Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers.
A school prayer bill introduced in Florida by state Sen. Gary Siplin, D-Orlando, has caught the attention of national groups such as the Anti-Defamation League and the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The groups are calling foul and warn that the bill is “patently unconstitutional.” Siplin, however, maintains that his bill
60 Minutes aired a program this weekend shedding light on one of the little-discussed but heartbreaking aspects of the country’s persistent economic woes: an epidemic of homeless schoolchildren. The subject of the program was Seminole County, Fla., a county with 1,100 homeless students.
Prime Prep Academy’s most famous backer was there in person when the Texas State Board of Education voted to approve its charter application in September, and he greeted the news enthusiastically:
Though none qualify as the “one percent,” at least three of Minnesota’s members of Congress are millionaires, a study by the Center for Responsive Politics released on Tuesday shows.
An abstinence-only presentation provided to numerous school districts in Calhoun and Eaton Counties in October of this year provided false and misleading information to students about HIV, experts allege.
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago has unveiled a new webpage that explains the Federal Reserve System’s dual mandate of achieving maximum employment while keeping prices stable, and shows key indicators of whether the Fed is actually fulfilling that mandate.
After the Texas Legislature’s latest round of funding cuts to higher education, some public universities in the state hope outsourcing some functions will help trim their budgets.
Closing 36 Iowa Workforce Development offices across the state and replacing them with computer terminals has meant greater access to services for Iowans while saving about $6.5 million, the head of the department and Gov. Terry Branstad say.