After California schools eliminated art programs and increased class sizes to survive budget cuts, they are finally on the verge of getting more money thanks to voter-approved taxes and economic recovery.
A 10-year-old boy recently walked past rows of boarded-up houses, dilapidated storefronts and abandoned lots on his way home from Nathaniel Pope Elementary School on Chicago's West Side. He took a detour to make sure the students walking behind him didn't see that he lived in a homeless shelter a half-mile away.
A new group of Kansas City area business leaders is lobbying in Jefferson City and Topeka to get early childhood education programs in Missouri and Kansas restored or fully funded.
All it took, administrators said, was an emphasis on college readiness, assessment and the belief that failure isn't an option.
Arizonans have the opportunity to divert more of what they owe in income taxes this year to students who attend private schools.
More high schools in Florida earned the coveted A grade, according to preliminary grades released by the Florida Department of Education Friday.
The early-morning calls from debt collectors continued even after her massive stroke, waking Bella Logan to daily reminders that she owed $75,000 in student loans. Logan is 94.
In the wake of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, Conn., a Pennsylvania school district board plans to meet early next week to expedite the process of approving armed police officers to protect students.
Nissan announced that Andrew Saldana of Downey, Calif., Ryan Helsel of Durham, N.C., and Kyle Vath of Cincinnati are the winners of the "Nissan Innovation Garage" campaign.
Russlynn Ali, the hard-charging head of the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights, is stepping down from the post. Her last day was Nov. 30.
Miami-Dade will receive $30 million from the federal government's latest education grant competition, called Race to the Top.
Study surmises that families in the four largest federal programs to subsidize housing for those in poverty do not end up with better access to high-quality schools than other low-income parents, particularly if they are black or Hispanic.
America Economia magazine placed the executive education program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in its second-highest slot, it was announced.
DonorsChoose.org will distribute $5 million from Google through a competitive process by inviting more than 800 public high schools throughout the country to participate in the "AP STEM Access program."
California ranks fifth-lowest in the nation in students' vocabulary -- but Hispanic, Asian and African-American fourth-grade scores improved.