| Feb 12, 2015
| 12:27 AM
The Republican-led House education committee approved a partisan bill Wednesday to update the No Child Left Behind education law, maintaining annual testing requirements but stripping the federal government of much of its influence in local schools....
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:11 PM
INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he has hired a second consultant to review the state's standardized test and expects recommendations by Friday on how to shorten the time students need to take the high-stakes exam.
The moves are the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence said Wednesday he has hired a second consultant to review the state's standardized test and expects recommendations by Friday on how to shorten the time students need to take the high-stakes exam.
The moves are the latest effort...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:40 PM
Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 5:20 AM
It's early yet, but already the Common Core State Standards are becoming a major issue for the 2016 presidential campaign.
Developed by the National Governors Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2009, the Common Core is supposed...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:30 AM
One of the most important things I've learned after more than 35 years of working is this simple verity: Everyone needs a break during the day. When I arrive at a knotty problem in the writing, I've learned to give my brain some space. Ideas percolate...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:40 PM
David DeCoursey was for 25 years the executive director of Leadership Greater Chicago, which has offered training on civic issues to hundreds of leaders in business, government and nonprofits.
"The number of civic leaders who LGC didn't just touch but...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:44 PM
Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:
Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:17 AM
Do students take too many tests?
Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too.
On Wednesday, the...
| 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...