even more sorely needed than advocates thought.
There are some interesting surprises in the newly released rankings.
President Obama's proposal is probably doomed. But here are the pros and cons.
The Next Generation Science Standards also recommend that students be taught evolution. But will policy-makers listen?
Prominent New-York-City-based education activist Leonie Haimson -- a sharp critic of Mayor Bloomberg -- admitted this week that her younger child goes to private school.
35 school district employees, including the former superintendent, face jail time and heavy fines for allegedly falsifying student answers on statewide standardized tests.
Chris Christie has plans to assume control of Camden's struggling public education system. Critics warn that there could be serious consequences.
New research suggests that removing time-limited competition from classroom learning could help girls improve their math performance.
The military isn't the only public good threatened by funding cuts. Lawmakers are also putting low-income school districts on the chopping block.
Is this the reason for our ailing education system?
After the State of the Union speech, Head Start is back in the news, along with the controversy over early childhood education.
A frank comment from Rand Paul might frighten gun control advocates -- but in the meantime, some educators are headed for the shooting range.
What lies ahead for U.S. grade schools and colleges? More demands on an already-strained system -- and innovative solutions to meet them.