The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan has filed what it is calling a "first-of-its-kind" lawsuit against the state, its Department of Education and one Detroit-area school district for allegedly failing to teach students to read at grade level, as mandated by state law and its constitution.
Public schools in Oregon must discontinue the use of Native American names, symbols or images as mascots following a State Board of Education vote.
The number of "dropout factory" high schools in the United States is decreasing, according to a report from the Building a Grad Nation Summit being held this week in Washington.
More and more schools are jumping on the digital bandwagon and adopting iPads for daily use in the classroom. Apple's education-related announcements last week will no doubt bolster the trend, making faculty tools and student textbooks more engaging and accessible.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from a North Carolina county that had regularly opened its public meetings with Christian prayers.
Tucson, Arizona, public schools suspended their Mexican-American studies program after an administrative law judge ruled it violated a new state law and the state said the local district was going to lose $15 million in annual aid, officials said.
A judge rules that an ethnic studies program offered by the Tucson Unified School District breaks Arizona state law.
Ten years ago, "No Child Left Behind" became the law of the land.
Alabama's attorney general questioned Wednesday whether the federal government has the legal right to ask for data from school districts in the state, which has recently passed controversial legislation intended to reduce illegal immigration.
The Justice Department Tuesday issued a letter to Alabama school districts to make sure they are abiding by federal law, which declares that a child may not be denied equal access to schools based on his or her immigration status.
The job typically pays about $250,000 a year. That doesn't include the pension and fabulous benefits. You usually get a long-term contract. There's no competition. Customers can't leave. So why do so few talented people want such a great gig?
Officials in a New Jersey school district are investigating claims that a high school teacher wrote anti-gay and lesbian comments on her Facebook page, an official has said.
The kids are back in school, but the teachers aren't.
Some California school districts will see multi-million-dollar savings thanks to solar power. CNN's Casey Wian reports.
Outside the small town of Mediapolis, Iowa, the elementary, middle and high school buildings sit together in one complex, surrounded by acres and acres of corn fields.
President Obama is looking to send $30 billion to the states to stem the crush of teacher layoffs.
Public schools in Memphis, Tennessee, will be consolidated with those of the surrounding county beginning in 2013-14, a federal judge ruled Monday. The decision ends for now a yearslong fight over funding that spilled into questions of race and politics.
Drowning in debt and unable to seek concessions from city employees, the struggling Rhode Island city of Central Falls filed for bankruptcy Monday.
The recent disclosure of test altering practices across Atlanta's public school system has turned the spotlight on a national crisis. Instances of grade changing and test tampering have also been reported across the country in cities such as Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia and Washington.
Will Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey run for president in 2012? CNN's Jim Acosta reports.
The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that $500 million must be restored to the state's poorest school districts after it found part of Gov. Chris Christie's controversial 2011 budget to be unconstitutional.
Cathie Black, the publishing executive turned New York City schools chancellor, is stepping down after three months in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg told reporters Thursday.
Calling the state's fiscal problems unprecedented, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled Tuesday a budget that asks state employees to forgo pay increases and pay more for their health care.
Three weeks after igniting a firestorm of protest from unions, Gov. Scott Walker introduced a budget Tuesday that would slash more than $1.25 billion from aid to schools and local governments. Walker stressed that the aid won't be missed if the legislature votes to severely curtail public employees' collective bargaining power. That's because school districts and local governments will be able to raise workers' contributions to their health care and pensions, saving a total of $1.5 billion.
After proposing a $1.5 billion cut in state aid to schools for the upcoming academic year, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is targeting the salaries of the state's school superintendents.
For about a week, tens of thousands of men, women and children have been gathering at the State Capitol in Madison, Wisconsin, protesting Gov. Scott Walker's "budget repair" bill. Besides requiring sharp increases in employee contributions to pension and health insurance benefits, the bill strips most of the state's public sector unions of almost all their collective bargaining rights.
The yearning to return to the antebellum South is not just being reflected in this year's celebration of the Confederacy, but also in growing efforts to reverse years of successful school integration.
This week's growing controversy about funding public education in Wisconsin is hardly an isolated incident, as 40 states are coping with budget shortfalls totaling $140 billion, which will threaten America's 14,000 school districts for the next five years, one analyst said Thursday.
At least 15 school systems in Wisconsin are closed as budget protests continue. WTMJ has more.
As angry teachers in the Midwest shut down more than a dozen school districts in protest Thursday, Republican officials across the nation have made teachers' unions "public enemy No. 1" in a battle to trim budgets and rewrite the rules on how unions and states work together.
Toddlers in Yonkers, N.Y., may no longer be able to attend pre-K. Schools in Syracuse would only be cleaned every other day. And Oxford schools could lose 10% of their teachers.
Pakistan must immediately drop blasphemy charges against a teenager and let him out of jail, Human Rights Watch said.
Police have arrested a Pakistani teenager accused of writing insulting comments about Muslim prophet Mohammed in a school exam, a senior police official said.
A school in Pennsylvania is separating kids by race. It is part of a mentoring program for black kids.
