Educators have become the de facto enforcers of everything from nutrition standards to vaccinations and annual exams. But according to a recent poll, parents seem less than satisfied by the results.
According to a new poll, the public is increasingly in favor of more stringent certification standards. But is the federal government prepared to pay for them?
A new report shows that kids who are chronically absent tend to have poor exam performance. But cracking down on truancy may not solve the problem.
New polling data reveals significant opposition to the curriculum standards.
In a recent pilot program, kids as young as nine were asked to respond to online prompts and type out essays on a computer.
A new report shows that U.S. students' fiscal smarts are falling behind—and raises questions about how to improve financial education in schools.
New findings raise concerns over how teachers are being trained—but also over the merit of the ranking system itself.
Seventy-five percent of the plaintiffs in the case were actually from Virginia's Moton High School, which remained in poor condition and was shuttered for several years after the ruling.
A new report finds school board members with a background in public education are not better informed than their colleagues.
A new survey asked 20,000 teachers for their views on everything from educational technology to teacher evaluations.
Kids stay home anyway, which means they fall behind in their lessons.
“It always seems like Martin Luther King day is the first one they are willing to give up.”
At least half of black football players on the top-10 teams won’t graduate within six years of enrolling.
How to separate news value from shock value
A New York City pilot program found success by tracking and sharing student attendance data, assigning mentors, and communicating with parents.
A new report suggests that students are better off in a larger class taught by an excellent instructor.
"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.