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  • Chicago schools getting $10M for Safe Passage

    CHICAGO (AP) — A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Illinois for further expansion, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday. Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest district, started the...

  • 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.

  • Bobby Jindal sues Obama administration over Common Core

    In his suit, Jindal says the new program violates the 10th Amendment by subverting state sovereignty as the administration pressured states to adopt the standards.

  • Los Angeles schools halt iPad deal amid criticism

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy on Tuesday suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc. The move follows disclosures that...

  • Correction: Obit-Sperling story

    PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Sperling died. He died Friday, not Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies John...

  • EPA tells new students: Only 1 napkin, 1 salt packet, 1 ketchup pouch at school lunches

    In a back-to-school message, the EPA urges students to use recycled, not new, school supplies, and warns against taking more than one napkin or ketchup pouch when buying lunch.

  • Blacks must confront reality

    How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.

  • Deal looks to allow computing as core requirement

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students...

  • Md. adds $6.9 million to school lunch program

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Department of Education says it's awarding $6.9 million in state funds to 481 schools to supplement a federal school-breakfast program. The state agency says the state funds will provide in-classroom breakfast to more than 240,000 students this school year....

  • Mediation fails to settle Galesburg teacher strike

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of students are staying home again in Galesburg as a weekend mediation session between a teachers union and the board of education failed to result in a contract agreement. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail (http://bit.ly/1tB5sHM ) reports that a mediation session...

  • Florida Gov. wants review of tests and standards

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Monday will roll out a series of education proposals that touches on everything from high-stakes testing to the cost of college and represents a break from some of the signature moves put in place by former Gov. Jeb Bush. Scott wants to create...

  • High stakes for NYC mayor over rollout of pre-K

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the school year less than two weeks away, New York City is racing to complete an unprecedented prekindergarten expansion — and its success or failure could have major political implications for its first-year mayor, Bill de Blasio. De Blasio made the establishment of...

  • War on Christianity still alive and well in America

    I filled an entire book with examples of discrimination against Christians in this country about a decade ago, and since then, there has been little or no abatement of this practice.

  • Most Americans oppose forcing local schools to take underage illegal immigrants: Poll

    As public schools across the U.S. brace themselves for a surge of thousands of underage illegal immigrants — many who came to the country without their families — Americans are saying ditch the idea, according to a new poll. Fifty-three percent of likely voters in a Rasmussen Reports poll...

  • You're not crazy, parents: Textbook prices have soared since you were in college, and here's why

    How on Earth have textbooks become so wildly expensive?



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