education

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Survey: Californians support Common Core standards

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the Common Core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support […]

04/24/2014

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

High court upholds Michigan affirmative action ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld Michigan’s ban on using race as a factor in college admissions despite one justice’s impassioned dissent that accused the court of wanting to wish away racial […]

04/22/2014

President Barack Obama records students on a classroom iPad while visiting a seventh grade classroom before speaking about goals of connecting students to next generation broadband and wireless technology within five years, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014, at Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama secures $750M in pledges to get kids online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Claiming progress in his goal to put the world at the fingertips of every American student, President Barack Obama on Tuesday announced $750 million in commitments from U.S. companies to begin wiring […]

02/04/2014

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Los Angeles library to offer high school diplomas

The Los Angeles Public Library is teaming up with a private online learning company to offer diplomas to high school dropouts. Library director John Szabo says he believes the program announced Thursday is the first […]

01/09/2014

Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Gov’t: Most school discipline need not mean court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Wednesday pressed the nation’s schools to abandon what it called overly zealous discipline policies that send students to court instead of the principal’s office. Even before the announcement, […]

01/08/2014

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Money 101 dips into the music business

How to find the right music teacher and how much do they cost? Money 101 host Bob McCormick talks with the “Burst Brothers” — Dave Belzer and Drew Berlin (www.theburstbrothers.com).

12/02/2013

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Affordable Care Act for children and families

Despite high poverty rates and a weak economic recovery, children’s access to health coverage is improving through federal and state programs, even before expansion through the Affordable Care Act. That’s the finding of a new […]

11/21/2013

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Jennifer Garner promotes early childhood education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actress Jennifer Garner says education is “without a doubt the ticket out of poverty.” It’s that belief about the importance of schooling that brought the mother of three to Capitol Hill on […]

11/13/2013

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US report card: Scores up, but not all news good

WASHINGTON (AP) — Today’s fourth and eighth graders are doing better than their predecessors in math and reading, but even with record scores, it’s too early to celebrate. The vast majority of the students still […]

11/07/2013

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SAT scores remain mostly stagnant

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scores on the SAT college entrance exam were largely stagnant for a third year, although African-American students made slight gains, the College Board said Thursday. Average scores in reading, math, and writing […]

09/25/2013

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