| Sep 23, 2013
| 9:35 AM
Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order today announcing his decision to withdraw from PARCC.
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, would have assessed students on new Common Core standards.
Read the press release...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 11:00 AM
We read with interest The Baltimore Sun's recent editorial calling for Maryland schools to skip testing every student in grades 3-8 this year because new assessments aligned to the curriculum will not be available until the 2014-2015 school year ("Md....
| Sep 23, 2013
| 2:02 AM
Westowne Elementary teacher Kathleen Mannion has spent long hours after classes using a cumbersome website to access the curriculum she is supposed to teach the next day.
"I almost feel like I am living in an alternative universe," said Mannion, who...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Glendale Unified will not apply for federal Race to the Top funds — a potential $30 million payout — a decision that avoids a confrontation with the district's teachers union regarding the use of test scores that scuttled the highly-sought...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:38 PM
Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam visited Millennia Elementary this morning, handing out stickers and eating a meal of French toast, apples slices and milk with students to promote School Breakfast Week.
“It was great to start the morning off...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Maryland wants to continue annual assessments of students this year at a cost of about $6 million, even though the scores wouldn't be used to gauge school progress — one of the main reasons for giving the tests.
State officials, in plans to be...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Maryland was named one of seven states awarded millions in grant funds from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new assessment for pre-kindergartners, officials announced Friday.
The state, considered a leader in early childhood education,...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 2:39 AM
On those nights when Amy DeLoughy's children can't sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can't face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks.
Doctor ducks, military ducks, postal worker...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:03 PM
A USC student said Monday that she believes university officials performed a shoddy investigation when she told them last year that she had been raped by her then-boyfriend in 2010.
Tucker Reed, who has blogged extensively about her alleged rape, said...
| Jun 12, 2013
Maria Elvira Giusti de Gutierrez of Calexico said she believes it is important and necessary to send all three of her children to Catholic school for the academic excellence and morals they receive.
Tuition for that excellence and those morals come at...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 1:15 AM
Contrary to what seems to be taking place elsewhere, Catholic schools here in the Valley are seeing their enrollment numbers hold steady. The trend is a positive one, we feel, as it is evidence of a strong local desire to maintain and enhance family...