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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Exit Slips

Published 09/03/2015 12:46 PM

In every Skills and Strategies post, we’ll focus on either a skill that students need or a strategy teachers can use across the curriculum.

Former Longtime Coach Accuses Hunter College of Age Discrimination

Published 09/03/2015 10:00 AM

Edwin Zarowin coached cross-country and track at Hunter for 31 years, until he was 88. Now, after rejecting an offer to be an archivist at the college, he has filed a discrimination complaint.

The Learning Network: What Would You Be Willing to Wait in a Really Long Line For?

Published 09/03/2015 10:00 AM

What’s the longest line you ever waited in? Was it worth it?

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Google’s Driverless Cars Run Into Problem: Cars With Drivers

Published 09/03/2015 09:30 AM

What’s the problem with Google’s driverless cars being programmed to follow the letter of the law?

The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | lucid

Published 09/03/2015 05:02 AM

This word has appeared in 215 New York Times articles in the past year.

Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School

Published 09/03/2015 01:53 AM

War and upheaval across parts of the Middle East and North Africa in recent years have driven more than 13 million children from school.

Biden Trip to Florida Raises Speculation About Presidential Run

Published 09/03/2015 12:57 AM

Everything on Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s schedule has a nonpresidential explanation, but South Florida is one of the richest grounds for raising campaign cash.

Missouri Teenagers Protest a Transgender Student’s Use of the Girls’ Bathroom

Published 09/02/2015 07:55 PM

More than 100 students at Hillsboro High School staged a walkout after a transgender student was allowed to use the girls’ facilities.

The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Making Inferences

Published 09/02/2015 06:21 PM

In every Skills and Strategies post, we’ll focus on either a skill that students need or a strategy teachers can use across the curriculum. We’ll describe why and how to practice it, and then we’ll make a few suggestions for matching it to Times content.

The Ethicists: Can I Lie to My Father About Being Gay So He Will Pay for My College Education?

Published 09/02/2015 11:58 AM

The ethicists consider whether a son’s need for financial support justifies concealing his sexual orientation.

The Learning Network: Are You a Hoarder or a Minimalist (or Somewhere in the Middle)?

Published 09/02/2015 10:00 AM

Do you have low tolerance for clutter in your bedroom, your house or your life in general?

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Murder Rates Rising Sharply in Many U.S. Cities

Published 09/02/2015 09:30 AM

What various theories do law enforcement experts and officers have to explain the rise in homicide rates?

The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | prognosticate

Published 09/02/2015 05:02 AM

This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.

New York Attorney General Reaches Deal to End Litigation at Cooper Union

Published 09/02/2015 02:00 AM

Eric T. Schneiderman, the New York attorney general, is expected to announce a settlement Wednesday that would create an independent monitor of the college’s management and finances.

The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 10 | Finding Freedom and Self-Love Through Running

Published 09/01/2015 09:31 PM

Our top winner is Audrey L, who wrote about finding freedom and self-love through running. We also selected five runners-up and 10 honorable mentions.

The Learning Network: News Q’s | At MTV V.M.A.s, Celebrity Feuds, Miley Cyrus and Also Some Music

Published 09/01/2015 12:11 PM

What did the reporter Jon Caramanica think of Miley Cyrus’s overall performance as the show’s host? Why?

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 25-31, 2015

Published 09/01/2015 12:09 PM

Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

The Learning Network: Should Schools Give Students ‘Body’ Report Cards?

Published 09/01/2015 10:00 AM

Have you ever received a letter or report card from your school telling you your B.M.I., or body mass index?

The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | tribute

Published 09/01/2015 05:02 AM

This word has appeared in 2,620 New York Times articles in the past year.

First Draft: White House Sidesteps Hubbub About Obama’s Future Role at Columbia

Published 09/01/2015 03:08 AM

A passing comment by Columbia University’s president touched off a flurry of expectations that President Obama would affiliate with his alma mater after he leaves office, but the White House said no decisions had been made.

Be a Competitive Human Resources Professional With an MBA

Published 09/03/2015 02:00 PM

About 9 percent of millennials interested in business school intend to pursue HR, one survey states.

Intellectual Property Lawyer Protects Patents

Published 09/03/2015 01:00 PM

Carlos Rosario pursues both patent prosecution and patent litigation at a large firm.

Pros, Cons of Helping Grandchildren With College Costs

Published 09/02/2015 03:00 PM

​Contributing to a grandchild's college costs can get sticky – especially when loans are involved.

Public Health Degrees Equip Arab Students for Regional Concerns

Published 09/02/2015 12:00 PM

These degrees can position students to prevent disease and promote good health across the Middle East and North Africa.

