| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, is joining the Los Angeles Unified School District as a senior administrator.
The 55-year-old Melendez, a former Obama administration official, was talked about in recent times as...
| Jan 11, 2014
It was an unexpected decision by Florida A&M University standards. But in naming Elmira Mangum FAMU's next president, the trustees not only made history, but took a giant step forward in putting the historically black university back on the road to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Today's Common Core roundup: Those 19,000 public comments will be analyzed, and Florida's State Board of Education will get a report back on the findings in January. U.S. Secretary of Education this week said he regretted saying that "white suburban moms"...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday.
There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday.
That's because most...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:47 AM
After guiding the 159-year-old Saints Peter and Paul School in Naperville for the past 39 years, Frank Glowaty has announced he will be stepping down as principal.
Accepting the job at age 29, the well-liked administrator now is approaching 70. He...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:30 PM
In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies.
Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 3:58 PM
Dozens of students gathered outside a South Los Angeles trade school Thursday, angry that the college where they had been taking classes -- and had paid thousands of dollars to attend -- had shut without notice.
Authorities confirmed that...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 11:43 AM
Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock, an adept fundraiser accustomed to hiring a marquee coach, is Virginia Tech’s choice to guide the Hokies’ sports programs, sources said Friday.
An introductory news conference is planned next week....
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Hundreds of students and faculty at a financially troubled South Gate trade school were left angry and unsure of their fate Thursday, after the school abruptly closed its doors and federal officials said students would no longer be eligible for...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Long after nearly all USC players had left the practice field Monday, special-teams coach John Baxter oversaw and evaluated kick after kick by Andre Heidari and walk-ons Alex Wood and Craig McMahon.
With Heidari struggling, USC interim Coach Ed...