By Associated Press | 03/08/14 05:20 PM
A recent decline in Missouri's casino revenues has created funding shortfalls for public schools and state-run veterans' nursing homes, raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling to fund some key programs.
03/07/14 06:45 PM
KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) — The crisis in Crimea won't keep President Barack Obama from forging ahead with a weekend getaway with his wife and daughters in the Florida Keys. But it's more than the Oval Office that will be dark as Russia's incursion into Ukraine reaches its one week mark. Vice...
By Meghashyam Mali | 03/07/14 03:52 PM
President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”
03/07/14 03:48 PM
Coakley BOSTON (Legal Newsline) – Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley announced a $450,000 settlement on Wednesday with the largest school bus operator in the state to resolve allegations of air pollution and compliance reporting violations. First Student Inc. allegedly...
03/07/14 03:15 AM
LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will speak at Virginia Military Institute's spring commencement ceremony. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will address the approximately 315 graduating cadets at 11 a.m. May 16 in Cameron Hall. About half of those graduates are expected...
By Judah Bellin | 03/06/14 12:10 PM
Federal student loans have recently come under fire for indebting a generation of students. Many families are slowly realizing that it might not be worthwhile to take out copious federal loans for an expensive education that offers poor employment outcomes. As it turns out, however, these loans...
03/06/14 03:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — More than half the nation's public schools need to be repaired, renovated or modernized, a survey released Thursday found. Getting these schools in good condition would cost about $197 billion, the National Center for Education Statistics said. That's $4.5 million per...
By Ashe Schow | 03/06/14 02:35 PM
Students and professors at Rutgers University in New Jersey don't want former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to give the university's 2014 commencement address.
03/06/14 05:17 AM
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — Humaira Bachal knows firsthand how lack of education hurts her community. She had a cousin that died because his mother couldn't read the expiration date on a bottle of medicine. She knows women in her neighborhood who died giving birth at home because their families...
03/06/14 03:00 AM
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Department of Education is awarding more than $2 million in grants to enhance teachers' knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math and their ability to teach the subjects. The department said in a news release that 10 partnerships between school...
03/06/14 02:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. John Delaney is making a gift to establish a Hillary Clinton Fellowship at Georgetown University's law school. Delaney's office said Wednesday that the Maryland Democrat and his wife April donated $1 million to their alma mater to establish three programs,...
03/05/14 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Essay optional. No penalties for wrong answers. The SAT college entrance exam is undergoing sweeping revisions. Changes in the annual test that millions of students take will also do away with some vocabulary words such as "prevaricator" and "sagacious" in favor of words...
By Gare Fineout | 03/05/14 08:56 AM
Florida legislators opened their annual 60-day session on Tuesday with legislative leaders vowing to cut taxes, expand the use of private school vouchers and make changes to the state's pension system.
By Associated Press | 03/04/14 08:25 AM
The Portland School Board has approved a new contract with the city's teachers after 10 months of negotiations that brought Oregon's largest school district close to a strike.
03/03/14 03:35 PM
Chicago State University CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The Illinois First District Appellate Court could soon have to decide whether to review what may be the first jury award for a whistleblower claim under the state’s decade-old ethics act. A Cook County jury earlier this month awarded...
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