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  • Independent Money In Governor's Race Tops Outside Spending In 2010

    With seven weeks remaining until election day, independent groups have spent $3.7 million on the Connecticut gubernatorial race, already surpassing the amount of outside spending in the 2010 race between Republican Tom Foley and Democratic Governor Dannel...
  • Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students

    Common Core Q&A: Explaining new standards for Florida students
    Common Core may be the most controversial education issue you know nothing about. It's been trashed on radio talk shows and touted in speeches, and it will be the subject of three public hearings across the state this month. Yet 55 percent of parents...
  • Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs

    Report criticizes colleges' teacher preparation programs
    Teacher preparation programs in the nation and Maryland are part of "an industry of mediocrity" that is failing to give young teachers the skills to succeed in the classroom, according to a long-awaited report by a national research advocacy group. The...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...
  • Public opposes use of test scores in teacher reviews, poll shows

    In a reversal of public opinion, a majority of Americans now oppose using student test scores to evaluate teachers and more believe that increased testing has hurt rather than helped improve public schools, a new survey shows. Nearly two-thirds of...
  • March on Washington organizers look back

    March on Washington organizers look back
    WASHINGTON — As they look back half a century later, five organizers of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom recall the thrill of the day — the sense that the cause of civil rights would advance. Of course they remember the...
  • L.A. County pension fund is taking heat over hotel investment

    L.A. County pension fund is taking heat over hotel investment
    A handful of maids and janitors line up most weeks outside the gleaming Embassy Suites in Irvine to urge visitors to boycott the hotel. But the workers aren't just protesting management — they are also targeting their union brothers and sisters....
  • Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure

    Accreditation panel sued as San Francisco college faces closure
    SAN FRANCISCO — Faculty unions, teachers and students filed suit Tuesday against the private commission that has moved to revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, alleging that the entity has engaged in unfair business practices,...
  • L..A. events call for opposing corporate-style school reform

    L..A. events call for opposing corporate-style school reform
    Los Angeles was the scene last week of two events that took on corporate-style school reform, which emphasizes competition and accountability and is promulgated by many state governments and the U.S. Department of Education. The first consisted of two...
  • New guidelines aim to end schools to prison pipeline in Central Florida, nation

    New guidelines aim to end schools to prison pipeline in Central Florida, nation
    In their most decisive move yet to reduce the racial disparities in school discipline and end the so-called "schools to prison pipeline," federal education and justice officials today issued new school discipline guidelines for districts. The rules,...
  • Federal guidelines unveiled to avoid racial bias in school discipline

    Federal guidelines unveiled to avoid racial bias in school discipline
    Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies Wednesday, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishments. In a 23-page letter, officials with the...