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  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Early learning programs are crucial [Commentary]

    Early learning programs are crucial  [Commentary]
    When David Andrews was asked to testify in Annapolis earlier this year, the dean of the Johns Hopkins School of Education told assembled legislators that providing quality early learning opportunities to low-income children is critically important and...
  • Derrion Albert's mother fights for honorary street

    Derrion Albert's mother fights for honorary street
    Anjanette Albert doesn’t walk on the stretch of 111th Street where her son was murdered on his way home from Fenger Academy High School in 2009. It’s just too hard. Four years have passed since 16-year-old sophomore Derrion Albert was...
  • 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....