Most states outpace average scores on international math and science exams

In 2011, the National Center for Education Statistics conducted the NAEP-TIMMS linking study, which gave states an opportunity to compare their math and science achievement levels to other countries across the world. They accomplished this task by linking 8th grade math and science scores from a prominent domestic exam, the National Assessment of Educational Progress

High school graduation rates show public schools are improving

Good news about our public schools is hard to come by. Not because there isn’t any, but because there is so much focus on the areas our public schools need to improve, the areas where our schools are improving get overshadowed. That is why it is so important to promote the success our public schools

School counselors, achievement gaps and the Student Support Act

The Student Support Act was introduced to Congress on January 18, 2013. The legislation would require the Department of Education to send matching state grants of at least $1 million to increase the number of counselors and psychologists in K-12 public schools. While this policy was designed to benefit all students, it also presents an

Education reform and the march on Washington

The March on Washington played a pivotal role in transforming hearts, minds and laws during the civil rights movement. Protesting racial inequalities, 250,000 Americans gathered at the Lincoln Memorial and helped create the necessary political pressure to pass the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. While it is certainly true that people from all economic