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  • Deasy's exit leaves unfinished work at LAUSD

    Deasy's exit leaves unfinished work at LAUSD
    Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010. He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
  • Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones

     Study: Chicago charter schools lag traditional ones
    Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School. The Institute on...
  • LAUSD regrouping after Deasy's departure

    LAUSD regrouping after Deasy's departure
    The end of Supt. John Deasy's dynamic and controversial 3 1/2 year reign over public schools in Los Angeles leaves school district leaders with the daunting task of mending broken relationships with employees, especially teachers, while stoking a...
  • Among Chicago's black voters, disenchantment grows with Mayor Emanuel

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential...
  • $13 million awarded to California charter schools

    $13 million awarded to California charter schools
    The U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it awarded about $13 million to three charter school networks in California to help them expand. The department awarded 27 new grants in 12 states totaling $39.7 million distributed under the Charter...
  • Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]

    Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]
    This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller. "Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
  • Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows

    Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows
    The number of sex crimes reported at some California colleges rose in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the schools. The annual disclosures are mandated under the Clery Act, which calls for colleges and universities...
  • Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor

    Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor
    Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 287 public and 50 private...
  • HU receives $3.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Education for STEM

    Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
  • Armstrong named National Blue Ribbon School

    HAMPTON — Armstrong School for the Arts was one of only seven public schools in Virginia to be designated as a National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These great schools are...