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  • State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test

    State threatens to withhold funds from schools that skip Common Core test
    A showdown over state testing is intensifying, with the Illinois State Board of Education threatening to yank as much as hundreds of millions of dollars from districts that don't administer a new state exam to students. A dramatic letter to school...
  • Union backing influential in all but one L.A. Community College race

    In most elections for seats on the Los Angeles Community College District board of trustees, the candidates with the backing of the faculty union typically are the victors. In three of the four races on Tuesday's ballot, the candidates supported by...
  • Chapman University settles lawsuit with wealthy O.C. donors

    Chapman University settles lawsuit with wealthy O.C. donors
    A Corona del Mar couple who accused Chapman University officials of manipulating them into a $12-million donation will drop their lawsuit against the college, according to a joint announcement. Instead of suing to recoup their gift, James and...
  • Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil

    Some Chicago-area districts ditch online state exams, pick paper and pencil
    The affluent Highland Park-based Township High School District 113 has all the modern technology, bandwidth, computers and technicians it needs to administer new online state exams this spring — but it opted to go with old-fashioned paper and pencil...
  • California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform

     California, GOP on same page in bid to curb U.S. role in schools reform
    California may be a blue state, but a Republican-led effort to scale back federal intervention in educational reform is drawing support here. As the House of Representatives moves to vote on reauthorizing a 50-year-old education reform law,...
  • Local Carroll University students named to dean's list

    Skokie residents, Marilyn Abraham and Serina Lodhia were named to the dean's list at Carroll University for the fall 2014 semester. To be named to the dean's list, students must have a grade point average for the semester of at least 3.5 on a 4-point...
  • Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election

    Charter school group is political force in L.A. Unified board election
    Los Angeles mayors once played the role of kingmaker in school board elections. Both Richard Riordan and Antonio Villaraigosa took on the teachers union, leading campaigns to raise money for favored candidates. When those candidates won, the mayors...
  • Professors question traditional four-year residential college model

    Professors question traditional four-year residential college model
    One of the greatest presumptions in U.S. higher education is that a traditional undergraduate degree, earned in four years while living on or near campus, is a good way to prepare young people to get a job and become well-rounded thinkers, at least...
  • Labor activists cancel faculty unionization vote at CalArts

    Labor activists cancel faculty unionization vote at CalArts
    Labor activists have halted efforts, for now, to unionize the faculty at the California Institute of the Arts, a move that reflects deep divisions at the Valencia campus and slows what had been a burgeoning trend to organize college professors in...
  • Acapulco hit by violence in teacher protest; one killed

    Acapulco hit by violence in teacher protest; one killed
    A 65-year-old retired teacher was killed and dozens of people injured when police forcefully broke up a demonstration that blocked main roads in the tourist city of Acapulco, threatening a key component of Mexico’s economy, authorities said...
  • UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond

    UC Berkeley studies international education campus in Richmond
    On the waterfront seven miles from UC Berkeley, the university owns what is now an isolated and somewhat ramshackle collection of storage facilities and labs. But Berkeley's chancellor envisions it as a future showcase for international education. The...