| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The Department of Education recently honored Holy Cross School in Deerfield by designating it a Blue Ribbon School.
Holy Cross – a private K-8 institution in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools – shares the accolade with 21 other...
| 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 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...
| Oct 1, 2014
Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 3:57 PM
HAMPTON — Armstrong School for the Arts was one of only seven public schools in Virginia to be designated as a National Blue Ribbon School.
The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
"These great schools are...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
– A $10 million federal grant is heading to the Lehigh Valley's community colleges to help the schools better prepare the next generation of welders, health care administrators and machine-repair workers.
The grant money announced Monday is part of...
| 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...