To answer questions about the graduation-rate gap between groups of students, U.S. Secretary of Education John King went straight to the source: high school kids.
Guidance released Friday makes it clear that well-rounded means more than just music and arts, even though those are important. It can include everything from foreign language courses to Advanced Placement to civics education to college and career counseling.
It has been a long, parched walk in the desert for attention to education in the debates between presidential nominees Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
There are nine other positions in a Donald Trump presidential cabinet you can make suggestions for in the survey, as well as a new chief of staff for Trump.
More civics education could help kids become the type of citizens who will be able to smartly work against the forces of inequity in their communities, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. planned to say a speech at the National Press Club Wednesday.
The National Center for Education Statistics reports that K-12 spending at the state and district level increased by 1.2 percent from fiscal 2013 to fiscal 2014.
The national graduation rate hit an all-time high at 83.2 percent for the 2014-15 school year, up nearly 5 percentage points since the 2010-11 school year. But there's more to the story.
Nearly every secretary came into the job with a long record in K-12 policy. But, if Hillary Clinton is elected president next month, she may break with that longstanding tradition and choose someone with a higher education background.
High school graduation rates inched up for the fourth year in a row, by nearly one percentage point in the 2014-15 school year, the Obama administration announced Monday.
The union wants more than just a few tweaks to the accountability plans that were already on the books under the No Child Left Behind Act and its waivers.