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  • CPS watchdog leaving his post

    CPS watchdog leaving his post
    The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month. Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
  • California ranks poorly in services to disabled students

    California ranks poorly in services to disabled students
    California ranks in the bottom rung of states in the academic achievement of disabled students, according to new federal rankings released Tuesday. The new system rates only 18 states and U.S. territories as meeting federal standards, compared with 41...
  • Spending: the lowdown on free e-courses

    Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet. 1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
  • Feds announce stricter reporting guidelines for campus sex assaults

    The U.S. government announced new proposed regulations Thursday that will require colleges and universities for the first time to publicly disclose more types of sexual violence and harassment. Under the new rules, schools must publish the number of...
  • About all those bad teachers in California

    I usually agree with Michael Hiltzik, but I was surprised when he called the ruling on teacher tenure useless "snake oil." ("Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren," Column, June 11) Yes, there are many school problems...
  • Apodaca: Ending tenure isn't the only answer in education reform

    In the past month we've seen some potentially huge changes for public schools in California. Unfortunately, these changes will likely do little to actually improve the quality of education. And in one case, some harm could result. The first and most...
  • Open College Aid To Undocumented Students

    Open College Aid To Undocumented Students
    In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...
  • The Biblioracle: Education policies test one's patience

    The Biblioracle: Education policies test one's patience
    Dear U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I'm worried. I'm worried about a lot of things. I'm worried about glacial melt and rising sea levels. I'm worried about honey bee colony collapse disorder. And one Chicago guy to another, I'm worried about...
  • California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

    California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down
    The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide. Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws

     California judge rightly strikes down teacher job protection laws
    Earlier this year, we told you about a riveting case unfolding in a Los Angeles courtroom. Nine students — among them 15-year-old Beatriz Vergara — contended that strong job protections enshrined in state law, including teacher tenure, made it...
  • 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...