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  • Ill. AG’s lawsuit against Westwood College will continue in federal court

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office will be allowed to continue to press its case against a for-profit college it claims deceived students into enrolling in programs that result in virtually worthless degrees and taking on large amounts of...

  • College "predatory loans" lawsuit by CFPB

    "We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director Richard Cordray said.

  • Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. The Department of Education reported Tuesday that 68 percent of the state's 1,827 schools were fully accredited based on Standards of...

  • College getting $1M to help area entrepreneurs

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Macomb Community College is getting a $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to launch a fund to help Detroit-area entrepreneurs. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report details of the Innovation Fund are being announced Tuesday. The school is creating a new...

  • Obama to Latinos: I'm not that into you

    In the annals of cynical political maneuvers, President Obama's decision to postpone executive action on immigration until after the election must win some sort of prize.

  • Despite struggles, Philadelphia opens new schools

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The troubled city school system opened three new high schools Monday in an effort to show that officials are committed to innovating and boosting achievement despite fewer resources and the specter of massive layoffs. Superintendent William Hite enthusiastically greeted the...

  • Clinton, Bush yuk it up, launch scholars program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Political opposites turned friends, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush launched a new scholars program at four presidential centers with an opening act that might have been mistaken for a comedy routine. The two former presidents — one a Democrat, the other a...

  • Back to bad schools

    The world children are being prepared for in school is fundamentally different from the one that awaits them after graduation.

  • U.S. should use ISIS' enemies against it

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, wants to address the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria “on both sides of what is essentially at this point a nonexistent border” between Iraq and Syria.

  • House Democrats quietly meeting on school funding

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A number of top Democratic House lawmakers have been quietly meeting to discuss a proposed overhaul of Illinois' dated school funding formula, which, if approved, would direct more state money to poorer rural districts at the expense of wealthier suburban districts....

  • Drew University hosts campus sexual assault summit

    The summit was organized under Drew's new president, MaryAnn Baenninger, who addressed the new focus on sexual assault in a statement.

  • Some Florida families to get tuition refunds

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Thousands of Florida families with pre-paid tuition plans are going to get refunds or see a drop in their payments. The board that oversees the state's popular prepaid college plan approved new prices for the upcoming year on Thursday. Those prices will drop some plans...

  • NYC mayor: 'Historic' pre-K program ready to roll

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's rapid expansion of prekindergarten programs will change the lives of tens of thousands of children, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Wednesday on the eve of the first day of school. "We are doing something not only historic but on a vast scale," de Blasio said while...

  • Immigration group: Surge will cost schools $761 million

    The immigrants will cost local schools far more than other students, FAIR contests, not only because they speak little English but because most have likely had little schooling.

  • East Allegheny, Pa., teachers become second to strike

    MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) — Teachers in a small western Pennsylvania school district went on strike Tuesday, making their union local the second to walk off the job as the new school year begins, while contract talks continue in scores of other districts. Negotiations between the East Allegheny...

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