Former CNN anchor turned activist files New York lawsuit, saying tenure, other job protections hurt children.
Conservative media commentator leads simulcast strategy session to kill the national academic standards.
Lawsuit against Gov. Bobby Jindal aims to get the state’s Common Core curriculum back on track.
North Carolina opts to tweak, not abandon, state education standards.
Outside groups are spending money on a special election for the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. board.
Longtime civic activist Philip Pannell and high school teacher Tierra Jolly are vying for the Ward 8 seat.
New report urges nation’s schools to consider “bang for the buck” in per pupil expenditures.
Obama administration wants states to come up with plans to more evenly distribute effective teachers.
Activists say teachers unions are next and want court to strike down union dues requirements for all workers.
Under new criteria, the number of states meeting federal standards is only 15; Md. is out of compliance.
Wallace Foundation donates $30 million to 14 school districts, including D.C., Pr. George’s County.
More than 1 million students across the country, including those in Maryland and D.C., took online tests.
The governor was an early supporter of the standards, but now calls them a “federal takeover” of education.
After judge struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers, some Democrats applauded.
Top Gates official says Common Core tests should not yet be used to evaluate teacher performance.
California judge says tenure violates students’ rights; ruling could have broad implications for teacher unions.
President Eisenhower first suggested national academic standards in 1959; it took a billionaire to make it happen.
After he bought into a proposal to reform education nationwide, his money made most states run to join.
Does the divided school district system in New Orleans discriminate against African American kids?
Lyndsey Layton has been covering national education since 2011, writing about everything from parent trigger laws to poverty’s impact on education to the shifting politics of school reform. Lyndsey came to the Post in 1998 and has roamed widely, covering food safety and chemical policy, Congress, transportation and the U.S. invasion of Iraq. But none of that compares to the fun of interviewing 8-year-olds. She lives in D.C. with her husband and their daughter.