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  • The L.A. schools' excellent iPad adventure

    The L.A. schools' excellent iPad adventure
    ... Well, maybe not so excellent. In the latest installments of the Los Angeles Unified School District's $1-billion marketing venture with Apple Inc. -- excuse me, I meant its visionary effort to equip every pupil with 21st century educational...
  • Fixing schools to fix Chicago

    Fixing schools to fix Chicago
    In 1909, when Daniel Burnham issued his Plan of Chicago, city schools bustled with 300,000 children. Before the first day of school that year, the Tribune declared: "The children of all the world … the child of the tenements and the child of...
  • Recruiting excellent teachers requires more than same old soft-soap

    Arne Duncan wants you! Picture that slogan on a poster. The secretary of education pointing outward like Uncle Sam, summoning the nation's top-achieving college students to enter America's classrooms as teachers. Not very convincing, eh? OK, the...
  • Attracting Teachers Takes More Money

    Arne Duncan wants you! Picture that slogan on a poster. The secretary of education pointing outward like Uncle Sam, summoning the nation's top-achieving college students to enter America's classrooms as teachers. Not very convincing, eh? OK, the...
  • LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised

    LAUSD gains in reading, math proficiency praised
    L.A. Unified is improving faster — in some categories much faster — than most other large, urban school systems, according to the latest results of the National Assessment of Educational Progress, which tests a sample of students nationwide....
  • 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...
  • Black Male Teacher Stands For Aspiration, Support

    I am one of the African American males who, according to The National Academy of Education, make up less than 2 percent of the nation's public school teachers. It's a statistic that came out just a few months after CNN reported that black male...
  • 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....
  • John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge

    John W. Rogers Sr., 1918-2014; Tuskegee airman became lawyer, judge
    John W. Rogers Sr. was a member of the famed Tuskegee Airmen during World War II and went on to a successful legal career capped by 21 years as a Cook County Juvenile Court judge. "He was an amazing figure who lived his values more clearly than almost...
  • 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...