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  • 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 9.4...

  • 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 Corinthian...

  • 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, warning...

  • Malala Yousafzai, shot by Taliban, still campaigning for women's education

    Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani activist who was shot in the head two years ago, has not slowed down in her quest to bring education to girls around the world.

  • Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education Department. The survey of the class of 2008,...

  • Kirk: Proposal would hurt community colleges

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is criticizing proposed regulations that proponents argue will protect students who attend some colleges from amassing huge debts they can't pay off. The proposed Obama administration rules would penalize career-oriented programs that produce graduates without...

  • VIDEO: Advocates call Obama education initiative a 'good first step'

    Education advocates are optimistic as the Obama administration pushes to put better teachers in hard-to-staff classrooms.

  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing tension...

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.



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