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Perhaps no issue better reveals one of the growing divisions in the Republican Party than education policy. It wasn't that long ago - 1996, in fact - that the party platform called for the elimination of the U.S. Department of Education in favor of a smaller federal government and greater power for states. But in the past decade, beginning with President George W. Bush's No Child Left Behind Act in 2001, Republicans have seemed to be challenging Democrats to see who can win the misguided race to federalize education.
A group of top business leaders warned in a new report Thursday that U.S. schools have set a standard for their students that's too low and that subpar expectations put the country in danger of falling even further behind other nations in reading and math proficiency.
Parents, see what games are in your child's Xbox or PS3 and ask yourself whether the content of those games reflects the values you want to instill in your child's heart.
U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan recently announced that 82 percent of American schools are "failing" under the criteria laid forth in the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). That number is more than double the current estimate of 37 percent because states are beginning to get serious about their schools meeting those standards. Under NCLB, failing schools will have to take steps - such as offering tutoring - to solve the problems or face closure.
Nearly four years after the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, victims' family members and campus safety advocates say it isn't the fine amount of $55,000 Virginia Tech faces that matters, but that the school finally will pay for the mistakes it made during the rampage.
Think wrangling one or two teenagers at home is tough? Some high school teachers in Detroit could end up with as many as 62 students per classroom under a proposal geared at helping balance the district's budget, which is $327 million in the red.
As the budget wars unfold, federal employees complain of being targeted as overpaid bureaucrats. A better target would be redundant and counterproductive federal agencies, which seem off-limits to the media.
Virginia Tech could be fined or lose federal aid because it broke the law by waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage, according to a federal report issued Thursday.