US Schools Safe Haven For Many Immigrant ChildrenAfter 14 years of separation from her parents and a harrowing journey across the U.S. border, Milsa Martinez finds solace in the northern Virginia high school where she's perfecting her English and learning civics and math.
Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US IllegallyDespite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.
Report: US High Schools Hit 80 Percent Graduation Rate, All-Time HighU.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
U.S. Education Secretary Calls For Gun Control Measures Education Secretary Arne Duncan says schools are doing "fantastic" work to improve safety but easy access to guns is contributing to school violence.
Rev. Wright Blasts Obama In MLK Comparison: 'I Have A Drone' Speaking with a Chicago Teachers Union on Wednesday, President Barack Obama’s controversial former pastor lauded Martin Luther King’s famous, “I have a dream” phrase, while comparing it to what he believes will be the summation of the current Obama presidency: “I have a drone.”
Secretary Duncan: 'I Used Some Clumsy Phrasing That I Regret'Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his "clumsy phrasing" in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.
Education Secretary: 'White Suburban Moms' Realizing 'Their Child Isn't As Brilliant As They Thought'Education Secretary Arne Duncan said he finds it “fascinating” that opposition to the Common Core State Standards program is coming from “white suburban moms” who are realizing their kid “isn’t as brilliant as they thought they were.”
Education Chief: High Schools Should Start Day Later, Allow For More SleepHigh school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.
Senate GOP: Education Secretary Has 'States Over A Barrel' On Sweeping Rewrite Of No Child Left BehindThe Senate Education Committee on Wednesday finished its sweeping rewrite of No Child Left Behind that eases coast-to-coast requirements for schools and gives states greater independence to set their own goals.
GOP Accuses Dems Of Pushing 'National School Board' To Replace No Child Left BehindThe good intentions of No Child Left Behind have not yielded good policy, the Democratic chairman of the Senate education panel said Tuesday as lawmakers began to rewrite the sweeping legislation that governs all schools that receive federal tax dollars.
Senate Republicans: Let States Make Final Decisions On SchoolsEducation Secretary Arne Duncan would see his authority greatly cut and governors would have final say over their schools under legislation introduced Thursday by Senate Republicans.