AM News: College Completion Inches Up
Arne Duncan To Report College Completion Rates Rise By Half A Percentage ... Huffington Post: As Duncan and President Barack Obama often note, the U.S. once had the world's highest college completion rate, but has since slipped to 16th. The Education Department billed the Friday speech and the data as showing that the U.S. is making progress .
Chicago Achieves Savings via Streamlined Procurement Process EducationNews: An efficient purchasing system and renegotiation of contracts with suppliers account for a third of $144 million in savings by Chicago Public Schools this year.
Ed. Law Challenges Loom After Health-Care Ruling EdWeek: Legal analysts say that part of the U.S. Supreme Court decision on the federal health-care law will encourage states to challenge education laws and other federal aid programs and legislation passed under Congress’ spending power, a pivotal aspect of the historic ruling.
LAUSD fights court order to give more space to charter schools LA Times: Los Angeles school officials are fighting a court order, which took effect Wednesday, that would set aside more classroom seats for charter schools — even if that means traditional schools will lose space for parent centers, computer labs, academic intervention and other services.
Korean families chase their dreams in the US NPR: Cooper says the booster club has done a better job of getting Korean parents to donate to the fund drive, and tensions have eased. Now, when she gets emails from South Korea inquiring about tuition at Hancock Park, she says she answers that it's a free public school — but that fund drive donations are appreciated.