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  • Bobby Jindal: America needs an 'all of the above' strategy to expand educational opportunity

    President Obama has promised to make 2014 a “year of action” dedicated toward “opportunity for all.” Unfortunately, the actions his administration is taking are moving our country in exactly the wrong direction, and will deny educational opportunities to families most in need of them....

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords

    They're everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket. Who's funding these...

  • US first lady visits Beijing school

    BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a visit to a high school in Beijing at the start of a weeklong visit to China aimed at promoting education and person-to-person exchanges. Obama was joined by Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese...

  • 2 children die in Chinese kindergarten poisoning

    BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say two children have died and another 30 are sickened in a mass poisoning at a kindergarten in southwestern China. Investigators identified the toxic substance as a powerful rat poison, but do not yet know how it was administered Wednesday in the kindergarten in...

  • Obama to push myths about working women in Florida

    President Obama will be in Florida on Thursday to speak at Valencia Community College in Orlando about challenges that women face. Challenges like equal pay and getting more women access to higher education. This would be a good time to, once again, dispel the unequal pay myth that Obama and...

  • Obama arguing for women's educational opportunity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida. Obama has been focusing on women's economic issues in this midterm election year and plans to focus on higher education in a visit Thursday to...

  • Va. historic marker to recognize divinity school

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg school that prepared black men for the ministry is being recognized with a Virginia historical marker. The marker honoring the Bishop Payne Divinity School will be dedicated on March 29. The school was established in 1878 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church...

  • Revolt against the tyrants of standardized testing

    Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I'm not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, using our children as guinea pigs and cash cows.

  • In-state tuition bill survives close Florida Senate vote

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An effort to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally is deeply dividing the Republican-controlled Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday barely approved the legislation (SB 1400) after four GOP...

  • Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful would cut school vouchers

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said Tuesday that the state should not have expanded the private school voucher program statewide or created a new private school tax deduction. Calling the tax breaks and voucher spending "a new entitlement program that...

  • Feds release report on Race to the Top progress

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Education Department says Maryland has taken important steps in implementing its $250 million Race to the Top grant and has shown encouraging signs, but a department progress report says the state faced multiple challenges in the third year of the initiative....

  • DC Council to weigh special-education overhaul

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember says special education is facing a crisis in the nation's capital and has introduced legislation intended to overhaul the system and improve student outcomes. Councilmember David Catania introduced the package of bills on Tuesday. Catania is an...



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