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  • Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools

    Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools
    Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will ask the U.S. Department of Education to reverse itself and allow Florida to decide how students still learning English should be counted in its A-to-F grading system. The governor said "bureaucrats in Washington"...
  • Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]

    Teachers unions: an endangered species [Commentary]
    Since at least the 1970s, there has been little for unions to celebrate on Labor Day. The giant teachers unions — the National Education Association (NEA) and the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) — have been an exception, largely...
  • Pennsylvania won't delay using student scores to evaluate teachers

    Pennsylvania won't delay using student scores to evaluate teachers
    Pennsylvania won't delay using student test scores to evaluate teachers, despite U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan's surprise announcement Thursday that states can do so. This fall, for the first time, teachers across the state are set to receive...
  • Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America

    Maryland schools see influx of immigrants from Central America
    With just $40 in his pocket and the killing of two friends fresh in his mind, 13-year-old Leonardo Enrique Navas set off from El Salvador in July and traveled alone for 15 days on buses and taxis until he crossed the border into Texas. Every few days,...
  • Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects

     Study shows many teachers not credentialed in their subjects
    Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found. The assignment of teachers not...
  • New final exams will help evaluate teachers

    New final exams will help evaluate teachers
    Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words. The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...
  • Competition Requires Multilingual Americans

    Competition Requires Multilingual Americans
    Americans today are not very keen on learning foreign languages. We say we are, but let's face it; we let those pricey Rosetta Stone CDs gather dust on the bookshelf. Young adults who fail to sign up for language courses are missing out on a critical...
  • Schools Should Cut The Over-Testing

    Schools Should Cut The Over-Testing
    High school's 11th grade can seem like a perfect storm of testing. In their junior year, usually in the spring, students take the SAT or ACT for college admission; SAT subject-matter tests; Advanced Placement tests; and federally required standards...
  • Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin

    Guest list: John Kerry, James Brown, Harvey Levin
    The Sunday morning guest list: Secretary of State John Kerry will be a guest on CBS' "Face the Nation" at 10:30 a.m. on WKMG-Channel 6. Other guests are Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. She has written the memoir "Off...
  • Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren

    Tuesday's ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu declaring all sorts of job protections for teachers "unconstitutional" is being hailed by a certain category of education activists.  What's curious about this is that they seem to...
  • Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore

    Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore
    Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and...