| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:05 AM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a crowd of more than 500 in West Palm Beach on Monday that many places are over-testing their students, but he stopped short of pointing to Florida as one of them.
"This is really for the state to grapple with...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:13 PM
A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday.
Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 5:05 AM
When U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said last year that the incessant focus on testing was “sucking the oxygen” out of public school classrooms, his statement seemed like a pointed criticism of the federal No Child Left Behind Act and of...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:27 PM
The controversial education law known as No Child Left Behind is up for reauthorization, and amid the nuances under debate one question stands out: Will pressures from the left and right force the federal government to abandon its annual, statewide...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA— When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thousands of children out of the exams; or (d) making themselves heard at the top levels of government....
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:02 PM
Republican Gov. Larry Hogan took his pitch to expand charter schools on the road Wednesday, appearing alongside the Obama administration's top education official at a Baltimore school at a time when both seek increased funding for charters.
| 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 28, 2015
| 9:43 AM
The lecture hall had filled quickly. Several students arrived wearing keffiyehs, the traditional Palestinian headscarves, while in the front row, a young man sat draped in the Israeli flag. As the meeting opened, a student government officer reviewed...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 10:42 AM
District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser has appointed Hansuel Kang as the city's new schools superintendent.
Kang will head the city's Office of the State Superintendent of Education. That doesn't mean she's the chief executive for District schools ...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 3:56 PM
Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of March 1-7. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.
The following economic reports will be issued in Washington (all times EST), unless otherwise noted:
SUNDAY: No events of note....
| Feb 26, 2015
| 5:05 PM
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal isn't happy with some of his fellow Republicans in Washington, he made clear Thursday. "It is time for our Republican leaders in Congress to grow a spine," he said at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland,...