Linda Christas

Education News

Your Money: When Colleges Dangle Money to Lure Students Who Ignored Them

Published 05/24/2017 05:10 AM

There is a May 1 deadline for students to choose a college and place a deposit, but increasingly, the negotiations continue well beyond that.

Dozens of Middlebury Students Are Disciplined for Charles Murray Protest

Published 05/25/2017 12:35 AM

Students at the Vermont college disrupted a speech by the political scientist, an encounter that, for some, symbolized a misunderstanding of free speech.

Sally Yates Tells Harvard Students Why She Defied Trump

Published 05/25/2017 12:54 AM

The acting attorney who was fired by President Trump told a graduating law class that she could not honestly defend his restrictions on Muslim travelers.

Betsy DeVos Refuses to Rule Out Giving Funds to Schools That Discriminate

Published 05/25/2017 02:04 AM

The education secretary defended plans to divert money to a school choice agenda, including funds for vouchers to private school, which she said states should regulate.

Chinese Student in Maryland Is Criticized at Home for Praising U.S.

Published 05/23/2017 02:33 PM

The commencement speaker Yang Shuping, a senior at the University of Maryland, was accused on social media of selling out her homeland.

Officials Decline to Call Fatal Stabbing of Black Student a Hate Crime

Published 05/23/2017 01:41 AM

Maryland law enforcement urged patience and said they would not determine whether to call the killing a hate crime until after a homicide investigation.

It Was Hard This Year to Keep Politics Out of High School Yearbooks

Published 05/21/2017 11:28 PM

A look at how students in the Kansas City region commemorated the campaign in keepsakes meant to be enjoyed by all classmates, no matter their leanings.

Bringing the Dream of an Elite College to Rural Students

Published 05/21/2017 11:30 PM

By placing college advisers in public schools, an organization is trying to break down the social, economic and psychological barriers that keep low-income rural students from dreaming big.

Notre Dame Students Walk Out of Mike Pence Commencement Address

Published 05/21/2017 09:33 PM

Dozens of students protested the vice president’s graduation speech, which he used to condemn political correctness.

Pregnant at 18. Hailed by Abortion Foes. Punished by Christian School.

Published 05/20/2017 07:44 PM

A high school senior’s story sheds light on a delicate issue: how Christian schools, which advocate abstinence until marriage, treat pregnant teenagers.

On Money: Should Students Get ‘Grades 13 and 14’ Free of Charge?

Published 05/16/2017 10:00 AM

Four years of free public college might be unrealistic, but two years could help students find better jobs, and keep the country’s economy competitive.

Education Dept. Keeps Obama Plan to Streamline Loan System

Published 05/20/2017 01:10 AM

The department, led by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, will carry out an Obama-era plan to streamline the federal system for administering $1.3 trillion in student loans.

Grading the Teachers: The Little-Known Statistician Who Taught Us to Measure Teachers

Published 05/19/2017 03:00 PM

William Sanders’s data-driven method of evaluating the effectiveness of teachers was a once-revolutionary idea that has gained wide acceptance.

Anna Sui Gets a Degree, and Her Due

Published 05/24/2017 08:44 PM

The designer, beloved for her memorable New York shows, has a full-scale retrospective opening this week at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

On Campus: My Family Didn’t Accept Me. Ole Miss Did.

Published 05/23/2017 08:21 AM

For gay students in the South, college often provides a welcoming environment.

St. Paul’s School Acknowledges Decades of Sexual Misconduct

Published 05/23/2017 01:32 AM

The New Hampshire boarding school named 13 former faculty and staff members who it said had engaged in sexual misconduct with students.

The New Health Care: As Pollen Counts Rise, Test Scores Fall

Published 05/22/2017 10:30 AM

What we breathe affects how well we perform at school or work, research shows.

A Guide to Staying on Top of Your Student Loan

Published 05/21/2017 02:00 PM

Our best guidance for families and students trying to figure out the best strategies for managing college debt.

On Campus: A Conservative Christian College Protest of Mike Pence

Published 05/19/2017 08:21 AM

The announcement that a member of the Trump White House would be the commencement speaker at my school drew considerable backlash.

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.

Secretary DeVos Announces Reconsideration of Upward Bound Applications

Published 05/24/2017 11:30 PM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced the Department will read and score applications for the Upward Bound grant program that were deemed ineligible under technical formatting rules issued by the previous Administration. The flexibility to consider these applications was made possible by the 2017 Omnibus spending bill. After announcing the change at today’s House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education hearing, Secretary DeVos issued the following statement:

Opening Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

Published 05/24/2017 04:55 PM

Mr. Chairman, Ranking Member DeLauro and Members of the Subcommittee: Thank you for this opportunity to testify on behalf of the Administration's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. I look forward to talking about how we can work together to improve educational opportunities and outcomes for all students while also refocusing the Federal role in education.

