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The Enlightened Classroom: Schools Use Solar Power to Soften Budget Woes

Solar power has long been touted for its environmental impact. But now it has a new role: saving teachers' jobs.

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School Reform Group Pushing for More Charters

While much of the talk about Chicago schools revolves around a potential teachers strike, one education reform group kicked off the summer this weekend with a push for more charter schools.

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Expert: Columbus (Ohio) District's Attendance Data 'Not Logical'

Columbus fifth-graders come to school nearly every day. But roughly half of them can’t pass their math, reading and science exams.

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Virtual Schools Face a Stumbling Block in N.J.

Some lawmakers are pushing for a one-year moratorium on virtual charter schools so this new brand of instruction can be researched.

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Public Schools Try to Lure Pa. Cyber Students Back

There's a battle being waged for Pennsylvania's schoolchildren.

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Obama Proposal to Raise Dropout Age Falls Flat

President Barack Obama's call for states to raise the minimum age at which students can drop out of high school seems about as popular as a homework assignment on Friday afternoon.

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Litigation Almost a Given with Louisiana Ed Reform

The debate over public school reform often ends up in court.

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STEM Ed Brings Learning, Career Prep to Other Level in Arizona

What would it take to explore an alien spacecraft at the bottom of a lake and rescue 20 abducted town folks before the National Guard steps in?

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Poor Georgia Schools Still Get the Short End

Legislators this year thought they had fixed a $436 million grant program intended to raise up the state’s poorest school districts, but you can’t convince folks in rural Calhoun County that they succeeded.

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Hermosa (Calif.) Schools Top API Rankings

Hermosa View Elementary and Hermosa Valley School both earned coveted 10-10 ratings, ranking them among the top 10 percent of schools statewide as well as the top 10 percent of schools when compared to similar schools, according to public school test-score-based rankings released Thursday by the state Department of Education.

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