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Education News

College Is the Goal. The Problem? Getting There.

Published 03/24/2017 09:00 AM

For working-class students like Nate, Zac and TaTy, the road to college is unfamiliar and rocky, and even imagining oneself on campus can be an obstacle.

Supreme Court Rejects Education Minimum Applied by Gorsuch

Published 03/23/2017 09:14 AM

The justices said schools should not be satisfied with minimal educational progress for disabled students, a standard Judge Neil M. Gorsuch has been criticized for using.

Where Halls of Ivy Meet Silicon Dreams, a New City Rises

Published 03/22/2017 09:00 AM

Focusing mainly on advanced technology and the sciences, three of the city’s biggest academic building projects in years will soon open for business.

Mary Maples Dunn, Advocate of Women’s Colleges, Dies at 85

Published 03/22/2017 10:44 PM

Ms. Dunn spent most of her career at women’s colleges, which had been established long before women were admitted to many universities throughout the United States.

CUNY to Revamp Remedial Programs, Hoping to Lift Graduation Rates

Published 03/19/2017 08:17 PM

Administrators are trying to make necessary catch-up classes at community colleges less of a stumbling block toward earning a degree.

Opinion: Will Dropping the LSAT Requirement Create More Miserable Lawyers?

Published 03/26/2017 05:05 AM

If applying gets easier, legal education as an uninspired default could become even more common.

Vocations: Sending Students to the Corner (of Their Screens)

Published 03/17/2017 04:41 PM

At California Connections Academy, students see an instructor in real time while engaging in online learning activities.

A Glimpse Into the Life of a Slave Sold to Save Georgetown

Published 03/12/2017 07:29 PM

Rare, century-old photographs help illustrate the story of 272 slaves sold by Jesuit priests to secure the future of Georgetown University.

Your Money Adviser: Filing for Federal College Aid Without an I.R.S. Shortcut

Published 03/15/2017 09:09 PM

Financial aid forms for college just got a bit harder to complete, but it is worth the effort to get them done in a timely manner.

China Bars Professor at Australian University From Leaving, Lawyer Says

Published 03/26/2017 12:24 PM

Feng Chongyi, an Australian permanent resident who has criticized Beijing’s clampdown on dissent, was being questioned in Guangzhou as a suspected national security threat, his lawyer said.

Cornell Law to Start Program on Roosevelt Island

Published 03/24/2017 04:00 PM

Law students will be able to study issues like privacy and cybersecurity at the new New York campus.

On Campus: How the Depressed Find Solace on Yik Yak, Believe It or Not

Published 03/23/2017 04:26 PM

A platform associated with the gutter of young humanity had blossomed with tenderness.

Editorial: Predator Colleges May Thrive Again

Published 03/23/2017 07:21 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos seems poised to undo rules protecting students from taking on excessive debt for useless degrees.

Op-Ed Contributor: The Truth About New York City’s Elite High Schools

Published 03/22/2017 02:11 PM

Bad policy and a false narrative of inferiority are keeping black and Latino students out of some of the city’s best schools.

Fired U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to Join N.Y.U.’s Law School

Published 03/21/2017 05:49 PM

Mr. Bharara, who was abruptly dismissed by the Trump administration after refusing to resign, will be a distinguished scholar in residence.

Target These Easy, Last-Minute Summer Scholarships

Published 06/25/2015 03:00 PM

Hurry up and apply for these cash awards before the college semester starts.

Celebrate Father's Day With These Scholarships for Men

Published 06/18/2015 03:00 PM

Check out these awards for fathers, sons and any men looking to earn money toward an education.

Don't Count Out Scholarships for Community College Students

Published 06/11/2015 03:00 PM

Sticker prices at two-year schools can be significantly less than four-year schools, but cost still remains an issue for students.

Sink Your Teeth Into Scholarships for Future Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Published 06/04/2015 03:00 PM

Students can find financial support through professional dentistry organizations and even the military.

Scholarships Abound for a Variety of Hobbies

Published 05/28/2015 03:00 PM

There's college cash out there for horseback riders and wine enthusiasts.

Head Abroad to Asia with Scholarships for U.S. Students

Published 05/21/2015 03:00 PM

Students studying a critical need language can earn up to $8,000 from the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship.

Make Room for These Scholarships on Your Senior Year To-Do List

Published 05/14/2015 03:00 PM

High schoolers can use the summer before senior year to get a jump on scholarship applications.

Aid Your Nursing Degree With These Generous Scholarships

Published 05/07/2015 03:00 PM

Nursing jobs are in high demand, and these awards help support necessary training, including advanced degrees.

Learn to Teach With Scholarships for Educators

Published 04/30/2015 03:00 PM

Aspiring teachers can turn to government grants and private scholarships to fund their studies.

Nurture a Veterinary Education With These Scholarships

Published 04/23/2015 03:00 PM

Animal lovers can turn to these awards to pay for their vet education.

Target Scholarship Opportunities for Student Activists, Volunteers

Published 04/16/2015 03:00 PM

Hours of volunteer work might pay off with these financial awards.

Scholarships for Finance, Accounting Students Can Add Up

Published 04/09/2015 03:00 PM

Earning a degree in finance can open the door to a number of lucrative career paths.

Support Your Study at Prestigious Universities With These Scholarships

Published 04/02/2015 03:00 PM

Top colleges often carry high price tags, and these financial awards can make them more affordable.

Cure Tuition Ills With Medical School Scholarships

Published 03/26/2015 02:00 PM

The costs of studying to become a doctor can really add up.

Plug In to Scholarships for Aspiring IT Professionals

Published 03/19/2015 02:00 PM

Awards range from a coding boot camp to contests for women in technology.

Save Money With These Scholarships for Graduate School Students

Published 03/12/2015 02:00 PM

The cost of advanced degrees has skyrocketed, making free financial awards even more attractive. 

Where to Net Scholarships for Women at All Levels of Higher Education

Published 03/05/2015 03:00 PM

These scholarship programs can support women at all stages of education, from college, graduate and postgraduate degrees.

Cash In With These College Scholarships for Business Majors

Published 02/26/2015 03:00 PM

Get information about awards for a variety of paths, including accounting and finance.

Find Scholarships Across the U.S. to Support Low-Income Students

Published 02/19/2015 03:00 PM

Organizations from Washington to North Carolina offer specific scholarships aimed at families with financial need.

Make a Match With These Valentine's Day-Inspired Scholarships

Published 02/12/2015 03:00 PM

See how a sweet tooth or love of flowers can lead to money for college.

Score Big With Scholarships for Student Athletes

Published 02/05/2015 03:00 PM

Colleges aren't the only places to look for sports-related scholarship awards.

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

Published 01/29/2015 03:00 PM

Choosing your intended major or college is a good first step to finding scholarships to study in the States.

Explore Scholarships for Students With Unusual College Majors

Published 01/22/2015 03:00 PM

Even leisure studies students can find ways to score cash for college. 

Kick Off 2015 With 8 College Scholarships

Published 01/15/2015 03:00 PM

Discover awards for social media gurus, penny pinchers, aspiring engineers and more.

Plug Into These Online Education Scholarships

Published 01/08/2015 03:00 PM

Some highly ranked online degree programs award students money.

Celebrate The Season With These Religious Scholarship Awards

Published 12/25/2014 03:00 PM

No matter what your faith, there is likely a college scholarship program for you. 

