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  • The administration is mismanaging the student debt problem

    Sen. Elizabeth Warren's and President Obama's recent higher-education proposals amount to more federal mismanagement of our student debt problem. While the bill by Warren, D-Mass., to allow refinancing of student loans died in the Senate earlier this week, Obama's executive order is here to...

  • Democratic senators accuse columnist George Will of trivializing rape

    Four Democratic senators have blasted conservative pundit George Will for downplaying the prevalence of rape on college campuses, saying his "ancient beliefs" trivialize the plight of rape victims. In a letter Thursday to the Washington Post columnist, the senators took exception to Will's...

  • Jill Abramson will now teach at Harvard, because of course

    Fired New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson will start teaching journalism at Harvard University this fall, according to a press release from the Ivy League college.

  • Everytown report on school shootings is off-target

    The anti-gun group Everytown for Gun Safety on Tuesday published a list of 74 school shootings the group says have taken place since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. "How many more before our leaders pass common-sense laws to prevent gun violence and...

  • Obama proposed big reforms to rein in loan costs in 2015 budget

    President Obama's expansion of the federal student loan forgiveness program used executive authority to force through an idea already included in his 2015 budget proposal. But the move so far excludes major reforms to the federal loan program that the administration had proposed in their...

  • The surprising winners of Obama's student-loan program

    Students who took out big loans for graduate school and those with higher incomes stand the most to gain financially under President Obama's expansion of the federal government's loan forgiveness program. Lawyer, doctors and other highly trained professionals who utilized federal loans...

  • Senate Republicans block student loan bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation aimed at letting people refinance their student loans at lower rates, a pre-ordained outcome that gave Democrats a fresh election-year talking point against the GOP. The 56-38 vote fell short of the 60 that would have been...

  • House considers bill to waive school meal rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House began to consider legislation Wednesday that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards — a proposal that has drawn a veto threat from the White House. The GOP spending bill on the House floor would allow schools to waive the school lunch and...

  • Quinn signs Illinois early education law

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a plan into law that guarantees a higher percentage of state grant money be set aside for early education. The state's $300 million Early Education Block Grant program is geared toward children up to age 5. Quinn signed the legislation Wednesday in...

  • In blow to unions, California teacher tenure laws found unconstitutional

    A California Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that the state's teacher tenure laws were unconstitutional, dealing a severe blow to the public sector unions who had fought to keep the status quo intact. Judge Rolf Treu ruled in favor of nine students who sued the state, saying the tenure...

  • Report: Sex crimes were up at US colleges

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of sex offenses reported at American colleges and universities went up in the last decade even as overall campus crime decreased, according to an Education Department survey that also suggests high schools are safer than they used to be. The report released...

  • College presidents express support for Common Core

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Higher education leaders in 33 states have announced the formation of a coalition in support of Common Core standards rolling out in most states. The more than 200 college presidents and state higher education leaders say the K-12 standards represent a significant...

  • School custodians consider co-op to keep jobs

    ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Custodians with Ann Arbor schools may form a worker-owned cooperative as part of an effort to keep their jobs if their work is outsourced by the district. The custodians' union AFSCME Local 1128 voted Saturday to pursue forming the cooperative. The district could...

  • Think tank: Refinancing would cost taxpayers $1,200-$3,200 per student borrower

    It would cost taxpayers thousands of dollars per borrower for the government to refinance student loans, according to the American Action Forum. In a new analysis, the right-leaning think tank calls the measure to allow students to refinance their college debt, proposed by Senate Democrats, "a...

  • California judge could change teacher job security

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge plans to announce a decision Tuesday that could be a game changer for California teachers whose job security is on the line. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Rolf Treu, whose ruling is due on Tuesday, heard two months of testimony in a lawsuit filed by...



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