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  • 3 West Side schools picked for "Turnaround Arts" program

     3 West Side schools picked for "Turnaround Arts" program
    Chicago will be among the cities added to a national arts initiative aimed at improving academically failing schools, a program funded in part by the U.S. Department of Education and supported by stars like actress Kerry Washington. The President’...
  • Pelosi urges new review of troubled San Francisco city college

    House minority leader Nancy Pelosi called Tuesday for a new review of embattled City College of San Francisco, arguing that its accreditation loss would devastate thousands of students and the community. The demand from the San Francisco lawmaker is the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Appeal seeks making Richmond, Davis K-5 schools again

    Appeal seeks making Richmond, Davis K-5 schools again
    Unsatisfied with a Kane County judge's decision last fall requiring the St. Charles school district to develop a new improvement plan for Richmond and Davis schools, an attorney representing parents asked justices in the state's appellate court on...
  • 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...
  • Congresswoman urges better protections against campus sexual assault

    A California congresswoman announced plans Tuesday to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. In an appearance at UC Berkeley, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) said...
  • L.A. Unified wins $7 million in grants for career tech programs

    L.A. Unified wins $7 million in grants for career tech programs
    The Los Angeles Unified School District will receive $7 million in federal grant funding to expand career programs at three high schools in the fields of healthcare, technology and business and finance, the district announced Monday. L.A. Unified was...
  • Congresswoman aims to crack down on campuses' sex assault 'epidemic'

    Congresswoman aims to crack down on campuses' sex assault 'epidemic'
    A California congresswoman has announced plans to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. In an appearance at UC Berkeley last week, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough)...