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  • Despite struggles, Philadelphia opens new schools

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The troubled city school system opened three new high schools Monday in an effort to show that officials are committed to innovating and boosting achievement despite fewer resources and the specter of massive layoffs. Superintendent William Hite enthusiastically greeted the...

  • Clinton, Bush yuk it up, launch scholars program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political opposites turned friends, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush launched a new scholars program at four presidential centers with an opening act that might have been mistaken for a comedy routine. The two former presidents — one a Democrat, the other a...

  • Back to bad schools

    The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

  • U.S. should use ISIS' enemies against it

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wants to address the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border” between Iraq and Syria.

  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula, which, if approved, would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban districts....

  • Drew University hosts campus sexual assault summit

    The summit was organized under Drew's new president, MaryAnn Baenninger, who addressed the new focus on sexual assault in a statement.

  • Some Florida families to get tuition refunds

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of Florida families with pre-paid tuition plans are going to get refunds or see a drop in their payments. The board that oversees the state's popular prepaid college plan approved new prices for the upcoming year on Thursday. Those prices will drop some plans...

  • NYC mayor: 'Historic' pre-K program ready to roll

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's rapid expansion of prekindergarten programs will change the lives of tens of thousands of children, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Wednesday on the eve of the first day of school. "We are doing something not only historic but on a vast scale," de Blasio said while...

  • Immigration group: Surge will cost schools $761 million

    The immigrants will cost local schools far more than other students, FAIR contests, not only because they speak little English but because most have likely had little schooling.

  • East Allegheny, Pa., teachers become second to strike

    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off the job as the new school year begins, while contract talks continue in scores of other districts. Negotiations between the East Allegheny...

  • Money trail connects watchdog group CREW to the for-profit colleges it defended

    When the Left started going after for-profit colleges, it was noteworthy that CREW took the opposing side â€" a forthcoming report by the Center for Consumer Freedom helps to explain why. 

  • Santa Fe schools to launch tech program

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Students at one Santa Fe elementary school will soon share about 250 iPads as the school district takes a first step toward launching a $55 million plan to provide each of its 14,000 students with a digital device over the next five years. The district is contracting with...

  • Common Core supporters hit back at Bobby Jindal for lawsuit

    Collaborative for Student Success published a memo Friday criticizing the Lousiana governor's position on the education standards as motivated by a desire to win the GOP presidential nomination.

  • Build better teachers

    Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.

  • 5 problems with California's 'affirmative consent' bill

    In the rush to advance legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, California lawmakers have cast aside the due process rights of the accused.



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