The President’s Budget: Simplifying Funding for Postsecondary Education

Published 05/24/2017 03:00 AM

“Go forth into the world and turn your hopes and dreams into action. America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers.” – President Trump, Liberty University 2017 Commencement  

The President’s Budget: Maintaining Support for our Most Vulnerable Students

Published 05/24/2017 01:00 AM

“We must never lose sight of our mission: providing each child with the chance to pursue a great education in a safe and nurturing environment.” – Secretary Betsy DeVos, March 20, 2017  

The President’s Budget: Empowering Parents by Expanding Education Choice

Published 05/23/2017 11:00 PM

Education Budget Prioritizes Students, Empowers Parents, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

Published 05/23/2017 06:49 PM

Today, the Trump Administration released the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, which lays out a series of proposals and priorities designed to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to receive a high quality education. Through this budget, the President has reaffirmed his commitment to returning decision-making power over education back where it belongs—in the hands of parents, educators and State leaders. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement:

Secretary DeVos: America Must Transform Education to Serve the Needs of Individual Students

Published 05/23/2017 01:36 AM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos delivered keynote remarks to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Secretary introduced the principles of the Trump Administration's school choice plan, urging state leaders to invest in individual students and empower parents, while outlining the Administration's intent to support state-based solutions. Key excerpts from the Secretary's speech:

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to the American Federation for Children's National Policy Summit

Published 05/23/2017 01:33 AM

Thank you, Denisha, for the kind introduction, and congratulations on your graduation! I'm so proud of you and what you've achieved, and I know we are all looking forward to seeing how you make your mark in the world! You know, it's stories like Denisha's that make me get up every day and fight for a quality education for all students. I'm inspired to see the transformational change education can make in a young person's life. Let's all give Denisha and the other students with us this evening a hand – both of congratulations and of encouragement.

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Releases Amended Federal Student Loan Servicing Solicitation

Published 05/19/2017 09:36 PM

Today, the U.S. Department of Education formally amended Phase II of the federal student loan servicing solicitation. The amendment maintains superior customer service and key borrower protections while ensuring the project stays on budget, saving taxpayers more than $130 million over the next five years. The amendment further clarifies the Department's expectations of the eventual servicer and formally lists all requirements in the solicitation. U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement on the new amendment:

Police Week: Appreciating Our Peace Officers and the Role of Career and Technical Education

Published 05/19/2017 08:38 PM

 

Staff Selfies with Secretary DeVos

Published 05/15/2017 09:10 PM

As new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has been settling in to her new job, she has been meeting ED career staff and learning about their contributions to the agency.  Several quick-fingered staffers have snapped fun, informal photos and selfies with ED’s new leader, and Inside ED has collected several of their smiling photos here.

Important Information about the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Published 05/12/2017 08:09 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces All Spring State ESSA Plan Submissions Complete, Ready for Peer Review

Published 05/12/2017 04:25 PM

Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced that all state plans submitted for the spring deadline by 16 states and the District of Columbia under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) were found to be complete and ready for peer review.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos following Bethune-Cookman University Commencement Ceremony

Published 05/11/2017 12:29 AM

After today's commencement ceremony at Bethune-Cookman University, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos issued the following statement: "I was grateful for the opportunity to speak with and honor the graduates of Bethune-Cookman University and show my deep respect for the important legacy of Dr. Bethune. Her life's work was to help all students succeed, and it was clear today that she succeeded beyond comparison.

Prepared Remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to Bethune-Cookman University’s 2017 Spring Commencement

Published 05/10/2017 08:47 PM

Thank you, Dr. Jackson, for that very kind introduction. It’s a real privilege – and honor – to be with you as we celebrate the Bethune-Cookman University class of 2017! Congratulations to all of you!

Here's What Betsy DeVos Said Wednesday On Capitol Hill

Published 05/24/2017 08:03 PM

The education secretary testified before a House subcommittee on the Trump administration's 2018 budget proposal, which calls for deep cuts to education.

Black Ministry Students At Duke Say They Face Unequal Treatment And Racism

Published 05/24/2017 04:23 PM

The dean says pushing the school to be a more diverse and inclusive environment is a top priority.

Preschool, A State-By-State Update

Published 05/24/2017 10:03 AM

The National Institute for Early Education Research has a new state-by-state report on preschool funding, enrollment and teacher quality. The findings are both encouraging and sobering.

