Philadelphia schools chief Paul G. Vallas says he wants to cut for-profit Edison Schools' compensation in half and also reduce funding for some other outside school managers. Vallas says he would use the extra money for other reform projects in the district.
James Williams, a home-schooled student from Vancouver, Wash., won the National Geographic's annual geography bee. Williams also qualified for two other national events, the National Science Olympiad and the National Science Bowl.
Georgia's Board of Regents has proposed a number of measures to boost the number of black males in the state's colleges and universities, including recruiting more black male teachers for high schools and creating partnerships between colleges and high schools.