(Correction: Alexander draft has two testing options, not one; he is not taking a stand yet as earlier version said)Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican from Tennessee who just became the chairman of the Senate education committee, says he is determined to get a bill rewriting No Child Left Behind to the Senate floor by the end of February. To that end, he just released his working draft legislation that calls for reducing federal involvement in local K-12 education, which you can read below.Read full article >>
Plummeting oil prices are delighting millions of people across the country who can fill their gas tanks and heat their homes for a fraction of the usual cost. But in oil-dependent states, coffers are dwindling at an alarming rate, raising the specter of cuts to public services — including public schools.Read full article >>
Last spring, six students were killed and others badly injured in a mass shooting in the Isla Vista community near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Because many on campus continue to have ongoing psychological problems — some acute — the U.S. Department of Education will give nearly $570,000 to the campus to expand their mental health services.Read full article >>
Free-climbing? BASE jumping? Tightrope-walking? Which extreme sports interest you most, whether as a fan or a participant? Why?
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 9 article, “When Autocorrect Goes Horribly Right.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
Professor Berns’s dissatisfaction with Cornell’s response to a takeover of a campus building by black students in 1969 fueled a group of intellectuals who blamed liberalism for many ills.
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.
A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense.
Montgomery County took a first step Tuesday toward overhauling school practices for handling sexual abuse allegations, a move that followed public concern about recent incidents in two middle schools and scrutiny of such cases.Read full article >>
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
Fresh out of college, the young advisers work alongside overburdened counselors for two years to help disadvantaged students forge a path to college.
We often hear about or see for ourselves teachers who have major weaknesses. The thing that hinders so many, it seems, is that they rush through lessons too fast without stopping long enough to see whether everyone — or anyone — understands. They might ask a quick question of a student or two to determine whether the main points registered, but that’s it. They must stay on schedule. Our schools have standards that demand a lot of material be taught. Read full article >>
Private day-care operations can tap into extensive federal early-learning money, in exchange for meeting strict Head Start standards.