Why Colleges Already Face Race-Related Challenges In Serving Future Students

Published 05/24/2017 09:01 AM

By 2020 more than half of children in the U.S. will be part of an ethnic or racial minority. Colleges and universities are figuring out how to prepare for them.

Trump Budget Reduces Education Spending, Raises Funding For School Choice

Published 05/23/2017 09:31 PM

President Trump's newly released budget proposal would cut overall education spending by 13.5 percent while increasing funding for school choice. The NPR Ed Team will unpack the administration's new budget and what it means for parents, teachers, students and taxpayers.

Chinese Student's Commencement Speech In U.S. Isn't Going Over Well In China

Published 05/23/2017 06:19 PM

Shuping Yang praised the "fresh air of free speech" in the U.S. during her commencement address at the University of Maryland. That sparked a backlash from classmates and from people in China.

What's the Consensus on Consent?

Published 05/23/2017 04:20 PM

Saying yes or no to a sexual advance should be straightforward. How do we clarify the rules on sexual consent?

As Store Layoffs Mount, Retail Lags Other Sectors In Retraining Workers

Published 05/23/2017 11:01 AM

Many retail workers are losing their jobs amid major technological shifts. And while some industries invest to retrain their workers with new skills, retail largely hasn't succeeded in doing that.

President Trump's Budget Proposal Calls For Deep Cuts To Education

Published 05/23/2017 02:02 AM

The White House is expected to ask for big cuts, push school choice and change student loan repayment. But presidents have rarely succeeded in cutting the Education Department budget.

Texas Lawmakers Revive 'Bathroom Bill,' OK Religious Refusal Of Adoptions

Published 05/22/2017 06:27 PM

A proposal governing bathroom use by transgender students in public schools has moved forward. A bill to allow adoption agencies to deny gay, unmarried or non-Christian would-be parents has passed.

In 'American Race,' Charles Barkley Is A Stubborn Believer In The Power Of Dialogue

Published 05/22/2017 03:06 PM

In the new TNT docu-series about race, the former NBA star is mostly indifferent to the broader context of the discussions he's wading into — and to the limits of trying to "start a dialogue."

For These Families, Vouchers Bring A Needed Change

Published 05/22/2017 01:00 PM

Florida's Gardiner Scholarship provides families of students who have some special needs to homeschool. A controversial bill would expand it.

Protesting Students Walk Out On Pence's Address At Notre Dame

Published 05/21/2017 09:47 PM

Student organizers said they walked out because Pence's policies "have marginalized our vulnerable sisters and brothers for their religion, skin color, or sexual orientation."

Why It's So Hard To Know Whether School Choice Is Working

Published 05/21/2017 11:00 AM

It's hard to know how schools of choice — charter or private — are performing. Researchers say that's precisely because they are schools of choice. But here's what we do know.

When School Vouchers Don't Offer Much Of A Choice

Published 05/20/2017 01:02 PM

Indiana is home to the largest private school voucher program in the country, but what does that mean for students in Eminence, Ind., where the closest private school is a 40-minute drive away?

In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president

Published 05/24/2017 04:07 PM

In a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica.

Landslide Buries Stretch of Famous Hwy. 1 at California’s Big Sur

Published 05/24/2017 04:52 PM

Part of California’s Highway 1 remains buried under a mountain of rock and dirt that stretches a quarter-mile wide.

Manchester terror attack: What we know

Published 05/23/2017 08:18 PM

Twenty-two people, including children, were killed in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday. Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005. Police said they were called at 10:33 pm (2133 GMT) Monday to reports of an explosion at Manchester Arena during a concert by US pop star Ariana Grande, who is popular with teenagers and pre-teens.

Clinton Calls Trump Budget an 'Unimaginable Level of Cruelty'

Published 05/23/2017 07:12 PM

Hillary Clinton slammed President Trump’s federal budget plan while giving a speech at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit.

2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose

Published 05/24/2017 05:24 PM

WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday.

After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China

Published 05/24/2017 11:21 AM

When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters interviewing passersby about air quality and whether they wore pollution masks. China's foreign ministry also weighed in, saying it was aware the issue was being widely discussed online, and that any Chinese citizen should "make remarks responsibly".

Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge

Published 05/23/2017 09:04 PM

The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.”

Killer whales charge toward blue whale off California coast

Published 05/24/2017 07:06 AM

A pod of killer whales appears to charge at blue whale off the coast of Monterey, California, in a rare encounter captured by a drone camera on May 18.