Note These Red Flags When Touring Medical Schools

Published 09/01/2015 02:30 PM

Aging lab facilities and a lack of rotation variety are two things to watch for.

10 Law Schools That Leave Grads With the Least Debt

Published 09/01/2015 02:00 PM

On average, borrowers in the law school class of 2014 took on $111,899 in debt, according to U.S. News data.

5 Tips to Help International Students Select U.S. College Classes

Published 09/01/2015 01:00 PM

Pay close attention to your major requirements and make sure you note when prerequisite courses are offered.

Decode Priority Track, Early Decision in Law School Applications

Published 08/31/2015 03:00 PM

Get answers about the merits of these two options, as well as when to hold off writing an addendum.

3 Tips to Stop High School Senioritis Before It Starts

Published 08/31/2015 02:00 PM

Taking extra elective courses and building in down time can help students fight the urge to slack off as college approaches.

High School Teachers Dish on Why ACT Scores Aren't Improving

Published 08/31/2015 01:00 PM

The average score on the ACT has not improved in the past 10 years, according to data from the test's organizers.

2 Tactics to Help Avoid MBA Application Burnout

Published 08/28/2015 02:00 PM

It can help to have buddy to lean on for support when fatigue hits.

Law School Grads Share Application Dos and Don'ts

Published 08/27/2015 02:00 PM

Prospective students should think about how they can be memorable as applicants, grads say.

Personal Injury Lawyer Talks Settlement Negotiation

Published 08/27/2015 01:00 PM

Solo practitioner Tricia Dennis discusses her role helping clients who have been in vehicle accidents, among others.

3 To-Dos for International Students Ready to Submit College Applications

Published 08/26/2015 03:32 PM

Don't spend a lot of time on discussion boards about admissions statistics.

Discover More Methods of Student Loan Forgiveness

Published 08/26/2015 03:00 PM

Public Service Loan Forgiveness is just one of many methods to help financially challenged borrowers.

4 College Funding Sources – and How Can They Affect Financial Aid

Published 08/26/2015 02:00 PM

Parent assets aren't as big a factor as the student's when it comes to how much financial aid the student will get.

4 Ways Community College Life Differs From the 4-Year College Experience

Published 08/26/2015 01:30 PM

Getting involved on campus at a community college may require more effort.

M.D.-Ph.D. Programs Balance Research, Medicine

Published 08/25/2015 03:30 PM

This dual degree leads prospective medical students to become physician-scientists.

10 Pricey Online Graduate Nursing Programs for Out-of-State Students

Published 08/25/2015 02:00 PM

Out-of-state students at these online graduate nursing programs paid more than $1,160 per credit.

Which Medical Schools Interview the Most Minority Applicants?

Published 08/25/2015 02:00 PM

Each of these schools interviewed at least 215 underrepresented applicants, according to U.S. News.

Students Speak Up About Their College Jobs

Published 08/25/2015 01:30 PM

Students may start out with a job in the cafeteria but round out senior year with a career-focused internship.

LSAT Trends to Know While Preparing for Upcoming Tests

Published 08/24/2015 03:00 PM

Some old games are coming back into favor, while others appear to be growing less common.

5 Steps for Scripting a Video College Application Essay

Published 08/24/2015 02:00 PM

Students only have a few seconds to hook the viewer with a compelling story.

Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers

Published 08/24/2015 01:00 PM

High school teachers can use these tools to aid with organization, teaching, assessing students and more.

10 Things Prospective College Transfer Students Need to Know

Published 08/21/2015 02:00 PM

Here's what you need to know if you're planning to change schools.

Bankruptcy Law Lured One Lawyer

Published 08/20/2015 01:00 PM

Cristina Perez Hesano left one bankruptcy firm to start another – and merged her practice with a nearby general firm.

Handy Apps for Students at Arab Region Universities

Published 08/19/2015 03:30 PM

Smartphone apps offer Arab students quick, easy ways to connect with each other and with schools.

Public Service Loan Forgiveness: Common Questions Answered

Published 08/19/2015 03:00 PM

Federal budget limitations could push Congress to cap forgiveness amounts – but that may not affect borrowers already in the program.

3 Important College Funding Questions to Answer During a Divorce

Published 08/19/2015 02:45 PM

Divorcing parents need to discuss who will take ownership of accounts and what the tax implications will be.

2016 Best Colleges Rankings Coming Sept. 9

Published 08/19/2015 02:00 PM

U.S. News will release updated rankings of top schools nationwide, as well as a new Most Innovative Schools ranking.

