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  • The Biblioracle: Education policies test one's patience

    The Biblioracle: Education policies test one's patience
    Dear U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, I'm worried. I'm worried about a lot of things. I'm worried about glacial melt and rising sea levels. I'm worried about honey bee colony collapse disorder. And one Chicago guy to another, I'm worried about...
  • California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down

    California teacher tenure and seniority system is struck down
    The tenure and seniority system that has long protected California public school teachers, even ineffective ones, was struck down Tuesday in a court decision that could change hiring and firing policies nationwide. Los Angeles County Superior Court...
  • 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...
  • California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests

    California awarded $10.7 million to pay for advanced course tests
    California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests. “Students who do the work and...
  • NCAA decision could change college sports

     NCAA decision could change college sports
    Northwestern's first football game is more than two weeks away, but fans are already speculating on possible bowl destinations, including the Outback Bowl, the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Each bowl comes...
  • A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?

    A parent's conflicted feelings about summer break: Is it over yet -- or already?
    I can't speak for all parents, but I think I speak for a bunch when I say we've reached the point in August dominated by frequent and feverish mood swings. Mine go like this: "For the love of all things holy would you please go back to school wait don't...
  • LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants

    LAUSD opens doors to young Central American immigrants
    At the low-slung bungalow west of downtown, a youngster screams from a vaccination and a nurse records the height and weight of an older boy. Academic counselors stand by, because it is here that many children who recently crossed the southern border...
  • Joshua Lewis: Tenure case will lead to new era of education reform

    The June court ruling against teacher employment laws in California was the opening salvo in a battle that has already moved to New York and will likely spread from there. It also could mark the beginning of a third great era of U.S. education reform...
  • 9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common

    9 things Rahm Emanuel and Karen Lewis have in common
    Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis has emerged as Mayor Rahm Emanuel's chief antagonist — and as a possible challenger in next year's mayoral election. Yet the bitter rivals have striking similarities. In 2012, Lewis told Chicago magazine:...
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...
  • Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests

    Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests
    Governor Dannel P. Malloy thinks stressed out 11th graders should have to spend less time taking tests. He announced Friday that he has written to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying, “I am eager to explore solutions for the...