March 17, 2011
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan says it's time the NCAA stopped rewarding teams that fail to meet basic academic standards off the court.
January 21, 2011
Lofty plans for overhauling the education system are all very well and good. But parents have to be ready to take advantage of change.
July 27, 2010
Education reform gets a thumbs down from the NAACP and NUL.
October 8, 2009
After the Derrion Albert beating, Attorney General Eric Holder tried responding to the growing profile of youth violence in America. In his remarks in Chicago with Education Secretary Arne Duncan, he never once mentioned the word "gun."
October 1, 2009
The president heads to Europe today—not to bargain for an international treaty on climate change, or to join the heated Swiss negotiations on Iranian nuclear ambitions, but to beg and plead on behalf Chicago’s 2016 Olympic bid. Amid this climate of competition and glamour, even Michelle Obama and Oprah have gotten in on the trash talking.
September 28, 2009
Barack Obama has put together a plan to change the way student loans are administered. It's passed the House of Representatives, but now, some wonder whether American students are being well-served by expensive, private four-year colleges.
September 8, 2009
About 50 million students around the country returned to school this morning. President Barack Obama addressed a few hundred of them at a Virginia high school. Despite controversy, he wisely went above the fray, and made the speech about not his critics but the students.
by Cord Jefferson onJuly 31, 2009
America needs a new way to sell education to young, black men.
June 17, 2009
Renaissance 2010 is supposed to be a policy initiative to help Chicago's school kids. But does it?
by Anthony Jackson onMarch 20, 2009
Underserved students need more than just standardized tests. They need to be studying languages like Chinese and interacting with students in Latin America and Europe. To overhaul No Child Left Behind, President Obama should look to Chicago's success with globally focused schools.
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