The latest news on public schools
Findings counter critics who say focus on math and reading is at the expense of other subjects.
Students and families should expect to absorb the extra costs.
Seven out of eight education schools fail to provide rigorous program.
But researchers say it is unclear whether No Child Left Behind policy deserves credit for the gains.
The "New York Times," "Wall Street Journal," and others offer their salutes to the education organization.
Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, and South Carolina consider new sex abuse laws.
Plus, a deportation-bound valedictorian in California and more Phys Ed in Florida.
He calls the U.S. public-education system "morally unacceptable."
Shoddy construction blamed for the deaths of thousands in the May 12 earthquake.
Immigration raid in Iowa, quake-damaged schools in China, and Arizona vouchers decision