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  • Maine child care licensing supervisor reassigned

    AUGUSTA, Maine — Officials say a state child care licensing supervisor who failed to take action for more than a year after inspectors discovered abuse at a Lyman day care center has been reassigned within the department and is no longer making licensing decisions. Kenneth Albert, director...

  • Common Core is the dynamite that could blow up Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions

    The Conservative Political Action Conference has come and gone for 2014, and Sen. Rand Paul won the straw ballot which is held every time the party gets started. Paul, R-Ky., racked up 31 percent support among the partiers, and the CPAC gang is indeed prone to party. Sen. Ted Cruz , R-Texas,...

  • Missouri seeing effects of declining casino visits

    A recent decline in Missouri's casino revenues has created funding shortfalls for public schools and state-run veterans' nursing homes, raising questions among lawmakers about the extent to which the state can continue to rely on gambling to fund some key programs.

  • Obama unveils initiative to help students find financial aid

    President Obama on Friday unveiled a new initiative to help students seeking financial aid for college, touting the latest step in his “opportunity agenda.”

  • Manhattan Moment: Federal student loan programs need greater oversight

    Federal student loans have recently come under fire for indebting a generation of students. Many families are slowly realizing that it might not be worthwhile to take out copious federal loans for an expensive education that offers poor employment outcomes. As it turns out, however, these loans...

  • Rutgers University to Condoleezza Rice: You're not welcome here

    Students and professors at Rutgers University in New Jersey don't want former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to give the university's 2014 commencement address.

  • Amid protests, Florida legislators start session

    Florida legislators opened their annual 60-day session on Tuesday with legislative leaders vowing to cut taxes, expand the use of private school vouchers and make changes to the state's pension system.

  • Portland School Board approves teachers' contract

    The Portland School Board has approved a new contract with the city's teachers after 10 months of negotiations that brought Oregon's largest school district close to a strike.

  • First lady Michelle Obama to visit China in March

    First lady Michelle Obama will travel to China for a weeklong visit in March, where she will meet with students and promote the “importance of education,” the White House announced on Monday.

From the Weekly Standard