| 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...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller.
"Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
The number of sex crimes reported at some California colleges rose in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the schools.
The annual disclosures are mandated under the Clery Act, which calls for colleges and universities...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 287 public and 50 private...
| 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...