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  • Buyer's remorse on Common Core for policymakers?

    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...

  • Lawmakers approve $100 million boost for UC, CSU

    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...

  • Lawmakers protect in-state tuition for veterans

    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...

  • California schools chief to appeal tenure ruling

    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...

  • U of I facing scrutiny over job-offer decision

    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...

  • APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

    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...

  • 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.

  • New York releases teacher evaluation data

    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...

  • NY mayor pushes back against pre-K safety worries

    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...

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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