| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is challenging the petitions of two candidates for mayor in an effort to knock them off the ballot, but his campaign is not attempting to invalidate a referendum question asking Chicago voters in dozens of wards whether they want to...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama.
The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:32 PM
President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy.
| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:21 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed.
Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:57 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel has named a new inspector general to the Chicago Board of Education, a move set for a procedural vote when the board meets Wednesday.
Nicholas J. Schuler, previously deputy inspector general for schools and the department's interim...
| Nov 15, 2014
| 5:22 PM
Even as public school systems in Maryland and other states prepare to give longer and more challenging standardized tests this spring, a national debate has erupted over just how many hours students should be tested in a year.
Teachers unions deride the...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:51 AM
Mark Shanoff, principal of Ocoee Middle School, has been named among the top middle school principals in the country by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
The National Distinguished Principal award recognizes top elementary and...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:43 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew.
At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...