| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
| 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.
| 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...
| Oct 31, 2014
The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay.
The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Institute on...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"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...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring.
Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 4:42 PM
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...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010.
He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The end of Supt. John Deasy's dynamic and controversial 3 1/2 year reign over public schools in Los Angeles leaves school district leaders with the daunting task of mending broken relationships with employees, especially teachers, while stoking a...