| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:00 PM
The Commission of the Council on Occupational Education has awarded candidate for accreditation status to James Rumsey Technical Institute near Hedgesville.
Commission Chairman Gregory Garrett announced the award following an executive committee...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 5:24 PM
In the hope of encouraging school districts across the nation to come up with innovative reforms that will boost student achievement and teacher effectiveness, the U.S. Department of Education is again this year offering Race to the Top grants. The...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 4:48 PM
San Francisco’s city attorney on Thursday filed two legal challenges to block a private panel from revoking the accreditation of City College of San Francisco.
City Atty. Dennis J. Herrera is suing the Accrediting Commission for Community and...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:36 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday ratified the unusual hiring of the mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana.
Melendez will be brought on as an employee of the L.A. Unified School District, but with her salary and...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the wake of the departure of Andrés Alonso, a commanding CEO for the past six years, Baltimore City school bells may be ringing a different tune this year. And listeners will be wondering: Will his bold legacy last?
His best-known institutional...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:29 PM
A warning from the federal government that Kansas schools must begin including student performance in teacher evaluations or potentially lose federal funds.
Last year Kansas joined dozens of states when it got a waiver from the controversial No Child...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Glendale Unified officials have renewed hope that the district can win a federal grant worth up to $30 million following the district's failed attempt to win the grant last year because it lacked support from the Glendale Teachers Assn.
In 2012, the...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed Jewish students’ contentions that anti-Israel protests at UC Berkeley created an illegally hostile and anti-Semitic atmosphere on that campus.
The department’s civil rights office has determined...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:56 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Seniors returning to classes at dozens of U.S. colleges and universities have one more hurdle to prepare for this school year: a new standardized test for graduating students intended to give prospective employers a measure of their...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Meditate on this: The few schools that use meditation in the classroom report higher test scores, less absenteeism and less fighting. And there is a chance to bring a meditation program to your school absolutely free. Pathway to Peace led by meditation...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Just outside Chicago, a private school recently decided to add mandatory testing of students for alcohol abuse to its existing six-year-old drug test policy. States like Texas, Illinois and New Jersey have laws governing drug tests for student athletes....