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  • Education reform: It's positive, optimistic and Republicans can make it work if they seize the issue

    OXON HILL, Md. -- The first “people” I recognized on arriving at last week's Conservative Political Action Conference just outside Washington were two “stormtroopers” and a Wookiee from the 1977 film “Star Wars.” Some of the speeches also expressed sentiments from the past, though...

  • The Left versus minorities and charter schools

    If anyone wanted to pick a time and place where the political Left's avowed concern for minorities was definitively exposed as a fraud, it would be now -- and the place would be New York City, where far-Left Mayor Bill de Blasio has launched an attack on charter schools, cutting their funding,...

  • Which side of charter-school fight hates minority children?

    Just try to envision the scene: A newly elected Republican mayor of a large American city takes steps to close down some of the best schools serving an almost exclusively minority population. You know how it would go. We'd be hearing that Republicans "hate" the poor.

  • Rural schools ask Wisconsin lawmakers for more cash

    When rural districts need to stretch dollars, staffers often do more than one job. In Cuba City, the math and computer teacher are the same person. In Mineral Point, the superintendent also serves as business manager and director of technology.

  • Maine child care licensing supervisor reassigned

    AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director...

  • Common Core is the dynamite that could blow up Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

    The Conservative Political Action Conference has come and gone for 2014, and Sen. Rand Paul won the straw ballot which is held every time the party gets started. Paul, R-Ky., racked up 31 percent support among the partiers, and the CPAC gang is indeed prone to party. Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas,...

  • Missouri seeing effects of declining casino visits

    A recent decline in Missouri's casino revenues has created funding shortfalls for public schools and state-run veterans' nursing homes, raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling to fund some key programs.

  • Obama unveils initiative to help students find financial aid

    President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”

  • Manhattan Moment: Federal student loan programs need greater oversight

    Federal student loans have recently come under fire for indebting a generation of students. Many families are slowly realizing that it might not be worthwhile to take out copious federal loans for an expensive education that offers poor employment outcomes. As it turns out, however, these loans...

  • Rutgers University to Condoleezza Rice: You're not welcome here

    Students and professors at Rutgers University in New Jersey don't want former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to give the university's 2014 commencement address.

  • Amid protests, Florida legislators start session

    Florida legislators opened their annual 60-day session on Tuesday with legislative leaders vowing to cut taxes, expand the use of private school vouchers and make changes to the state's pension system.

  • Portland School Board approves teachers' contract

    The Portland School Board has approved a new contract with the city's teachers after 10 months of negotiations that brought Oregon's largest school district close to a strike.

  • First lady Michelle Obama to visit China in March

    First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China for a weeklong visit in March, where she will meet with students and promote the “importance of education,” the White House announced on Monday.

From the Weekly Standard