| Aug 29, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:42 AM
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,...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:00 PM
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...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:41 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 3:43 PM
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...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 7:18 PM
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....
| 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...
| 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...