| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts.
"Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:34 PM
For Orange County Public Schools, co-winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education means more than just prestige — it also comes with $500,000 in college scholarships for the Class of 2015.
The nation's top prize for urban schools, which was...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department.
Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting...
| May 18, 2014
| 6:52 PM
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...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:02 AM
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...
| May 8, 2014
| 3:03 PM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 5:49 PM
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,...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him.
The action was taken Sunday by the American Federation of Teachers,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The scaffolding of support for the Common Core curriculum standards continues, right and left, to lose a beam here, a platform there. After adopting the standards, with vocal support from the governor, both the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The U.S. Department of Education announced a new initiative Monday to help states put "great educators" in schools with the neediest students. The department said that too often school districts "shortchange" black and Hispanic youngsters and kids from...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school.
Beginning next school year, principals will have to...