Top Russian officials 'discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his aides' before election

Published 05/24/2017 11:03 PM

Senior Russian intelligence and political officials were caught by American intelligence agents discussing how to insert influence over Donald Trump’s campaign last year, the New York Times reports. American spies collected information last year on conversations that focused on Paul Manafort, then the Trump campaign chairman, and Michael Flynn, who later got a job in the White House as a national security adviser but was forced to step down from that post because he misrepresented conversations he had with Russians to Vice President Mike Pence.

Warning Shots Fired Over Possible North Korean Drone

Published 05/24/2017 05:53 PM

South Korea fired 90 machine gun rounds in response to an unidentified object that flew south from North Korea.

President Trump’s first trip abroad

Published 05/24/2017 07:30 AM

In contrast to George W. Bush and Obama, President Trump’s first overseas trip is a highly ambitious venture. Here's a look at some of the highlights.

Fear and disbelief at Manchester bomber's mosque

Published 05/24/2017 06:14 PM

Worshippers at the mosque that the Manchester suicide bomber is believed to have frequented reacted with disbelief on Wednesday and pointed the finger at online radicalisation. Elders at the Didsbury mosque, a Victorian former Methodist chapel, also voiced concern about reports of Islamophobic attacks since the bombing at a pop concert which killed 22 people. "The horrific atrocity that occurred in Manchester on Monday night shocked us all.

Man Charged in Death of Girlfriend's Daughter After 'Wrestling Moves': Cops

Published 05/24/2017 08:30 PM

Richard Gamache, 24, is charged with first-degree child abuse for severely injuring the 2-year-old. She later died.

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

Published 05/24/2017 03:27 AM

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades.

Four climbers found dead in tents on Everest, identities unknown

Published 05/24/2017 03:06 PM

By Gopal Sharma KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepali sherpas have found four climbers dead in their tents on Mount Everest, officials said on Wednesday, taking the death toll on the world's highest mountain to 10 in the past month. The climbers were found overnight in two tents at Camp Four, at 8,000 meters (26,246 feet), Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks group, to which the sherpas belonged, said.

12-Year-Old Girl Abducted by Teen Boys In 'Imminent Danger'

Published 05/23/2017 06:50 PM

McKenzie Wilson went missing from her upstate New York home early in the morning.

Charging bear attacks hunter in terrifying encounter caught on video

Published 05/24/2017 09:28 PM

A Canadian hunter is lucky to be alive after being attacked by a black bear. Richard Wesley was bow hunting near Fire River, Ontario, when he noticed a large black bear roaming nearby. At first, the bear seemed unfazed by Wesley's presence, but when the hunter makes a sound in an attempt to scare off the approaching bear, it charges. Wesley attempts to make as much noise as possible, and even punches the attacking bear in the face. The camera falls and the hunter returns just a few seconds later, visibly shook by the near death experience. "I should have shot a long time ago," Wesley says into the camera just seconds after the attack.  Luckily, the hunter walked away nearly unscathed.  "No wounds except a bruised elbow and ego where the bear threw me down," Wesley wrote on YouTube.  "Genuinely happy that this was a non fatal or tragic outcome." 

Donald Trump's climate change denial guru says US President faces 'impending disaster'

Published 05/23/2017 11:58 AM

Donald Trump’s administration is facing “impending disaster” because of its failure to ditch policies designed to reduce global warming, according to a former aide who is a leading climate science denier. Myron Ebell was in charge of the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) during the transition from Barack Obama’s presidency to Mr Trump’s and was important enough to be granted a visit to Downing Street after Republican billionaire took office.

Russia's Gigantic New Submarine Has Enormous "Wings"

Published 05/24/2017 05:53 PM

The submarine will be twice as long as a jumbo jet.

Ethiopia's Tedros wins WHO race, first African to get top job

Published 05/23/2017 06:55 PM

By Stephanie Nebehay and Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - Ethiopia's Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus won the race to be the next head of the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Tuesday, becoming the first African to lead the United Nations agency. The former health minister and foreign minister received more than half the votes in the first round and then won a decisive second-round election, beating Britain's David Nabarro to the job. "It's a victory day for Ethiopia and for Africa," Ethiopia's ambassador to the U.N. in Geneva Negash Kebret Botora told Reuters before Tedros, as he is widely known, was to take the floor at the WHO's annual ministerial assembly.

Jakarta governor dropping appeal 'for sake of nation'

Published 05/23/2017 08:38 AM

The wife of Jakarta's Christian governor told a tearful press conference Tuesday her husband had withdrawn his appeal against a blasphemy conviction and two-year jail term for the good of Indonesia. Basuki Tjahaja Purnama was jailed this month for insulting the Koran while campaigning for re-election, a shock decision that stoked concern about rising religious intolerance in the world's most populous Muslim-majority nation. The blasphemy allegations against Purnama, Jakarta's first non-Muslim governor for half a century and first ethnic Chinese leader, sparked mass protests spearheaded by radicals.

