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An audit of the U.S. Education Department division that oversees hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has criticized the office for failing to properly monitor how states spend the money.
Now that Republican Mitt Romney has hit the reset button in his run for the White House by selecting Rep. Paul Ryan as his vice presidential running mate, let's start our discussion with a key domestic issue: education.
For Penn State University, there was the past week _ a week of unimaginable turmoil and sorrow, anger and disbelief and shame. And then there is tomorrow.
States are bracing for plummeting high school graduation rates as districts nationwide dump flawed measurement formulas that often undercounted dropouts and produced inflated results.
Hispanic students are struggling to catch up to their white counterparts in reading and math proficiency, and Hispanic students in the District of Columbia suffer from the largest performance gap in the nation, according to a major new study being released Thursday.
It's well-known that there's a severe gender imbalance in undergraduate college populations: About 57 percent of undergrads these days are female and just 43 percent male, the culmination of a trend in which significantly fewer young men than young women either graduate from high school or enroll in college.
A forensic look at the parts and players operating in the public schools is needed to determine what must be done to improve our students' performance. Society as a whole must be minimally acceptably educated for a democracy to function effectively in the United States.