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  • $13 million awarded to California charter schools

    $13 million awarded to California charter schools
    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...
  • Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows

    Campus sex crime reports rise as federal scrutiny grows
    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...
  • Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor

    Four Connecticut Schools Get National Blue Ribbon Honor
    Four Connecticut schools were designated as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing the achievement gaps. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan honored 287 public and 50 private...
  • Northampton Community College lands $10 million job training grant

    – A $10 million federal grant is heading to the Lehigh Valley's community colleges to help the schools better prepare the next generation of welders, health care administrators and machine-repair workers. The grant money announced Monday is part of...
  • Perez draws attention for attorney general

    Perez draws attention for attorney general
    — Marylander Thomas E. Perez, who has served as secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor for a little more than a year, is now being eyed for an even more prominent position in President Barack Obama's second-term Cabinet: successor to Attorney...
  • Schools await top-honor announcement

    Schools await top-honor announcement
    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...
  • Orange schools co-winner of nation's biggest urban education prize

    Orange schools co-winner of nation's biggest urban education prize
    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...
  • Federal student loan defaults on decline, Education Department says

    Federal student loan defaults on decline, Education Department says
    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...
  • Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.

    Teachers target Ed. Sec. Duncan at national convention in L.A.
    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,...
  • Arne Duncan flubbed on Common Core, and then he made it worse

    Arne Duncan flubbed on Common Core, and then he made it worse
    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...
  • U.S. wants states to give best teachers to students who need them most

    U.S. wants states to give best teachers to students who need them most
    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...