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  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she says are scamming people who are paying student loan debts. The lawsuits, filed in Cook and Champaign counties, alleged "deceptive practices" for charging up-front fees for phony services or...

  • DC bill would ban suspension of pre-K students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. Independent Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill on Monday that would ban those forms of discipline for children who haven't yet...

  • Foster children become focus of California schools

    California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

  • Bill would minimize pre-K suspensions in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the city's public schools from suspending or expelling pre-kindergarten students except in rare circumstances. The legislation from Councilmember David Grosso follows a recent city report that found 181 3- and...

  • Tumult at UT could hamper hiring of new leaders

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New certainty over when embattled University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will resign still leaves a murky future for the flagship campus. Former UT officials and academic leaders say years of high-profile clashes at the 50,000-student campus have taken a toll...

  • Chesapeake school to use wind power

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — It'll be slightly taller than the High-Rise Bridge and Mount Trashmore. A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end...

  • Va. students help NASA tackle radiation problem

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — If NASA is to ever meet its goal of sending humans into deep space, it first must figure out how to protect its astronauts from prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation. Cosmic radiation is different from radiation found on Earth. Simply put, cosmic radiation is more...

  • Regent: Officials received threatening messages

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The chairman of the University of Texas' governing board said Thursday that the chancellor and board members have received personal and "threatening" attacks in the debate over whether to fire the popular president of the Austin flagship campus. The board met a day after...

  • Michelle Obama touts benefits of higher education

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latino community must use higher education as a tool of empowerment instead of waiting for Congress to fix a "broken" immigration system, Michelle Obama said in New York on Thursday. The first lady spoke to about 1,500 people at the conference of the League of United Latin...

  • US students in middle of pack on financial knowhow

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an increasingly global economy, just 1 in 10 teenagers around the world is able to make some key — but complex — financial decisions, including choosing among various loans or analyzing invoices and pay slips. The picture is no better in the United States, where only...

  • NYC comptroller faults school overcrowding

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Controller Scott Stringer says one-third of city schools were overcrowded in 2012 and the Department of Education failed to address the problem effectively. Stringer says in a report Wednesday that the department didn't track whether recommendations to reduce...

  • NYC's school superintendents must reapply for jobs

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's 41 school superintendents will have to re-apply for their jobs this summer under a new policy that sets stricter job qualifications. Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina (fah-REEN'-yah) made the announcement Tuesday. New applicants will need at least 10 years of...

  • Has teacher tenure driven a wedge between California Democrats and Big Labor?

    Teachers unions have been fuming over a decision last month by the Los Angeles Superior Court that ended tenure in the state, but most Democratic lawmakers do not share their outrage -- and that is creating some serious friction.

  • Corinthian Colleges seeking to reassure students

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices. Santa Ana, California-based...

  • Abbott seeks donations to crush Common Core

    AUSTIN, Texas (Legal Newsline) – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and his gubernatorial campaign are seeking donations to ensure Common Core education standards stay out of Texas. Abbott Lynn Haueter, a staffer for the Republican candidate, sent out an email to supporters on Monday,...



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