AM News: Congress Chides Duncan On Waivers, SPED Money
House GOP, Democrats Hit Arne Duncan on NCLB Waivers PK12: Rep. John Kline, R-Minn., the chairman of the House Education Committee, chastised Duncan, who testified before his panel today, for what he sees as a lack of consistency when it comes to the No Child Left Behind waivers.Rep. George Miller, D-Calif, who is slated to retire after this Congress, raised a red flag about whether the waivers are hindering student equity.
Kline Takes Arne Duncan To Task Over Special Education Funding HuffPost: Educational funding for students with disabilities became the subject of yet another heated partisan argument with no resolution at a budget hearing Tuesday, after Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.) attacked Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the subject. See also PK12
Millennials Have Pretty Depressing Things To Say About Teachers HuffPost: According to the report, a majority of America’s future teachers now come from the bottom two-thirds of their college classes –- a problem the report partially attributes to an education
Enrollment At Nation's Largest For-Profit Charter Operator Still Growing Despite Lawsuits, Regulatory Problems BuzzFeed: In their quarterly earnings call today, K12 reported that enrollment has grown yet again, swelling to 125,000 students — an increase of more than 5% since March of last year. Their revenue, which topped $235 million, actually exceeded analysts' estimates, as did their operating margins. Net income was $15.9 million.
Computer-adaptive tests in Va. may be quicker Washington Post: The traditional seventh-grade math test took about 40 minutes longer to complete for the majority of test takers statewide last spring than a new version that was tried out by a small number of students this year, education officials reported.
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Alex Caputo-Pearl wins runoff to lead L.A. teachers union LA Times:Caputo-Pearl was a young, activist teacher when he helped lead the Bus Riders Union, co-founded a group to organize against the growing influence of standardized testing and helped start a bloc within the union to push for liberal-leaning issues.
Under Legislative Pressure, N.Y. Delays Licensing-Test Deadline TeacherBeat: New York will allow candidates more time to pass a performance-based licensing test.
Behind Focus on College Assaults, a Steady Drumbeat by Students NYT: Successful lawsuits by women, a stepped-up enforcement of civil rights and the political savvy of student groups have converged to tackle the problem on campuses.
Video: Graduating student has epic fail with backflip NBC: A graduating student at Davenport University was so excited when he got his diploma that he tried to do a backflip onstage. Instead, he hit the stage with a thud.