Archive for the ‘ U.S. Department of Education ’ Category

No Debt

Melody Petersen
June 29, 2016

The U.S. Department of Education has agreed to forgive $171 million of debt owed by former students of the bankrupt for-profit school Corinthian Colleges Inc., most of them in California.

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WashPost: Teachers union head calls for Core ‘course correction’

Common Core

By Lyndsey Layton
Thursday, February 20, 2014

The head of the nation’s largest teachers union said the rollout of the new Common Core academic standards has been “completely botched” in many states and that wholesale changes taking place in U.S. classrooms need an immediate “course correction.”

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The Sun: Local Tea Party activists oppose Common Core standards


By Beau Yarbrough, The Sun
Posted: 09/13/13, 5:37 PM PDT | Updated: 14 hrs ago

They’re promoted as making American students more competitive with their international peers, but some local conservatives say new educational standards set to be fully implemented next school year amount to a federal takeover of local education.

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SacBee: Brown backs school-test measure despite federal opposition

Capitol Alert
The latest on California politics and government
September 10, 2013

Gov. Jerry Brown says he’ll push forward with school-testing legislation despite U.S. Department of Education threats to withhold federal funds.

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Dan Walters

Dan Walters

By Dan Walters
Published: Tuesday, Sep. 10, 2013 – 8:16 pm
Last Modified: Wednesday, Sep. 11, 2013 – 7:24 am

Gray Davis may have been the most risk-averse governor in living memory and paid the price for his reticence when he was recalled for failing to deal forthrightly with severe budget and energy crises.

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CaliforniaWatch: Feds to schools: Check is not yet in the mail

California Watch
A Project of the Center for Investigative Reporting

August 12, 2010 | Louis Freedberg

Many unknowns stand in the way of California school districts actually being able to spend money from the $26 billion state relief fund signed into law by President Obama this week.

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DailyBulletin: Teachers resist merit pay

Issue back on table with school reform
Debbie Pfeiffer Trunnell, Staff Writer
Created: 05/01/2010 10:03:17 PM PDT

In early March, California missed out on Race to the Top funding because many teachers unions declined to sign an agreement requiring them to accept drastic reforms linked to the funding.

Among the list of changes low-achieving schools were asked to make was linking teachers’ pay to student performance, an issue unions representing teachers have long opposed.

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