By David M. Drucker | 08/29/14 11:23 PM
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.
08/30/14 09:00 AM
A state-by-state look at the Common Core standards: ___ ALABAMA The state school board folded Common Core into the state's College and Career Ready Standards for public schools and has been defending the decision ever since. Legislators introduced bills in 2013 and 2014 to repeal the...
08/30/14 08:45 AM
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having buyer's remorse. The fight to repeal the standards has heated up in Ohio, with state Rep. Andy...
08/30/14 05:30 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers have approved legislation that would give the University of California and California State University systems a financial boost this year despite Gov. Jerry Brown's opposition. Lawmakers approved AB1476 by Democratic Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner of...
08/30/14 01:00 AM
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine thanked legislative leaders for the bipartisan compromise, which ensures...
08/29/14 06:30 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's schools chief will seek an appeal of a court ruling that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers. Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson says the ruling by a Los Angeles judge isn't supported by facts or the law and says it unfairly...
08/29/14 06:00 PM
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to rescind a job offer to a professor after his prolific, sometimes profane use of Twitter to voice anger at Israel. Phyllis Wise, the...
08/29/14 04:15 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show. The loans from the Iowa Energy Center helped Summit...
By Mona Charen | 08/29/14 03:52 PM
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.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/28/14 06:48 PM
When the Left started going after for-profit colleges, it was noteworthy that CREW took the opposing side — a forthcoming report by the Center for Consumer Freedom helps to explain why.
08/28/14 06:30 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The results of New York state's mandatory teacher evaluations are in. Data released by the Education Department Thursday shows that 94 percent of teachers earned a rating of effective or highly effective for the 2012-13 school year. The results give 5 percent a rating of...
08/28/14 06:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, his signature proposal suddenly taking unexpected criticism from an ally, strongly defended the city's readiness to launch its massive pre-kindergarten program and stressed the unprecedented speed of expansion has not compromised safety. De Blasio announced...
08/28/14 06:15 PM
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...
By Ashe Schow | 08/27/14 09:15 PM
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.
By David M. Drucker | 08/27/14 02:39 PM
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.
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