The Latest: Father of alleged Manchester bomber arrested

Published 05/24/2017 06:38 PM

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the bombing at a pop concert in Manchester that left 22 people dead

The Latest: Death row inmate: Execution drugs won't work

Published 05/24/2017 06:17 PM

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the scheduled execution in Alabama (all times local):

Apple designer made a $12,000 hourglass that comes with an iPhone-worthy design story

Published 05/25/2017 02:03 AM

Design stories can be pretty silly, and that’s especially true for Samsung’s annoying smartphone design stories — here’s the most recent Galaxy S8 story. But Samsung designers aren’t the only ones that have exaggerated tales about their creations, and we’ve got one more such example for you. This time around, it comes from an Apple designer, although it doesn’t concern an Apple product. Marc Newson created a special hourglass for Hodinkee that retails for $12,000. It’s handcrafted, and it contains noisy nanoballs instead of boring sand. No, there’s absolutely no reason to buy one, even if it’s a Newson creation. The hourglass is 150mm tall and 125mm across at the widest point. It contains 1.3 million tiny copper balls that measure just 0.6mm in diameter, and measures precisely 10 minutes. But the way Newson and Hodinkee describe it makes it sound like something that’s actually worth buying/watching/enjoying. It’s not. “Sometimes you see an object, and it just captivates you. You can't look away. You can't even really explain what you're looking at either,” Hodinkee says. “Marc Newson's Hourglass is one such object. It takes the idea of one of the most basic time-measuring instruments ever devised, and pushes it to its limits.” Alright. "It is perhaps one of the most fundamental objects in the world of timekeeping, and arguably one of the oldest, but I love the fact that it is so sort of deeply esoteric, and it has this strange and mesmeric quality," Newson says in the promo video at the end of this post. "On one hand, you're witnessing time. But on the other hand, it's completely sort of timeless, and it actually if anything focuses your attention on the opposite of time, if that makes any sense." It doesn’t. And, look, the actual manufacturing of the hourglass is impressive itself. The glass object requires a certain precision, and it’s hand made, which is remarkable. It’s just Hodinkee and Newson’s design stories that are annoying. “Watching the Hourglass is a multi-sensory experience that cannot be communicated in words,” the blog post explains. “The combination of watching those first few nanoballs bounce around the bottom chamber, the flow begin to change surface patterns in the top chamber, and the unique sound of the nanoballs flying around, hitting the glass and one another as they settle at the bottom, is utterly mesmerizing. Invariably, the first time we show it to someone, there's a gasp, a big smile, and sometimes even a little giggle as they lean in and get ready to watch for the full 10 minutes.” Mkay.

Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

Published 05/23/2017 09:07 PM

Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday.

In photos: The world's top-rated landmarks 2017 on TripAdvisor

Published 05/23/2017 02:40 PM

Chloe, the adorable side-eying little girl, is all grown up

Published 05/24/2017 08:08 PM

Remember Chloe, the adorable, shade-throwing, side-eyeing little girl whose hilarious reaction won the Internet’s heart? Well, as kids tend to do, Chloe grew up, and our hearts just can’t handle the cuteness.

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-un a 'madman with nuclear weapons' in call with Rodrigo Duterte

Published 05/24/2017 05:03 PM

Donald Trump called North Korean leader Kim Jong-un a “madman with nuclear weapons” in a phone call with President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines. A transcript of the controversial phone call, obtained by multiple news outlets, suggests the two leaders spoke extensively about North Korea and the possibility of a nuclear attack. “We can’t let a madman with nuclear weapons on the loose like that.

Syrian army says senior Islamic State militant killed

Published 05/24/2017 12:57 PM

The Syrian army said on Wednesday it had killed Islamic State's military commander in Syria during operations in the north of the country, where the Russian-backed government forces are seizing more territory back from the jihadist group. If confirmed, this would represent a major blow against Islamic State (IS) ahead of an attack which the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) - an alliance of Kurdish and Arab fighters - are expected to launch against the jihadists in their stronghold of Raqqa city. A Syrian military source told Reuters the IS commander, Abu Musab al-Masri, had been the group's "minister of war" for Syria.

Jana Duggar Gets The Spotlight

Published 05/23/2017 02:54 PM

Jana Duggar gets praised for her child rearing skills.

