Teens from Asian nations dominated a global exam given to 15-year-olds, while U.S. students showed little improvement and failed to reach the top 20 in math, science or reading, according to test results released Tuesday.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says District of Columbia school officials deserve credit for big leaps in scores on the Nation’s Report Card.
Three more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
President Barack Obama declared Monday on his first trip outside Washington to promote gun control that a consensus is emerging for universal background checks for purchasers, though he conceded a tough road lay ahead to pass an assault weapons ban over formidable opposition in Congress.
The nation’s schools chief says more needs to be done to make sure children live long enough to attend college. He is joining more than 350 university presidents in urging Congress to take action to protect students from gun violence.
Too many students worry more about being killed by a gun than learning in the classroom, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said on Thursday, as he cautioned that firearms alone do not make schools safer.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is urging colleges and universities to adopt an easy-to-understand financial aid form to help students make smarter decisions on where to study, how to pay and determine what they’ll owe.
Federal officials are granting another eight states flexibility from the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law.
Republican activists now want to use Obama’s stance on the same-sex marriage — public opinion is about evenly split — to paint the president as a flip-flopper and to boost Mitt Romney’s image in the eyes of conservatives who are still warming to him.
Eager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education.