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  • Thelma Melendez, mayor's education advisor, to join L.A. Unified

    Thelma Melendez, mayor's education advisor, to join L.A. Unified
    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...
  • Bold choice for FAMU leader holds promise: Editorial

    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...
  • Common Core update: Arne Duncan, local teacher, FL comments, superintendents' views

    Common Core update: Arne Duncan, local teacher, FL comments, superintendents' views
    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"...
  • Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say

    Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say
    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. The aim...
  • Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say

    Short-term shutdown will have little effect in Illinois, officials say
    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...
  • Ss Peter and Paul School principal retiring

     Ss Peter and Paul School principal retiring
    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...
  • Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

    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...
  • Students outraged by sudden closure of vocational school

    Students outraged by sudden closure of vocational school
    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...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech selects Cincinnati's Whit Babcock as AD

    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....
  • Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school's closure

    Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school's closure
    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...
  • USC kickers compete for field-goal duties

    USC kickers compete for field-goal duties
    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...