Trump has ordered a task force to look into the federal government's role in schools. Where does this executive order fit in the country's long history of federal versus state educational policies?
Confirmed in a historic tie-breaking vote by Vice President Pence, Betsy DeVos will be the next secretary of education. Here's what you need to know about her past legislative actions and proposals.
The involvement of large wealthy donors in local schools is influencing who gets elected to govern on school boards. Why does it matter?
On the occasion of World Teacher's Day, on Oct. 5, a scholar explains why borrowing teacher quality models from high-scoring countries such as Finland, South Korea or Singapore is not effective.
Eleven states have introduced a new test score. Here's what you need to know.
The learning loss that occurs over the summer for poor students can lead to a growing academic achievement gap in subsequent years. What are community schools and how do they help low-income students?
The ESSA, or the Every Child Succeeds Act, was considered to be a welcome replacement of the No Child Left Behind law. However, scholars point to some disturbing provisions in the new law.
The year 2015 escalated many of the tensions that have existed on university and college campuses for a long time. It will be remembered as the year of student activism.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is replacing No Child Left Behind (NCLB). How much of an improvement is it over the earlier law?
By bringing private advocates to the fore in education, Arne Duncan further opened public education to privatized influences.
There are plenty of signs that teaching as a vocation is in trouble in the US.
The number of libraries is dropping drastically across almost all states. Will a revised No Child Left Behind law make a difference?
Want kids to improve fluency in English language? Try dance and drama as teaching tools.
Art teachers have been evaluated on English test scores. There seems to be no limit to how test data are being used to punish students, teachers and schools.
If the Opt Out movement has gained ground, it is not without reason. Testing has not only pushed learning out, but taught people how to "game" the system.
South Korean students have consistently been at the top of global standardized tests. But the high grades have come at a tremendous cost.
As the debate over standardized tests continues, a scholar questions the introduction of a new college readiness test, PARCC and gives reasons why it will be no different.
As senators begin revising No Child Left Behind, a new standardized test, PARCC, is being adopted by states to help prepare students enter college.
With teachers leaving the profession in large numbers and a drop in candidates applying to teaching programs, it is time to take a fresh look at education reforms.
Social media is being actively used in the public debate on Common Core, with an unprecedented 35,000 to 40,000 tweets each month.