Race To The Top

President Obama set out early in his presidency to reform education. He points to major achievements as his term in office comes to an end.

President Obama announces a record high school graduation rate increase. The administration points to several of its programs that have enabled the improvement.

President Barack Obama has given 10 states permission to pursue their school reforms without adhering to the standards of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), and another 28 states are expected to receive similar approval by the end of the month. Rather than dealing with the standards of a system that has been criticized […]

MEMPHIS — An academic turnaround at an urban high school with a rich tradition of educating African-Americans has earned graduating seniors a commencement address from President Barack Obama. Booker T. Washington High School found out it was the winner of a national competition in a phone call Tuesday from Vice President Joe Biden. The school’s […]