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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...
  • 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...
  • Time to get serious about sexual assault on campuses

    If there were a medal of valor for members of Congress, Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand would deserve it for their success in reforming the U.S. military. Thanks largely to their efforts, the armed services must radically change the way they...
  • 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...
  • How to deal with the campus sexual assault crisis

    Not too long ago, a woman who was sexually assaulted on campus might understandably have felt that her experience was, if not unique, at least uncommon. Colleges, worried about their reputations, often downplayed such incidents, sweeping rape...
  • 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...
  • JHU suspends frat involved in rape accusation for unrelated concerns

    The Johns Hopkins University has suspended for a year the fraternity involved with a rape accusation for unrelated concerns and has ordered the members to leave their off-campus fraternity house. The suspension was announced to the university community...
  • Scott signs bill to boost single-gender classes; ACLU files complaint against Hillsborough schools for its gender-specific program

    Scott signs bill to boost single-gender classes; ACLU files complaint against Hillsborough schools for its gender-specific program
    Gov. Rick Scott yesterday signed a bill meant to increase single-gender education in Florida. The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Hillsborough County school district, arguing its existing single-...
  • 55 colleges under federal investigation over sexual assault cases

    55 colleges under federal investigation over sexual assault cases
    The U.S. Department of Education on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible violations of federal law over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints. The unprecedented namingĀ of...