September 17, 2012 -
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration's school leaders have come perilously close to sounding like one of those Mississippi legislators back in 1985 who dealt with a statewide teachers' strike by giving them a pay raise -- but at the cost of a provision that prevented them from ever striking again.
August 22, 2012 -
Louisiana's school voucher program, meant to give low-income families greater choice, leaves fewer options for students with disabilities.
August 8, 2012 -
After Katrina, New Orleans fired all 7,500 of its teachers. The firings were recently ruled illegal, but teachers won't get their jobs back. Instead, the union is fighting for teachers and students through a grassroots, social justice approach.
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.