Get Crafty to Earn College Scholarship Cash

Published 12/18/2014 03:00 PM

Here's how to turn your crafting, knitting or sewing hobby into money for college.

Light the Way With College Scholarships for Jewish Students

Published 12/11/2014 03:00 PM

Many local Jewish organizations support higher education. 

Scholarships From Celebrities Can Fuel a Stellar Education

Published 12/04/2014 03:00 PM

Take advantage of awards from famous musicians, athletes and investors.

Use Thanksgiving Break to Indulge in Culinary Skills Scholarships

Published 11/20/2014 03:00 PM

Organizations from McDonald's to world-class pastry schools offer students food-themed awards.

Find Scholarships That Benefit Veterans' Children, Families

Published 11/13/2014 03:00 PM

Even grandchildren of those who have served may be eligible for thousands of dollars in educational award money.

Reach for the Stars With Space Science Scholarships

Published 11/06/2014 03:00 PM

These programs can help fuel a passion for studying astronomy and aeronautics.

How U.S. Students Can Find College Scholarships to Study in Europe

Published 10/30/2014 02:00 PM

See how heading across the Atlantic could help you pay for a college education. 

Draft an Application to These Construction Industry Scholarships

Published 10/23/2014 03:00 PM

Students can find free money many for a number of construction-related careers, including architecture and civil engineering. 

Pitch Yourself to These Scholarships for Future Entrepreneurs

Published 10/16/2014 03:00 PM

These awards support students with a passion for starting a business, no matter how far along they are in the process. 

Support an Education With Scholarships for Social Workers

Published 10/09/2014 03:00 PM

Students interested in this field can find money to support both graduate and undergraduate studies.

Music Performance Scholarships Reward Talent, Practice

Published 10/02/2014 03:00 PM

Whether students major in music or pursue it as a hobby, musicians can show off their skills to earn college cash.

Connect With Scholarships for Sorority Sisters

Published 09/25/2014 03:00 PM

The Kappa Alpha Theta Foundation awards scholarships to more than 200 women each year.

Pledge to Apply for These Fraternity Scholarships

Published 09/18/2014 03:00 PM

Many Greek organizations were founded to support academic achievement and offer college scholarships.

Invest Time in Applying for These Generous Scholarships

Published 09/11/2014 03:00 PM

These monetary awards can make a significant dent in the cost of college tuition. 

Look to Professional Associations to Find Scholarships in Your Major

Published 09/04/2014 03:00 PM

Students can apply for scholarships by finding and joining professional organizations related to their field of study. 

Organize Scholarship Support From a Labor Union

Published 08/28/2014 03:00 PM

More than 14.5 million American workers are in a union and have access to money for college and job training. 

Fund a Semester in America's Capital With These Scholarship Programs

Published 08/21/2014 03:00 PM

Studying in Washington is well-suited to students interested in subjects related to politics, media or international affairs.

Take Advantage of Scholarships From Corporations, Foundations

Published 08/14/2014 03:00 PM

Students at all levels of education can earn money for college with awards from these organizations.

Start a New Chapter With These Scholarships for Bookworms

Published 08/07/2014 03:00 PM

Look to literary foundations for contests that reward an interest in reading with money for college.

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 08/04/2014 03:30 PM

Some employers still see a community college degree as inferior to a bachelor's in fields where both are accepted.

Promote a Passion for Psychology With College Scholarships

Published 07/31/2014 03:00 PM

These awards help pay for everything from writing research papers to attending conferences.

Save Time, Money With Easy College Scholarship Contests

Published 07/24/2014 03:00 PM

Students can enter these competitions to try to earn money for college without spending time on long essays or applications.

Pencil in These Scholarships for Animation Students

Published 07/17/2014 03:00 PM

Whether you aspire to be a movie producer or a video game designer, these awards can help you reach your goal.

Find Scholarships That Spotlight Actors, Singers and Dancers

Published 07/10/2014 03:00 PM

These national scholarships can help performers continue their training through college.

Use Your Talents to Earn Scholarships for College

Published 07/03/2014 03:00 PM

From dancing to building robots, these competitions reward students with creative, hands-on skills.

Discover Scholarships for Nontraditional Students

Published 06/26/2014 03:00 PM

These scholarships can break down the financial barriers keeping nontraditional students from pursuing their college educations.

Find Mentoring Programs That Offer Scholarship Support

Published 06/19/2014 03:00 PM

Community organizations focused on youth development are good college scholarship resources. 

U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings

Published 06/17/2014 02:00 PM

Two Ohio universities are among a handful of institutions that earned ranks for both elementary and secondary school teacher training.

Avoid Making These 4 Scholarship Search Mistakes

Published 06/12/2014 03:00 PM

Getting a late start and limiting your search can derail your chances at winning college scholarships. 

Make the Most of Summer With Essay Contest Scholarships

Published 06/05/2014 03:00 PM

Summer is an ideal time for students to get a head start on completing essays for these scholarship awards.

Fund Your International Curiosity With Foreign Affairs Scholarships

Published 05/29/2014 03:00 PM

One fellowship offers graduate students up to $90,000 for tuition, internships and other education expenses.

Discover College Scholarships that Honor Asian-American Heritage

Published 05/22/2014 03:00 PM

High school and college students from a variety of Asian-American backgrounds can target specialized scholarship programs.

Turn Summer Jobs Into College Scholarship Opportunities

Published 05/15/2014 03:00 PM

Students should look to restaurant and retail jobs as possible sources of extra income and free college cash.

Scholarships Offer Support for Moms in College

Published 05/08/2014 03:00 PM

These financial awards aim to help mothers balance pursuing higher education and supporting their children. 

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with College Scholarships

Published 05/01/2014 03:00 PM

Hispanic organizations across the U.S. offer college scholarship money for students pursuing a variety of majors and career paths.

Feed Your STEM Curiosity With These College Scholarships

Published 04/24/2014 03:00 PM

Students passionate about science, technology, engineering and math have a wealth of college scholarships open to them.

Find College Scholarships That Support Students With Autism

Published 04/17/2014 03:00 PM

These scholarships can help students with autism spectrum disorders finance their education and ease the transition to college. 

Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers

Published 04/10/2014 03:00 PM

Don't be shy – submitting your poems or creative writing samples can earn you money for college.

Showcase Creativity, Offbeat Interests for These College Scholarships

Published 04/03/2014 03:00 PM

Believe it or not, zombie or video game enthusiasts can turn their unusual interests into college cash.

Dig Into Scholarships to Cover Extra College Costs

Published 03/27/2014 02:00 PM

Find money to pay for additional college expenses like textbooks, housing and meals.

Check Into These Hospitality Management Scholarships

Published 03/20/2014 02:00 PM

These scholarships can help students who aim for a career in tourism, travel or hotel administration.

Make Your Case for These Law School Scholarships

Published 03/13/2014 02:00 PM

Turn to law schools and law firms to find scholarships aimed at reducing the financial burden of earning a J.D.

Reap the Benefits of Bountiful Farming Scholarships

Published 03/06/2014 03:00 PM

Turn your interest or family background in agriculture into college scholarship money.

Make College Affordable With Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Published 02/27/2014 03:00 PM

Defray the cost of college with state grants or institutional scholarships aimed at low-income students. 

Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Published 02/20/2014 03:00 PM

Don't overlook regional college scholarship opportunities offered by community groups and alumni associations.

