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  • Ravitch misfires on school reform

    Ravitch misfires on school reform
    Diane Ravitch is all the rage in education circles these days, but rage, unfortunately, is what's she's selling. There are many reasons why, despite decades of efforts, U.S. public schools continue to fail, especially for low-income and minority children....
  • Obama proposes linking federal aid to the value colleges provide

    Obama proposes linking federal aid to the value colleges provide
    BUFFALO, N.Y. -- President Obama began a two-day bus tour here by laying out new proposals to address what he called a “crisis” of college affordability, including a new rating system that would reward universities that provide better value...
  • Number of Md. schools getting top rating falls

    Number of Md. schools getting top rating falls
    Maryland saw a dramatic decrease in the number of its elementary schools that received the highest rating for academic progress under a tough new school ranking system, according to results the state released Tuesday. Only 47 of the state's 892...
  • U.S. secretary of education opposes California's testing plan

    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...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    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...
  • State Assembly defies feds, sends school testing overhaul to governor

    The California Assembly on Wednesday easily approved an overhaul of the state's student testing system in which schools and parents would not receive test scores for at least a year. The vote of 51 to 22 was largely along party lines, with Democrats...
  • Letters: Washington's education overreach

    Re "School testing measure advances," Sept. 11 Any California official who thought participation in the national Common Core standards would be voluntary ought to know better now. Democratic lawmakers, Gov. Jerry Brown and the teachers unions are...
  • U.S. Education secretary eases on threat to withhold federal funds

    U.S. Education secretary eases on threat to withhold federal funds
    U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan toned down his recent criticism of California in an interview with The Times, calling his previous threat to withhold federal funding from the state over a new plan to test students a "last resort." "We want to be...
  • A showdown on Common Core testing

    When it comes to education policy, California and the Obama administration have gotten along about as well as the Clantons and the Earp brothers. They've clashed over teacher evaluations, Race to the Top grants, you name it. Now, the switch to the new...
  • Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress

    Md. to give MSA, though results won't be used to gauge school progress
    Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests. State officials, in plans to be...
  • Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'The Mindy Project' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 15 - 21, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SERIES Dads Two college buddies (Giovanni...