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  • Watchdogs: New York is shortchanging its schools

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York state is $5.9 billion behind in funding its schools and poor districts are owed far more than the wealthy ones, according to a report released Thursday by two education watchdog groups. The amount owed includes $4.9 billion of the $5.5 billion that the state...

  • Education Department to ease college loan rules

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Education said Thursday it will try to make it easier for students and parents with troubled credit histories to get college loans. New rules would ease restrictions on college students seeking loans from the government's direct loan program. The change...

  • George W. Bush: 'Taking care of women is good politics'

    Former president George W. Bush crashed an event for African first ladies, telling them: "If you're worried about your husbands' political future, taking care of women is good politics."

  • Texas' 2013 on-time graduation rate a record high

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Education Agency said Tuesday that a record 88 percent of high school students graduated on time last year, marking the sixth straight year of gains. Education Commissioner Michael Williams said the number of Class of 2013 students who finished high school in four...

  • NCAA agrees to $70 million class action settlement

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – The NCAA has reached a preliminary settlement in a multidistrict litigation class action lawsuit involving former college athletes and head-injury policies. Pursuant to the terms and conditions on the agreement, the NCAA agrees to pay $70 million, according to...

  • Meeting doesn't solve Philly school funding crisis

    A meeting Monday of top Republican legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Corbett produced little progress toward freeing a stalled tax bill that Philadelphia officials say is critical to opening the city's schools on time.

  • Two more campus sexual assault bills introduced, and neither addresses due process

    Neither bill mentions any protections for the accused, and both bills appear to treat anyone who reports a sexual assault as an automatic victim â€" no matter whether the accusation holds true.

  • 6 questions for the sponsors of the new campus sexual assault bill

    The "Campus Safety and Accountability Act" may not do anything to actually combat sexual assaults and will most likely lead to more lawsuits over claims of due process violations and more men being convicted for politically correct purposes.

  • Illegal immigration is a money-maker for everyone but taxpayers

    With the immigration crisis, American politics is degenerating into a surreal drama of criminal hubris, strategic cunning and livid stupidity.

  • Professors object to FAA restrictions on drone use

    University and college professors are complaining that government restrictions on the use of small drones are likely to stifle academic research.

  • Food fight: Cafeteria workers say kids don't want Michelle Obama's lunches, sales down in 49 states

    School cafeteria workers slapped as "offensive" the first lady's latest criticism that some school districts have given up and are just lazily serving junk food.

  • Are teachers underpaid? Let's find out

    A teacher in South Dakota with a bachelor's degree and 10 years of experience earns $33,600 per year, which is less than the average auto repair worker.

  • Teachers union sues to prevent expansion of privately-funded voucher program

    In an impressive display of "we don't care how this looks," the Florida Education Association has sued the Sunshine State to prevent students from receiving more state-managed, privately-funded scholarships, including a new scholarship program for disabled students.

  • Do blacks need favors?

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

  • 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...



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