Campaign for These Presidential College Scholarships

Published 02/13/2014 03:00 PM

Scholarship programs named for U.S. presidents support subjects as diverse as transportation and natural history. 

Celebrate African-American History With These College Scholarships

Published 02/06/2014 02:00 PM

Check with these African-American organizations for scholarships to support college education expenses. 

Assemble Applications to These Scholarships for Mechanics

Published 01/30/2014 06:04 PM

Scholarships abound for mechanics in the aviation, automotive and travel industries. 

Learn to Score College Scholarships on Campus

Published 01/23/2014 03:00 PM

Ask your college’s financial aid office and academic departments about available student scholarships.

Follow a Scholarship Application Calendar in 2014

Published 01/16/2014 03:00 PM

There are opportunities year-round to focus on the college scholarship search.

Target These 10 Unique Scholarships in 2014

Published 01/09/2014 03:00 PM

Everyone from STEM enthusiasts to artists can find a scholarship to fit their profile.

Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Published 01/02/2014 01:00 PM

International students in particular should be wary of scams, such as scholarships that require fees.

Race Toward Scholarships for Winter Sports Lovers

Published 12/26/2013 03:00 PM

Winter sports scholarships exist for everyone from professional hockey hopefuls to Nordic skiers.

Discover Scholarships to Launch a Cosmetology Career

Published 12/19/2013 03:00 PM

Cosmetology scholarships are available to finance education for both beginning and experienced stylists.

Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines

Published 12/12/2013 03:00 PM

Searching databases early and often is the key to finding a college scholarship match online.

Find Scholarships for College Degrees That Employers Want

Published 12/05/2013 03:00 PM

Supply chain management and actuarial mathematics are two disciplines experiencing rapid growth.

Seek Out Scholarships for Vocational and Trade Students

Published 11/21/2013 03:00 PM

Students earning two-year degrees or certificates can apply for dedicated scholarship programs.

Find Scholarships That Help Veterans Pay for College

Published 11/14/2013 03:00 PM

Veterans and active service members can benefit from tuition reimbursement and assistance programs.

3 Hot Scholarship Trends to Watch for in 2014

Published 11/07/2013 03:00 PM

Scholarship providers will increasingly focus on in-demand majors, such as those in STEM fields.

Treat Yourself to Scholarships for Studying Spooky Subjects

Published 10/31/2013 02:00 PM

Studying something associated with Halloween, like bats or candy, can pay off all year long.

Try Scholarships to Pay for a Gap Year, Time Off From College

Published 10/24/2013 03:00 PM

Scholarships can help finance off-campus internships, semesters abroad and volunteer opportunities.

Investigate Scholarships for Journalism Students

Published 10/17/2013 03:00 PM

Journalism scholarships are available for students interested in writing, photography and broadcasting.

Find College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Published 10/10/2013 03:00 PM

Many well-established LGBT groups offer scholarship support for both high school and college students.

Pursue Wildlife Studies With Zoology Scholarships

Published 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

Students interested in studying life sciences should target both research grants and scholarships.

Find Scholarship Competitions for Technology Enthusiasts

Published 09/26/2013 03:00 PM

Students interested in majoring in a STEM field like robotics can compete for lucrative scholarships.

Make Quick Work of These Easy Scholarship Applications

Published 09/19/2013 03:00 PM

Many scholarships allow students to enter with nothing more than a Tweet or by texting.

Consider Scholarships for High-Paying College Majors

Published 09/12/2013 03:00 PM

When choosing a major, weigh salary potential with your interest in a given field of study.

Uncover Scholarships for Aspiring Fashion Designers

Published 09/05/2013 03:00 PM

Organizations like the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund can help design students finance their education.

Build Your Architecture Career With College Scholarships

Published 08/29/2013 03:00 PM

Studying architecture requires both creativity and practicality and opens up many career paths.

3 Tips for Living Frugally in College

Published 08/22/2013 03:00 PM

Stretch your college budget by becoming familiar with free campus resources included in your tuition.

Target Scholarships That Put an Art Degree Within Reach

Published 08/15/2013 03:00 PM

There are many scholarships that support degrees in art, graphic design, drafting and advertising.

Find Scholarships to Finance a Private College Education

Published 08/08/2013 03:00 PM

Private schools have made a concerted effort to expand their financial aid packages.

Explore Scholarships to Make Public Universities Affordable

Published 08/01/2013 03:00 PM

Take advantage of scholarships and state residency to lower the cost of attending a public university.

Get Money for College Through ROTC Programs

Published 07/25/2013 03:00 PM

Stipends and merit-based scholarships are two financial benefits of joining a ROTC program.

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Wittenberg University Concerning Title IX Violations

Published 03/24/2017 10:18 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has reached an agreement with Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio, after finding that the university's handling of complaints arising from reports of sexual assault violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Statement From U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on School Visit to Celebrate National Reading Month

Published 03/23/2017 05:58 PM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan celebrated National Reading Month by reading to students at Carderock Springs Elementary School in Bethesda, Maryland. They read Oh The Places You'll Go, by Dr. Seuss. Secretary DeVos said:

Highlights from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Remarks to the Council of Chief State School Officers

Published 03/21/2017 02:08 PM

The following remarks were given today at 4:30 p.m. ET at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington, D.C. "Thank you, Chris, for that kind welcome. And thank you all for the work you do on behalf of the parents and students of your state." … "I think most of us would agree that common sense doesn’t always win out in Washington. Too often, the Department of Education has gone outside of its established authority and created roadblocks – wittingly or unwittingly – for parents and educators alike.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Addressed the National Association of State Boards of Education in Washington, D.C.

Published 03/20/2017 05:15 PM

The following remarks were given today at 8:45 a.m. at the Loews Madison Hotel in Washington, D.C. Thank you, Kris, for that kind welcome. And thank you all for the work you do as members of your states’ boards of education. I know you all are anticipating some discussion about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the implications for your states. But since we haven’t yet had the chance to meet, I want to begin by telling you a little bit about my background and how I got involved in education. …

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on the America First Budget

Published 03/16/2017 08:08 PM

Today, the Trump administration released the FY 2018 Budget Blueprint: A Blueprint to Make America Great Again. This blueprint meets the President’s promises to support our military, prioritize border security, veterans’ health care, and school choice, and to eliminate hundreds of redundant, overlapping or ineffective programs. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:

Prepared Remarks by Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the National Lieutenant Governors Association

Published 03/15/2017 06:09 PM

Thank you, Chairman McKee for that kind introduction. And thank each of you for the hard work you do on behalf of your states. I'm glad to see you all made it despite the snow. I'm getting used to the weather here in Washington, but I must say, by Michigan standards, this could be considered a balmy March day! Before we delve into policy, I wanted to tell you a bit about myself. ... For me, these experiences have combined to form my views:

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Prepared Remarks to the Council of the Great City Schools

Published 03/13/2017 06:13 PM

Thank you, Felton, for that introduction, and thank you, Michael Casserly, for your leadership of the Council, and all of you for the work you do on behalf of kids. I want to begin by taking a moment to introduce myself—beyond the headlines and SNL skits—although it is flattering to be portrayed by Kate McKinnon, a woman younger than my oldest son.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Release of Updated ESSA Consolidated State Plan Template

Published 03/13/2017 05:00 PM

In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) implementation and released the updated template for the consolidated state plans. Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:

U.S. Education Department Reaches Agreement with Palo Alto Unified School District to Ensure Prompt, Equitable Responses to Reports of Violations of Title IX

Published 03/09/2017 11:21 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with the Palo Alto Unified School District in Palo Alto, California after finding that the district's handling of complaints violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Department of Education Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) Statement about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)

Published 03/09/2017 10:17 PM

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov and StudentLoans.gov is currently unavailable. We are working to resolve the issue as quickly as possible. However, at this time, the IRS anticipates the online data tool will be unavailable for several weeks.

