| Mar 13, 2014
| 7:17 PM
The Obama administration is preparing to crack down on some for-profit colleges, requiring them to do a better job of preparing students for work or risk losing access to federal student aid.
Newly proposed regulations expected from the Education...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 11:42 AM
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.
| Jun 23, 2014
| 11:04 AM
The top watchdog at Chicago Public Schools, who was responsible for uncovering misdeeds by two school board presidents and dozens of school officials, will leave his post at the end of the month.
Jim Sullivan, who has been the district's inspector...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 12:17 PM
California ranks in the bottom rung of states in the academic achievement of disabled students, according to new federal rankings released Tuesday.
The new system rates only 18 states and U.S. territories as meeting federal standards, compared with 41...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
Open online classes can broaden your knowledge, but don't pin your career hopes on them yet.
1. MOOCs are huge. Massive open online courses (or MOOCs) are college-level courses available to anyone. Lectures and course materials are accessed online, and...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 4:15 PM
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
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...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 3:32 PM
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...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 9:29 AM
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...
| Jun 6, 2014
Dear U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan,
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...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 5:11 AM
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...