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  • 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,...
  • Teachers union to rally in L.A. against loss of job protections

    National union leaders will rally members in Los Angeles this weekend to oppose a recent court ruling that struck down key teacher job protections in the state. The American Federation of Teachers, at its national convention, will vote on a resolution...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rallied thousands of teachers Saturday morning at a downtown teachers union convention, voicing his support for controversial job protections, praising their efforts and pledging his political support going forward....
  • CPS watchdog leaving his post

    CPS watchdog leaving his post
    The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month. Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
  • 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...
  • 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...