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  • Lawmaker calls for study on school start times

    Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., said the legislation would require the Department of Education to conduct a study on the relationship between school start times and adolescent health and academic performance.

  • GOP opposition to school funding bill irks Manar

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Republicans, fearing that majority Democrats could take money away from their suburban Chicago school districts in a postelection vote, have thrown up prominent if symbolic opposition on Senate-approved legislation to overhaul state funding for public...

  • NYC schools to use more solar power

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City will be using more solar energy to power schools. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that his administration will devote resources for 24 schools to install solar panels over the next two years. Students will track the amount of emissions that have been offset....

  • Student loans may drag down economy for years

    Soaring levels of student loan debt are not only burdening recent graduates but have created entire generations that aren't able to save and invest, potentially hurting long-term economic growth.

  • Teachers unions launch assault on common sense reforms in Colorado

    Board members there who are standing up for what is right deserve the support of conservatives as they face traditional labor intimidation tactics and media blowback.

  • As families flee coal country, schools struggle

    PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Eastern Kentucky and West Virginia public school districts are grappling with declining enrollments as the area loses population amid the declining coal industry. Eastern Kentucky's public school districts have lost more than 12,000 students since the 1999-2000 school...

  • 'A' is for agitation: What's really going on in Jefferson County schools

    The manufactured controversy over a proposed curriculum review in the Jefferson County, Colo., school system is generating national headlines. But the fight is not about "censorship." The real issue is union control.

  • Va. awards $6m in school security grants

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — School security grants totaling $6 million have been awarded to 100 school divisions and six regional educational programs in Virginia. The grant money announced Thursday by Gov. Terry McAuliffe is intended to protect students and teachers through the purchase of video...

  • Philly education company accused of illegal business practices

    Kane HARRISBURG, Pa. (Legal Newsline) – The Bureau of Consumer Protection in Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office recently filed a lawsuit against a Philadelphia-based online education company based on allegations that its business model is deceptive and harms...

  • I'm living large, but it's an illusion

    It's official: Appearances notwithstanding, I'm a big man.

  • Boehner stresses tax reform, school choice in GOP agenda

    In an abbreviated replay of past Republican pre-election agendas, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday laid out a plan for the GOP to boost economic growth with a combination of old-school conservative policies such as reforming taxes and cutting spending as well as newer priorities.

  • Ill. AG’s lawsuit against Westwood College will continue in federal court

    Madigan CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office will be allowed to continue to press its case against a for-profit college it claims deceived students into enrolling in programs that result in virtually worthless degrees and taking on large amounts of...

  • College "predatory loans" lawsuit by CFPB

    "We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director Richard Cordray said.

  • Report: 30 percent of Va. schools come up short

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say more than 30 percent of the state's public schools failed to meet full accreditation standards last year. The Department of Education reported Tuesday that 68 percent of the state's 1,827 schools were fully accredited based on Standards of...

  • College getting $1M to help area entrepreneurs

    CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Macomb Community College is getting a $1 million grant from JPMorgan Chase to launch a fund to help Detroit-area entrepreneurs. The Detroit News and Detroit Free Press report details of the Innovation Fund are being announced Tuesday. The school is creating a new...



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