| Jul 10, 2013
| 2:24 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The defeat of a student loan bill in the Senate on Wednesday clears the way for fresh negotiations to restore lower rates, but lawmakers are racing the clock before millions of students return to campus next month to find borrowing...
| 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...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Continuing its aggressive rhetoric, the Los Angeles teachers union announced plans Thursday to release a performance evaluation of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy.
Don't expect him to get a sterling grade.
The evaluation gambit is an intentionally...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:23 AM
Three community groups and a Board of Education member have come to the defense of L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy after the teachers union released a member survey giving him low marks.
The groups said the Los Angeles Unified School District has made...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:08 PM
The L.A. teachers union pressed its campaign of criticism against L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy Thursday with the release of a survey in which 85% of those who responded rated him below average or poor.
The superintendent scored poorly on every one of...
| Jul 2, 2013
Upon entering the Berto Center gym Monday for a news conference to introduce the Bulls' two new draft picks, a team PR official made a reasonable request.
Reporters were asked to avoid questions of general manager Gar Forman and coach Tom Thibodeau...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In the world of public school reform these days, the "Common Core" is about as popular as the common cold. The Common Core is the name given to academic standards adopted in 45 states (including Maryland) plus the District of Columbia that raise the bar...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Opponents of national standardization and centralized control of education could quibble with the analysis of Kalman R. Hettleman, a former member of the Baltimore School Board ("The brewing battle over the Common Core," July 14).
However, it was...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 3:14 PM
It would be a blow to the city of Bridgeport's school system and its 21,000 students if Paul Vallas is not permitted to stay on as superintendent. Someone of Mr. Vallas' experience and gravitas is just what the doctor ordered for the city's ailing...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:09 AM
The Obama administration is calling on Congress to swiftly pass a bipartisan compromise to keep student loan interest rates low this year.
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and James Kvaal, deputy director of the White House Domestic Policy...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 6:24 PM
Support for charter schools no longer is an issue reserved for conservative, Republican education reformers. In increasing numbers, liberal Democrats are weighing in on the side of charter schools. This glimmer of bipartisanship bodes well for education...