By Joseph Lawler | 11/08/13 10:18 AM
Benjamin Landy for the Century Foundation: American society is more divided today than in any other year since the Great Depression, with massive concentrations of wealth and income in the hands of an elite few. Such extreme inequality should push Americans toward a more redistributive...
By Jennifer C. Kerr | 11/08/13 09:38 AM
Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom.
By Associated Press | 11/08/13 07:14 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes the best isn't good enough: Most American fourth- and eighth-graders still lack basic skills in math and reading despite record high scores on a national exam. Yes, today's students are doing better than those who came before them. But the improvements have come...
11/07/13 08:42 PM
(www.nytimes.com) The military stepped back from its plan after colleges pushed to keep a door open to rural students and will instead place the programs on “probationary status.”
By Sean Higgins | 11/07/13 03:52 PM
New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio denies claims that he is vetting American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten as the next NYC schools chancellor. "I have never had that conversation with anyone," he told reporters Tuesday. "I don't know where you're getting that from."...
11/07/13 12:12 PM
Today's fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading, but even with record scores, it's too early to celebrate.
By Trenton Daniel | 11/06/13 09:28 AM
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — A senior U.S. official visiting Haiti called Tuesday for greater transparency to improve the quality of education in the Caribbean country's long-struggling classrooms.
By Associated Press | 11/06/13 09:24 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — The Arkansas Education Department is exploring applying for another waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law because of difficulty in meeting the terms of its current waiver.
By Kimberly Hefling | 11/06/13 09:21 AM
Americans who passed part, but not all, of the GED test are rushing to finish the high school equivalency exam before a new version rolls out in January and their previous scores are wiped out. About 1 million people could be affected.
By Sue Manning | 11/06/13 09:19 AM
LOS ANGELES — While some say school safety hinges on guns, cameras or alarms in classrooms, Mark Gomer and Kristi Schiller think specially trained dogs should take point in preventing violence in schools.
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