| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:32 PM
In the past month we've seen some potentially huge changes for public schools in California.
Unfortunately, these changes will likely do little to actually improve the quality of education. And in one case, some harm could result.
The first and most...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet.
1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month.
Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
National union leaders will rally members in Los Angeles this weekend to oppose a recent court ruling that struck down key teacher job protections in the state.
The American Federation of Teachers, at its national convention, will vote on a resolution...
| Mar 10, 2014
Made wealthy by decades in the cutthroat trenches of venture capital, Bruce Rauner has never been shy about opening up his checkbook to push causes he considers dear to his heart.
Dartmouth College, his alma mater, has Rauner scholarships, a Rauner...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:22 PM
College football players at Northwestern are considered employees according to a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board Wednesday and therefore can unionize if they choose.
To put this in football terms – this was a Hail Mary for the College...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 3:42 PM
In the Lehigh Valley — which, to some people, seems downright subtropical — this week's weather forecast was a shock.
"Periods of snow," the National Weather Service said Monday in its report on what was coming to the Lehigh Valley area on...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:02 AM
Florida 12th graders who took national math and reading tests last year did no better than counterparts who took similar exams four years earlier, according to results released this morning. Those NAEP scores showed similar "stagnation" among the nation's...
| Mar 14, 2014
If a sentence contains the phrases "New York state" and "Common Core," chances are that somewhere between the two is the word "botched." New York and California have taken opposite approaches to implementing the new academic standards, which have been...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:52 PM
California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it.
This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...