| Oct 17, 2014
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles school officials knew what they were getting when they hired John Deasy in 2010.
He'd led national efforts to hold teachers accountable for student performance. He was brash, impatient and high-minded. He had the ear of billionaire Bill...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 10:20 AM
This summer, Arne Duncan, the U.S. secretary of education, startled public school systems nationwide by shifting the focus of enforcement of federal laws covering students with disabilities from technical compliance like timelines to accountability for...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:34 PM
For Orange County Public Schools, co-winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education means more than just prestige — it also comes with $500,000 in college scholarships for the Class of 2015.
The nation's top prize for urban schools, which was...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts.
"Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 3:04 PM
A national teachers convention on Sunday called for President Obama to put U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on an “improvement plan” as a prelude to replacing him.
The action was taken Sunday by the American Federation of Teachers,...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 4:52 PM
The scaffolding of support for the Common Core curriculum standards continues, right and left, to lose a beam here, a platform there. After adopting the standards, with vocal support from the governor, both the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
The U.S. Department of Education announced a new initiative Monday to help states put "great educators" in schools with the neediest students. The department said that too often school districts "shortchange" black and Hispanic youngsters and kids from...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 4:43 PM
Baltimore principals will be required to take extra steps before suspending 4- and 5-year-olds under a new policy that seeks to curb the practice of kicking the youngest students out of school.
Beginning next school year, principals will have to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 7:00 AM
National union leaders will rally members in Los Angeles this weekend to oppose a recent court ruling that struck down key teacher job protections in the state.
The American Federation of Teachers, at its national convention, will vote on a resolution...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 4:34 PM
California has received $10.7 million from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare low-income and underserved high school students for colleges and careers by partially covering the costs of advanced course tests.
“Students who do the work and...