Readout of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Meeting with LGBTQ families, Equality Michigan, GLSEN and NCTE

Published 03/09/2017 01:08 AM

What: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos meeting with members of the transgender community and LGBTQ advocacy leadersWhen: March 8, 2017 @ 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.Where: Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building Secretary's Conference Room 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Washington, DC 20202 This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with parents and students from the transgender community, as well as leaders from LGBTQ advocacy organizations.

Readout of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos' Meeting with Agudath Israel of America

Published 03/09/2017 01:06 AM

What: Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, Agudath Israel of AmericaWhen: March 8, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.Where: Lyndon Baines Johnson Education Building 400 Maryland Avenue, SW Secretary's Conference Room Washington, DC 20202 This morning, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos met with leaders of Agudath Israel of America about her commitment to supporting all educational opportunities, the importance of IDEA and higher education.

U.S. Department of Education Announces 2017 National Professional Development Grant Competition to Support Educators of English Learner Students

Published 03/08/2017 04:51 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA), announced recently in the Federal Register, the availability of $20 million for its National Professional Development (NPD) grant competition to support educators of English Learner (EL) students.

Statement from Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Visit to St. Andrew Catholic School

Published 03/03/2017 11:12 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement after today's visit to St. Andrew Catholic School in Orlando, Fla.: Parents deserve the right to choose the education that is best for their child. Today's discussion at St. Andrew illustrates the transformative and positive impact of school choice. Children should not be denied the right to attend a high-quality school that allows them to pursue the American Dream.

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Praises President Trump's Call to Increase Access to Quality Education for All Children

Published 03/01/2017 02:29 PM

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement after President Trump’s address to the joint session of Congress: Tonight, President Trump delivered on his promise to support school choice and offer students access to quality options. No child, regardless of their ZIP code or family income, should be denied access to quality education.

College Classes In Maximum Security: 'It Gives You Meaning'

Published 03/27/2017 06:55 PM

A privately funded program provides higher education to about 300 students in New York state prisons. Graduates are less likely to get in legal trouble after prison but getting hired is a challenge.

How For-Profit Colleges Sell 'Risky Education' To The Most Vulnerable

Published 03/27/2017 06:49 PM

Tressie McMillan Cottom worked in enrollment at two for-profit colleges, but quit because she felt uncomfortable selling students an education they couldn't afford. Her new book is Lower Ed.

'Open Schools' Made Noise In The '70s; Now They're Just Noisy

Published 03/27/2017 09:27 AM

'Open Education' was a big idea half a century ago. Kids were supposed to move around, learning in groups or exploring on their own. But, within a few years, the movement faded. So, what happened?

Concerns After Texas School Opens 'Prayer Room' That's Attracting Muslim Students

Published 03/26/2017 11:26 PM

The state attorney general has raised constitutional questions about a public school's move to establish a room to accommodate all students and their religions. The debate has embroiled the community.

Howard University Aims To Build Silicon Valley Pipeline Of Black Software Engineers

Published 03/25/2017 09:56 PM

The historically black university in Washington, D.C., is sending computer science students to study at Google's headquarters in California, as part of an effort called Howard West.

Students Serve Up Stories Of Beloved Family Recipes In A Global Cookbook

Published 03/25/2017 12:03 PM

Many students at D.C.'s Capital City Charter School are first-generation Americans. For a creative writing project, a literacy nonprofit picked a topic everyone could relate to: food from home.

A High School's Lesson For Helping English Language Learners Get To College

Published 03/25/2017 10:19 AM

Fort Wayne, Ind., is home to one of the largest Burmese refugee populations in the U.S. One public high school there is helping them meet high expectations.

This Week In Education: Supreme Court Rules On Special Ed; Senator Slams Vouchers

Published 03/25/2017 10:00 AM

Plus a bill for "Dreamers" and a former for-profit college lobbyist leaves the Education Department.

Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Published 03/23/2017 07:54 PM

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.

School Suspensions Have Plunged: We Don't Yet Know If That's Good News

Published 03/23/2017 10:00 AM

A controversial new paper suggests schools in New York City are less safe now that fewer students are being suspended.

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

Published 03/22/2017 04:04 PM

In a case involving a Colorado school district, the high court finds that schools must ensure students make more than minimal progress.

You Probably Believe Some Learning Myths: Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Published 03/22/2017 10:34 AM

A new survey shows widespread misconceptions and unfounded confidence about learning.

Teaching Language With Culture In California

Published 03/22/2017 09:09 AM

Elementary school teacher Ron Morris of Riverside, California goes a step beyond to understand his students' backgrounds. It's one way Morris incorporates the culture of his students in the classroom.

Boston Students Get A Glimpse Of A Whole New World, With Different Maps

Published 03/21/2017 04:25 PM

In a bid to "decolonize the curriculum," Boston Public Schools has swapped into some classrooms the Peters projection — a map meant to more accurately portray continent sizes.

The Earth Is Flat? Check Wikipedia

Published 03/20/2017 08:55 PM

Wikipedia has discovered an educational mission in an age of rampant truthiness. And it's enlisting college students to help.

Ex-Freedom Caucus member: Some in the group ‘would vote no against the Ten Commandments’

Published 03/27/2017 04:34 PM

One of the founding members of the House Freedom Caucus has resigned in protest of the hard-line conservative group’s opposition to the Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas, said that both President Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan reached out to the caucus and made changes to the GOP health care proposal several times. “No matter what changes were made, the goalposts kept getting moved,” Poe said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.

Full Mulvaney: 'Washington Won' On GOP Health Bill Fallout

Published 03/26/2017 02:05 PM

In an exclusive interview on Meet the Press, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney talked to Chuck Todd about Pres. Trump’s efforts on the GOP healthcare bill after the decision to pull it before the vote.

Ted Koppel to Sean Hannity: You’re bad for America

Published 03/26/2017 08:47 PM

Ted Koppel says Fox News host Sean Hannity is bad for America. On “CBS Sunday Morning,” the veteran newsman told Hannity that the audience he attracts is unable to distinguish between the divisive political rhetoric that marked the 2016 presidential campaign and the truth. “You have attracted people who are determined that ideology is more important than facts,” Koppel told Hannity.

Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate

Published 03/28/2017 07:50 AM

South Africa's anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela's election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics -- immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

'Dreamer' immigrant in Oregon detained by US authorities

Published 03/27/2017 03:44 AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 25-year-old man who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. because he was brought illegally into the country as a child was detained Sunday by immigration agents, activists said.

Northeast Australia braces for cyclone, thousands flee to higher ground

Published 03/27/2017 09:06 AM

By Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Thousands of Australians fled their homes on Monday as a powerful cyclone bore down on coastal towns in Queensland, where authorities urged 30,000 people to evacuate low lying areas most at risk from tidal surges and winds of up to 300 km per hour (185 mph). Cyclone Debbie is expected to gather strength before making landfall in the northeast state early on Tuesday, with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology forecasting a category four storm, just one rung below the most dangerous wind speed level. The growing alarm persuaded the state government on Monday to warn some 25,000 people living in parts of Mackay, a city 950 kilometers (590 miles) north of the state capital Brisbane, to head south to higher ground.

