| Sep 13, 2013
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...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:05 AM
A new education group, Badass Teachers Association, aims to offer a voice to teachers fed up with current education policy pushed by Washington, D.C. -- and Tallahassee. The group this week launched a telephone campaign to get U.S. Secretary of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:25 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday.
Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school...
| Mar 17, 2013
The across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester come at a bad time for Maryland colleges.
Many usually send out financial award letters this month, but they still don't have all the details on how much federal funding they will...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 6:11 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Students applying for financial aid for the coming school year could find some comfort in a bipartisan student loan compromise taking shape in the Senate that would prevent interest rates from doubling and set a single rate each...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement.
The new teacher evaluations — which...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 5:12 PM
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — As many as 16,000 more 4-year-olds will go to preschool in Michigan next school year, a significant enrollment boost that Gov. Rick Snyder hopes to increase even more the following year.
An influx of up to $65 million —...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:30 PM
National Assn. of Broadcasters CEO Gordon Smith appeared at the White House with President Obama on Monday to announce a new campaign to change attitudes about mental illness through TV ads and social media.
Smith was among those attending the National...
| May 22, 2013
| 6:33 PM
After the Chicago School Board meeting Wednesday, many of the aldermen who argued unsuccessfully to keep schools in their wards open said they were disappointed with the process.
Ald. Deborah Graham, 29th, said she went to testify at the school board...
| May 20, 2013
| 3:36 PM
The federal government made it clear again Monday that California will get no relief from education mandates that officials across the country consider a burden.
The point was made as the U.S. Department of Education announced that it granted three more...