| 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.
| Apr 28, 2014
| 12:29 PM
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,...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 4:45 PM
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...
| 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...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 12:00 PM
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...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:09 AM
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...