In standoff with California over testing, US Education Department blinks
WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education is allowing California to bypass federal requirements by giving standardized tests in math and reading to millions of public school students this spring without publicly reporting results or using them to hold schools or teachers accountable.
Federal education officials on Friday approved California's plan to roll out new computer-based standardized tests this spring, ending a months-long dispute that put the state at risk of sacrificing $1.5 billion in federal school funding.
DAVIS, Calif. (AP) -- University of California students who drink coffee to get through the day will soon be able to study the science behind the beverage.
Sexual assault policy changes at UC include expanded training and education, increased reporting requirements, broader protections for victims and specific sanctions and protective measures that the university may impose.
The vote came after a contentious meeting at which the council limited public comment on the project. Mayor Peggy Thomsen ordered police to remove an opponent of the project for disrupting the meeting.
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson released the guidelines Wednesday to clearly define child abuse and inform parents how to file complaints. In addition, the guidelines outline the process for addressing such complaints.
Coordinated by Milpitas Unified, the fair in Cupertino on Thursday drew 35 employers, from well-known names like Safeway and Orchard Supply, to companies like Kaman s Art Shoppes, which runs the photo and art concessions at amusement parks like Great America.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A new survey of the nation's college freshmen has found that the percentage attending their first-choice school has reached its lowest level in almost four decades, as cost and the availability of financial aid have come to play an influential role in decisions of where to
Look at the historical wax figures this museum is auctioning off
If you've ever wanted to own a life-sized animatronic Abe Lincoln, you're in luck. A Gettysburg wax museum is set to sell off a large chunk of its stock this week. Full Story
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Oops! Obama misspells Aretha Franklin's iconic song
The president omitted a letter from the singer's 'R-E-S-P-E-C-T' while praising her at a White House celebration.