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  • Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'

    Rauner meets with Obama, calls it 'terrific day'
    President Barack Obama met late Friday afternoon with Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner and other incoming governors, leading Rauner to judge it a "terrific day" that included discussions about improving the state's infrastructure and economy. Rauner,...
  • Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal

    Rauner in D.C., backs state term limits, not federal
    WASHINGTON — On a two-day swing through the nation's capital, Illinois Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said he will meet Friday at the White House with his longtime acquaintance, President Barack Obama, after sessions Thursday with the Illinois...
  • Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year

    Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year
    Even as public school systems in Maryland and other states prepare to give longer and more challenging standardized tests this spring, a national debate has erupted over just how many hours students should be tested in a year. Teachers unions deride the...
  • Ocoee Middle principal named a National Distinguished Principal

    Ocoee Middle principal named a National Distinguished Principal
    Mark Shanoff, principal of Ocoee Middle School, has been named among the top middle school principals in the country by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The National Distinguished Principal award recognizes top elementary and...
  • Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one

    Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one
    Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have...
  • $13 million awarded to California charter schools

    $13 million awarded to California charter schools
    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...
  • U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs

    U.S. proposes new guidelines on teacher education programs
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Tuesday announced new guidelines to improve the preparation of the nation's teaching ranks that will require states to rate the performance of training programs and shift federal funding to those that receive...
  • Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround

    Quality pre-K is key to school turnaround
    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...
  • Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]

    Disabled students aren't as disabled as you think [Commentary]
    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...
  • Board of Regents approves policy linking academics to coaches' bonuses

    Board of Regents approves policy linking academics to coaches' bonuses
    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. The...
  • Obama administration rules target for-profit colleges

    Obama administration rules target for-profit colleges
    The Obama administration on Thursday will publish new regulations intended to target for-profit career colleges that leave students with debts they cannot repay. The U.S. Department of Education rules will sanction schools with students who carry too...