10 Online MBA Programs With the Most International Students

Published 08/18/2015 04:00 PM

More than 20 percent of online MBA students at five schools were international, U.S. News data show.

Boost Medical School Prep With Undergrad Courses in Other Fields

Published 08/18/2015 03:03 PM

A liberal arts background in subjects like sociology and economics can help students succeed in a career in medicine.

5 Facts About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in the UK

Published 08/18/2015 03:00 PM

Prospective undergrads can earn a bachelor's degree in three years and work during their studies. 

Interactive Games Help Address Drinking, Sexual Assault in College

Published 08/18/2015 01:30 PM

Interactive games can help students think critically about drinking and sexual violence. 

Demystify the Variety of Degrees Awarded at U.S. Colleges

Published 08/18/2015 01:00 PM

The different types of degrees offered by U.S. colleges can lead international students to different types of careers.

3 Ways Personal, Diversity Statements Differ in Law School Applications

Published 08/17/2015 03:00 PM

Applicants should tailor each essay type to fit the proper length, subject matter and tone.

Start Planning for 4+1 Master's Program Admissions in High School

Published 08/17/2015 02:00 PM

High school students should research these five-year accelerated degree programs before beginning college.

3 Back-to-School Resolutions for High School Students

Published 08/17/2015 01:00 PM

Counselors suggest encouraging teens to try something new, like a class or activity, in the new school year.

4 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing an Online Master of Laws Degree

Published 08/17/2015 12:30 PM

Before enrolling in an online LL.M., prospective students should ask about class size and faculty credentials.

Demystify the Clinical Component of Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Published 08/14/2015 02:30 PM

Online master's students in nursing will likely be expected to find a mentor for their clinical experience.

5 Don’ts for Managing MBA Recommendation Writers

Published 08/14/2015 02:00 PM

Know how to avoid common problems such as the length, detail or quality of the writing.

Law School Can Lead to Helping Families

Published 08/13/2015 03:17 PM

Gabriel Cheong talks about divorce, child custody and helping his clients move on.

Ask These 3 Questions as a Female MBA Applicant

Published 08/13/2015 02:00 PM

The number of women leading student groups says a lot about a school's MBA program, one expert says. 

Interactive: Back-to-School Checklist for Parents of High Schoolers

Published 08/13/2015 01:30 PM

Get up to date on the latest social media trends and ensure your communication skills are ready before teens start school.

Know What Should – and Shouldn't – Affect Student Loan Borrowing

Published 08/12/2015 03:00 PM

Banking on public service forgiveness, for example, isn't the smartest borrowing strategy.

Shine on Medical School Applications Without a Premed Major

Published 08/12/2015 02:30 PM

As these real-life student examples show, students who weren't premed majors can still impress in medical school admissions.

10 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs

Published 08/12/2015 02:00 PM

Two schools charged less than $200 per credit during the 2014-2015 year for out-of-state MBA students, according to U.S. News data.

10 Ways International Students Can Prepare for U.S. College Success

Published 08/12/2015 01:00 PM

Here's what prospective students should know about life in and outside of the classroom.

10 Cheap Online Graduate Education Programs for Out-of-State Students

Published 08/11/2015 02:00 PM

Out-of-state tuition at these online graduate education programs was less than $270 per credit in 2014-2015.

4 Facts for International Students About Liberal Arts

Published 08/11/2015 01:00 PM

This multidisciplinary approach can surprise new international students with its variety.

Take 5 Steps to Craft a Great Law School Personal Statement

Published 08/10/2015 03:00 PM

Applicants should budget several weeks to brainstorm and outline their thoughts before writing any drafts.

4 Questions to Ask When Choosing Between AP Courses, Capstone

Published 08/10/2015 02:00 PM

High schoolers should think carefully about their course preferences before enrolling in the new diploma program.

Educators Guide High Schoolers to AP, IB Success in Summer Programs

Published 08/10/2015 01:00 PM

These programs help students get a jump on learning the concepts and skills necessary for success in AP and IB classes, educators say.

6 Questions to Ask About Faculty in an Online Graduate Engineering Program

Published 08/10/2015 12:30 PM

Online students should ask how engineering faculty are chosen and whether they have online teaching experience.

3 Things to Know About Earning a Bachelor's Degree in Canada

Published 08/07/2015 01:30 PM

International students in Canada can work during their studies and can apply to stay for several years after graduating.

Law School Can Lead to a Focus on Estates

Published 08/06/2015 01:00 PM

Deacon Haymond discusses his firm and its specialty, wills and trusts.

