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  • Common Core learning curve

    Common Core learning curve
    If a sentence contains the phrases "New York state" and "Common Core," chances are that somewhere between the two is the word "botched." New York and California have taken opposite approaches to implementing the new academic standards, which have been...
  • Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies

    Congresswoman wants more scrutiny of college accrediting agencies
    A California lawmaker Thursday questioned whether the federal government is providing enough scrutiny of higher education accrediting agencies, citing the controversial decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of City College of San...
  • Obama administration to crack down on for-profit colleges

    The Obama administration is preparing to crack down on some for-profit colleges, requiring them to do a better job of preparing students for work or risk losing access to federal student aid. Newly proposed regulations expected from the Education...
  • Pace picks up in race to succeed Congressman Waxman

     With the June 3 primary just weeks away, the pace is picking up in the 18-candidate race to succeed retiring longtime Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Beverly Hills).  A campaign mailer from spiritual teacher and bestselling author Marianne Williamson landed in ...
  • Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud

    Frederick Douglass principal convicted of fraud
    The principal of a celebrated Baltimore high school has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government of nearly $2 million he received in a previous job to feed disadvantaged children, but used instead for other purposes, including leasing luxury...
  • U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress

    U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress
    Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
  • U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program

    U.S. Education secretary praises L.A. program
    Tucked in the corner of a grimy East Hollywood strip mall is a shining hope of public education. Or so U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday in an event that showcased a comprehensive program to boost academic achievement by supporting...
  • To improve schools, Obama administration focuses on training teachers

    To improve schools, Obama administration focuses on training teachers
    The Obama administration announced Friday that it is developing new rules aimed at improving schools by focusing on the training that teachers receive before they enter the classroom — an idea that met with a mix of cautious support and questions...
  • Apodaca: Discipline is tough to get right

    If there's one conclusion that's easy to reach in the wake of recent school scandals it's that discipline is the most difficult, controversial, fraught-filled aspect of education. And considering that everything having to do with education is difficult,...
  • National high school graduation rate exceeds 80% for the first time

    The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80%, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance,...
  • California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time

    California's high school graduation rate passes 80% for first time
    For the first time in California history, the high school graduation rate has surpassed 80%, mirroring a trend nationwide, officials announced Monday. Although disparities remain based on students' race, socioeconomic status and English skills, the...