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  • Contest for California schools chief heats up

    Contest for California schools chief heats up
    California voters haven't booted out a state schools chief in 32 years. They're not likely to this year, either. But don't bet the kids' college money on it. This is a weird election, especially the June 3 primary. There's nothing really compelling on...
  • Florida's 12th graders show no gains on national math, reading tests (nation is stagnant, too)

    Florida's 12th graders show no gains on national math, reading tests (nation is stagnant, too)
    Florida 12th graders who took national math and reading tests last year did no better than counterparts who took similar exams four years earlier, according to results released this morning. Those NAEP scores showed similar "stagnation" among the nation's...
  • Marriotts Ridge High School student named Presidential Scholar

    Marriotts Ridge High School senior Tianhao Gao approached taking the SAT with one primary objective: score well enough to prevent needing to take it a second time. To say she accomplished that goal is an understatement. The Ellicott City resident, who...
  • Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S. education official

    Former Occidental president confirmed as U.S. education official
    Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as undersecretary of the Department of Education, in charge of issues affecting colleges and universities. After leading Occidental from 1999 to 2005,...
  • 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...
  • CPS watchdog leaving his post

    CPS watchdog leaving his post
    The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month. Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
  • California ranks poorly in services to disabled students

    California ranks poorly in services to disabled students
    California ranks in the bottom rung of states in the academic achievement of disabled students, according to new federal rankings released Tuesday. The new system rates only 18 states and U.S. territories as meeting federal standards, compared with 41...
  • 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...
  • Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]

    Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]
    The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...
  • Dillard relying on running mate to keep campaign afloat financially

    Dillard relying on running mate to keep campaign afloat financially
    Unable to raise the kind of campaign money Republican governor candidate Bruce Rauner has collected, state Sen. Kirk Dillard has turned to the checkbook of his running mate. Since October, state Rep. Jil Tracy and members of her family have provided...
  • Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year

    Bill seeks halt to state testing for this year
    Two Maryland legislators are sponsoring a bill to halt giving the state's annual tests this year as opposition to the testing grows among teachers, parents and local superintendents. A bill introduced in the House by Del. Eric G. Luedtke, a Montgomery...