This story is the first in an ongoing series on education overhaul in Detroit.The Detroit Public School system hopes to convert dozens of schools into charters in the next year or so in a last ditch effort to cut costs and stop plummeting enrollment.The plan faces tremendous skepticism fro
Part of a series on young people and financial literacyFor many high school and college seniors, graduation is a time of new beginnings and harsh realities. Their thoughts are turning to money — for tuition, rent, and credit card bills.
Part of a series on young people and financial literacyThe amount of money Americans owe on student loans recently exceeded the nation's credit card debt. That may lead many to ask: Is it smart to borrow a lot of money to go to college?
Some faculty members at Florida State University say their school has sold out to a conservative group that dangled a big donation.Recently released details show the university gave the Charles Koch Foundation a role in hiring decisions, in exchange for a big grant.Three years ago, the Charles Koch
In the past two years, Detroit has closed 59 schools and cut 30 percent of the school system's workforce. But the district is still staring at a deficit of more than $300 million, and thousands of students continue to flee every year."
Amid criticism from education reform advocates who say many teacher preparation programs provide poor training, a national organization is conducting a review of more than 1,000 programs to help aspiring teachers choose from the best.