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Los Angeles schools roll back discipline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles ...

Public School Demographics are Changing

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes whe ...

First armed school marshals trained in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- The first seven school marshals in Texas -- armed employees in the classroom, ready to respond to an active shooter situation -- are being trained in Fort Worth at Tarrant County College's Northwest campus. The new class of law enforcem ...

CU survey: Only 9% of faculty members identify as Republicans

A University of Colorado social climate study found that while the majority of students, faculty members and employees feel respected on the campuses, there are some areas for improvement, including respect for political affiliation. The Board of Reg ...

California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible ...

Commencement speaker rebukes students for their efforts to limit speech

The stunning move by a commencement speaker at Haverford College on Sunday to use the celebratory occasion to lambaste students who had protested against another speaker drew a standing ovation by many but also sharp criticism. William G. Bowen, form ...

2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school math. As schools around the U.S. implement national Co ...

Harvard to host satanic black mass

Harvard and the Archdiocese of Boston are locked in a showdown over Satan as a club run by the Ivy League college's extension school prepares to host a controversial "satanic black mass" on campus next week. The mass will be re-enacted by Satanic Tem ...

Eric Holder Warns Schools About Bias Against Illegal Aliens

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obam ...

Public Schools Fail

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy. Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or bett ...


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