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.
In the speech to an ed-tech company, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton also expressed skepticism that most politicians aside from governors or mayors can exert much influence on K-12.
The U.S. Department of Education today released its long-awaited final rules on teacher preparation. The rules, first proposed in 2014, aim to hold teacher-training programs accountable for the performance of their graduates.
Zephyr Teachout, the Democratic candidate in New York's 19th district, opposes high-stakes testing and the common core, while GOP candidate John Faso is a big charter school fan.
The union had heard that Joel Klein, the former New York City School chancellor, was working with the campaign, and it was not pleased.