A Dartmouth study suggests that fifth-graders are still "learning to read," not just "reading to learn."
The U.S. Army War College has determined in a preliminary review that Sen. John Walsh of Montana appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master's degree. An investigative panel is reviewing the evidence.
Host Michel Martin speaks with Spelman College President Beverly Daniel Tatum about her final year leading the oldest historically black college for women.
The Common Core State Standards in literacy and math have generated lots of attention and controversy, but what do they look and sound like in a classroom?
Roger Alvarez didn't make it to graduation, but he still wants to thank his high school English teacher. (This StoryCorps interview first aired Jan. 29, 2012, on Weekend Edition.)
Swimming pool drowning rates among school-aged black children are more than five times higher than they are among white kids the same age.
With conservative commentator Glenn Beck renewing his fight against the Common Core State Standards, it's worth taking a bird's-eye view of the learning benchmarks. Where are they now being implemented, what challenges remain and what does the coming school year have in store?
Conservative commentator Glenn Beck hosted a live, interactive "night of action" against the Common Core State Standards. He has long fought against the learning benchmarks in reading and math now being used in 43 states. Events such as these, and the Common Core itself, could continue to play a role in the 2014 midterm campaigns.
He lived in a village in Tanzania. He dreamed of being an astronaut. Now he's studying in a Florida flight academy — and hoping his secret potato salad recipe will bring support to pay the tuition.
The University of Arkansas says charters produce a better return on investment. Let's take a closer look.
The superintendent of Newton’s public schools has been docked a week’s pay for failing to credit Gov. Deval Patrick in graduation speeches at the city’s two public high schools.
University officials say those classes will serve people who work in the city and want to continue their education.
A state task force says every Massachusetts school should practice responding to school shootings and threats.
Brenda Hodges who’s been accused of plagiarizing a high school graduation speech has announced that she’s stepping down
The state Senate has rejected a bill that would have allowed for an expansion of charter schools in Boston and several other urban communities.
Experts told the college administrators gathered this week at Dartmouth College that it’s just a small group of people who are responsible for most attacks.