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.
08/26/14 04:45 PM
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...
08/26/14 02:00 PM
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...
By Paul Bedard | 08/25/14 09:40 PM
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.
By Walter Williams | 08/25/14 06:56 PM
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.
08/25/14 03:00 PM
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...
08/25/14 09:30 AM
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....
08/25/14 09:15 AM
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...
08/24/14 09:00 PM
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...
08/24/14 12:45 PM
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...
By David Limbaugh | 08/22/14 06:52 PM
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.
08/22/14 01:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds with a significant bloc of Republicans....
08/21/14 06:00 PM
MIAMI (AP) — Hammered by his chief rival over cuts to school budgets, Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday made an election-year promise to boost money for public schools if he's re-elected. Scott vowed to recommend a roughly $700 million increase to public schools for 2015 — which would push...
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