Country music star Taylor Swift donated $50,000 of profits from her hit song "Welcome to New York" to the public schools in New York City, according to MSNBC. Unfortunately, her generous gesture didn't get quite the response one would anticipate.

Sixty of the nation's largest school districts are joining President Obama's initiative to improve the educational futures of African-American and Hispanic boys, beginning in preschool extending through high school graduation -- dubbed the "My Brother's Keeper" program.

A Republican bill to revamp No Child Left Behind could make its way to the U.S. House of Representatives as early as next week, but President Obama is already vowing to veto it, according to an Associated Press report.

Education is the single most important asset when it comes to equal Civil Rights, according to First Lady Michelle Obama.

Last week, local students in Sussex County, Delaware took a stand to rally for more African American teachers and discuss issues they have faced at school, as reported in the News Journal.

A study released by law researchers at Columbia University shows evidence that of all groups, black K-12 female students are kicked or pushed out of school more than their peers

Tennessee's Republican Governor Bill Haslam, a former supporter of the Common Core Standards, has started to give into its naysayers.

An Indianapolis-area judge has sent a letter to district superintendents that insists school administrators stop having so many students arrested. The letter says that 1,500 Indy kids are sent to juvenile detention centers annually, but that 80 percent of those are never charged.

Mississippi's Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves announced a plan last week that would raise K-12 state spending by $110 million over last year, but would not fully fund the public schools in the state.

One study after another has shown a wide educational achievement gap between the poorest and wealthiest children in the United States. This prompted researchers at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, a group focused on narrowing inequality, to study and conclude that if America could improve education performance for the average student, everyone would benefit.


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