| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From the Tribune this week about the Chicago Public Schools budget: School officials have also made $112 million in cuts to central office operations and administrative expenses and have used $159 million in savings realized from last year's budget to.......
| Oct 4, 2013
Re "Taking roll in California," Opinion, Sept. 30
It's good to see California Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris team up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to sound the alarm about truancy. Truancy predicts crime. It's a lot easier to get kids back...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:43 AM
If you think Citizens United has unleashed a torrent of cash and real corruption into our electoral system —and it has — brace yourself for something worse.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a campaign finance case that...
| Oct 13, 2013
He was 15 years old but looked 12, a reedy, pale little guy with a mop of dark hair. When he stood in front of the class to tell his story, he was so nervous you could see his skinny legs trembling under his khakis. The drama class assignment was to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:25 PM
Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.
The schools awarded the designation in the Baltimore region are: Chadwick Elementary School and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium.
The state board voted 10-1 Tuesday to seek waivers...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:28 AM
It's not time to panic quite yet over Maryland's plummeting elementary and middle school assessment scores. To be sure, they're not good, showing widespread declines in performance for the first time in years. But the declines are so systemic and sudden...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The release of the Maryland School Assessment results — anticipated early next week — will surely send a ripple of shock to parents across the state. Educators are bracing for dips in math performance. At first glance, the scores will appear...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:25 PM
L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law.
They are the first school systems in the country to receive, on their own, a waiver from the No Child Left...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 1:41 PM
Students in New York state did far worse on reading and math tests this year when they tackled new exams aligned to the new Common Core standards, officials announced today. The Daily News reported that the percentage of New York City students scoring...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 3:31 PM
La Cañada Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon school on Tuesday, the first time it has received the honor.
The Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools that perform well or have made a significant improvement. The campus was one...