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  • 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...
  • U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down

    U.S. Attorney General Holder, a close Obama ally, to step down
    Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
  • New rules could cut access to education

    By Curtis Austin Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...
  • Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent

    Illinois loan default rate: 13.1 percent
    About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education. That's slightly lower than the...
  • 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...
  • Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools

    Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools
    Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...
  • City seeks to curb pre-K and kindergarten suspensions

    City seeks to curb pre-K and kindergarten suspensions
    Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school. Beginning next school year, principals will have to...
  • Teachers union to rally in L.A. against loss of job protections

    Teachers union to rally in L.A. against loss of job protections
    National union leaders will rally members in Los Angeles this weekend to oppose a recent court ruling that struck down key teacher job protections in the state. The American Federation of Teachers, at its national convention, will vote on a resolution...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention

    L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti rallies teachers at convention
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti rallied thousands of teachers Saturday morning at a downtown teachers union convention, voicing his support for controversial job protections, praising their efforts and pledging his political support going forward....