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U.S. Department of Education

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  • What makes a good college?

     What makes a good college?
    The commission that accredits California's community colleges is under fire from above and below. The federal government has given it a year to improve its performance, noting, among other criticisms, that it has too few educators on its panels. That...
  • Ss Peter and Paul School principal retiring

     Ss Peter and Paul School principal retiring
    After guiding the 159-year-old Saints Peter and Paul School in Naperville for the past 39 years, Frank Glowaty has announced he will be stepping down as principal. Accepting the job at age 29, the well-liked administrator now is approaching 70. He...
  • Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say

    Single-gender classes should be offered to more Florida students, lawmakers say
    More Florida students should be able to attend classes (or schools) that teach only boys or only girls, a Florida House panel decided Tuesday. There are 54 gender-specific schools in Florida now, including Woodward Avenue Elementary in DeLand. The aim...
  • Maryland given federal waiver, won't have to double test students

    Maryland given federal waiver, won't have to double test students
    Maryland was given a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education on Friday that will allow them to avoid double testing several thousand students who are piloting a new test this spring that is tied to the Common Core. Under federal law, all students...
  • Feds to investigate Michigan over handling of rape allegations

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights has launched an investigation how the University of Michigan handled rape allegations against a former football player. The department notified former Michigan professor Douglas Smith of the...
  • UCI receives grant to help English-language learners

    A UC Irvine professor will receive an $11-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand a reading and writing program that assists English-language learners in Southern California middle and high schools. Carol Booth Olson, director of...
  • Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance

    Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance
    Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s. But the most important thing she'd need...
  • Teel Time: Virginia Tech selects Cincinnati's Whit Babcock as AD

    Cincinnati athletic director Whit Babcock, an adept fundraiser accustomed to hiring a marquee coach, is Virginia Tech’s choice to guide the Hokies’ sports programs, sources said Friday. An introductory news conference is planned next week....
  • Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

    In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies. Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
  • State seeks to delay using test scores to evaluate teachers

    State seeks to delay using test scores to evaluate teachers
    Amid a developing backlash against fast-paced, state-mandated education reforms, Maryland school officials want to delay the use of student test scores to evaluate teachers for three years. Maryland had committed to using test scores in the evaluations...
  • USC kickers compete for field-goal duties

    USC kickers compete for field-goal duties
    Long after nearly all USC players had left the practice field Monday, special-teams coach John Baxter oversaw and evaluated kick after kick by Andre Heidari and walk-ons Alex Wood and Craig McMahon. With Heidari struggling, USC interim Coach Ed...