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  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Obama administration Wednesday, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty.   ...
  • Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools

    Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools
    Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will ask the U.S. Department of Education to reverse itself and allow Florida to decide how students still learning English should be counted in its A-to-F grading system. The governor said "bureaucrats in Washington"...
  • Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]

    Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]
    Since at least the 1970s, there has been little for unions to celebrate on Labor Day. The giant teachers unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have been an exception, largely...
  • Pennsylvania won't delay using student scores to evaluate teachers

    Pennsylvania won't delay using student scores to evaluate teachers
    Pennsylvania won't delay using student test scores to evaluate teachers, despite U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's surprise announcement Thursday that states can do so. This fall, for the first time, teachers across the state are set to receive...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • New final exams will help evaluate teachers

    New final exams will help evaluate teachers
    Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...
  • Competition Requires Multilingual Americans

    Competition Requires Multilingual Americans
    Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf. Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
  • Schools Should Cut The Over-Testing

    Schools Should Cut The Over-Testing
    High school's 11th grade can seem like a perfect storm of testing. In their junior year, usually in the spring, students take the SAT or ACT for college admission; SAT subject-matter tests; Advanced Placement tests; and federally required standards...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • Letters: Washington's education overreach

    Re "School testing measure advances," Sept. 11 Any California official who thought participation in the national Common Core standards would be voluntary ought to know better now. Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and the teachers unions are...
  • Letters: Sounding alarms about truancy

    Re "Taking roll in California," Opinion, Sept. 30 It's good to see California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris team up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to sound the alarm about truancy. Truancy predicts crime. It's a lot easier to get kids back...