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In New York City, a Brewing Fight Over Charter Schools
New York City's mayor and the state's governor are in a public skirmish about charter schools....


Black Preschoolers More Likely to Face Suspension
An Education Department study finds that black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. p...


Ex-Teacher Farina to Lead NYC Schools
New York mayor-elect Bill de Blasio selected Carmen Farina, a former teacher and principal and a lo...


Chicago Schools Open, Amid Controversial Building Closures
The Chicago Public Schools opened Monday amid great criticism about school closures and student saf...


Philadelphia Public Schools Slash Obesity Rates by 5 Percent
Within four years, Philadelphia public schools slashed its obesity rates by 5 percent, according to...


Detroit Public Schools to Self-Govern for Upcoming Year
Detroit Public Schools has announced it will allow 10 high schools to self-govern for the upcoming ...


Feds to Monitor Oakland Schools’ Discipline of Black Students
The U.S. Department of Education will send federal monitors to observe Oakland public schools’ effo...


Did Chicago Public Schools Target Black Teachers in Layoff Plans?
The Chicago Teachers Union says African-American teachers from poorest schools make up the bulk of ...


Study: D.C. Public Schools Have the Largest Achievement Gap
According to a 2011 federal education study, the gap between Black and white students in D.C. is tw...


New Rules Aim to Rid Schools of Junk Food
Healthier pizzas, low-fat burgers and yogurt will be offered to kids instead....


Detroit to Cut Number of Public Schools by Half
The state of Michigan approved a plan to close 70 Detroit schools over the next few years in an eff...


Teachers Take Charge to Save Ailing Public Schools
LOS ANGELES – Four years ago, Francis Parkman Middle School was spiraling downward with plumm...


San Diego Public Schools to Consider Campus Ads
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some San Diego schools would allow ads in classrooms, libraries, and other c...


Schools Face Big Budget Holes as Stimulus Runs Out
SAN FRANCISCO – The nation's public schools are falling under severe financial stress as stat...


New York City Mandates Sex Education for Public School Students
There will be a special focus on educating African-American and Latino boys to address the rising H...


Commentary: Magic Johnson Puts His Name Behind Urban Education
Magic Johnson opens urban academies to do what public education hasn’t done: educate Black youth....


Commentary: Democrats Stand on the Wrong Side of History
Opportunity Scholarships under the Obama Administration are not so opportunistic for underprivilege...


Commentary: How Integration Killed the Black Baseball Fan
While desegregation has been a plus, it has made baseball and its history an afterthought....


Transcript: Mitt Romney's NAACP Speech
The Republican candidate for president speaks on health-care reform, the economy and the 2012 elect...


Obama Takes His Jobs Pitch to Ohio
The president continues to take his jobs sales pitch to key political states....

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