| Oct 16, 2014
| 6:24 PM
The end of Supt. John Deasy's dynamic and controversial 3 1/2 year reign over public schools in Los Angeles leaves school district leaders with the daunting task of mending broken relationships with employees, especially teachers, while stoking a...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010.
He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:31 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:17 PM
Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett said Wednesday that she'll ask the federal government to delay the rollout of a new and controversial state exam for grade school students this spring.
Byrd-Bennett told school board members that fully...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
The University System of Maryland's Board of Regents unanimously approved a policy Friday — believed to be among the first of its kind — denying bonuses to coaches and athletic directors whose players don't measure up academically.
| Oct 29, 2014
| 9:05 PM
The Obama administration on Thursday will publish new regulations intended to target for-profit career colleges that leave students with debts they cannot repay.
The U.S. Department of Education rules will sanction schools with students who carry too...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 7:32 PM
Charter schools have failed to improve Chicago's public school system and perform less ably than comparable traditional schools, according to a new report from an urban research group at the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Institute on...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 8:54 PM
The number of sex crimes reported at some California colleges rose in 2013 from the previous year, according to figures released Wednesday by the schools.
The annual disclosures are mandated under the Clery Act, which calls for colleges and universities...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:57 PM
The U.S. Department of Education said Friday that it awarded about $13 million to three charter school networks in California to help them expand.
The department awarded 27 new grants in 12 states totaling $39.7 million distributed under the Charter...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
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...