India fires on Pakistani military posts, army says

Published 05/23/2017 02:00 PM

India announced Tuesday it had fired mortars at Pakistani army posts across their disputed border in Kashmir, a rare public disclosure of such a pre-emptive assault against its neighbour. Troops fired at military camps in Pakistan-controlled Kashmir which were being used to harbour militants, an Indian army spokesman said. "As part of our counter-terror operations, punitive fire assaults across LoC (Line of Control, the de facto border) are being undertaken by the Indian army," Major-General Ashok Narula told a briefing in New Delhi.

Lawsuit: Mississippi fails to educate black children equally

Published 05/23/2017 08:59 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi is denying good schools to African American students in violation of the federal law that enabled the state to rejoin the union after the Civil War, a legal group alleged Tuesday.

The Latest Starbucks Secret Menu Drink Is The Prettiest Of Them All

Published 05/24/2017 05:44 PM

You *have* to try it.

Husky Caught on Surveillance Shoplifting a Loaf of Bread, Then Returning With an Accomplice

Published 05/23/2017 05:06 PM

Cops said the dog will not be facing any charges.

This Woman's Viral Post About Being a "Bad Mom" Is So Relatable

Published 05/24/2017 05:53 PM

And what Constance Hall learned from a therapist is something every mom should keep in mind.

Tangerine hair is a great way to prove you're ready for summer

Published 05/24/2017 08:38 PM

Is this hair orange? Yes. Is it orange hair? No. It's tangerine hair, and it's a nice new color trend popping up on Instagram. The pastel-y, citrus-y shades will probably cost you a while in the stylist's chair — per Glamour, about four hours — but if you love Creamsicles and are sick of rose gold, they're a delightful option for summertime. SEE ALSO: Hidden rainbow hair makes a bold trend safe for any office Bonus: You get to look like Leeloo from The Fifth Element, but without the damaging Born Sexy Yesterday trope! Imagine the 'grams you could 'gram, y'all. Check out a few tangerine-haired trendsetters below. A post shared by Formerly @ColorByKristin (@hairbykristingrip) on Apr 19, 2017 at 9:23pm PDT A post shared by Seattle, WA Stylist / Keri S. (@hairlizard) on Apr 23, 2017 at 10:32am PDT A post shared by Chrome Salon & Blowout Bar (@chromesalonsf) on Apr 1, 2017 at 7:44pm PDT A post shared by Formerly @ColorByKristin (@hairbykristingrip) on May 22, 2017 at 4:38pm PDT A post shared by Annie Bone (@mostlyjustannie) on May 23, 2017 at 11:32am PDT WATCH: Forget pottery class, 3D printing glass is so much cooler

Why Melania Trump covers her head one day and not the next

Published 05/25/2017 01:57 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — To cover up or not to cover up?

Jeff Sessions 'did not disclose meetings with Russians on security clearance form'

Published 05/24/2017 11:06 PM

Attorney General Jeff Sessions reportedly did not disclose meetings he had last year with a Russian official when he applied for his security clearance, according to the Department of Justice. This new revelation is the latest example of Mr Sessions failing to disclose contacts he had with members of the Russian government. According to CNN, Mr Sessions – who spoke twice last year with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, once in the former senator's office – did not note these interactions on his application for security clearance.

'Joker' lookalike arrested for pointing loaded gun at drivers

Published 05/24/2017 09:33 PM

Police arrested Lawrence Patrick Sullivan, a 29-year-old who looks similar to the Joker villain from "Batman."

ISIS Supporters Cheer Ariana Grande Concert Bombing

Published 05/23/2017 07:48 AM

Although the Islamic State (IS) group has not taken responsibility for the attack, Twitter accounts affiliated with the terrorist organization sent out celebratory messages.

U.S. rejects talks with Hungary over higher education law

Published 05/23/2017 09:21 PM

The United States has no intention of negotiating with Hungary about its new higher education law, which could force a top university founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday. The Central European University (CEU) found itself in the eye of a political storm after Hungary's parliament passed a law last month setting tougher conditions for the awarding of licenses to foreign-based universities. The law has triggered a series of street protests - the most recent on Sunday - against Prime Minister Viktor Orban's right-wing government less than a year before a parliamentary election.

