| Apr 11, 2014
| 4:20 PM
The Noble Network of Charter Schools has dropped a $5 fee charged to students hit with a detention, one of the most controversial aspects of its strict discipline policy.
Noble sent a letter to parents informing them of the change dated April 8, a day...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school.
Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 12:11 PM
The mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana, is joining the Los Angeles Unified School District as a senior administrator.
The 55-year-old Melendez, a former Obama administration official, was talked about in recent times as...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 5:23 PM
The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday.
The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
| Mar 19, 2014
Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday.
In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 7:59 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — About a quarter of UC students, faculty and staff reported that they had experienced some exclusionary, intimidating or offensive situations on campus and 9% said that had interfered with their abilities to study or work, according...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 6:15 PM
Moving to strengthen its sexual assault policies, the University of California announced new guidelines Friday that require administrators to report more types of violence and harassment and provide more support and protection for victims.
| Mar 5, 2014
As more of our children's education moves online, there are increased opportunities for abusing the collection of their personal data. Last month, state Senate leader Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) introduced a bill that would help close a loophole in...
| May 31, 2014
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...
| May 31, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jun 1, 2014
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...