Education and Schools
June 28, 2012 -
A new report grades states on how effectively they address educational disparities caused by concentrated poverty. It finds that a number of states in the South are not funding public schools adequately or distributing those funds where most needed, with Florida and North Carolina getting overall failing grades.
June 6, 2012 -
Conservative political activists connected to Wal-Mart and Amway are funding a campaign to funnel public money to religious and other private schools.
April 9, 2012 -
The U.S. Senator from Florida is about to release his own version of an immigration reform bill that would offer legal status to undocumented students -- but without a pathway to citizenship.
March 16, 2012 -
Touted as the cure for what ails public education, charter schools have historical roots that are rarely acknowledged.
December 15, 2011 -
The U.S. Departments of Justice and Education have reaffirmed the educational and civic benefits of diversity and the damaging pitfalls of school segregation.
December 2, 2011 -
The North Carolina Association of Educators has called for shoppers to boycott stores owned by Raleigh multimillionaire and conservative operative Art Pope for his "anti-public education" policies.
November 9, 2011 -
Voters in Wake County, N.C. have shifted power on the local school board back to Democrats who support a student assignment policy that values diversity -- but it wasn't for a lack of spending on the conservative benefactor's part.