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  • Maryland education leaders pledge collaboration to improve evaluation system

    Maryland education leaders pledge collaboration to improve evaluation system
    The state's major education players — from school boards to teachers unions and superintendents — signed a pledge Friday to work together to fine-tune a new teacher evaluation system put in place this school year. The action taken at the...
  • California AG, U.S. senators want curbs on enrollment at troubled Corinthian Colleges

    A dozen U.S. senators asked the federal government to halt new student enrollments at an ailing Santa Ana chain of more than 90 for-profit colleges accused of misleading prospective students. Calling Corinthian Colleges Inc. “one of the worst...
  • Audit criticizes panel for move to revoke S.F. college's accreditation

    In a blistering critique, state auditors Thursday faulted the decision by a private panel to revoke the accreditation of San Francisco's only community college and found that the overall authorization process is weak. The audit said the Accrediting...
  • Senate panel consider ways to deal with campus sexual assault

    WASHINGTON In a hearing Thursday about campus sexual assault, Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, promised to include military institutions under the scope of the Clery Act and Title IX, laws that, respectively, require the disclosure of campus crimes and prohibit...
  • Federal sanctions threaten sustainability of Corinthian Colleges

    A besieged chain of for-profit colleges based in Orange County has signaled that it is in danger of shutting down after the U.S. Department of Education sharply cut back its access to federal money for student loans and grants. Plagued by complaints...
  • Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion

     Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to seal portions of a lawsuit against Occidental College on Wednesday, denying such a request from attorneys for the liberal arts school. Lawyers for Occidental had asked Judge Luis A. Lavin to make...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges in O.C. warns it could shut down

    A besieged chain of for-profit colleges based in Orange County is in danger of shutting down after the U.S. Department of Education levied new restrictions on its students' access to federal student aid. Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which...
  • Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors

    Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors
    As the school year in Howard County came to a close last week, the Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade — an online education resource named...
  • Pelosi urges new review of troubled San Francisco city college

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a new review of embattled City College of San Francisco, arguing that its accreditation loss would devastate thousands of students and the community. The demand from the San Francisco lawmaker is the...
  • Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores

    Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores
    A new study out of USC and the University of Pennsylvania finds that value-added measurements — a way of using student test scores to evaluate teacher performance — aren't a very good way of judging teacher quality. This isn't the first...
  • Congress' assignment: school reform. Why not start with No Child Left Behind?

    Congress is taking up a large number of education bills this year. Unfortunately, the issue it is ignoring — as it has for years — is the one that most needs its attention: an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act. It would be an...