07/05/14 05:46 PM
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 the...
07/03/14 07:30 PM
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. In...
07/03/14 04:15 PM
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...
By Joseph Lawler | 06/30/14 12:41 PM
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.
07/03/14 05:00 AM
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...
07/02/14 06:30 PM
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 or...
07/02/14 05:15 PM
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 effect...
By Michael Barone | 07/02/14 09:50 AM
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!
07/01/14 05:30 PM
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 after...
06/30/14 03:15 PM
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...
06/30/14 02:26 PM
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...
By Ed Sykes | 06/26/14 01:42 PM
It’s a bipartisan effort on Capitol Hill as lawmakers work to address sexual violence on college campuses.
By Walter Williams | 06/23/14 03:12 PM
Many view America's education as a failure, but in at least one important way, it's been a success -- a success in dumbing down the nation so that we fall easy prey to charlatans, hustlers and quacks.
By Steve Chapman | 06/23/14 10:28 AM
The government normally doesn't care whether you or I accumulate large bills for home improvement, a new car or exotic vacations. But President Obama feels no hesitation in concluding that the cost of higher education has placed "too big a debt load on too many young people." Therefore,...
By Star Parker | 06/20/14 04:56 PM
Last week's court decision striking down the teacher tenure law in California public schools, and aspects of the law making it almost impossible to fire tenured teachers, is good news for everyone worried about America's future.
By Noemie Emery | 07/29/14
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By Paul Bedard | 07/29/14