Bill & Melinda Gates discuss and give a speech about the future of their Seattle-based foundation with regard to education reform.
Police in Northern Calif. foiled a plot by students to go on a shooting spree at their high school. No one was harmed, but 4 students were arrested.
A high school student shot the principal of a high school in S.D. last week. The suspect will be tried as an adult for 1st-degree attempted murder.
Arne Duncan will resign in December as US secretary of education. The president could replace him with John King, formerly of N.Y.
A useless study, promoted by the Washington Post, says rich kids have access to better math curricula than poor kids.
We applaud the efforts of Hampshire College, which has banned SAT or ACT scores for student applicants. The college isn’t ranked anymore as a result.
We pause briefly to remember the souls of 43 students who were studying to become teachers in Mexico until police abducted them.
A national poll finds most Americans, more Republicans than Democrats and more Whites than Blacks, opposed teacher tenure.
Pope Francis makes a historic visit to the US, and schools are filled with anticipation that this former teacher will inspire them.
Some parents in Calif. say it was illegal for their kids’ school district not to notify them they had the right to opt out of state tests.