| 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 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 19, 2014
| 4:35 PM
WASHINGTON President Barack Obama recognized school superintendents from across the country on Wednesday whose efforts to expand classroom technology means it no longer takes 20 minutes for a student in rural Alaska to log onto the Internet and that one...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts.
"Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department.
Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:11 PM
About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education.
That's slightly lower than the...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Institute on...
| Oct 31, 2014
The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay.
The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday will publish new regulations intended to target for-profit career colleges that leave students with debts they cannot repay.
The U.S. Department of Education rules will sanction schools with students who carry too...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents unanimously approved a policy Friday — believed to be among the first of its kind — denying bonuses to coaches and athletic directors whose players don't measure up academically.