Class size and what it means to how kids learn has been a long and hotly contested issue. President Barack Obama and many educators believe smaller classes, with fewer students per teacher, are the way to go.
The U.S. Department of Education granted eight additional states waivers Tuesday from strict requirements of the No Child Left Behind law.
Let's be clear about one thing: Vice President Joe Biden's recent comment about being OK with marriage equality did not place the president in a difficult situation.
The White House says Vice President Biden's comments on gay marriage aren't a departure from the president's statements.
For the first time in his life, Joe Fulce gets up at 5 a.m. to do something other than play basketball.
As schools gear up for March Madness, a new study released Wednesday shows that race and gender gaps in higher education continue to plague college basketball players on the NCAA tournament teams.
President Obama announces 10 states will be exempt from "No Child Left Behind" rules in exchange for new reforms.
Ten states are being granted waivers to free them from some requirements of the No Child Left Behind education reform law, with President Barack Obama explaining Thursday that the move aims to "combine greater freedom with greater accountability."
College costs too much, both for students and for society as a whole.
Thousands of protesters are expected to descend on London to oppose cuts and higher tuition fees.
Fourth and eighth grade students scored higher in mathematics last spring than anytime since the Nation's Report Card began measuring their performance decades ago, data showed Tuesday.
Figuring out how much college is going to cost you is about to get much easier.
A two-day conference commemorating National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week will wrap up Tuesday with a speech from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
Sec. of Education Arne Duncan talks about a waiver program aimed at absolving schools from Bush-era education standards.
About half the schools in Tennessee didn't meet the annual yearly progress requirements of the No Child Left Behind law last year. Tennessee is not alone.
In the past couple months, thousands of teachers and parents have been calling for radical change in the education system, citing issues with the No Child Left Behind policy. Teachers, students, and parents across the country have come together with one goal in mind: fix a faulty education system.
Seven Atlanta educators have stepped down after being issued an ultimatum to quit or be fired.
Two Atlanta Public Schools educators stepped down Monday after being issued an ultimatum last week to quit or be fired.
The latest shock to hit American schools and education reformers is the revelation that teachers and administrators have been fiddling with test scores in Atlanta and, evidently, in Washington, Baltimore and half a dozen other locales.
"Bang ups and hang ups can happen to you," Attorney General Eric Holder read to a group of preschoolers from Dr. Seuss' book "Oh, The Places You'll Go" at the Department of Education's kickoff to its summer reading program on Wednesday.
Roughly 530 colleges across the country will soon have to submit special reports to Uncle Sam, explaining why their tuition and student fees have recently surged.
In order to receive federal funding for education programs, for-profit colleges now need to prove that their graduates are actually getting jobs.
An open letter of appreciation to teachers from the Obama administration's chief education official has highlighted the administration's difficult relationship with the nation's teachers.
As a nation, either our kids are getting dumber or everyone else's are getting smarter. American 15-year-olds ranked 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in math in a study of students in 34 nations and nonnational regions.
President Barack Obama took to the Spanish-language network airwaves Monday to discuss challenges in educating Hispanics students.
President Barack Obama called Monday for Congress to pass education reforms by the time students return to school next fall, telling a Virginia middle school that fixing problems in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act -- more commonly known as "No Child Left Behind" -- should be a top priority.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday his department estimates that four out of five schools in the United States will not make their "No Child Left Behind" benchmarks by the law's target year of 2014 -- and when the test scores are counted for the current school year, numbers could show that U.S. schools are already at that failure rate.
Like many schools in heavily urban areas, there are metal detectors, the neighborhood is poorer than many and 90% of the students qualify for free or subsidized lunches.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan stepped onto his bully pulpit Thursday, arguing for states to protect their education budgets.
It takes a lot of guts to go up to Capitol Hill in the current budget-cutting climate and ask for more money, yet that's what Education Secretary Arne Duncan did at his appearance at the Senate Budget Committee on Tuesday.
