SEATTLE (AP) — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced Wednesday it would be investing $20 million to bring new national education standards into the classroom using game-based learning, social-networking and other approaches to capture the imagination of bored or unmotivated students.
"No Child Left Behind has turned into a timetable for the destruction of American public education," she tells. "I had never imagined that the test would someday be turned into a blunt instrument to close schools — or to say whether teachers are good teachers or not — because I always knew children's test scores are far more complicated than the...
WashU's struggles to recruit more qualified students from poor families mirror those of other elite public and private universities, even as a growing chorus of higher education experts suggests that when it comes to affirmative action on campus, class — not race — is the more entrenched dividing line between the haves and the...
They hoped their cash could transform failing classrooms. They were wrong. This week's Newsweek investigates what their money bought. This story was reported and written by the Center for Public Integrity.