In San Francisco, of all places, a high school will offer a college preparatory class approved by the UC system that revolves around the importance of being gay.
Common Core publishing giant Pearson PLC will sell its Financial Times newspaper to focus more sharply on its education businesses.
A remarkable transformation is underway in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The birthplace and final resting place of George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson—and once one of the most reliably-red of red states—is being rapidly turned into a progressive stronghold. A middle-aged person living in parts of Virginia today will have witnessed more demographic change in the span of her life than many societies have experienced in millennia.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott vetoed an estimated $193,000 annual membership to the Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) as part of the state’s discretionary spending budget last month.
British exam boards have been criticised for making questions too easy after it emerged one paper asked 16-year-old school leavers to ‘spot the difference’ between two pictures. The AQA History GCSE paper presents students with two images of the House
Because of the implementation of Common Core Standards, the San Francisco Unified School District will delay offering Algebra 1 to middle school students, forcing them to wait until high school.
Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings said that because of the failure of education, his city is not a viable destination for many companies, including the high tech industry. His remarks came during a conference of five North Texas mayors who participated in a workforce skills “gap” panel that focused on the role of local city and business leaders in public education.
Missouri State University announced on Tuesday it will not offer students who are U.S. citizens health insurance plans, but will require foreign students to purchase them.
On July 20, a petition was launched to rename a Long Beach middle school honoring Robert E. Lee.
Texas never adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) but teachers use Common Core-aligned instructional materials (IM’s), says Education Week. They called out the Lone Star state as one of four non-Common Core states where the Fed Led Ed agenda “crept into the classroom.”
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump denounced Common Core as a “disaster” and “a way of taking care of the people in Washington” who don’t “give a damn about education” at the Family Leadership Summit in Iowa on Saturday. Trump said, “Common
Students Matter, the same group that successfully won its case in Vergara v. California, which ruled certain teacher tenure protections were unconstitutional, is attempting to make certain that teacher evaluations must include test scores of their students.
The founding superintendent of one of the most successful charter schools in Texas history and her husband were indicted on charges of embezzling more than $2.6 million intended to benefit school programs for its enrolled students.
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) voted 14-0 on Wednesday to look at alternatives to the redesigned high school equivalency exam, the General Education Development (GED). Education advocates, test-takers and teachers testified before the board this week to discuss the many problems associated with the latest version of the nearly 70-year-old test.
The Senate passed its version of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law Thursday by a vote of 81-17. The approval of the Every Child Achieves Act now sends the measure to a conference with the House’s bill, which passed that chamber last week.
Launched on Monday, a press release about Campbell Brown’s news site highlights initial stories about a search-and-rescue pilot for the Coast Guard who became a second-grade teacher at a charter school in Newark, NJ; a column about the necessity of addressing the relationship between educational inequality and income inequality; and an investigative piece that focuses on “the forces and scare tactics behind the opt-out movement” in Montclair, New Jersey.
Teacher union-backed activists in one Colorado school district work furiously against a September deadline to oust a conservative, three-member majority in a fiercely politicized recall effort to regain control of the school board.
Republican presidential candidate and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said “commonality of the standards is important” on Common Core and criticized the Iran deal in an interview broadcast on Wednesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. Jeb was asked
Senate Votes to End Debate on NCLB Rewrite, Rejects Lee’s Amendment Allowing Parent Opt-Outs from Tests
The Senate voted to end debate on the Every Child Achieves Act (ECAA) Wednesday, 86-12, allowing for a final vote on Thursday on the measure that is that chamber’s version of the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind law.
On June 14, Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) gave an impassioned speech about the need for school choice during the Senate debate on the reauthorization of No Child Left Behind.