President Obama's 2012 budget proposal for education is one of the few areas that actually show a significant increase -- to the tune of $4.5 billion, compared with the proposal for 2011.
President Obama's budget Monday will propose cutting $100 billion dollars from the Pell grant program and other higher education programs, but use those savings to ensure that eligible students would be able to receive the current maximum award of $5,500 per school year.
A national assessment of students' grasp of science at three grade levels found that only 34% of the fourth-graders, 30% of the eighth-graders and 21% of the 12th-graders qualify as proficient.
Virginia Tech violated federal campus security law when it waited too long to inform students about a shooter on the loose during a 2007 rampage that killed 32 people, the U.S. Department of Education says in a new report.
On April 16, 2007, iReporter Jamal Albarghouti captured audio of the Virginia Tech shooting as it happened.
Bullying and harassment in schools often includes violations of federally protected civil rights, the federal government warned Tuesday in new guidelines for educators on how to address the problem.
Education stocks were the biggest losers Thursday, led by Apollo Group, whose stock hit a four-year low after the company withdraw its business outlook for 2011.
School bullying is the target of a two-day summit in Washington that kicked off Wednesday morning with Education Secretary Arne Duncan saying bullying undermines learning in schools.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan opened the second leg of his "Courage in the Classroom" bus tour Monday with a stop at the state Capitol in Albany, New York.
Across the country, parents have been busy preparing their children for the return to school. They have been buying new backpacks, new school supplies and new clothes.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Saturday that he plans to recruit more African-American and Latino teachers in a bid to narrow achievement gaps among students.
The District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and Rhode Island are all to receive a portion of the $3.4 billion remaining in the "Race to the Top" fund for education in those states.
Education stocks took a hit Monday after the government revealed data on student loan repayment rates that could impose hefty penalties on for-profit colleges and universities or make them ineligible for federal student loans.
CNN's Josh Levs shows us how schools are making drastic changes in an effort to get federal stimulus dollars.
Eighteen states and the District of Columbia were selected as finalists to receive more than $3 billion in the second round of funding for the Race to the Top Program, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.
U.S. education issues in 2010 boil down to two questions: how to fund cash-strapped state universities and how to fix so-called high school "drop-out factories."
Steve Perry visits Overland Elementary School in Los Angeles to discuss how to involve parents in child's education.
In a departure from the current state autonomy for what U.S. children are taught, the National Governors Association and state education chiefs Wednesday announced their recommendations for education standards nationwide.
One out of four U.S. high school students fails to graduate on time, according to a report released Wednesday by the National Center for Education Statistics.
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again -- especially if the end result is a portion of $3.4 billion to be used for education in your state.
CNN's Soledad O'Brien reports on the often controversial decisions made to improve failing schools.
Jordan Norwood dreams of becoming a neurosurgeon. The 14-year-old Chicago boy is smart and hard working but because of the school he attends, he would have to defy nearly insurmountable odds to get into college, let alone make it through medical school.
The battered economy is devastating school districts nationwide. Faced with shrinking budgets, many schools say they have no choice but to lay off teachers, cut arts and sports programs or consider other drastic measures to save money.
Tennessee and Delaware were the only two states designated Monday to receive funds in the first round of the education funding competition "Race to the Top," federal officials announced.
The national report card for reading by fourth-graders was flat for 2009 compared with 2007, leaving Education Secretary Arne Duncan unsatisfied with the trend.
Saying the United States is "falling behind" in education, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan worked Wednesday to persuade lawmakers that the Obama administration's plan to rewrite a federal education law is the right move for the nation's students and schools.
President Obama plans to change the way public schools are evaluated. CNN's John Roberts reports.
The Obama administration plans to send a wide-ranging overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law to Congress on Monday, arguing that the current legislation has pushed schools to lower their standards to meet federal requirements.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan has spent the past couple days backpedaling from comments he made Sunday suggesting that Hurricane Katrina was good for New Orleans' failing schools.
