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  • Madonna and Young: Conditions right to eliminate school property tax

    Madonna and Young: Conditions right to eliminate school property tax
    Governors propose and legislatures dispose. That particular political adage could be one that Tom Wolf, the Democratic governor of Pennsylvania, might ponder as he begins the likely lengthy process of steering his budget and tax proposals through the...
  • Superintendent Jenkins meeting with Obama to discuss school success

    Superintendent Jenkins meeting with Obama to discuss school success
    Orange County schools Superintendent Barbara Jenkins was able to take her concerns about federal education legislation straight to the top on Monday. Jenkins was among a group of 11 school leaders who met with President Barack Obama during the Council...
  • Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool

    Obama to announce $1B in new grants to states for preschool
    President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed. Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
  • Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials

    Hogan pitches charter school reforms alongside Obama officials
    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. Hogan...
  • Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams

    Testy over testing: More students snub standardized exams
    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....
  • Pence says he's confident there's time to shorten ISTEP

     Pence says he's confident there's time to shorten ISTEP
    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...
  • L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill

    L.A. schools could lose $782 million under federal bill
    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...
  • No Child Left Behind: how to end 'teaching to the test'

    No Child Left Behind: how to end 'teaching to the test'
    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...
  • Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts

    Broad Foundation suspends $1-million prize for urban school districts
    Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended a coveted, $1-million prize to honor the best urban school systems out of concern that they are failing to improve quickly enough. And, associates say, he's no longer certain that he wants to reward traditional school...
  • No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable

    No Child Left Behind and testing help hold schools accountable
    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...
  • 5 things to know about school testing

    5 things to know about school testing
    Do students take too many tests? Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too. On Wednesday, the...