| Jul 28, 2013
A Pew Research Center poll taken last weekend showed a nation divided over the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial, with 42 percent "dissatisfied" with the not guilty verdict, 39 percent "satisfied" and the remaining 19 percent saying they had no...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:32 PM
From the Tribune this week about the Chicago Public Schools budget: School officials have also made $112 million in cuts to central office operations and administrative expenses and have used $159 million in savings realized from last year's budget to.......
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:02 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.
School districts would still...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 12:55 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - High school students could start their days later and get more sleep if the nation's top education official gets his way.
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday said studies have shown that students do better if they start...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:18 PM
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...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:32 PM
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...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 9:28 AM
It's not time to panic quite yet over Maryland's plummeting elementary and middle school assessment scores. To be sure, they're not good, showing widespread declines in performance for the first time in years. But the declines are so systemic and sudden...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:31 PM
The release of the Maryland School Assessment results — anticipated early next week — will surely send a ripple of shock to parents across the state. Educators are bracing for dips in math performance. At first glance, the scores will appear...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:05 AM
A new education group, Badass Teachers Association, aims to offer a voice to teachers fed up with current education policy pushed by Washington, D.C. -- and Tallahassee. The group this week launched a telephone campaign to get U.S. Secretary of...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 6:25 PM
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is scheduled to visit Baltimore County in April to discuss gun control, county Superintendent Dallas Dance said Tuesday.
Duncan plans to visit Loch Raven High School on April 10, Dance announced at a school...
| Mar 17, 2013
The across-the-board federal spending cuts known as the sequester come at a bad time for Maryland colleges.
Many usually send out financial award letters this month, but they still don't have all the details on how much federal funding they will...