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  • Kirk: Proposal would hurt community colleges

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is criticizing proposed regulations that proponents argue will protect students who attend some colleges from amassing huge debts they can't pay off. The proposed Obama administration rules would penalize career-oriented programs that produce graduates...

  • VIDEO: Advocates call Obama education initiative a 'good first step'

    Education advocates are optimistic as the Obama administration pushes to put better teachers in hard-to-staff classrooms.

  • NEA wants Duncan's resignation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest teachers' union wants Education Secretary Arne Duncan to quit. Delegates of the National Education Association adopted a business item July 4 at its annual convention in Denver that called for his resignation. The vote underscores the long-standing...

  • Pence, Ritz seek federal dollars without strings

    Last week saw two diametrically opposed Indiana politicians go to great lengths to ensure the state wins large sums of federal money without the strings that are normally attached.

  • First lady bucks GOP on school lunch rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — First ladies typically avoid getting into public scraps, but Michelle Obama has jumped into perhaps her biggest battle yet. She's fighting a House Republican effort to soften a central part of her prized anti-childhood obesity campaign and says she's ready "to fight until...

  • College presidents say no to unions for athletes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Northwestern University on Thursday urged the National Labor Relations Board to overturn a regional ruling that would allow its scholarship football players to unionize, holding up the football program as exemplifying the university's integration of athletics and education....

  • Broad US job growth helps high school grads

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hiring heated up for almost everyone in June. The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent in May, the Labor Department said Friday. The decline benefited men, women, high school graduates, those with college experience and different racial groups. Job...

  • Big Ideas: On Aereo, college tuition and teacher tenure

    The Supreme Court's 6-3 opinion found that the Aereo system of broadcast television signals retransmitted online via a system of micro-antennas was a violation of copyright law.

  • Virginia college savings plan tops $50B

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia's prepaid college tuition program has reached a milestone with more than $50 billion in assets under management. The Virginia529 College Savings Plan said Wednesday that the figure represents the college savings of 1.4 million account owners. According to the...

  • Mayor: Chicago students safer than years past

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, accompanied by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, trumpeted figures showing the latest public school year was the safest for students in the last seven years. It has been a year since Chicago Public Schools closed 50 schools it deemed underutilized...

  • Lower kindergarten age among new Illinois laws

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Among several new laws effective in Illinois this week is a requirement that children attend kindergarten at a younger age, a shift that state officials say could mean higher costs for an already underfunded school system. Most of the new measures that went into...

  • The good fight: FIRE suing colleges and universities over speech codes

    Once upon a time, American colleges and universities prided themselves on being a zone of free expression, open to ideas, in a society that often censored speech and pressured citizens into conformism. How things have changed!

  • Johns Hopkins resumes talks with union over wages

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A union representing 2,000 workers at Johns Hopkins Hospital is in negotiations with the medical institution over workers' wages after Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley stepped in to stop a planned four-day strike. Talks between the union and the hospital resumed Tuesday...

  • Student loan interest rates to increase

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates go up Tuesday for students taking out new federal loans. This hike is relatively minimal but could foreshadow more increases to come. The change stems from a high-profile, bipartisan deal brokered last year by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama that...

  • Calif. AG hopes to file additional charges against Corinthian Colleges

    Harris SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced steps on Friday that would allow her to file additional charges against a post-secondary education company that allegedly violated California false advertising and unfair competition laws. Harris...



From the Weekly Standard

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