More Education Articles

  • New York leaders, Gov. Andrew Cuomo reach deal on budget

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached agreement on a $140 billion budget that would provide some tax relief for businesses, homeowners and renters and add $340 million for pre-kindergarten mainly in New York City.

  • Creationism is a distraction in debate over school choice

    Eric Meikle, education project director at the National Center for Science Education, recently told Politico that he doesn't believe "the function of public education is to prepare students for the turn of the 19th century." Good point. We should stop teaching kids about the wonders of windmills...

  • College athletes deserve more from their schools

    Colleges have gotten rich off of their football and basketball teams. It's time they delivered for the athletes who make that possible.

  • Critics open fire on Common Core education standards

    Growing opposition to the Common Core academic standards for the nation's public schools is threatening to slow down and derail the initiative. Forty-five states and the District of Columbia voluntarily adopted at least some of the Common Core State Standards Initiative, a state-led effort to...

  • Ex-Va. school worker pleads in child sex case

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A former school security assistant has pleaded guilty to charges in Virginia Beach that she had a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old student. Media outlets report a circuit judge decided Wednesday to wait a year before sentencing 24-year-old Patience Justine...

  • Press conference set to promote special ed bill

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Parents and rights advocates are planning a press conference to promote a measure aimed at helping special education students. When a special education student is struggling, current law generally requires the parent to prove the school's education program for the...

  • Holmes Norton hosting panel at DC school

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The District of Columbia's representative in Congress, Eleanor Holmes Norton, is celebrating Women's History Month by moderating a panel at charter school in northwest Washington. Thursday's panel at the Washington Math and Science Public Charter School will feature...

  • Oilman, wife give $2.5 million to Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University says a Dallas oil executive and his wife are donating $2.5 million to the engineering program at the East Lansing school. The university said Wednesday that the gift comes from Dave and Denise Lamp. It says $2 million will establish the...

  • NLRB says college football players can unionize

    A regional director for the National Labor Relations Board ruled Tuesday that football players at Northwestern University have a right to unionize, a decision with potentially major impact on college athletics.

  • New York lawmakers say budget talks progressing

    New York legislative leaders who met for hours behind closed doors Tuesday trying to finalize the state budget due next week came away saying they were making progress.

  • Editorial cartoons: Bad apples

    Cartoon by Nate Beeler/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Middle-school students to visit capital for forum

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Thirty middle-school-aged girls from all over Maryland will visit Annapolis to meet women in leadership positions. Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to give them a formal welcome at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Governor's Reception Room. The students were selected by school...

  • Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton promote higher education

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Jeb Bush, potential foes in the 2016 presidential contest, said Monday that higher education has the power to transform lives and be a force for democracy around the globe. Clinton and Bush spoke separately at the Globalization of Higher...

  • Common Core spawns widespread political fights

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than five years after U.S. governors began a bipartisan effort to set new standards in American schools, the Common Core initiative has morphed into a political tempest fueling division among Republicans. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce leads establishment voices —...

  • Bizarre arguments and behavior on education, smoking and obesity

    Some statements and arguments are so asinine that you'd have to be an academic or a leftist to take them seriously.



From the Weekly Standard

  • Through a Google Glass, Darkly

    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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  • 2014 ≠ 2016

    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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