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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Beware of scammers and scoundrels

    High school seniors hunting for college scholarships and financial aid, beware: Scammers and scoundrels can't wait to meet you. Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college...
  • New rules could cut access to education

    By Curtis Austin Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...
  • Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze

    Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze
    If I showed you the headline "Weak Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Dealing," you'd probably assume it's the latest shoe to drop in the unfurling scandal of FUSE, the punch-drunk charter school group attempting to run schools in Hartford, New...
  • Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds

    Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds
    After wrapping up a nine-month electrician training program at Everest College-San Bernardino in 2011, Kenneth Dewar hoped to get the career placement assistance he had been promised. Then he spotted his own photo on a campus wall featuring...
  • Corinthian Colleges needn't disclose financial woes in ads, judge says

    The California attorney general's office was unable to persuade a judge Friday to force an ailing for-profit college company to warn students of its dire financial situation. Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. last week announced plans to sell off...
  • Case of alleged student rape at Morgan State still open

    Case of alleged student rape at Morgan State still open
    The city police investigation into the alleged rape of a Morgan State University student earlier this year remains open, contrary to a report by the university last week. The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Morgan's handling of...
  • Arne Duncan flubbed on Common Core, and then he made it worse

    Arne Duncan flubbed on Common Core, and then he made it worse
    The scaffolding of support for the Common Core curriculum standards continues, right and left, to lose a beam here, a platform there. After adopting the standards, with vocal support from the governor, both the Oklahoma Legislature and Gov. Mary Fallin...
  • Tuition going up at University of Pittsburgh

    University of Pittsburgh students this fall will see a 3.9 percent tuition increase on the main campus and a 2 percent price hike on the school's four regional campuses. The new rates were established Friday by school trustees as the university's...
  • Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations

    Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations
    Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law. The U.S. Department of Education granted Maryland a one-year extension that will allow it to put off using annual test scores,...