| Aug 21, 2013
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 7:06 PM
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...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:23 PM
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....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Ted Rall's Feb. 6 blog post and cartoon, "Stop tenure tyranny and show some love for our hardworking teachers," is long on demagoguery and little else. Even the title of the piece misses the mark.
Contrary to what Rall writes, teachers in California's...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:01 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – Flanked by the mayor and officials from City College of San Francisco, state Sen. Mark Leno announced Monday that he has introduced legislation to guarantee funding levels to the institution as it fights to retain accreditation,...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:43 PM
A California House delegation led by Alan Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) is calling on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe to reject a recent pilot program with Staples to operate retail mail counters at 82 U.S. stores.
The pilot program, announced in...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 10:03 AM
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.
| Jan 8, 2014
| 3:10 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Federal officials kicked up their campaign against discriminatory school discipline policies last week, issuing first-ever guidelines for school districts on how to avoid racial disparities in student punishment.
In a 23-page letter, officials with...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:18 PM
Laguna Beach Unified School District administrators and board trustees honored two Thurston Middle School teachers Jan. 14 for achieving advanced credentials.
Social studies teacher Carl Nelson and science instructor Ina Inouye Wu each earned...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:33 AM
WEST HARTFORD — In just a week's time, Elizabeth Natale has turned from a middle school English teacher quietly frustrated with education reform into a national voice for colleagues throughout the country.
In an opinion column for The Courant last...