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  • Real education reform isn't about tests

    I agree that the Obama administration hasn't done a particularly good job of setting education policy, but please don't blame lawmakers for leaving No Child Left Behind on the books. With no valid education policy coming from the White House, where...
  • Regulating sex on campus

    The Times is right to question legislative attempts to micromanage sex on campus, like California's SB 967, which would "tell young people what steps they must take in the privacy of their own dorm rooms" by requiring "affirmative consent." ("Sex and...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
  • FSU's Ronald Darby and Chris Casher face disciplinary hearing, according to report

    FSU football players Chris Casher and Ronald Darby face a disciplinary hearing Tuesday as a result of their actions the morning Jameis Winston was accused of raping a fellow student, according to a report from Fox Sports. Casher and Darby, Winston&...
  • How far must we go to report sexual assault or harassment?

    There's been a lot of press lately on the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Right's decision to release the names of 55 colleges and universities being investigated for possible violations of federal law in how they handled sexual violence...
  • 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...
  • Local Voices: May 8 edition

    Local Voices: May 8 edition
    Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Bourbonnais, Tinley Park and Bolingbrook. Common Core Here we go again on another front. The federal government, tasked with very few responsibilities by the U.S. Constitution, is trying...
  • Education coalition: Turnaround vote invalid because of conflicts of interest

    Education coalition: Turnaround vote invalid because of conflicts of interest
    An education coalition will hold a news conference this morning to press its case that a Chicago Board of Education vote last month to "turn around" three schools was invalid because of conflicts of interest board members have with the politically...
  • Different standards for different students

     Different standards for different students
    Under a dramatic new approach to rating public schools, Illinois students of different backgrounds no longer will be held to the same standards — with Latinos and blacks, low-income children and other groups having lower targets than whites for...
  • Bianchi: Why was Jameis Winston suspiciously MIA from teammates' hearing?

    Bianchi: Why was Jameis Winston suspiciously MIA from teammates' hearing?
    The way the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida State University have handled the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation keeps getting more and more suspicious. The latest embarrassment came Tuesday when two of Winston's teammates -- Chris...
  • FSU responds to New York Times report questioning Jameis Winston rape investigation

    FSU responds to New York Times report questioning Jameis Winston rape investigation
    FSU released the following response to a New York Times article questioning the university's response to the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation and rape cases reported by its students: RESPONSE TO TODAY'S NYT STORY The university expresses...