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  • Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

    In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies. Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
  • Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore

    Federal officials unveil school discipline guidance in visit to Baltimore
    Federal education and justice officials unveiled during a visit to Baltimore on Wednesday the first set of national school discipline guidelines to reduce out-of-school suspensions and address the disproportionate suspension rates of students of color and...
  • Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]

    Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]
    The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...
  • L.A. schools improved, but Deasy fell short of ambitious goals

    L.A. schools improved, but Deasy fell short of ambitious goals
    On the eve of discussions over his future, Los Angeles schools Supt. John Deasy can count on broad support from the civic elite, but by his own yardsticks, his performance fell notably short this year. Deasy set ambitious and specific targets to measure...
  • Public invited to weigh in on Obama's college affordability plan

    Public invited to weigh in on Obama's college affordability plan
    Californians will get the first chance to comment on President Obama’s proposals to make college more affordable during a public forum next week at Cal State Dominguez Hills, officials announced Wednesday. The Nov. 6 event is the first in a series...
  • Ravitch misfires on school reform

    Ravitch misfires on school reform
    Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
  • L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind

    L.A. Unified, 7 others get waivers from No Child Left Behind
    L.A. Unified and seven other California school districts on Tuesday won relief from some strict and costly provisions of federal education law. They are the first school systems in the country to receive, on their own, a waiver from the No Child Left...
  • Common Core tests: Low exam scores in New York seen as sign of what FL and other states may face

    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...
  • 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...