A Pennsylvania high school says some students are separated by race, gender and language for a few minutes each day in an effort to boost academic scores, raising controversy over the historically contentious issue of segregation in schools.
California's schools are in a state of financial emergency, according to the state's education chief, Tom Torlakson.
In October, Thelma Gutierrez reported on a controversial ban of ethnic studies courses in Arizona public schools.
Arizona schools superintendent John Huppenthal has told the Tucson district to stop teaching its controversial Mexican-American studies program or face losing $15 million in annual state aid under a new law, he said Tuesday.
A panel of historians has found an "appalling" number of factual errors in a new fourth-grade history textbook used in many Virginia school districts, one of the experts said.
Bay District Schools board members discuss their encouter with a gunman who took his own life Tuesday night.
A Florida school board member who rose to fame after she tried to stop a gunman with her purse has put her handbag up for sale, though it apparently has been removed from an online auction site.
A school security chief gave an emotional account Thursday of his shootout with a Florida man who held school board members hostage before opening fire.
Security officer Mike Jones speaks about confronting a gunman at a Florida school board meeting.
A gunman enters a Florida school board meeting, spray paints a wall and rants before going on a shooting spree.
Clay Duke sat quietly through the first portion of the Bay District Schools, Florida, school board meeting Tuesday afternoon as local children were honored for their achievements.
Striking back against resegregation in schools, education leaders gathered Friday in Raleigh, North Carolina, to hear the president of the nation's oldest civil rights organization speak about the national state of education.
A school district member in Arkansas who came under fire for an anti-gay post on a social networking site formally submitted his resignation to the school board Monday, according to the Midland School District superintendent.
Arkansas school board member Clint McCance tells Anderson Cooper he'll resign after posting anti-gay comments online.
A group of protesters traveled Thursday to a small Arkansas town, where they held a demonstration to call for the resignation of a school board member who posted anti-gay comments on a social networking site.
The Arkansas Department of Education has condemned anti-gay comments made by a local school board member and posted on a social networking site.
CNN's Anderson Cooper talks to a man who alerted an Arkansas school board about an official's anti-gay Facebook rant.
Eleven Tucson, Arizona, educators sued the state board of education and superintendent this week for what the teachers consider an "anti-Hispanic" ban looming on Mexican-American studies.
Dana Woldow issues a challenge to every member of Congress: "Try school cafeteria food in your district. Then see if you continue to make the same decisions about how you fund the program."
Alabama schools have been having a rough time of it, and it only looks like it's going to get rougher. The Cotton State recently came in last place in the federal Department of Education's Race to the Top grant competition. And a steadfast global recession combined with the Gulf Coast oil spill this summer have put a severe strain on the state's tax receipts, the primary source of revenue for Alabama's education system, forcing several school systems to take out private loans just to make it through the year.
More children are crowding into classrooms in Modesto, Calif. Parents are paying extra to send their kids to full-day kindergarten in Queen Creek, Ariz. And the school buses stopped rolling in one St. Louis area school district.
Police in Raleigh, North Carolina, arrested 19 people at a rancorous school board meeting Tuesday afternoon where protesters accused the Wake County School Board of adopting a plan that will resegregate the school system.
A decade-old policy of integrating students has been shut down; will it solve budget problems or lead to resegregation?
The arrest of 19 protesters at a rancorous school board meeting Tuesday brings the issue of busing and diversity in education into the national spotlight.
The Texas Board of Education votes on changes to public school curriculum. News 8 Austin's Karina Kling reports.
Fifty-six years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed in Brown v. Board of Education what our founders declared self-evident -- that all men are created equal.
Think states have made deep spending cuts? You ain't seen nothing yet.
More than 80% of U.S. school districts are expected to eliminate jobs and more than half will likely freeze hiring during the upcoming school year, an education organization said Tuesday.
As a frequent critic of teachers' unions for standing in the way of education reform, perpetuating a culture of low expectations and defending the interests of teachers even to the detriment of students, I'm accustomed to having union officials call me "anti-teacher."
The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing for a quick legal decision, hoping to save a high school prom that was allegedly canceled because two lesbians wanted to attend it together.
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.
KMBC's Micheal Mahoney reports on the controversial decision to close almost half the schools in one school district.
The superintendent of the Kansas City, Missouri, school district on Thursday defended a plan to shutter nearly half the district's schools.
A Mississippi high school faces a lawsuit over its decision to cancel its prom rather than allow a lesbian high school student to attend with her girlfriend.
A New Orleans hotel owner says he can host a high school's prom, after a Mississippi school canceled it.
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.
A body found Monday in the Chicago River is that of Michael Scott, president of the Chicago Board of Education, police said.
Authorities are ruling the death of the president of the Chicago Board of Education a suicide. WLS' Jason Knowles reports.
That first Friday at Grove City High was so quiet. Any other school year, the school's nationally acclaimed band would have ended the day by marching through the halls blasting the fight song. Any other school year, more than 11,000 would have gathered later that evening at the stadium behind the school to watch the Greyhounds -- better known as the Dawgs -- open their season. Any other school year, Friday would have meant something.