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  • VIDEO: Lawmakers say 'alarming' assault trend needs to end

    It’s a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill as lawmakers work to address sexual violence on college campuses.

  • Kentucky AG obtains order against for-profit school

    Conway FRANKFORT, Ky. (Legal Newsline) – Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway announced on Wednesday that the Franklin Circuit Court affirmed a previous order requiring a for-profit school to pay civil penalties for allegedly failing to comply with a subpoena. In December 2010,...

  • Ed official: Some campuses hostile to victims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Education Department official is telling Congress that some colleges and universities are continuing to fail students by inadequately responding to campus sexual assault. Catherine Lhamon (LAY'-muhn) is the department's assistant secretary for civil rights. She says...

  • Council seeks input on higher education in Va.

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A state panel is seeking public input on higher education in Virginia. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has posted a survey to help the agency create a new strategic plan for higher education across the state. Officials say the survey covers a number of...

  • Governor signs bill to streamline teacher firings

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Wednesday making it easier for school districts to fire abusive teachers, capping an effort that gained momentum after a particularly egregious case of misconduct in Los Angeles highlighted how difficult it can be to remove problem...

  • Education Dept. removes tweet with movie scene

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Wednesday apologized for a tweet that depicted a scene from the movie "Bridesmaids" with the words "Help me. I'm poor" imprinted on it as part of an effort to get students to apply for federal aid. "If this is you, then you better fill out your...

  • Brown signs bill to fully fund teachers' pensions

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a bill creating a long-term plan to pay down California's $74 billion in unfunded teacher pension liabilities. The governor signed AB1469 by Democratic Assemblyman Rob Bonta of Alameda on Tuesday. The move was largely a formality because...

  • UW report: school generates jobs, revenue

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The University of Wyoming brings in some $130 million in revenue a year, spurs about $129 million in economic activity and sustains more than 2,200 jobs annually, according to a report by the university. Between research funding, business services, out-of-state tuition...

  • Education Dept. issues new special ed rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department announced Tuesday that it will begin to look at graduation rates, test scores and other measures of academic performance to help determine if states are meeting the needs of students with disabilities. The department called the change a "major shift"...

  • Is a college degree still worth it? Study says yes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Some comforting news for recent college graduates facing a tough job market and years of student loan payments: That college degree is still worth it. Those with bachelor's or associate's degrees earn more money over their lifetime than those who skip college, even after...

  • Slight rise seen in New York high school grad rate

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York's high school graduation rate rose slightly to 74.9 percent in 2013, but big differences persisted in the numbers for white and minority students and relatively few graduates earned advanced diplomas considered a measure of college readiness, according to data...

  • The education establishment's success

    Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success -- a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks.

  • Corinthian, US in tentative agreement

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement that will allow the for-profit education company to receive an immediate $16 million in federal student aid funds and keep operating. The announcement comes just days after...

  • Obama's deficient plan for student loans

    The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...

  • Lawsuit could help free public schools from union shackles

    Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.



From the Weekly Standard

  • David Perdue Wins GOP Senate Nom in Georgia

    Businessman and first-time candidate David Perdue pulled off what the Atlanta Journal-Constitution  calls a "political shocker" by winning the Republican primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in...

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  • Kingdom Come

    There are no copyrights on book titles. F. H. Buckley nevertheless shows remarkable audacity in borrowing The Once and Future King from T. H. White’s children’s classic, published in...

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  • A Glimpse of Our Health Care Future

    To what will Obamacare lead? If the administration’s health policies continue on their present trajectory, Obamacare will lead to some form of European-style single-payer national health system.

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