The Portland school board has unanimously declared a state of emergency, a move that allows the schools superintendent to spend money on preparations for a strike, including hiring replacement teachers.
In the latest of her education reform proposals, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is calling for increased access to full-day pre-kindergarten programs and an expansion of early-childhood reading programs.
More New York City voters support Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to pay for prekindergarten expansion with existing state funds than Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal for a tax increase, according to a poll released Wednesday.
House Democratic leaders are worried that Education Secretary Arne Duncan is not doing enough to hold states accountable for educating public school students who are low-income, minority, disabled or English-language learners.
When we send our children off to school, we expect -- rightfully so -- that they will be taught by professionals trained in childhood development, instructional methods, and, most importantly, the subject matter they are teaching. Yet across the nation,…
The Kansas State Board of Education is ready to move forward on new rules to require all teachers and school administrators to be fingerprinted, despite objections from teachers unions.
For many Americans it's been a harsh, disruptive winter, from the country's Northern edges to the Deep South. When cold snaps and blizzards shutter schools, kids miss more than their daily lessons. Some miss out on the day's nutritious meal as…
San Francisco officials proposed Tuesday that all private schools in the city be checked to see whether they would be vulnerable to collapse in an earthquake.
The state Board of Education voted on Wednesday to express its commitment to the Common Core, a set of guidelines for what children should learn that has sparked opposition from some parents.
Among a slew of ideas tucked into a new proposal about what the next generation of federal school accountability should be (courtesy of 15 large-district superintendents), was this morsel: "Ability and fluency in more than one language."
Last month, Melinda and I published our foundation's annual letter, about myths that block progress for the poorest. We focus on myths about global issues, like the myth that foreign aid is a big waste, but when it comes to domestic…
Conflict over Common Core, the widely adopted national math and language arts standards, spiked Wednesday as opponents brought their concerns to the state Capitol while backers countered with a campaign to support the continued rollout.
In an effort to expand arts education for all K-8 students, 14 cities and school districts have now joined a program linking local arts groups with nearby schools to improve programs amid strained budgets.
The Madison Metropolitan School District has an image problem with teachers of color, says a consultant who recommends using the district's mission of creating an environment where all students thrive to recruit a more diverse workforce.
Nevada fails to provide adequate school funding to poor children, according to a national report. Every two years, the Education Law Center publishes a report card that grades states on how fairly they distribute per-pupil funding to schools.