Man Gets 'Pantsed' by Fence While Trying to Escape During Alleged Burglary

Published 03/27/2017 08:29 PM

The suspect has since been arrested, according to reports.

Protests nationwide bring thousands to Russia's streets

Published 03/26/2017 09:08 PM

Russia’s opposition, often written off by critics as a small and irrelevant coterie of privileged urbanites, put on an impressive nationwide show of strength Sunday with scores of protest rallies spanning the vast country. Hundreds were arrested, including Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption campaigner who is President Vladimir Putin’s most prominent critic.

Infowars apologizes for spreading 'Pizzagate' theory. What does that mean for fake news?

Published 03/26/2017 04:44 PM

Infowars owner and long-time conspiracy theorist Alex Jones admitted that his site falsely reported and commented on the debunked “Pizzagate” controversy, a theory that alleged that Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant, had played a role in a child-sex-trafficking ring that also involved Hillary Clinton. Apologizing to the restaurant’s owner, James Alefantis, Mr. Jones issued a statement Friday. “I want our viewers and listeners to know that we regret any negative impact our commentaries may have had on Mr. Alefantis, Comet Ping Pong, or its employees,” he said.

This Week Fast Forward 03.26.2017

Published 03/26/2017 05:36 PM

Speed through the highlights from the latest "This Week."

Pakistan says starts fencing Afghanistan border in 'high-threat zones'

Published 03/27/2017 08:00 AM

Pakistan has begun building a fence on its disputed 2,500 km (1,500 mile) border with Afghanistan to prevent incursions by militants, Pakistan's army chief said, in a move likely to further strain relations between the two countries. Pakistan has blamed Pakistani Taliban militants it says are based on Afghan soil for a spate of attacks at home in recent months, urging Kabul to eradicate "sanctuaries" for militants. Citing the attacks, Islamabad earlier this month temporarily shut the main crossing points along the colonial-era Durand Line border, drawn up in 1893 and rejected by Afghanistan.

Trump Is The Least-Approved New President In History

Published 03/27/2017 08:00 PM

The majority of those betting on Trump's presidency say he'll be kicked out before the end of his first term.

Seven students, one teacher killed in Japan avalanche

Published 03/27/2017 12:04 PM

An avalanche Monday killed seven Japanese high school students and a teacher on a mountain-climbing outing, and injured 40 more. More than 100 troops were deployed in a major rescue mission after the avalanche hit ski slopes in Tochigi prefecture north of Tokyo. A total of 52 students and 11 teachers from seven high schools were on a three-day mountaineering expedition when disaster struck.

Slain Oklahoma officer was new recruit, aspiring canine cop

Published 03/28/2017 12:47 AM

TECUMSEH, Okla. (AP) — A 22-year-old officer and new recruit died Monday after a shootout with a man who fled a traffic stop in central Oklahoma, police said.

'Still one of us': 92-year-old gets Purple Heart from WWII

Published 03/26/2017 10:34 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A 92-year-old North Carolina man has finally received the Purple Heart he earned more than 70 years ago while fighting in Belgium during World War II.

Video Released of Girl Who Vanished With Teacher in New Appeal to Bring Her Home

Published 03/27/2017 10:17 PM

Beth Thomas, 15, has not been seen since the pair disappeared two weeks ago.

United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

Published 03/26/2017 11:30 PM

"The passengers this morning were United pass riders who were not in compliance with our dress code policy for company benefit travel," the airline said on Twitter as the incident Thanwent viral on social media. In another tweet made in response to a question from a social media user, the airline said: "Casual attire for ticketed passengers is fine. United pass travelers are company employees or family members of employees.

There’s a compelling new reason to buy your iPhone from T-Mobile

Published 03/27/2017 11:22 PM

Choosing where to buy a new iPhone isn't as simple as it might seem. Third-party stores or carriers might give you a better monetary deal than buying an iPhone from the Apple Store, but you're also going to have to deal with yearly contracts, bill credits, or the hassle of unlocking the device if you switch networks. But all the details aside, T-Mobile is hoping that its latest offering can make the decision much simpler. As of right now, if you buy an iPhone on T-Mobile and opt for extra device insurance, you'll also get AppleCare included in the price. The AppleCare isn't free with all new iPhones from T-Mobile, but rather it's an additional service you get with T-Mobile's Premium Device Protection. That's just an insurance program that T-Mobile offers on devices. It runs $12 per month, and offers theft and loss protection on your phone. It's a good option if you're prone to losing your device altogether, but the deductibles are high, and it doesn't offer much help with common problems like a cracked screen or water damage (thanks to those high deductibles). So T-Mobile's new offering bundles the normal insurance, offered by Assurant, with the Apple-provided AppleCare that you know and love. Assurant keeps covering theft and loss, while AppleCare gets you different benefits like live support, cheap screens, and battery repairs. For anyone who was already on T-Mobile's insurance, or thinking about buying a phone protected by it, this is obviously good news. You're getting more coverage for the same amount of money, and knowing it's Apple-provided coverage means you're not going to have to spend weeks arguing with a weird third-party insurance company.  

Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Be Quicker Than Model S P100D

Published 03/27/2017 05:02 PM

The Tesla CEO also tweeted out new details on the upcoming, affordable Model 3 sedan.

AG Sessions says sanctuary cities will lose federal funding

Published 03/27/2017 09:36 PM

ABC News' Amna Nawaz, Rebecca Jarvis and Rick Klein discuss AG Sessions' statement on sanctuary cities losing federal funding if they continue to ignore federal law.

Violence erupts at pro-Trump rally on California beach

Published 03/26/2017 12:14 PM

Supporters of President Trump holding a rally on a popular Southern California beach clashed with counter-protesters on Saturday and four people were arrested, law enforcement said. Multiple fights broke out and at least one Trump supporter was doused with pepper spray when pro-Trump demonstrators marching along Bolsa Chica State Beach encountered a small group opposed to the Republican president who had gathered to denounce the rally. Four counter-protesters were arrested, three for illegal use of pepper spray and one for assault and battery, Kevin Pearsall, a spokesman for the California State Parks Police said on Saturday evening.

Gold coin worth $4 million stolen from Berlin museum

Published 03/27/2017 08:46 PM

A Canadian gold coin named "Big Maple Leaf" which bears the image of Queen Elizabeth II was stolen in the early hours of Monday morning from Berlin's Bode Museum. Given the high purity of the gold used in the coin, its material value is estimated to be $4 million. The museum said on its website that the coin was issued by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2007 and that it was featured in the Guinness Book of Records for its "unmatched" degree of purity.

US stocks mixed as tax bill hopes offset health setback

Published 03/27/2017 09:19 PM

New York (AFP) - US stocks finished mixed again, shrugging off early weakness as investors welcomed President Donald Trump's efforts to pivot to tax reform after flopping on health policy.

3 kidnapped Malaysians rescued in southern Philippines

Published 03/27/2017 05:12 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines military said Monday they have rescued three more Malaysian tugboat crewmen held hostage by Muslim militants for eight months in the south of the country.

Driver Shoots, Kills Police Officer In Oklahoma

Published 03/27/2017 08:04 PM

Police said the driver fled Officer Justin Terney began checking with dispatchers to see if there were any outstanding warrants.

AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia

Published 03/27/2017 05:52 AM

A 6,800-ton South Korean ferry was hoisted to the surface last week nearly three years after it capsized and sank in violent seas off the country's southwestern coast, an emotional moment for the nation as it searches for closure to one of its deadliest disasters. More than 300 people — most of whom were students on a high school trip — died when the Sewol sank on April 16, 2014, touching off an outpouring of national grief and soul searching about long-ignored public safety and regulatory failures.

The 8 best new features Apple added to your iPhone in iOS 10.3

Published 03/27/2017 06:09 PM

After releasing roughly 437 different iOS 10.3 betas to developers over the past few weeks alone, Apple has finally released iOS 10.3 to the public. The new mobile software is available as an over the air (OTA) download or as a download through iTunes on a Mac or Windows PC, and it's compatible with 19 different Apple devices dating as far back as the iPhone 5, 4th-generation iPad, iPad mini 2, and the 6th-generation iPod touch. Should you be excited? Should you rush to download and install iOS 10.3 on your iPhone or iPad as soon as possible? In this post, we'll run through all of the top new features Apple introduced in iOS 10.3. Find My AirPods: The most talked-about new feature in iOS 10.3 is Find My AirPods, which obviously only matters if you own a pair of Apple's hot new AirPods. They're still next to impossible to find in Apple stores, so Amazon is really your only hope if you want AirPods anytime soon. There's now a new option in the Find My iPhone app that can track down your AirPods, but it's nowhere near as accurate or as useful as it is for iPhones and iPads since AirPods don't have a GPS radio or the ability to connect to any networks. Instead, this is basically a log that will show you the last location where your iPhone was connected to your AirPods. If you forget your AirPods somewhere, this nifty new feature could definitely help you find them. If you haven't connected to them in a while or if they're stolen, you're pretty much out of luck. App Transition Animations: You might not even notice this one, but Apple made a subtle change to the transition animations that are shown as apps open and close in iOS 10.3. They now have slightly more rounded edges, which is definitely not a big deal. But they also seem to move a bit faster, which is a big deal since it speeds up the interface a bit. Weather in Maps: In the Maps app, users can now 3D Touch the weather icon to see a local forecast for the area. Apple ID Profile: There is now a new Apple ID profile section in the Settings app that you'll see at the very top of the first screen. It gives you access to a single page where you'll find your full contact profile, security settings, payment information, iCloud account details, App Store settings, Family Sharing settings and a bit more. Also of note, this page displays every Apple device where you're currently signed in. iCloud Storage: You'll now find a new section at the top of your iCloud settings page with a breakdown of how your iCloud storage is being used. New File System: This is a big one, though it takes place completely behind the scenes so you won't even realize it's happening. Installing iOS 10.3 will automatically update your iPhone or iPad to use Apple File System (APFS) instead of HFS+. APFS is better optimized for NAND flash storage so files can be accessed more quickly, and it also supports stronger encryption. Voice Call Continuity for Verizon: This is obviously a new feature that will only be appreciated by Verizon Wireless subscribers, but iCloud calling features are now finally supported if you use Verizon. That means you can make or receive voice calls on your Mac, iPad, iPod touch, and Apple Watch. Podcasts Widget: You know that widgets panel you never use? There's a new Podcasts widget available now (it's actually a pretty cool addition for podcast fans).

BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Finds Life After Smartphones

Published 03/27/2017 02:41 PM

What is BlackBerry Ltd (ticker: BBRY)? This was an easy question around the turn of the decade when BlackBerry was a leader in smartphone operating system market share. This was an easy question even when the Apple ( AAPL) iPhone started to eat that share, but BlackBerry still stood out as the businessman's smartphone.

Northern Irish parties fail to solve spat in time

Published 03/27/2017 01:45 AM

Northern Ireland's squabbling parties have abandoned talks to form a power-sharing government before Monday's deadline to resolve their bitter political differences. The main two parties in the British province said no deal would be reached by the 4:00pm (1500 GMT) cut-off, following a snap election triggered by the bad blood between them. James Brokenshire, Britain's Northern Ireland minister, must decide what to do next, with the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Fein unable to work together.

Venezuela seeks to stymie OAS meeting, vows 'severe' response

Published 03/27/2017 09:24 PM

By Diego Oré and Lesley Wroughton CARACAS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Venezuela called on Monday for the suspension of an Organization of American States meeting intended to air regional concerns over the OPEC nation's economic crisis and democratic standards. The Washington-based OAS is due to debate Venezuela on Tuesday after its secretary-general, Luis Almagro, said the country should be suspended from the regional bloc if it does not hold elections. Last week, 14 nations urged elections and freedom of jailed opponents of President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government, turning up the pressure after authorities thwarted a referendum on him last year and postponed local polls.

The Gross Reason You Need to Deep Clean Your Dishwasher Once a Year

Published 03/27/2017 05:04 PM

Spring cleaning season is here!

Gunfire in crowded Ohio nightclub kills one, wounds 15

Published 03/26/2017 05:51 PM

By Joe Wessels CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent, authorities said. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said there was no evidence of "a terrorist attack," as with last year's Pulse nightclub slaughter in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. "However to the victims, what difference does it make?" Cranley said.

Powerful winds, large hail take aim at Southern Plains

Published 03/27/2017 12:47 AM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Golf ball-sized hail and powerful winds are expected to roll through parts of the Southern Plains late Sunday, marking the latest round of turbulent weather across the Midwest and South, forecasters said.

What Is Melania Trump Doing?

Published 03/27/2017 03:55 PM

The first lady was reportedly set to appear at Wednesday's International Women of Courage Award ceremony as a special guest.

Red Bull heir enjoys jet-set life 4 years after hit-and-run

Published 03/28/2017 05:18 AM

BANGKOK (AP) — The Ferrari driver who allegedly slammed into a motorcycle cop, dragged him along the road and then sped away from the mangled body took just hours to find, as investigators followed a trail of brake fluid into the gated estate of one of Thailand's richest families.

It’s probably time to admit the Galaxy S8 design is better than Apple’s iPhone 7 design

