| Sep 13, 2013
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...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 6:33 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
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...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:55 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:00 AM
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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 10:14 AM
BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Obama began a two-day bus tour here by laying out new proposals to address what he called a “crisis” of college affordability, including a new rating system that would reward universities that provide better value...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday.
Only 47 of the state's 892...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Let it not be said that San Jose State University hasn't taught the world a valuable lesson in the promises and pitfalls of the fancy new craze for online university learning.
The Cal State University campus set itself up as a pioneer in the field in...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Every principal can use an extra set of hands, but Mary Donnelly of Baltimore's John Ruhrah Elementary/Middle School never imagined she'd have 80.
School leaders from across the country took to the Southeast Baltimore school's yard Wednesday, building...
| 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...