Why Women Are Drawn to Online Learning in Higher Numbers Than Men

Published 08/05/2015 03:00 PM

Women say online learning gives them more flexibility to tackle their work and family commitments.

Look to Rehabilitation to Recover from Student Loan Default

Published 08/05/2015 03:00 PM

Borrowers can use this repayment process to get out of default and back on track.

Get the Full College Experience as a Nontraditional Student

Published 08/05/2015 02:30 PM

Older students need to find ways to fit extracurricular activities into their schedule. 

Weigh the Benefits, Drawbacks to Living at Home During College

Published 08/05/2015 02:00 PM

On average, 19 percent of freshmen commuted or lived off campus in fall 2013, according to U.S. News data.

Discover High-Tech Tools That Help With College Savings

Published 08/05/2015 01:30 PM

Mobile apps and online gift registries are options for parents looking to boost their children's college funds.

Top-Notch Hospitals That Are Partnered With the Best Medical Schools

Published 08/05/2015 01:00 PM

Students at schools affiliated with prestigious hospitals may be able to see a broader range of medical cases.

Use Team Activities to Build Medical School Skills

Published 08/04/2015 02:35 PM

Future doctors must be comfortable taking coaching and adapting to the needs of the group.

10 MBA Programs With the Highest Percentage of International Students

Published 08/04/2015 02:00 PM

At these 10 schools, 63 percent of MBA seekers hailed from abroad, on average, according to U.S. News data.

Evaluate Career Help Before Applying to U.S. Colleges

Published 08/04/2015 01:00 PM

International students should look for support that goes beyond finding internships or jobs.

Early Decision May Not Be Right for Strong Law School Applicants

Published 08/03/2015 03:00 PM

Law applicants ask about early decision strategy and how to prepare to retake the LSAT.

4 Things to Look for During a Law School Visit

Published 08/03/2015 02:30 PM

Student bulletin boards can be eye-opening during a campus visit, one expert says.

3 Ways to Tout High School Study Abroad in College Applications

Published 08/03/2015 02:00 PM

Students should use these experiences to help differentiate themselves from other qualified applicants.

4 Tips to Cut Down on the Costs of a Gap Year

Published 08/03/2015 01:30 PM

Students can keep the price low by choosing housing, locations and programs carefully.

4 Team-Oriented Extracurricular Alternatives to High School Sports

Published 08/03/2015 01:00 PM

Parents can guide teens uninterested in athletics toward other activities, like theater and student government.

Work on Campus as an International Student

Published 07/31/2015 03:43 PM

International students have some hurdles to jump, but that doesn't mean they can't get work experience at a U.S. college.

3 Ways to Show Business Schools You'll Make an Impact

Published 07/31/2015 02:33 PM

Share with the MBA admissions committee the groups and professors you want to work with.

A Law Degree May Not Lead to a Full-Time Law Career

Published 07/30/2015 01:00 PM

Jaye Lindsay spent a few years working as a lawyer before becoming a high school teacher.

3 Big Differences Between 529 College Savings Plans, UTMA Accounts

Published 07/29/2015 04:00 PM

Uniform Transfers to Minors Act accounts offer more flexible investment options, but a 529 may make getting financial aid easier.

Make Sure Your TEACH Grant Doesn't Become a Loan

Published 07/29/2015 03:00 PM

This specialized financial aid doesn't have to be repaid, as long as borrowers follow the rules.

10 Famous People Who Have or Had Student Loans

Published 07/29/2015 02:00 PM

Actors, comedians and politicians have revealed their own struggles repaying student loan debt.

Chart: See 20 Years of Tuition Growth at National Universities

Published 07/29/2015 01:30 PM

Get a look at how expenses at both public and private schools have shot up since 1995.

Debunk 6 Myths About the Cost of Online Education

Published 07/28/2015 03:00 PM

Students shouldn't assume online education is cheaper than brick-and-mortar options.

What Late Medical School Applicants Need to Know

Published 07/28/2015 02:30 PM

Rolling admissions means even strong candidates could end up getting shut out if they wait too long to apply.

10 MBA Programs Where Graduates Leave With the Most Debt

Published 07/28/2015 02:00 PM

The average debt load among 2014 MBA grads who borrowed was $56,157, according to U.S. News data.

Varied Career Options Attract Politics Graduates From Arab Universities

Published 07/28/2015 12:00 PM

Graduates of international relations programs in the Arab region can work for governments or international organizations.

Get Insight Into How Law Schools View LSAT Scores

Published 07/27/2015 03:30 PM

When it comes to evaluating exam scores, admissions committees have an agenda beyond evaluating a student's academic potential. 

