By Mona Charen | 02/04/14 08:58 AM
From one point of view, President Obama's invocation of the hoary "77 cents" myth regarding the relative earnings of women and men was a shallow and cheap political pander.
By Ashe Schow | 02/04/14 08:29 AM
President Obama will visit Buck Lodge Middle School in Adelphi, Md., on Tuesday to discuss the progress being made toward the goal he proposed last year of connecting 99 percent of students to high-speed broadband -- aided by the Federal Communications Commission's discovery that it somehow had...
By Ashe Schow | 02/04/14 08:12 AM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., revealed her five-point “Opportunity Plan” on Monday, designed to end what she called “Mad Men”-era workplace policies.
By Brian Hughes | 02/04/14 06:45 AM
President Obama Tuesday will tout a new partnership between the White House and major tech companies to bring high-speed Internet and other new technologies to public schools, announcing $750 million in pledges from private firms for the effort. The president will outline funding commitments...
By Walter Williams | 02/03/14 05:45 PM
Philadelphia's public school system has joined several other big-city school systems, such as those in Atlanta, Detroit and Washington, D.C., in widespread teacher-led cheating on standardized academic achievement tests. So far, the city has fired three school principals, and the Wall Street...
02/03/14 10:30 AM
LANSING, Mich. — Gov. Rick Snyder this week will propose spending roughly 3 percent more on K-12 public education next school year, a step he said would increase state-based funding of schools by more than $1 billion since he took office three years ago.
By Brian Hughes | 02/03/14 08:37 AM
President Obama this week will outline executive actions to get high-speed Internet into more American classrooms and hold multiple meetings with Democrats increasingly concerned about the party's fate in the 2014 midterm elections.
By Kimberly Hefling | 02/03/14 08:17 AM
Giancarlo Tello paid $14,000 more than other New Jersey high school graduates to attend Rutgers University, the state's flagship public college. Why the difference? Tello spent much of his childhood in the U.S. without legal permission after his parents moved from Peru when he was 6.
By Associated Press | 02/01/14 03:52 PM
Connecticut U.S. senators on Saturday criticized the federal government for earning an estimated $66 billion in profits from student loans originated between 2007 and 2012, saying it is wrong for the government to benefit from the struggle of young people to deal with escalating college costs.
By Linda Chavez | 01/31/14 12:13 PM
The cost of higher education has been much on my mind lately, in part because my oldest granddaughter is one of the estimated 22 million students headed to college in the fall. When I was her age, I was able to pay my own freshman tuition from a part-time minimum-wage job in a department store...
By Joseph Lawler | 01/31/14 11:59 AM
Mijin Cha for Demos' policy shop: While Congress deserves its share of blame for refusing to raise the minimum wage, corporations are also to blame because they have kept wages stagnant while ensuring profit and shareholder returns skyrocket. Boeing is a perfect example of this dynamic. In...
By Michelle Malkin | 01/31/14 11:29 AM
The freedom-enhancing, life-improving power of school choice is more than a theory for me. It's more than a talking points memo or teleprompter speech. Unlike many of the politicians paying lip service to National School Choice Week this week, the issue of expanding educational opportunity and...
By Steve Doty | 01/31/14 10:48 AM
Gov. Tom Corbett, R-Pa., is expected to announce major education funding increases during Tuesday's State of the State address that he hopes will boost his statewide poll numbers.
By Charles Hoskinson | 01/30/14 05:42 PM
A California professor is assigning his political science students a text he co-wrote that calls al Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden a "freedom fighter" and the United States a "neocolonial power." Fox News reports that some students of professor Emmit Evans at California Polytechnic State...
By Bloomberg News | 01/30/14 10:38 AM
For-profit colleges, bruised by years of investigations and rule-making, may face additional financial pressure from a new wave of state probes by attorneys general and the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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