By Meghashyam Mali | 11/19/13 08:26 AM
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday apologized for a remark about “white suburban moms” opposing new academic standards being pushed by the Obama administration.
11/18/13 09:16 AM
If the folkloric character of Robin Hood actually existed, he’d be hard-pressed to find any place better to ply his trade than Greenwich, Conn., perhaps the wealthiest town in the world. It happens to be the home of the Tudor Investment Corp., a $13 billion hedge fund run by the energetic...
11/18/13 09:16 AM
The U.S. Department of Education says it has been working to help borrowers who are struggling under the weight of crushing student loan debt. But as Washington focuses on reducing annual federal budget deficits, the huge profits off those same borrowers may prove too alluring for Education...
By Associated Press | 11/18/13 09:11 AM
PRINCETON, N.J. — Princeton University officials are deciding whether to give students a meningitis vaccine that hasn't been approved in the U.S. to stop the spread of the disease.
By Associated Press | 11/18/13 09:09 AM
TOPEKA, Kan. — Kansas school districts have a long tradition of going to court over funding for public education when their efforts fail in the Statehouse. Gov. Sam Brownback says he wants that to change.
By Brian Hughes | 11/15/13 09:02 AM
Republicans and Democrats alike will turn their attention next week to a U.S. District Court hearing in New Orleans, where the Justice Department is suing Louisiana over its school-voucher program.
By Sean Lengell | 11/15/13 06:52 AM
Bill de Blasio says his landslide victory in the New York mayor's race proves that voters have chosen a "progressive path." But making good on promised reforms will be far trickier than his almost 50 percentage-point win. He has portrayed his megalopolis as a "tale of two cities," where almost...
By Judah Bellin | 11/14/13 07:11 PM
Earlier this week, the Wall Street Journal reported that private colleges are seeing precipitous declines in enrollment. From 2010 to 2012, more than a quarter of all private colleges saw their incoming classes shrink by 10 percent. In contrast, from 2006 to 2009, fewer than 20 percent of...
11/14/13 10:01 AM
OAKLAND, Md. — The high-schoolers in Lisa Bender's Introduction to Financial Management class at Southern Garrett High School here all seem to be saving for the same thing: a car. And for a group of 25 teens ages 15 to 17, what could be a more important financial goal? Mikhaila Missimer, a 15...
By John O'Connor | 11/14/13 09:26 AM
What might appear as a snit over losing out on a $500 teaching award has escalated into a University of Illinois professor's fight for his professional life, in what he describes as a quest to vanquish an authoritarian administration and what school administrators say is an unprecedented attempt...
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