A Boston kindergarten teacher quit after 25 years by sending her resignation letter to the Washington Post. She says there s too much emphasis on data and tests. Michelle Rhee, former chancellor for the Washington, D.C., school district, discusses testing with Matt Lauer. NBC s Ron Mott reports.
Princeton Review s Rob Franek and Jacques Steinberg of Say Yes to Education visit TODAY to offer advice on how to land free money for college through scholarships and financial aid.
A spelling bee battle continues Saturday between a 5th grade girl and a 7th grade boy. Last time, the two battled it out for so long organizers ran out of words. NBC's Ron Mott reports.
A New Mexico school is combining homework time, dinner time and tutor time with its Homework Diner.
The state now says they will rebuild 82-year-old Trenton Central High School, which houses 1800 students and staff.
After about half a million students took the PISA exams, US performance remained flat. America has a child poverty rate nearly double that of some countries that outperform the United States, which is thought to be a factor. Experts say the test results will likely intensify the debate over education reform. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
After months of heated argument Chicago s school board has decided to close 49-elementary school and one high school The biggest mass public school closing ever in this country. Now thousands of families are looking at the prospect of sending small children out of their neighborhoods to unfamiliar schools, something the city maintains, can t be helped. NBC'S Kevin Tibbles reports.
As the costs of education continue to soar, a growing number of young people are considering Canadian colleges where the tuition is a fraction of what students pay in the U.S. NBC s Rehema Ellis reports.
Atlanta educators accused in the cheating scandal have begun to turn themselves in to face allegations they changed students test scores to earn bonuses. NBC s Thanh Truong reports.
Controversy over academic standards based on race.
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