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DeVos: 'Common Core Is Dead'; A Large Online Charter School Is Shut Down

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 06:37:00 -0500

School-related arrests data, foster youth transportation and more education news of the week.

Students Across D.C. Graduated Despite Chronic Absences, An Investigation Finds

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:31:00 -0500

An official investigation into Ballou High School and other high schools in the District of Columbia found that students received diplomas despite missing more than 30 days in at least one class.

Budgets Suffer After A Drop In International Student Enrollment

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:40:00 -0500

After a decade of large-scale growth in overseas enrollment, the number of international students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is dropping — leading some schools to make budget cuts.

UC President Janet Napolitano On DACA Lawsuit

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:51:15 -0500

University of California President Janet Napolitano talks with NPR's Scott Simon about her involvement in a lawsuit against the Trump administration over the DACA program.

Student Loan Defaults On The Rise, Texas Special Education, And Other Education News

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:00:00 -0500

Plus, DACA students living in limbo as proposals fly in Washington and new concerns about school funding inequality.

Department Of Education Finds Texas Violated Special Education Law

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:10:00 -0500

Students lost out on federally guaranteed special education services in the state of Texas, the federal government finds.

America's Schools Are 'Profoundly Unequal,' Says U.S. Civil Rights Commission

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 14:30:00 -0500

More than 60 years after Brown v. Board of Education, the fight for equity in America's schools rages on.

Subsidized Housing May Help School Districts Retain Teachers

Thu, 11 Jan 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Indianapolis Public Schools lose about 400 teachers each year. In an attempt to stem that, a new housing project in the city is targeting teachers.

Outcry After Louisiana Teacher Arrested During School Board Meeting

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 12:40:00 -0500

A Louisiana teacher questioned whether the school's superintendent should receive a raise. Then she was handcuffed. The city's attorney says the teacher will not face charges.

4 Ex-Fraternity Members Sentenced In Pledge's Hazing Death

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 06:47:00 -0500

Four men from New York City were sentenced to jail time Monday in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during a fraternity trip to the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania.

Congress Changed 529 College Savings Plans, And Now States Are Nervous

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 06:01:00 -0500

Why the dramatically new vision for the popular college savings plan could cost some states dearly.

Student Suicide Investigation; DeVos Proposes New Student Loan Rules

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 06:00:15 -0500

Empty classrooms in Puerto Rico, and more in our weekly education news roundup.

University Lists Words That Deserve Wider Use

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 06:36:00 -0500

Wayne State University in Michigan is promoting expressive words that could be used more. The school says they "are wonderful additions to anyone's vocabulary."

Training For The Olympics Is Hard Enough. Try Doing That While Earning A Degree

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:32:00 -0500

Olympic athletes struggle to balance the demands of their sports with college.

Many Large Public Universities Don't Collect Data On Suicides, Report Finds

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:59:32 -0500

Recent findings from The Associated Press show that 43 out of 100 large public universities in the U.S. don't track suicides, despite efforts to improve student mental health.