| Nov 17, 2013
Re "How to grade public schools," Opinion, Nov. 14
Jack Schneider discusses the inherent problems with the interpretation of test results.
During my career in higher education, I did a survey analyzing a plethora of studies that attempted to determine...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:07 AM
Famous as he is in other city neighborhoods, suburbs and countries across the globe, Billy Corgan was just another tall, bald, white guy wearing a Bears jersey (No. 1), standing against the gymnasium wall at Christian Fenger Academy High School on the Far...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama's proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum this week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials said.
The Wednesday event is the first in a series of four public...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 6:06 PM
Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama’s proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum next week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials announced Wednesday.
The Nov. 6 event is the first in a series...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 8:47 PM
On the eve of discussions over his future, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy can count on broad support from the civic elite, but by his own yardsticks, his performance fell notably short this year.
Deasy set ambitious and specific targets to measure...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
| Oct 2, 2013
| 1:32 PM
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday that replaces current public school state standardized tests with ones aligned to new national learning goals.
The governor's decision also tees up a looming confrontation with the Obama...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 9:27 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday cracking down on a risky method of financing that hundreds of school districts and community colleges in the state have relied on to pay for new construction.
The measure, authored by Democratic state Sen....
| Oct 4, 2013
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...
| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is directing state officials to withdraw from a national testing system that would evaluate how students perform under the new Common Core standards being adopted by 45 states.
Scott sent a letter to State Board of...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Slain teen Hadiya Pendleton was remembered today as a laughing youth who brought love and happiness to all her family and friends.
Despite the heavy security because of the attendance of first lady Michelle Obama and other dignitaries, Hadiya's funeral...