• In this April 30, 2015 file photo, Leticia Fonseca, 16, left, and her twin sister, Sylvia Fonseca, right, work in the computer lab at Cuyama Valley High School after taking the new Common Core-aligned standardized tests, in New Cuyama, Calif.   Test results for this year’s Common Core-aligned exams are starting to be released, and while several states report higher-than-expected scores, vast numbers of students didn’t test proficient in math or reading.(AP Photo/Christine Armario, File)

    Initial Common Core goals unfulfilled as results trickle in

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected. But they are still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing.

  • Former President George W. Bush laughs with Doris Hicks, CEO/Principal of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Charter School of Science and Technology, during a roundtable discussion on education at Warren Easton Charter High School in New Orleans, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015. Bush is in town to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, which is Saturday. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Bush returns to New Orleans for 10th anniversary of Katrina

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former President George W. Bush returned Friday to New Orleans — the scene of one of his presidency’s lowest points — to tout the region’s recovery from the nation’s costliest natural disaster on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

  • CORRECTS SADLER’S SCHOOL TO SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTEAD OF SACRAMENTO UNIVERSITY - From left, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Ore., Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, pose for photographers as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after Hollande awarded the three men with the French Legion of Honor on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The three American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Friday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

    Heroes who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest, college

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?

  • CORRECTS SADLER’S SCHOOL TO SACRAMENTO STATE UNIVERSITY, INSTEAD OF SACRAMENTO UNIVERSITY - From left, French President Francois Hollande, U.S. National Guardsman from Roseburg, Ore., Alek Skarlatos, U.S. Ambassador to France Jane D. Hartley, U.S. Airman Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler, a senior at Sacramento State University in California, pose for photographers as they leave the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, after Hollande awarded the three men with the French Legion of Honor on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. The the American travelers say they relied on gut instinct and a close bond forged over years of friendship as they took down a heavily armed man on a passenger train speeding through Belgium on Friday, Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

    Heroes who foiled train gunman scheduled for rest, college

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — So what do you do when a trip on a high-speed train in Europe suddenly turns you and your buddies into international heroes?