| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:07 PM
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...
| Mar 10, 2014
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...
| 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....
| Mar 14, 2014
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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:05 PM
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....
| Mar 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:17 PM
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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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.
| Jan 14, 2014
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......
| 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...
| 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...