The latest news on public schools
In Baltimore, those who were shot or slain missed an average of 46 days per year.
Teachers are of two minds when it comes to educational reform, with half supporting the idea of measuring teacher effectiveness according to student growth and half saying it's a poor or fair idea.
Parents try to get their kids off the wait lists while legislators aim for more money.
High school sophomores can't vote on state law, but they can write it.
Schools offer Happy Meals and cash to improve scores.
Spellings shares her thoughts on how that law can be improved when it is renewed.
Academic standards vary widely from state to state, leading some people to push for federal standards
Some people say that teachers' salaries should be tied to students' test scores
ESL students have a hard time with standardized tests, and that hurts their schools' overall scores
Gifted students are often ignored due to efforts to raise other students' test scores.