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  • Mindless testing fails kids [Commentary]

    Mindless testing fails kids [Commentary]
    This spring, tens of thousands of children across Maryland will be made to sit for hours in dead silent classrooms under the incessant flickering of fluorescent lights to take the Maryland School Assessment, a standardized test that serves little...
  • Race to the top grant still has sticking points for Glendale education officials

    Glendale Teachers Assn. officials, in talks with the district regarding its support for federal Race to the Top funds, said they remain concerned regarding testing requirements and funding implications — issues that scuttled Glendale Unified’s...
  • California wins $10.8-million federal grant to pay AP test fees

    Nearly 130,000 California high school students will have most of their test fees paid by the federal government for Advanced Placement and other college-level exams, state education officials announced Monday. State Supt. of Public Instruction Tom...
  • State Senate approves student testing plan over federal objections

    California lawmakers pushed ahead Tuesday with a new state testing plan despite a threat by the Obama administration to withhold federal education funds unless substantial changes were made. The state Senate approved the overhaul on a 25-7 vote, with...
  • Common Core update: Arne Duncan, local teacher, FL comments, superintendents' views

    Common Core update: Arne Duncan, local teacher, FL comments, superintendents' views
    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"...
  • Southern High students' horse sense leads to national FFA accolades

    Southern High students' horse sense leads to national FFA accolades
    Southern High School senior Brooke Catterton can stare at a field of thoroughbreds and, in a head-to-hoof analysis, straightaway tell you which horses would likely have injury-free racing careers. In fact, the member of the school's Future Farmers of...
  • UConn students file sexual assault complaints

    Joining a growing list of students who allege that their colleges and universities have mishandled alleged sexual assault cases, seven current and former University of Connecticut students said Monday that they have filed a complaint with the U.S....
  • Former Occidental chief reportedly named U.S. education official

    Former Occidental chief reportedly named U.S. education official
    Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, is reportedly in line for an important education post in the Obama administration. Mitchell is expected to be named undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education, replacing Martha Kanter,...
  • Segregating English learners in schools

    Segregating English learners in schools
    Segregating young children for whom English is a new language according to their fluency levels produces the best academic results, according to most research. So the Los Angeles Unified School District has little choice in the matter. As a result of a...
  • Second city school cabinet member resigns

    Jonathan Brice, a key player in the administration of former city schools CEO Andrés Alonso, will leave his post to take an appointed position at the U.S. Department of Education. Brice, who served as the director of student support and safety before...
  • End comes for history study grant

    End comes for history study grant
    During the past 12 years, Glendale teachers have taken advantage of $4 million in grant funds to travel across the country to cities, museums and historical institutions to immerse themselves in stories of the past. But that appears to be coming to an...