| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
As the idea of universal pre-K moved to center stage in election season this fall in Maryland and beyond, interest in high-quality pre-K as a school turnaround tool grew.
At the center of the Obama administration's public school turnaround agenda is the...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring.
Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010.
He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The end of Supt. John Deasy's dynamic and controversial 3 1/2 year reign over public schools in Los Angeles leaves school district leaders with the daunting task of mending broken relationships with employees, especially teachers, while stoking a...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it awarded about $13 million to three charter school networks in California to help them expand.
The department awarded 27 new grants in 12 states totaling $39.7 million distributed under the Charter...