Published 03/27/2017 03:43 PM

It seems like a lifetime ago at this point but believe it or not, Samsung's flagship smartphones used to be pretty... awful. Samsung's displays were always incredible and its flagship phones always offered the best Android performance money could buy, but the company's designs were not very good at all. And the materials Samsung used for the phones' housings was the worst part. While Apple and other companies were using glass and aluminum for their phones, Samsung insisted on using thin plastic that felt flimsy and cheap. Can you believe this was the back of a $640 smartphone? Of course, that all feels like a distant memory because Samsung's more recent smartphones have been premium through and through. Galaxy S6 started the trend, and the company's designs have been continuously refined with the Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, and the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7. As good as Samsung's designs have gotten, however, even hardcore Android fans were willing to admit that Apple still had the edge. With the Galaxy S8, however, it's probably time to admit that the tide is turning. As Apple looks to breathe new life into its old iPhone designs by adding new matte black, Jet Black and red color options, Samsung is getting ready to release the sleekest and most stunning smartphone the world has ever seen. Sorry, Apple fans, but it's time to face facts: the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus sport a design that is now almost three years old. Meanwhile, the upcoming Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ sport a design that is flat-out incredible. We've seen it a number of times now. BGR exclusively published some of the first live shots nearly a month ago, and photos and renders have been flooding the internet ever since. Following a massive rush of leaks this past weekend, graphic designer Benjamin Geskin posted a simple image that does an outstanding job of showing just how far Samsung has come in its smartphone rivalry with Apple. The image above shows leaked Galaxy S8 and S8+ renders sandwiched between renders of the iPhone 7 on the left, and the iPhone 7 Plus on the right. A few important things are immediately apparent. First, Samsung's stunning Galaxy S8 and S8+ designs get closer than any mass-market smartphone has ever come to achieving the all-screen design smartphone users are clamoring for. Look closely and you can see that the smaller Galaxy S8, which is about the same width but slightly taller than the iPhone 7, has a larger display than the massive iPhone 7 Plus. Then, you can see that the Galaxy S8+ is roughly the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus, and yet it packs a 6.2-inch Super AMOLED display compared to the 5.5-inch screen on the Apple phablet. That's a 13% larger screen in a phone that's about the same size. Couple that with a sleek design that features curved edges on the front and back of the phones, and you've got handsets that look better and feel better than Apple's latest iPhones. Samsung is set to unveil the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ on Wednesday, and both phones are expected to be released on either April 21st or April 28th. Meanwhile, Apple's big iPhone redesign won't hit store shelves until mid-September at the earliest.

5 Easy Ways to Make Fast Cash

Published 03/27/2017 02:00 PM

For aluminum cans, you'll generally get 40 cents per pound, and maybe 50 cents a pound if you bring in 100 pounds or more. If you have old computer equipment, you could also recycle that for money -- not much, though.

Photos of the day - March 26, 2017

Published 03/26/2017 10:00 PM

A man waves traditional daggers, or jambiyas, as he attends with supporters of the Houthi movement and Yemen’s former president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, a rally to mark the two-year anniversary since the military intervention by a Saudi-led coalition, in Sanaa, Yemen; police officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally in Vladivostok, Russia; Balinese people carry giant effigies in the form of the devil, whose local name is “Ogoh-ogoh,” during a parade before Nyepi Day, the Balinese Day of Silence, marking the Balinese Hindu New Year in Gianyar, a regency in Bali, Indonesia. ...

Hamas leader accuses Israel over official killing

Published 03/27/2017 08:52 PM

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal on Monday accused Israel of having killed one of the Palestinian Islamist group's officials after he was shot dead in the Gaza Strip. Mazen Faqha, 38, was shot dead by unknown gunmen Friday with four bullets from a pistol equipped with a silencer. "By killing Faqha, the enemy told us: 'I've scored a point against you and I can take away one of your heroes even in the heart of Gaza," Meshaal told supporters at a memorial in the Palestinian enclave.

Trump to sign order on Tuesday easing energy regulations: officials

Published 03/27/2017 12:33 AM

President Donald Trump will sign an order on Tuesday aimed at making it easier for companies to produce energy in the United States, administration officials said on Sunday. Under Trump, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is aiming to aggressively roll back Obama-era environmental regulations. Trump plans to sign the executive order at the EPA to reduce "unnecessary regulatory obstacles that restrict the responsible use of domestic energy resources," a White House official said.

2017 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid Achieves Best-in-Class Fuel Economy

Published 03/27/2017 11:00 AM

The Chevrolet Malibu delivers much substance beyond its shapely styling, from the quiet cabin and generous backseat to the comfortable ride and undaunting controls. And with the hybrid version, t...

The Latest: Club operator calls shooting 'senseless'

Published 03/27/2017 03:25 AM

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the nightclub shooting in Cincinnati (all times local):

April The Giraffe's Fetus Shows Increased Activity

Published 03/27/2017 09:38 AM

The pregnant giraffe's fetus was “extremely quiet” on Sunday morning but its activity increased later in the day, according to the zoo that houses April.

Historian, journalist and activist Roger Wilkins dies at 85

Published 03/27/2017 09:02 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Roger Wilkins, a historian, journalist and activist who held a key civil rights post in President Lyndon Johnson's administration and helped The Washington Post win a Pulitzer for its Watergate coverage, died Sunday, relatives said. He was 85.

Meet the company behind the world’s most stunning self-driving electric race car

Published 03/27/2017 05:24 PM

With its swooping lines, the wing-like arches over the wheels, and its overall low, sleek design, the Robocar unveiled at this year’s Mobile World Congress looks striking enough that it might seem just as suitable for a sci-fi movie set as it does a race track. Which is understandable, given that the designer of the self-driving electric racing car from the company Roborace is Daniel Simon, an automotive futurist who’s worked on hit sci-fi flicks like Tron: Legacy and Oblivion. Simon has also worked at Volkswagen, as a senior designer at Bugatti and during his career has designed everything from drones to motorcycles, spaceships and Le Mans cars. And then there’s his Robocar, which is -- to say the least -- something else entirely. This is a car designed without the constraints of human safety and with a focus on beauty. It can hit a top speed of 199 mph. It’s also kitted out with features like four motors, a 540 kilowatt battery and is made mostly of carbon fiber. The tech under the hood includes 5 LiDAR sensors, two radars, 18 ultrasonic sensors, two optical speed sensors, and is among other things powered by Nvidia’s Drive PX2 brain, capable of a whopping 24 trillion AI operations per second. The car, according to the company, also relies on deep learning for 360-degree situational awareness around the car as it figures out an efficient, safe driving trajectory. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEFGFpnMe3I The Robocar, to be sure, still has a way to go. There won’t be any full Robo-races taking place anytime soon. But Roborace CTO Bryn Balcombe tells BGR progress is continuing. For starters? “The car will appear on Formula E tracks during the remainder of the season taking part in demonstrations that showcase the capabilities of the technology. The Robocar will be the standard vehicle that all teams use to ensure that the hardware is standardised and that the focus for development is on the software.” Taking a step back -- what’s the point of all this? Why a self-driving race car? Why bring in a designer with Hollywood chops? Balcombe spoke with BGR about the company’s motivations, where it sees this technology headed, why it gave Simon what Balcombe described as a “blank canvas” creatively -- and what the future holds, both for the company and its signature vehicle, as well as for self-driving technology itself. For starters, the idea here is bigger than development of an autonomous racing car alone. “Denis Sverdlov, Roborace CEO and Alejandro Agag, Formula E CEO, realized that there was an opportunity to progress the development of driverless technology in a competitive and extreme environment,” Balcombe said. “The series is in existence to progress the technology at a faster rate and give the general public a chance to see the technology in action so that they feel more comfortable with the idea of having it on our roads in the near future.” So it’s as much about making a statement as it is about helping self-driving tech progress and reach mass acceptance. If Roborace can help show how self-driving technology can react well under extreme circumstances and high speeds, in other words, the public will have more confidence in the tech working at slower speeds away from a race track, on, say, normal city streets. The Robocar design was revealed in March 2016. That’s also around the time Roborace announced its work with Simon. At the time, Simon enthused that his work with Roborace combined all his big passions into one job -- motor racing, design and advanced technologies. And he's been working with racing engineers and aerodynamicists from the start. The other piece of this is Roborace’s creation of its DevBot, which is a kind of testing car with all the same tech as the Robocar, including the same drivetrain, sensors, computing systems and communications technology. Teams will use the DevBot cars to develop their own algorithms to control the Robocars they’ll apply to drive in Roborace competitions. The whole thing, in other words, is fun, futuristic -- and a kind of Trojan Horse through which to improve self-driving tech and give it more of a sheen of acceptance. Balcombe acknowledges as much, at any rate: “We believe in a future that is electric, connected and driverless,” he says. “Having these technologies on the roads will improve our cities by reducing pollution, traffic and the number of accidents. Our aim is to provide companies with an environment that will make this a reality much sooner.”

