More Education Articles

  • Do blacks need favors?

    Earlier this month, the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act was celebrated.

  • Students run research project from the bottoms up

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A group of Columbia University MBA students touring the country this summer to help small businesses improve their products chose a Fargo company partly because they liked the brand and partly because they could do their research in a tap room. Nothing says more about a...

  • Tom Corbett seeks to change view of education record

    Since 2011, Pennsylvania Democrats have pointed to the budget-balancing cuts in education aid that GOP Gov. Tom Corbett signed six months into office. And there's evidence voters are listening: A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of...

  • Education board OKs paid trips to charter schools

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A board with veto power over new charter schools in Texas voted unanimously Friday to allow its members to take privately-funded trips to see such schools in other states, even though critics contend it could lead to junkets and conflicts of interest. The "fact-finding...

  • First lady: Healthy food has place in lunchrooms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama said Friday that 54 junior cooks who won a contest to make healthier yet tasty meals show the nation's schools can also turn out nutritious food that kids will actually eat. One kid chef from each state, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories were...

  • Deion Sanders: 'It's time' for school choice, charter schools

    Prominent African American celebrities are urging governments to adopt school choice to give kids stuck in poor inner city schools a chance at the fame and fortune they have had.

  • California school district sows seeds of Holocaust denial in eighth-graders

    Essays written by eighth-graders in California's Rialto Unified School District denying the Holocaust suggest that school officials misled the public about the assignment after it became the subject of controversy.

  • Teachers union ally unleashes sexist attack on education reformer

    Diane Ravitch, a blogger, former assistant education secretary and research professor at New York University's Steinhardt School, does not like former CNN anchor and proponent of education reform Campbell Brown's take on teacher tenure.

  • Madigan suing student loan debt repayment companies

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits on Monday against two student loan debt repayment companies that allegedly charged large upfront fees for bogus services. The Chicago-based First American Tax Defense LLC and the Frisco, Texas-based...

  • Illinois AG sues, alleging student loan debt scams

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed lawsuits Monday against two companies she says are scamming people who are paying student loan debts. The lawsuits, filed in Cook and Champaign counties, alleged "deceptive practices" for charging up-front fees for phony services or...

  • DC bill would ban suspension of pre-K students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning out-of-school suspensions and expulsions for children in city-funded pre-kindergarten programs. Independent Councilmember David Grosso introduced a bill on Monday that would ban those forms of discipline for children who haven't yet...

  • Foster children become focus of California schools

    California is embarking on a first-of-its-kind attempt to improve the academic lives of foster youth by giving schools more money to meet their special learning and emotional needs and holding educators and administrators accountable.

  • Bill would minimize pre-K suspensions in DC

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. councilmember is sponsoring legislation to prohibit the city's public schools from suspending or expelling pre-kindergarten students except in rare circumstances. The legislation from Councilmember David Grosso follows a recent city report that found 181 3- and...

  • Tumult at UT could hamper hiring of new leaders

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New certainty over when embattled University of Texas at Austin President Bill Powers will resign still leaves a murky future for the flagship campus. Former UT officials and academic leaders say years of high-profile clashes at the 50,000-student campus have taken a toll...

  • Chesapeake school to use wind power

    CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — It'll be slightly taller than the High-Rise Bridge and Mount Trashmore. A wind turbine will rise near the towering trees and open land around Grassfield High School in the western part of the city. School division officials hope to have the turbine running by the end...



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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