Public school students in major metropolitan areas are showing improvement on test scores in mathematics compared with scores from previous years, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Education.
Chris Edwards' fever spiked at 104 degrees this fall before he was sent home from Frostburg State University in western Maryland to recuperate from the H1N1 flu.
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen has signs your child is dangerously ill from H1N1.
President Obama deserves an A+ for his agenda for education reform. His decision to nominate Arne Duncan as U.S. education secretary was inspired, and his comments on holding the system accountable are honest, refreshing and insightful.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is expected to push for reforms in how teachers are taught when he speaks at Teachers College at Columbia University in New York on Thursday.
Creating and saving jobs while boosting investment in the future are among the top goals of the Obama administration's $787 billion economic stimulus plan.
U.S. schoolchildren still have work to do when it comes to mathematics, the secretary of education said Wednesday.
A scene that has played out all too often this year in major U.S. cities repeated itself Tuesday on a street in Washington.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan met Wednesday with a group of teens who were schoolmates of a Chicago youth brutally beaten to death last month.
Attorney General Holder says a videotaped beating death of a Chicago teen is a 'call to action' to fight teen violence.
In our first 100 days, the Obama administration has presented a comprehensive education agenda -- from the cradle through college -- that protects children and jobs in the short term and invests in the long term by advancing education reform.
Should summer vacation be a thing of the past? CNN's Kate Bolduan reports.
As students head back to class across the United States, educators are weighing the benefits of a longer school year, which has been tried in several districts with mixed results.
President Obama has made it clear from the earliest days of his presidency that he intended to make education a high priority for his administration.
The White House released the text Monday of a controversial back-to-school speech to students from President Obama.
The White House on Monday released the text of a controversial back-to-school speech to students from President Barack Obama.
American children aren't necessarily getting smarter or dumber, but that might not be good enough to compete globally, according to numbers cited Tuesday by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
11-year-old Damon Weaver talks about his interview with President Obama.
President Obama plans to announce the next phase of education funding Friday as one round of stimulus money filters through state governments and into school districts.
Math and reading scores for fourth- and eighth-graders in public schools improved nationwide, but African-American students continued to lag behind their white classmates, a new federal study found.
One of the great headaches of the American dream is about to get less painful.
The Obama administration estimates that the economic stimulus plan will create or save 750,000 jobs by early August, a senior administration official said on Monday.
Chicago youth violence appears to be getting worse, not better. CNN's David Mattingly reports.
The Rev. Michael Pfleger has ordered the American flag at St. Sabina Church hung upside-down -- a historic sign of distress -- to symbolize the growing death toll among the city's youngsters.
At least 74 schools have closed across the country because of confirmed or probable cases of swine flu and 30 more have closed as a precautionary measure, the Department of Education said Wednesday.
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, President Obama's stimulus package, could serve as a historic investment in our children's future, an initiative that could very well change the course of our nation.
CNN's Kate Bolduan reports on the state of the nation's education, and sits down with the man charged with fixing it.
Those lazy days of summer may become a thing of the past if the new secretary of education has his way.
President Obama's task force on the middle class formally began its work Friday, focusing its first meeting on green jobs and how they might strengthen the economy and the middle class.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan told students and educators at a Virginia high school Tuesday that he'll fight to put $20 billion in education construction funding back into the $838 billion economic stimulus package, as President Barack Obama wants.
CNN's Campbell Brown interviews Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan talks to CNN's Campbell Brown about the President's $150 billion increase in federal money for education. Here is the transcript of that interview.
President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack as his choice for agriculture secretary and Colorado Sen. Ken Salazar as his choice for secretary of the interior, an aide on Obama's transition team and a separate Democratic source said.
President-elect Barack Obama will name Arne Duncan as his choice for education secretary and Sen. Ken Salazar as interior secretary, sources told CNN Monday.
A trailblazing Chicago school starts economic education early to give inner-city black kids a leg up