The most important Nintendo Switch accessory you can buy is still only $9 on Amazon

Published 05/24/2017 05:11 PM

If you own a Nintendo Switch then you know exactly how difficult it is to find — well, unless you just head over to Amazon and pay a premium to have one shipped out right away. Stores continue to get limited supplies of Switch consoles in stock, and they’re sold out just as quickly as they arrive. So if you have a Switch, the last thing you want to do is damage it while you’re playing Zelda or Mario Kart. Do yourself a favor and pick up an amFilm Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Nintendo Switch 2-pack on Amazon, and you’ll keep your Switch’s screen in perfect condition. Here are a few key details from the product page: Specifically designed for Nintendo Switch Ultra-clear High Definition with 99.9% transparency to allow an optimal, natural viewing experience Ultra thin-0.3mm thickness is reliable and resilient, and promises full compatibility with touchscreen sensitivity Highly durable, and scratch resistant - surface hardness 9H and topped with oleophobic coating to reduce fingerprints. Includes: 2x GLASS Screen Protector, Wet/Dry Wipes, Squeeze Card, Easy Installation Use Guide, Dust Removal Stickers

Real Police Officer Drops By Girl's Cop-Themed Birthday Party: 'Evie's Face Lit Right Up'

Published 05/23/2017 10:16 PM

Little Evie Flanagan even offered Officer Chase a doughnut.

Christina El Moussa Got the Sweetest Tattoo Honoring Her Kids

Published 05/23/2017 07:43 PM

Check out her new ink.

Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day

Published 05/24/2017 01:19 PM

Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world.  SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a "crazy cat person" who "loves cats". Among other requirements includes "cattitude" — whatever that means. The ideal candidate will have a track record of feeding stray cats in your locality and they'll feel "warm and fuzzy" when they pet cats.  Image: justcats.ieThat's not all you'll need, though... You'll also need to have "gentle hands capable of petting and stroking cats for long periods of time". *Better crack out that hand lotion now, eh?!* You'll also need to be "softly spoke" and "capable of cat whispering" to calm the nerves of more nervous cats.  It doesn't end there, though..... You'll also need to possess the rare skill of understanding different types of purring.  And, on top of all that? You'll also need a qualification recognised by the veterinary council of Ireland. Wannabe cat cuddlers can apply by sending CVs and cover letters to miaow@justcats.ie .  Good luck. WATCH: Watch dogs try cat toys for the first time

35 Easy, Not-Sad Desk Lunches

Published 05/23/2017 06:55 PM

Trump's Saudi embrace, Iran disdain upend Obama's vision: analysts

Published 05/23/2017 05:52 PM

US President Donald Trump's emphatic embrace of Sunni Arab regimes and his vilification of Iran mark a stark departure from the vision of his predecessor Barack Obama in the volatile region, analysts say. Pointedly delivering his first foreign speech in Riyadh on Sunday, Trump praised the six-state Gulf Cooperation Council, specifically Saudi Arabia, for efforts to cut off funding to extremists while lambasting Iran as the "spearhead of terrorism". While the unpredictable Trump completed the visit to the region without committing a major gaffe, his approach "swept away the entire Obama legacy with the wave of a hand," said Thierry Coville, an Iran expert at the French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs.

U.S delivers 6 coastal patrol boats to Vietnam coast guard

Published 05/23/2017 07:13 AM

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The United States has delivered six coastal patrol boats to Vietnam's coast guard in a move that expands the two nation's security cooperation amid tension in the disputed South China Sea.

India Could Dominate The World Of Blockchain

Published 05/23/2017 10:23 PM

Could the blossoming fintech scene in Andhra Pradesh turn this coastal state in southern India into the next Silicon Valley?

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

Published 05/24/2017 03:05 AM

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded.

Cost of Tories' free breakfasts 'could treble'

Published 05/25/2017 01:40 AM

A Tory pledge to offer free breakfasts to primary school pupils could go beyond a £60m costing.

Birmingham University to open campus in the Gulf

Published 05/24/2017 09:40 AM

There are now more than 240 international campuses as universities take their brands to a global market.

Schools to decide on going ahead with exams after attack

Published 05/23/2017 01:52 PM

Exam boards say schools affected by the Manchester attack can decide whether to hold GCSE and A-level exams.

IPads 'help improve young pupils' skills'

Published 05/24/2017 08:46 AM

The two-year study involved 650 pupils in 10 primary and nursery schools.

Nigerian wins award for tutor ap

Published 05/24/2017 06:41 PM

The app links qualified tutors to students in their area and within their budget.

German schools get tough Prince Harry English exam changed

Published 05/23/2017 06:33 PM

Germany changes a "difficult" school English exam, said to include Prince Harry "mumbling".

Labour tuition fees promise: Students this year 'would not pay'

Published 05/22/2017 11:31 AM

Labour says students starting university in England this autumn would not pay fees.

Brexit barriers 'would harm science', say universities

Published 05/22/2017 02:47 AM

Make science and research a priority in Brexit talks, says Russell Group.

Jamie Oliver: Axing free school meals a disgrace

Published 05/19/2017 12:41 PM

Theresa May's plan to axe free school meals is a disgrace, says TV chef Jamie Oliver.

