| Aug 24, 2014
| 5:42 AM
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,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 3:40 PM
The June court ruling against teacher employment laws in California was the opening salvo in a battle that has already moved to New York and will likely spread from there. It also could mark the beginning of a third great era of U.S. education reform...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:22 PM
At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:42 AM
I can't speak for all parents, but I think I speak for a bunch when I say we've reached the point in August dominated by frequent and feverish mood swings.
Mine go like this: "For the love of all things holy would you please go back to school wait don't...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:34 PM
California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests.
“Students who do the work and...
| Aug 13, 2014
Northwestern's first football game is more than two weeks away, but fans are already speculating on possible bowl destinations, including the Outback Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl.
Each bowl comes...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 6:57 AM
Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found.
The assignment of teachers not...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school.
Beginning next school year, principals will have to...