| May 20, 2014
| 3:54 PM
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.
| May 20, 2014
| 6:43 PM
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...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
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...
| May 11, 2014
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...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Bourbonnais, Tinley Park and Bolingbrook.
Here we go again on another front. The federal government, tasked with very few responsibilities by the U.S. Constitution, is trying...
| May 30, 2014
| 8:46 AM
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...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...
| May 13, 2014
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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 8:40 PM
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...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:07 PM
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...
| Apr 19, 2014
| 4:55 PM
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)...