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  • Common Core for schools: Boon? Horror? You tell me

    You would have thought that after 45 states leaped forward to adopt the Common Core curriculum standards for their schools, the only issue going forward would be how to make this big change happen in the smoothest and most successful way. Instead, the...
  • National high school graduation rate exceeds 80% for the first time

    The national high school graduation rate has reached a record high of more than 80%, but disparities based on students’ racial, socio-economic and disability status remain alarming, according to an annual report by America’s Promise Alliance,...
  • California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time

    California's graduation rate tops 80% for the first time
    The high school graduation rate in California has topped 80% for the first time in state history, officials announced Monday. While disparities remain based on students’ racial, socioeconomic and English-language skills, strides in the state's...
  • Feds announce stricter reporting guidelines for campus sex assaults

    The U.S. government announced new proposed regulations Thursday that will require colleges and universities for the first time to publicly disclose more types of sexual violence and harassment. Under the new rules, schools must publish the number of...
  • About all those bad teachers in California

    I usually agree with Michael Hiltzik, but I was surprised when he called the ruling on teacher tenure useless "snake oil." ("Why that ruling against teacher tenure won't help your schoolchildren," Column, June 11) Yes, there are many school problems...
  • Apodaca: Ending tenure isn't the only answer in education reform

    In the past month we've seen some potentially huge changes for public schools in California. Unfortunately, these changes will likely do little to actually improve the quality of education. And in one case, some harm could result. The first and most...
  • Open College Aid To Undocumented Students

    Open College Aid To Undocumented Students
    In May, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Hartford to discuss the importance of college readiness, access and affordability. Several state and local education and political leaders accompanied Secretary Duncan on his visit to the...
  • 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...
  • Rauner on defensive during governor debate

    Rauner on defensive during governor debate
    SPRINGFIELD — Bruce Rauner marked his 58th birthday fending off criticism from Republican governor rivals of his vilification of “government union bosses” and apologizing for how he initially characterized an effort to get his daughter...
  • School discipline has been a long-standing problem [Letter]

    Perhaps the Baltimore City Council should go back and read Jane Sundius' commentary from earlier this year ("Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline," Jan. 9). There she chastised the school system for putting far too many students out of...
  • Misconduct case in GOP spotlight

    Misconduct case in GOP spotlight
    Republican governor rivals Dan Rutherford and Bruce Rauner directly confronted each other for the first time Monday amid controversy over misconduct allegations by a state treasurer’s office employee that have quickly become the focus of the...