When it came to K-12 school reform, the second-term head of state left a lot to the imagination in his State of the Union address.
A new report focuses on how schools are using federal incentives to add more learning time.
Children who attend a live theater show—and don't just read the play in class—do better in school.
Tougher regulations and stricter standards are the supposed panacea but is there a risk of over-regulation?
Education-focused ballot measures played a major role in yesterday's midterm results.
Schools across the country are being used as polling stations, but the students who attend them may not understand why these elections matter.
To the surprise of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reporter Erin Richards, the local school board president has requested that the paper remove her from the education beat and replace her with someone "less biased." It's not an isolated problem.
When a New Hampshire district found itself struggling with low test scores and high turnover, it made a radical decision: Flip the traditional model and let kids take over the classrooms.
At a Pennsylvania high school newspaper, editors refused to print the name of the school's sports team: the Redskins. The principal was not impressed.
Putting controversy around the holiday's name in perspective
In schools across the country enrollment figures keep rising—but space is at a premium.
While the public remains divided on the new standards, educators are increasingly optimistic.
When public school employees fudge scores, kids may miss out on qualifying for services that could help them make legitimate academic gains.
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.