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  • State of the Union goals often fall short

    State of the Union goals often fall short
    WASHINGTON — A year ago, when President Obama delivered his State of the Union speech before Congress and imagined providing preschool for all 4-year-olds, he followed his expansive vision with a bit of candor. "That's something we should be able to...
  • U.S. schools plagued by inequality along racial lines, study finds

    U.S. schools plagued by inequality along racial lines, study finds
    WASHINGTON — Two-fifths of the nation's public school districts offer no preschool programs, and most of those that do offer only part-day programs. Black students account for less than a fifth of those in preschool across the nation but make up...
  • Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters

     Rauner sells his brand to Republican voters
    Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart. Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
  • Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid

    Md. colleges clarify applications for financial aid
    More than 100 universities, including Goucher College and Loyola University Maryland, will clarify application instructions to ensure they are not violating federal law by requiring extra forms to determine eligibility for financial aid, Rep. Elijah E....
  • Common Core learning curve

    Common Core learning curve
    If a sentence contains the phrases "New York state" and "Common Core," chances are that somewhere between the two is the word "botched." New York and California have taken opposite approaches to implementing the new academic standards, which have been...
  • LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised

    LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised
    L.A. Unified is improving faster — in some categories much faster — than most other large, urban school systems, according to the latest results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which tests a sample of students nationwide....
  • Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies
    A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...
  • Obama administration to crack down on for-profit colleges

    The Obama administration is preparing to crack down on some for-profit colleges, requiring them to do a better job of preparing students for work or risk losing access to federal student aid. Newly proposed regulations expected from the Education...
  • Common Core for schools: Boon? Horror? You tell me

    You would have thought that after 45 states leaped forward to adopt the Common Core curriculum standards for their schools, the only issue going forward would be how to make this big change happen in the smoothest and most successful way. Instead, the...
  • Why Rauner is unrepentant as questions grow louder in high-school admissions controversy

     
    Wednesday's print column "There's nothin' to apologize for that. There's nothin' wrong with it. And I would do it again and again." — Bruce Rauner on Sweetnessgate Let's unpack this quote, shall we? Rauner, the ultrarich equity investor who is......
  • Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core

    Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core
    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...