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  • Report estimates half of vets on GI Bill graduate

    A little more than half of the veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it, a new study estimates.

  • Report estimates half of vets on GI Bill graduate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new report estimates that a little more than half of veterans who got college money under the GI Bill since 2009 eventually graduated, though many took longer to do it. The report says the estimated vet graduation rate of 51.7 percent is slightly lower than traditional...

  • US first lady hosts education roundtable in China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. first lady Michelle Obama told Chinese professors, students and parents on Sunday that she wouldn't have risen to where she was if her parents hadn't pushed for her to get a good education. Mrs. Obama made her comments before hosting a discussion about education on the...

  • Bobby Jindal: America needs an 'all of the above' strategy to expand educational opportunity

    President Obama has promised to make 2014 a “year of action” dedicated toward “opportunity for all.” Unfortunately, the actions his administration is taking are moving our country in exactly the wrong direction, and will deny educational opportunities to families most in need of them....

  • Pre-K funding fight causes break in budget talks

    ALBANY, N.Y. — The Legislature's top Republican hastily left budget negotiations Friday complaining that there has been too much emphasis on New York City and Mayor Bill de Blasio when it comes to prekindergarten funding. "So far as I'm concerned, we have a problem right now," Senate...

  • New Mexico sued over public-school financing

    SANTA FE, N.M. — Parents of public school students have sued the state to increase funding for education and target more assistance to disadvantaged students who are living in poverty or learning English. The lawsuit was announced Thursday by the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty, which...

  • Watchdog group: UNC broke state law by harassing Willingham

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — University of North Carolina officials appear to have violated state law when they criticized a reading specialist who concluded that some basketball and football players couldn't read at a third-grade level, the head of a government accountability advocacy group says....

  • Get to know the Common Core marketing overlords

    They're everywhere. Turn on Fox News, local news, Animal Planet, HGTV or talk radio. Pro-Common Core commercials have been airing ad nauseam in a desperate attempt to persuade American families to support the beleaguered federal education standards/testing/technology racket. Who's funding these...

  • US first lady visits Beijing school

    BEIJING (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama tried her hand at Chinese calligraphy Friday during a visit to a high school in Beijing at the start of a weeklong visit to China aimed at promoting education and person-to-person exchanges. Obama was joined by Peng Liyuan, the wife of Chinese...

  • 2 children die in Chinese kindergarten poisoning

    BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say two children have died and another 30 are sickened in a mass poisoning at a kindergarten in southwestern China. Investigators identified the toxic substance as a powerful rat poison, but do not yet know how it was administered Wednesday in the kindergarten in...

  • Obama to push myths about working women in Florida

    President Obama will be in Florida on Thursday to speak at Valencia Community College in Orlando about challenges that women face. Challenges like equal pay and getting more women access to higher education. This would be a good time to, once again, dispel the unequal pay myth that Obama and...

  • Obama arguing for women's educational opportunity

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is arguing that women need better educational opportunities as he raises political money in Florida. Obama has been focusing on women's economic issues in this midterm election year and plans to focus on higher education in a visit Thursday to...

  • Va. historic marker to recognize divinity school

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg school that prepared black men for the ministry is being recognized with a Virginia historical marker. The marker honoring the Bishop Payne Divinity School will be dedicated on March 29. The school was established in 1878 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church...

  • Revolt against the tyrants of standardized testing

    Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I'm not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, using our children as guinea pigs and cash cows.

  • In-state tuition bill survives close Florida Senate vote

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An effort to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally is deeply dividing the Republican-controlled Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday barely approved the legislation (SB 1400) after four GOP...



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