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  • Korean-language classes are growing in popularity at U.S. colleges

    Korean-language classes are growing in popularity at U.S. colleges
    When Olivia Hernandez was a middle schooler in Oxnard, she became hooked on K-wave — the global phenomenon of South Korean pop music, television and culture. Inspired by the romantic series "My Lovely Sam Soon" and bands like Clazziquai, she...
  • Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch

    Illinois board of education names new leader, OKs severance deal for Koch
    Tony Smith — a charismatic but sometimes unpopular leader who closed struggling public schools, butted heads with teachers unions and created more privately run charter schools in California — was hired Wednesday as Illinois' new state...
  • Norridge School District 80 releases third-quarter honor roll

    Norridge School District 80 releases third-quarter honor roll
    The third-quarter honor roll has been released for the Norridge District 80's two elementary schools. James Giles School Sixth grade: Isabella Baran, Dominik Bilba, Ross Bloecker, Santino Camillo, Hensi Dauti, Makarem Diab, Rosa Dicosola, Angelina...
  • Illinois Board of Education to consider superintendent's contract Wednesday

     Illinois Board of Education to consider superintendent's contract Wednesday
    The Illinois State Board of Education is expected to consider a change of leadership this week, taking steps to hire a new superintendent to oversee one of the largest state school systems in the country. ISBE board members will review a "severance...
  • Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing

    Majority of California's Latino voters highly value school testing
    Latino voters consider California's standardized tests an important measure of student growth and school performance, according to a new poll that shows the state's largest minority group also feels strongly about teacher accountability and investing...
  • California voters take a dim view of teacher tenure

    California voters take a dim view of teacher tenure
    Gisela Aviles is a 49-year-old real estate agent in Corona. Henry Yoshikawa is a 71-year-old former administrator for a tiny school district in Placer County. And Arianna Rivera is a 23-year-old bank teller in East Los Angeles. Although strikingly...
  • As sentencing nears for Atlanta teachers, many condemn their conviction

    As sentencing nears for Atlanta teachers, many condemn their conviction
    Bowing their heads in prayer, a congregation of teachers, pastors and civil rights activists pleaded for mercy. “Our teachers were crucified the other day,” the Rev. Anthony Motley, pastor of Lindsay Street Baptist Church, cried from the...
  • Students put expertise into plain English

    Students put expertise into plain English
    It was a simple question: What do you study? But UCLA doctoral candidate Oscar Campos started to give anything but a simple answer — he talked about cells and biology and how his research related to cancer but that he wasn't technically a cancer...
  • No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable

    No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable
    The No Child Left Behind Act, a product of good bipartisan intentions and bad legislative drafting, is closer than ever to a rewrite that was supposed to have happened eight years ago. Two senators who were carrying widely divergent bills to reauthorize...
  • Audit of CPS' procedures for rewarding noncompetive deals to be delayed

    Audit of CPS' procedures for rewarding noncompetive deals to be delayed
    A review of how Chicago Public Schools awards noncompetitive contracts that was promised by district officials in light of a federal criminal investigation is behind schedule. School board members last month said they followed the proper procedures in...
  • Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million

    Spending in race for three LAUSD board seats reaches nearly $4.6 million
    Total spending in the battle for three spots on the Los Angeles Board of Education has increased sharply since the March primary, reaching nearly $4.6 million, as interest groups vie to influence the nation's second-largest school system. The top...