| Mar 6, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. is set to unveil a tablet computer for public schools on Monday at the SXSWedu education technology conference in Austin, Texas, Bloomberg reports.
The $299, 10-inch tablet is the brainchild of Amplify, News Corp.'s...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:54 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's nomination of a charter school executive to the state Board of Education has met with a brushfire of opposition from a teachers union.
Earlier this month, Malloy nominated Andrea Comer, 47, chief operating officer for the...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 12:03 PM
In the course of reporting a story about Michelle Rhee, the controversial former District of Columbia chancellor seeking to take her brand of education reform to statehouses across the country, the Los Angeles Times asked her spokeswoman a simple...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 6:25 PM
A broad coalition of donors — including casino giant MGM, Delta Airlines, a Washington nightclub and thousands of individuals across the country — together gave nearly $6 million to the campaign to legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland,...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 6:21 PM
Patricia Cook-Ferguson, a longtime Baltimore teacher and president of the Baltimore County NAACP known for wearing multiple hats in advocating for youth education and civil rights advancements, died Wednesday of complications from lung cancer. She was 56....
| Dec 3, 2012
| 2:51 PM
In the next five years, teachers entering the profession would first have to pass an comprehensive licensing exam--much like the bar exam for attorneys--as part of their certification, under a new proposal announced this week by the largest U.S....
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:41 PM
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...
| 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....
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:13 PM
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,...