| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Glendale Teachers Assn. officials, in talks with the district regarding its support for federal Race to the Top funds, said they remain concerned regarding testing requirements and funding implications — issues that scuttled Glendale Unified’s...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 4:38 PM
DELAWARE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — While his eighth-grade classmates took state standardized tests this spring, Tucker Richardson woke up late and played basketball in his Delaware Township driveway.
Tucker's parents, Wendy and Will, are part of a...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
What does it take to become a good doctor? In the midst of a period of health care reform and primary care shortages, how we do to encourage talented students who want to give back to the community to go into medicine?
Since the 1920s, the Medical...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 5:55 PM
A number of education leaders are calling for a moratorium on annual student assessments until Maryland switches to tests that match a new curriculum being implemented in classrooms.
The state teachers union and school superintendents association said...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:27 PM
Maryland schools Superintendent Lillian Lowery, a self-described optimist, had hoped students would excel on this year's state assessments because they were being taught under a more rigorous curriculum.
Instead, test scores plunged. Lowery now says the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:43 PM
Maryland's student test scores declined significantly for the first time in a decade, a drop officials attributed to the beginning of a tumultuous time in public education that will bring widespread changes to what is taught from kindergarten through high...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 9:30 AM
The percentage of 11th graders in the Charlevoix-Emmet Intermediate School District who demonstrated proficiency on the 2013 Michigan Merit/ACT exam exceeded the state averages in every subject tested. However, in comparing scores of individual districts,...
| Apr 6, 2013
| 11:06 AM
Professional word merchants can get a little insecure when some unjournalist comes along and does a better job of putting passages together.
It happens to me all too often. I'll write a column filled with dazzling piquancy and logic, and along comes...
| Mar 19, 2013
| 3:10 PM
On the surface, the "Keystone Exams" action by the State Board of Education appears to establish firm standards for high school graduation in Pennsylvania.
'It's official," began Saturday's story in The Morning Call. "Students in Pennsylvania will be...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 2:11 PM
Here's a look at major schools that offer Master of Business Administration programs in the Chicago area. Many schools give students a choice of part-time (including evening and weekend options), flexible, full-time, accelerated, dual-degree,...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Teachers in most Maryland school districts may get a one-year reprieve from being judged on student test scores, as U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan has indicated he would consider delaying the requirement.
The new teacher evaluations — which...