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  • Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses

    Maryland college offering credit for massive open online courses
    The University of Maryland University College expects to be among the first wave of schools this academic year awarding transfer credit to those who have taken — and can prove they learned from — certain "massive open online courses," known as...
  • Secretary of Education supports later start to school day

    Secretary of Education supports later start to school day
    WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.     Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday said studies have shown that students do better if they start...
  • U.S. secretary of education opposes California's testing plan

    The nation's top education official threatened Monday to withhold federal funds if California lawmakers approved pending legislation to revamp the state's standardized testing system. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan issued the warning as AB...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
  • State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor

    The California Assembly on Wednesday easily approved an overhaul of the state's student testing system in which schools and parents would not receive test scores for at least a year. The vote of 51 to 22 was largely along party lines, with Democrats...
  • Letters: Washington's education overreach

    Re "School testing measure advances," Sept. 11 Any California official who thought participation in the national Common Core standards would be voluntary ought to know better now. Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and the teachers unions are...
  • U.S. Education secretary eases on threat to withhold federal funds

    U.S. Education secretary eases on threat to withhold federal funds
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan toned down his recent criticism of California in an interview with The Times, calling his previous threat to withhold federal funding from the state over a new plan to test students a "last resort." "We want to be...
  • A showdown on Common Core testing

    When it comes to education policy, California and the Obama administration have gotten along about as well as the Clantons and the Earp brothers. They've clashed over teacher evaluations, Race to the Top grants, you name it. Now, the switch to the new...
  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Unfair and unjust

    Before Attorney General Eric Holder and the Justice Department move forward with a lawsuit to block vouchers for thousands of low-income students trapped in failing Louisiana public schools, he ought to speak to parents whose children benefit from the...
  • Columbia students share edible Blessings in a Backpack

    Columbia students share edible Blessings in a Backpack
    During her sophomore year at Oakland Mills High School, Alexa Kanakry spent an hour every Thursday sorting food and filling 16 backpacks for Blessings in a Backpack, a nonprofit that provides food for elementary-age students during the school year....