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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests

    California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests
    California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests. “Students who do the work and...
  • NCAA decision could change college sports

     NCAA decision could change college sports
    Northwestern's first football game is more than two weeks away, but fans are already speculating on possible bowl destinations, including the Outback Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Each bowl comes...
  • A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?

    A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?
    I can't speak for all parents, but I think I speak for a bunch when I say we've reached the point in August dominated by frequent and feverish mood swings. Mine go like this: "For the love of all things holy would you please go back to school wait don't...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • Joshua Lewis: Tenure case will lead to new era of education reform

    The June court ruling against teacher employment laws in California was the opening salvo in a battle that has already moved to New York and will likely spread from there. It also could mark the beginning of a third great era of U.S. education reform...
  • 9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common

    9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...