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  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller. "Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood. Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
  • Schools await top-honor announcement

    Schools await top-honor announcement
    A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts. "Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
  • Orange schools co-winner of nation's biggest urban education prize

    Orange schools co-winner of nation's biggest urban education prize
    For Orange County Public Schools, co-winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education means more than just prestige — it also comes with $500,000 in college scholarships for the Class of 2015. The nation's top prize for urban schools, which was...
  • Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent

    Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent
    About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education. That's slightly lower than the...
  • Federal student loan defaults on decline, Education Department says

    The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department. Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • Perez draws attention for attorney general

    Perez draws attention for attorney general
    — Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
  • Northampton Community College lands $10 million job training grant

    – A $10 million federal grant is heading to the Lehigh Valley's community colleges to help the schools better prepare the next generation of welders, health care administrators and machine-repair workers. The grant money announced Monday is part of...
  • Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor

    Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor
    Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 287 public and 50 private...
  • Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows

    Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows
    The number of sex crimes reported at some California colleges rose in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the schools. The annual disclosures are mandated under the Clery Act, which calls for colleges and universities...
  • Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools

    Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools
    Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...