Many of America's esteemed black colleges are increasingly running in the red. John Merrow looks at the financial crises at some of these historic institutions.
President Bush's No Child Left Behind education reform act passed with broad bipartisan support two years ago, but today many Democrats say the bill has not delivered what it promised. Two experts debate the merits of the act.
In an inner city neighborhood where traditional schools have high drop out rates, a Washington, D.C., charter school is succeeding in its effort to transform the lives of students who had been struggling in large public schools.
Special correspondent Jonathan Silvers provides a report on new opportunities and challenges for children in Kenya.
The Department of Education on Thursday released the latest test scores from the nation's fourth and eighth graders. Margaret Warner discusses the results, which show an improvement in students' understanding of math, with Education Week senior editor Lynn Olson.
Schools throughout the United States are struggling to overcome the achievement gap between white and Asian students, who tend to do better in school than black and Hispanic students. John Merrow reports on this gap and how one New York…
State budget crises have arrived on campus and hit cash-strapped college students in the wallet. Many public universities have countered reduced appropriations with increases in tuition. Kwame Holman explains the impact of these increases at college campuses in Virginia.
John Merrow reports from Maine where some educators and legislators oppose the No Child Left Behind Act.
Betty Ann Bowser reports on the results of a major school reform effort in Philadelphia.
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In a set of critical decisions on affirmative action, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in favor of a university law school race-based admissions policy, finding that it fairly sought a "critical mass" of minority students.
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