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  • Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board

    Emanuel not challenging question on electing school board
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is challenging the petitions of two candidates for mayor in an effort to knock them off the ballot, but his campaign is not attempting to invalidate a referendum question asking Chicago voters in dozens of wards whether they want to...
  • Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama

    Hogan, other incoming governors to meet with Obama
    Governor-elect Larry Hogan will join six other newly elected governors at the White House Friday morning for a meeting with President Obama. The day of White House activities is expected to begin with a meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and end with...
  • Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown

    Ex-basketball star Kevin Johnson is back holding court in his hometown
    "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...
  • U.S. targets for-profit colleges that saddle students with high debt

    U.S. targets for-profit colleges that saddle students with high debt
    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,...
  • Holy Cross School in Deerfield named Blue Ribbon School

    Holy Cross School in Deerfield named Blue Ribbon School
    The Department of Education recently honored Holy Cross School in Deerfield by designating it a Blue Ribbon School. Holy Cross – a private K-8 institution in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools – shares the accolade with 21 other...
  • Armstrong named National Blue Ribbon School

    HAMPTON — Armstrong School for the Arts was one of only seven public schools in Virginia to be designated as a National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "These great schools are...
  • HU receives $3.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Education for STEM

    Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields. The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
  • Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year

    Debate rages over how many hours Maryland students should be tested each year
    Even as public school systems in Maryland and other states prepare to give longer and more challenging standardized tests this spring, a national debate has erupted over just how many hours students should be tested in a year. Teachers unions deride the...
  • Ocoee Middle principal named a National Distinguished Principal

    Ocoee Middle principal named a National Distinguished Principal
    Mark Shanoff, principal of Ocoee Middle School, has been named among the top middle school principals in the country by the National Association of Elementary School Principals. The National Distinguished Principal award recognizes top elementary and...
  • Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one

    Not another test! Yes, but a valuable one
    Chicago Public Schools officials and a high-powered group of suburban educators are pleading with state officials to put the brakes on a tough new standardized test that Illinois students are scheduled to take this spring. Some schools say they don't have...
  • New rules could cut access to education

    By Curtis Austin Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...