08/29/14 06:00 PM
URBANA, Ill. (AP) — The University of Illinois is facing scrutiny as classes resume from some of its faculty, other academics and students over its decision to rescind a job offer to a professor after his prolific, sometimes profane use of Twitter to voice anger at Israel. Phyllis Wise, the...
08/29/14 04:15 PM
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show. The loans from the Iowa Energy Center helped Summit...
By Mona Charen | 08/29/14 03:52 PM
Perhaps the most promising thinking is that the most important factor in student performance isn't class size, spending or curriculum, but the quality of the teacher.
By Timothy P. Carney | 08/28/14 06:48 PM
When the Left started going after for-profit colleges, it was noteworthy that CREW took the opposing side — a forthcoming report by the Center for Consumer Freedom helps to explain why.
08/28/14 06:30 PM
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The results of New York state's mandatory teacher evaluations are in. Data released by the Education Department Thursday shows that 94 percent of teachers earned a rating of effective or highly effective for the 2012-13 school year. The results give 5 percent a rating of...
08/28/14 06:30 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio, his signature proposal suddenly taking unexpected criticism from an ally, strongly defended the city's readiness to launch its massive pre-kindergarten program and stressed the unprecedented speed of expansion has not compromised safety. De Blasio announced...
08/28/14 06:15 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — A school safety program beefed up after dozens of Chicago schools were closed last year will get a $10 million infusion from the state of Illinois for further expansion, Gov. Pat Quinn announced Thursday. Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest district, started the...
By Ashe Schow | 08/27/14 09:15 PM
In the rush to advance legislation to combat sexual assault on college campuses, California lawmakers have cast aside the due process rights of the accused.
By David M. Drucker | 08/27/14 02:39 PM
In his suit, Jindal says the new program violates the 10th Amendment by subverting state sovereignty as the administration pressured states to adopt the standards.
08/26/14 04:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Faced with criticism about the planning and rollout of a $1 billion effort by the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide iPads to all students, Superintendent John Deasy on Tuesday suspended future use of a contract with Apple Inc. The move follows disclosures that...
08/26/14 02:00 PM
PHOENIX (AP) — In a story Aug. 25 about death of University of Phoenix founder John Sperling, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Sperling died. He died Friday, not Sunday. A corrected version of the story is below: John Sperling, University of Phoenix founder, dies John...
By Paul Bedard | 08/25/14 09:40 PM
In a back-to-school message, the EPA urges students to use recycled, not new, school supplies, and warns against taking more than one napkin or ketchup pouch when buying lunch.
By Walter Williams | 08/25/14 06:56 PM
How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? To begin to get a handle on the answer, let's pull up a few historical facts about black Americans.
08/25/14 03:00 PM
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is asking the State Board of Education to allow high school students to count computer programming courses toward fulfilling a core requirement for their diplomas. Deal said Monday that he's also asking the University System of Georgia to allow students...
08/25/14 09:30 AM
BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland State Department of Education says it's awarding $6.9 million in state funds to 481 schools to supplement a federal school-breakfast program. The state agency says the state funds will provide in-classroom breakfast to more than 240,000 students this school year....
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