By CAROLE FELDMANAssociated Press
States and local governments have the primary responsibility for education in the United States. But the federal government gets a big say, too, by awarding billions in aid, often with strings attached.
Where they stand:
President Barack Obama
By CHRISTINE ARMARIOAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - One of the country's most prestigious education prizes was awarded Tuesday to the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for improving student achievement, raising the graduation rates of minority students, and increasing the percentage of
By MARK SHERMANAssociated Press
With four justices in their seventies, odds are good that whoever is elected president in November will have a chance to fill at least one Supreme Court seat. The next justice could dramatically alter the direction of a court closely divided between
By CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABERAP Economics Writer
The income gap between the rich and everyone else is large and getting larger, while middle-class incomes stagnate. That's raised concerns that the nation's middle class isn't sharing in economic growth as it has in the past.
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) - Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since he was convicted in June of child molestation.
The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant coach arrived early in the morning at the State Correctional Institute
By JULIE PACEAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Battling to win late-breaking undecided voters, President Barack Obama is pressing a closing argument that balances economic optimism with second-term specifics, all while raising doubts about Republican Mitt Romney's trustworthiness.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is making his closing argument to voters, arguing the country has made progress under his watch and can't turn back now.
Obama makes the pitch in a new 60-second television advertisement released the morning after the final presidential debate.
By WILL WEISSERTAssociated Press
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A boom in Texas' Hispanic population, coupled with starkly higher poverty rates for minorities statewide, could so hurt future household income that it would cost the Lone Star State $11.4 billion annually in lost tax revenue by 2050, a
By KEN THOMAS and NEDRA PICKLERAssociated Press
DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) - With just two weeks until Election Day, President Barack Obama on Tuesday began a cross-country rush to hold onto office in tough economic times with a new booklet outlining his second-term agenda and a closing argument
By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - A conservative Super PAC co-founded by Karl Rove and an affiliated organization are making their biggest buy yet in this year's Senate elections, with a new round of ads costing $8 million that will target Democratic lawmakers in eight