Tackle candidates on school cuts, heads ask parents

Published 05/19/2017 01:07 AM

Parents are receiving letters from school asking them to tackle prospective politicians over funding cuts.

Girlguiding overhauls badges to help girls 'thrive'

Published 05/18/2017 09:46 AM

Classic badges likely to be replaced by new ones, including Upcycling and Vlogging.

Tories pledge school cash from cutting free infant meals

Published 05/18/2017 05:46 PM

Conservatives promise an extra £1bn per year for schools from scrapping free meals for all infants.

Lib Dems pledge £5.8bn for England's school budgets

Published 05/17/2017 05:02 PM

They would also reintroduce maintenance grants, but stop short of scrapping tuition fees in England.

Manchester attack: Mum addresses head-on her children's worries about terror

Published 05/24/2017 01:50 PM

A mother of three answers her children's questions about the tragic events in Manchester.

Mum: Why I'm teaching my kids about voting

Published 05/10/2017 04:30 PM

A mum explains she thinks mothers should teach their children to vote.

The interview Prince William couldn't forget

Published 05/19/2017 10:21 AM

Prince William reunites with the child interviewer who forgot his name - does he still remember her slip-up?

Grime artist Stormzy donates £9,000 to a student's crowdfunding page

Published 05/16/2017 06:18 PM

Stormzy has donated £9,000 to a student's crowdfunding campaign

The Turkish teachers who are on hunger strike

Published 05/13/2017 02:03 PM

Nuriye Gulmen and Semih Ozakca have been on hunger strike for the last two months to protest against their dismissal by the government.

Exercise programme 'can reduce concussion' in youth rugby

Published 05/18/2017 08:23 AM

Strength, balance and movement exercises help teenagers avoid injury, a study says.

London private school may let boys wear skirts

Published 05/15/2017 11:42 AM

Highgate School is considering introducing gender neutral "mix-and-match" uniforms.

Apple's Italian job for finding top talent

Published 05/17/2017 12:03 AM

Apple is expanding its European academy to find the next generation of coding and app creators.

'Mesearch' - when study really is all about me

Published 05/10/2017 12:06 AM

Can academics really base studies on their own experience? Or is this intellectual narcissism?

Talking terrorism

Published 05/23/2017 05:30 PM

What is the best approach for parents when the news is frightening?

Wiping student debt?

Published 05/22/2017 02:35 PM

The Green Party has pledged to write off all existing debt as well as scrapping tuition fees.

Hip help

Published 05/21/2017 12:51 AM

How one man used hip-hop to help his son study for his physics exam.

Free lunch

Published 05/20/2017 12:23 AM

Schools say abolition of free school meals for the youngest pupils will come at a cost.

School choice

Published 05/18/2017 10:52 AM

If the US moves towards a voucher system, what does the OECD say about the possible consequences?

Sleep, snacks, support

Published 05/16/2017 06:46 AM

How to help your child through the exam season.

Time to care

Published 05/15/2017 05:32 PM

Looking after family - the experiences of relatives and business

Striking a chord

Published 05/12/2017 03:03 AM

Fresh from his debut headline performance at London's Royal Albert Hall, Michael Kiwanuka offers advice to teenage musicians.

Teaching travellers

Published 05/15/2017 02:41 AM

What is it like to run a school where most of the pupils are from traveller families?

Election promises

Published 05/10/2017 04:59 PM

The Labour party is keeping us guessing about whether it would get rid of tuition fees for university students in England.

Cambridge revisited

Published 05/03/2017 03:31 PM

The students in the picture want to inspire young black people to apply to the top university.

9-1 GCSEs explained

Published 04/17/2017 02:28 PM

Key questions about the new 9-1 GCSEs answered.

At a loss

Published 04/24/2017 02:57 AM

Survivors say the pain of bereavement can easily push people into mental illness without proper support.

'I don't feel blessed'

Published 04/29/2017 01:09 AM

Parents of disabled children are often positive about the situation - but one mother says her children's autism has left her with "dark thoughts".

Are you ordinary?

Published 04/13/2017 01:24 PM

The Education Secretary wants to get children from 'ordinary working families' into grammar schools.

'Slingin' irony'

Published 04/05/2017 01:12 AM

Meet the man who does Jane Austen 'thug' style

Feeling the squeeze

Published 04/17/2017 04:20 PM

As teacher unions meet for their conferences, parents and delegates express concern over school budgets.

Voicing difference

Published 03/31/2017 12:53 AM

Chris Ulmer is a former teacher who travels the world giving a voice to children with disabilities.

Opening hearing?

Published 03/24/2017 10:12 AM

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

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