| Apr 6, 2014
This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut.
This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2014
Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day.
Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
| 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...
| Jan 11, 2014
It was an unexpected decision by Florida A&M University standards. But in naming Elmira Mangum FAMU's next president, the trustees not only made history, but took a giant step forward in putting the historically black university back on the road to...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Today's Common Core roundup: Those 19,000 public comments will be analyzed, and Florida's State Board of Education will get a report back on the findings in January. U.S. Secretary of Education this week said he regretted saying that "white suburban moms"...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:54 PM
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.
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:25 PM
Most Chicagoans won't notice a short-term federal government shutdown, but the effects could start to be felt by some if the stalemate lingers a few weeks, officials from Springfield to City Hall to college campuses indicated Monday.
That's because most...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:47 AM
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...
| Aug 25, 2013
Chemistry teacher and cheerleading coach Mark Krockover was reprimanded over his conduct toward female students, but it took several years before Maine Township High School District 207 tried to fire him.
The school board cited "immoral and cruel...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:32 PM
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...