Native Americans to meet Norway's wealth fund watchdog over pipeline

Published 03/27/2017 10:43 AM

By Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) - Standing Rock Sioux tribe representatives will meet the ethics watchdog for Norway's $915 billion sovereign wealth fund on Monday over a U.S. oil pipeline, a watchdog official said on Monday. On Sunday, Norway's largest bank DNB sold its share of loans funding the Dakota Access oil pipeline, ending its involvement in a project that has faced strong opposition from Native Americans and environmental groups. Norway's soverign wealth fund holds $248 million in bonds of Energy Transfer Partners LP, which is leading the pipeline project.

13 Places the Royals Like to Vacation

Published 03/27/2017 11:13 PM

From a castle in Scotland to the coast of Greece, here are thirteen places the royals like to vacation.

Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

Published 03/26/2017 07:15 PM

The euro -- and her fervent wish to withdraw from it -- is a central theme of every stump speech by French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, topping her list of 144 election pledges. Le Pen calls the single European currency a "a knife that you stick in a country's ribs to force it to do what its people don't want to do". The leader of the National Front (FN) blames the euro for driving up prices, hurting exports and adding to France's already colossal trade deficit.

Syrian rebels resume withdrawal from last Homs bastion: monitor

Published 03/27/2017 11:32 AM

Hundreds of rebels left their last bastion in Syria's Homs city on Monday, resuming an evacuation expected to be among the largest of its kind under a Russian-backed deal with the government, state media and a monitor said. Heavy fighting between rebel groups and the army further north in Hama province over the weekend had delayed their departure from the city's al-Waer district, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. The evacuation began last week with the Syrian government shuttling hundreds of people from the district in Homs, which was an early center of the 2011 uprising that spiraled into war.

2018 Buick Regal: A Buick We're Genuinely Excited For

Published 03/27/2017 05:07 PM

It could pack up to 300 horses and offer torque-vectoring all-wheel drive.

Teacher encouragement 'key' to university

Published 03/28/2017 07:49 AM

Year 11s who receive encouragement are significantly more likely to go to university, a study has found.

Term-time holidays: Where most children were absent

Published 03/27/2017 01:17 AM

Threats of £120 fines did not put parents off as almost a million children missed school.

Glasgow medical students to resit exam after 'collusion'

Published 03/27/2017 10:49 AM

Final-year medical students at Glasgow University will have to resit an exam after evidence of "collusion" was uncovered.

'Fake research' comes under scrutiny

Published 03/27/2017 12:41 AM

The scale of "fake research" in the UK appears to have been underestimated, a BBC investigation suggests.

High cost credit products must be tackled, say Lords

Published 03/25/2017 12:08 AM

The Financial Exclusion Committee says banks are failing the customers who need them the most.

Brazil teacher changes hairstyle to support bullied girl

Published 03/25/2017 02:51 PM

"A boy had told my pupil her hair was ugly, and she was sad. I told her she was wonderful."

Prince George to attend Thomas's School in Battersea

Published 03/24/2017 05:34 PM

The prince, who is four in July, will attend a preparatory school in south London from September.

Poor behaviour 'not taken seriously enough in schools'

Published 03/24/2017 11:07 AM

Behaviour tsar Tom Bennett says the poor behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough.

Drop in teacher training recruits revealed

Published 03/23/2017 10:11 AM

Head teachers' leaders say the reduction in numbers will deepen the teacher recruitment crisis.

Pinner school faces closure after chalk mine discovery

Published 03/23/2017 04:26 PM

Geological surveys have found the ground beneath the Pinner Wood School is unstable.

Doncaster primary school investigates pupil's walkout

Published 03/23/2017 02:05 PM

The school apologised after the child was found an hour later more than two miles (3.2km) away.

Warning over segregation in England's schools

Published 03/22/2017 06:00 PM

Thousands of state schools in England are segregated along ethnic or social grounds, research finds.

Scottish heads to get £3.5m support scheme

Published 03/23/2017 11:14 AM

Head teachers are to be offered a new package of training support as part of a £3.5m Scottish government scheme.

School governors point to 'diabolical' budget squeeze

Published 03/22/2017 10:19 AM

School governors label budget squeeze 'diabolical', as new funding formula is considered in England.

Teachers' unions merge to make super-union

Published 03/22/2017 01:20 PM

The merged NUT and ATL will be called the National Education Union and will have nearly 500,000 members.

PMQs: May gets personal with Corbyn over grammar schools

Published 03/22/2017 03:34 PM

Theresa May attacks Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for sending his son to a grammar school.

Bringing WW1 battlefields to life with virtual reality

Published 03/27/2017 12:14 AM

Virtual reality tours of WW1 battlefields offer students a different type of history lesson.

School funding: Fundraising to keep schools running

Published 03/22/2017 02:44 PM

The BBC's spoke to two schools, in two different areas, to find out how they are going to cope with budget squeezes.

Everton Football Club's free school for troubled kids

Published 03/22/2017 12:18 AM

It's the only school run by a Premier League football club.

Head teacher retains powerlifting title

Published 03/17/2017 08:53 AM

A primary school head teacher has retained a British powerlifting champion title for the third year running.

School defends 'body shaming' prom dress rules

Published 03/09/2017 05:40 PM

An American school defends putting out a prom dress code which has been seen as body shaming pupils.

Don't forget us, says Chibok schoolgirl as third year of captivity approaches

Published 03/18/2017 08:04 PM

A schoolgirl who escaped abduction by Boko Haram calls for the rescue of classmates still in captivity.

Who lost the most marks when cheating was stopped?

Published 03/15/2017 12:14 AM

When Romania stopped cheating in its exams, it revealed the scale of the social gap in its school system.

Why high-flying Singapore wants more than grades

Published 03/08/2017 11:05 AM

Singapore the top ranking country in education tests now wants to put more emphasis on well-being.

Opening hearing?

Published 03/24/2017 10:12 AM

Many judgements from courts in England and Wales are still not being made public.

Everton Free School

Published 03/22/2017 06:39 AM

Everton Free School is the first school run by a Premier League club. It is expensive but is it worth it?

'Shocking' cut

Published 03/17/2017 11:11 AM

School in one of Leicestershire's poorest areas spells out how cuts could bite.

Arts versus sciences

Published 03/15/2017 07:01 PM

Is there enough support for students training in performing arts or is all the emphasis on STEM subjects?

Sporting school life

Published 03/15/2017 05:06 PM

School Report: How does sport impact school life?

The joy of stocks:

Published 03/16/2017 10:22 AM

Challenging the stereotypes and baffling messages of stock photography.

Sign of the times

Published 03/15/2017 01:38 AM

Should British sign language be a compulsory subject in schools?

Striking a cord

Published 03/13/2017 01:27 PM

After singer Rochelle Humes turns hers into art, we look at what else you can do with an umbilical cord.

Palace pitchers

Published 03/07/2017 02:18 PM

A school project making laptops available to all pupils has been backed by Prince Andrew and Peter Jones from Dragon's Den.

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