| Apr 22, 2015
| 1:02 PM
Southern Lehigh School District leaders will head to Providence, R.I., to participate in a Future Ready Regional Summit hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the Alliance for Excellent Education.
The summit, held April 21-22, is designed to help...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 4:21 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has fined troubled for-profit Corinthian Colleges $30 million for misrepresenting job placement rates to current and prospective students.
A comprehensive investigation confirmed 947 cases of misstated placement rates in...
| Apr 6, 2015
What do Republicans want federal education policy to look like? In the mid-1990s, they wanted to abolish the Department of Education. A few years later, President George W. Bush wanted to use federal dollars to make states reform their schools. Right now,...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 6:27 PM
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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 6:02 PM
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.
| Feb 11, 2015
| 3:11 PM
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...
| Feb 8, 2015
| 5:40 PM
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...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 2:48 PM
Children learn what to do — and what not to do — by watching adults. Nowhere is that truer than in the classroom, with teachers serving as role models for students.
In Atlanta on Wednesday, however, the city's schoolchildren learned an...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 7:10 AM
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...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 12:59 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 2:33 PM
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says Pennsylvania has the largest spending gap between rich and poor school districts — and that must change.
Data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows that high-...