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  • Oklahoma loses federal 'No Child Left Behind Waiver'

    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Oklahoma lost its federal "No Child Left Behind" waiver on Thursday after it dropped education standards adopted by almost all states, a move that could lead to cuts in the $500 million in U.S. funds its schools receive annually....
  • Malloy Says He Wants To Cut Time That Connecticut Students Spend Taking Tests

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th...
  • Column: What to do when your college shuts down

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the abrupt shutdown of several other for-profit campuses this year have left tens of thousands of students wondering about the future of their education - and their debt. For many...
  • Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests

    Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests
    Governor Dannel P. Malloy thinks stressed out 11th graders should have to spend less time taking tests. He announced Friday that he has written to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying, “I am eager to explore solutions for the...
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...
  • Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools

    Arne Duncan: Testing vital but now "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many schools
    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...
  • Los Angeles schools to ease discipline policies to stem dropouts

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Los Angeles schools will take a more lenient approach to offenses such as alcohol possession and fighting to allow students a better chance to graduate, officials said on Tuesday. Under the plan, students caught with tobacco,...
  • O'Bannon decision affects area schools but won't alone revolutionize college sports

    Ed O’Bannon is the only player in the last quarter-century to score at least 30 points and grab at least 15 rebounds in the NCAA tournament title game. His 30-and-17 performance in 1995 led UCLA past defending champion Arkansas, giving the Bruins...
  • Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools

    Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools
    Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will ask the U.S. Department of Education to reverse itself and allow Florida to decide how students still learning English should be counted in its A-to-F grading system. The governor said "bureaucrats in Washington"...
  • Still inflating the student loan bubble

    The following editorial appeared in the Orange County Register on Monday, Aug. 18: Perhaps we should not be surprised that the Obama administration's solution to a problem of high debts is to incur even more debt. This was the thinking with the economy...
  • Bail denied for ex-prison doctor who threatened judge

    Bail denied for ex-prison doctor who threatened judge
    Given Erik von Kiel's interest in moving to South America and his threatening statements toward a judge, no combination of conditions could ensure the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's safe release from prison or that he would return for his trial, a...