| 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-...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:50 PM
The launch of new state exams in most school districts this week signaled a historic shift in how and when Illinois public school students are tested. It also spurred rebellion and confusion in the Chicago area and pockets downstate, even as some...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 3:05 AM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told a crowd of more than 500 in West Palm Beach on Monday that many places are over-testing their students, but he stopped short of pointing to Florida as one of them.
"This is really for the state to grapple with...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 9:00 PM
PHILADELPHIA— When it comes to standardized tests, parents across the country are (a) concerned; (b) demanding change; (c) pulling tens of thousands of children out of the exams; or (d) making themselves heard at the top levels of government....
| Feb 24, 2015
| 5:13 PM
A Republican-led effort to revise a federal education law could slash $782 million for disadvantaged students in Los Angeles Unified over the next six years, federal education officials said Tuesday.
Under the proposed House of Representatives bill, the...
| Jan 11, 2015
| 4:27 AM
Legislators say that improving the oversight of charter schools and maintaining the momentum of education reform during a tight budget year are among the key education concerns likely to be addressed this session.
Other topics that have been raised by...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 2:44 PM
Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:
Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 2:40 PM
David DeCoursey was for 25 years the executive director of Leadership Greater Chicago, which has offered training on civic issues to hundreds of leaders in business, government and nonprofits.
"The number of civic leaders who LGC didn't just touch but...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:30 AM
One of the most important things I've learned after more than 35 years of working is this simple verity: Everyone needs a break during the day. When I arrive at a knotty problem in the writing, I've learned to give my brain some space. Ideas percolate...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:17 AM
Do students take too many tests?
Given the complaints about a high-stakes testing culture in classrooms, some states are reviewing the quality and quantity of the tests their students take. Congress is getting into the act, too.
On Wednesday, the...