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  • U.S. Education secretary eases on threat to withhold federal funds

    U.S. Education secretary eases on threat to withhold federal funds
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan toned down his recent criticism of California in an interview with The Times, calling his previous threat to withhold federal funding from the state over a new plan to test students a "last resort." "We want to be...
  • A showdown on Common Core testing

    When it comes to education policy, California and the Obama administration have gotten along about as well as the Clantons and the Earp brothers. They've clashed over teacher evaluations, Race to the Top grants, you name it. Now, the switch to the new...
  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Dads Two college buddies (Giovanni...
  • Gov. Scott wants state to withdraw from PARCC

    Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order today announcing his decision to withdraw from PARCC. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, would have assessed students on new Common Core standards. Read the press release...
  • Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core

    Scott: Florida should have its own tests for Common Core
    TALLAHASSEE -- Gov. Rick Scott is directing state officials to withdraw from a national testing system that would evaluate how students perform under the new Common Core standards being adopted by 45 states. Scott sent a letter to State Board of...
  • Md. should skip the MSA

    Why are state officials preparing to give students the Maryland School Assessment tests this year knowing that the exams can't and won't do what they're supposed to do, which is tell educators which schools are making progress and which are not? There's...
  • Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status

    Eleven Maryland schools earn National Blue Ribbon status
    Eleven Maryland schools have earned a prestigious 2013 National Blue Ribbon designation, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Tuesday. The schools awarded the designation in the Baltimore region are: Chadwick Elementary School and...
  • State school board won't back off MSAs

    State school board won't back off MSAs
    Maryland's state Board of Education said Tuesday that state testing will go forward as planned, despite calls from school district superintendents and the teachers union for a one-year moratorium. The state board voted 10-1 Tuesday to seek waivers...
  • La Caņada Elementary earns national honor

    La Caņada Elementary was named a National Blue Ribbon school on Tuesday, the first time it has received the honor. The Blue Ribbon program recognizes public and private schools that perform well or have made a significant improvement. The campus was one...
  • School for scandal

    My first question after reading about seven teachers in an Atlanta, Ga., public school accused of altering standardized test scores to make it appear students performed better than they actually did was: How could they!? The seven were nicknamed "the...