by Jenée Desmond-Harris onApril 7, 2011
The experienced "guy from Queens" and former New York Urban League president will replace a magazine executive with no education background and a 17 percent approval rating.
by Cynthia Gordy onMarch 29, 2011
One year after the first round of Obama's education-reform program, it's clear that there is no silver bullet for success. But the winners say their plans are worth a try.
March 14, 2011
In a soaring education speech, President Obama called for shattering the "No Child Left Behind" status quo. But some public education experts doubt whether his actual policies make the grade.
February 28, 2011
With looming budget cuts impssible to avoid, this week Obama-administration officials offered their plans for using what they've already got to help get what America needs.
February 7, 2011
The case of the Ohio mother jailed for enrolling her daughter in an out-of district school shatters the myth that low-income parents don't care about their children's education. More parental involvement could speed up education reform.
January 21, 2011
Lofty plans for overhauling the education system are all very well and good. But parents have to be ready to take advantage of change.
by Lauren Williams onOctober 15, 2010
Just after replacing the controversial Michelle Rhee, the interim chief of D.C. Public Schools shared her thoughts with The Root about the fate of fired teachers, reaching out to black parents and Waiting for Superman.
by Lenny McAllister onOctober 1, 2010
The Oct. 2 rally sounds good in name, but let's call it what it really is: an attempt to unite liberals in time for the November elections.
by Peter Goodman onSeptember 30, 2010
Contrary to what you'd think watching the new documentary Waiting for Superman, teachers and teachers' unions are not the spawn of the devil.
by Nsenga Burton onSeptember 27, 2010
The president discusses education with Matt Lauer of The Today Show.
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