| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
As 2014 winds to an end, it's time to test your memory and see if you were paying attention to the passing parade of pop culture.
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| Dec 4, 2014
| 12:43 PM
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...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:32 PM
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.
| Dec 5, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama.
The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is challenging the petitions of two candidates for mayor in an effort to knock them off the ballot, but his campaign is not attempting to invalidate a referendum question asking Chicago voters in dozens of wards whether they want to...
| Dec 1, 2014
| 8:11 AM
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...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 9:43 PM
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...
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:05 PM
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...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 9:37 AM
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...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:51 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
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.