Since the economy went sour and school budgets withered, school administrators and parents have been scrambling to come up with cash.Many of them are putting aside the buckets of cookie dough and pails of caramel corn in favor of glitzy, high-dollar auctions to raise thousands — even hundreds of
Former Assistant Secretary of Education Diane Ravitch was once an early advocate of No Child Left Behind, school vouchers and charter schools.In 2005, she wrote, "We should thank President George W. Bush and Congress for passing the No Child Left Behind Act ...
The tough economy continues to boost the number of students in college, as people try to burnish their job credentials. That's leading some schools to ask whether they should shrink the time it takes to get a degree.Ohio Gov.
In 2011, WBEZ filmed four short videos featuring Louder Than a Bomb youth poets performing their work on location. When poet Malcolm X. London spits that “the educated aren’t necessarily the educated,” he’s referring to the inequalities of the public school system.
In many ways, Mark Heim is a typical senior at Colorado State University. He has the kind of smart humor you'd expect from someone who excels in computer science, engineering and math; his T-shirt reads, "Department of Redundancy Department."
Standardized test scores in Washington, D.C.'s public schools came under scrutiny last month when a USA Today investigation found evidence of cheating.USA Today reviewed test scores from 2008 through 2010 and found an unusual rate of erasures on answer sheets from 103 schools in wh