The latest news on public schools
School officials say adding double Dutch, advanced jump rope, involves more kids in sports.
New policy at top-ranked high school requires kids keep a B average.
"Response to intervention" aims to determine students' weaknesses before they fall behind.
In the fall, students might face higher lunch prices and four-day school weeks.
They propose performance pay and national standards.
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.