Schools That Enroll the Most Women for MBAs

Published 07/27/2015 02:30 PM

At two schools, about two-thirds of MBA students were women in 2014-2015, U.S. News data show.

Sidestep 5 Common Errors When Reapplying to College

Published 07/27/2015 02:00 PM

Students who were rejected by colleges the first time around should find ways to present themselves in a new light.

Summer Bridge Programs Help Ease Freshmen Into High School

Published 07/27/2015 01:00 PM

Educators without these programs still have creative options to welcome ninth-graders, such as getting upperclassmen to help. 

4 Questions to Ask About Student Groups in Online MBA Programs

Published 07/27/2015 12:30 PM

Prospective online MBA students should ask whether virtual student organizations have faculty support and funding.

4 Attributes to Demonstrate on Your Primary Medical School Essay

Published 07/24/2015 03:00 PM

Show medical school admissions committees that your more than just a list of your accomplishments.

10 Most Diverse Historically Black Schools

Published 07/24/2015 02:30 PM

At one historically black school, more than 85 percent of students are white, according to U.S. News data.

Questions College Tour Guides Wish They Heard From High School Students

Published 07/24/2015 02:00 PM

Prospective students shouldn't be afraid to pepper their campus tour guides with personal questions about the college experience.

Law School Can Lead to a Niche in Video Games

Published 07/23/2015 01:00 PM

Attorney Ryan Morrison talks about how a pro bono case turned into his specialty.

A Timeline of Federal Student Loan Delinquency, Default Consequences

Published 07/22/2015 03:00 PM

Missing payments will affect your credit score and could result in wage garnishments.

4 College Savings Strategies for Parents With Student Loans

Published 07/22/2015 02:30 PM

Take stock of existing student debt, but don't delay starting to save for the next generation. 

Earning Too Much at Your Summer Job May Slash Financial Aid Eligibility

Published 07/22/2015 02:00 PM

Dependent undergrads could have earned up to $6,310 in 2014 before it would affect 2015-2016 need-based aid.

3 Transfer Pitfalls for International Community College Students to Avoid

Published 07/21/2015 03:30 PM

Understand how universities back home might see your community college credits.

Weigh the Pros, Cons of Visiting Colleges in the Summer

Published 07/21/2015 02:30 PM

Students should visit schools that they like in more than one season. 

10 Online MBA Programs With High Out-of-State Tuition

Published 07/21/2015 02:00 PM

Part-time, out-of-state students paid more than $1,800 per credit at one online MBA program, according to U.S. News data.

Law School Case Study: Improve a Strong Application

Published 07/21/2015 01:30 PM

A candidate with a stellar GPA and a mid-160s LSAT score should find ways to demonstrate commitment to law school.

Fine Arts Programs Slowly Move Online

Published 07/20/2015 04:08 PM

Students can now earn online degrees and certificates in painting, photography and other fine arts.

5 Ways Studying at a U.S. High School Can Strengthen a College Application

Published 07/20/2015 02:30 PM

International students should use their American guidance counselors as a college admissions resource.

5 Ways to Prepare for IB Success This Summer

Published 07/20/2015 02:00 PM

Take time before school starts to familiarize yourself with course content and make a plan to stay organized. 

U.S. Department of Education Announces $25 Million for Science and Literacy-Themed Television and Digital Media

Published 09/03/2015 08:16 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today two grant awards totaling $25 million to Twin Cities Public Television and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the development of television and multimedia programs that will engage preschool and young elementary school children and their families in science and literacy-themed learning.

Press Call on Special Master's Report on Borrower Defense Process

Published 09/03/2015 06:50 PM

U.S. Department of Education Under Secretary Ted Mitchell and Special Master Joseph Smith will hold a press call today with reporters at 11 a.m. EDT on the Department's first progress report on the borrowers' defense process from Special Master Joe Smith.

ParentCamp Goes to Washington!

Published 09/02/2015 10:32 PM

Engaging families in schools and learning is vital to ensuring that all our kids get a world-class education. Which is why we’re excited to announce the first-ever ParentCampUSA at the Department’s headquarters on October 26. ParentCamp is a free “un-conference” that brings together parents, caregivers, community leaders, educators, and children to have conversations about how we can best support our students.

Michigan State University Agrees to Change Its Response to Complaints of Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence

Published 09/01/2015 07:54 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has resolved its investigation of two sexual violence complaints filed against Michigan State University. The university, which has taken important positive steps to provide and maintain a safe learning environment for everyone on campus, entered into a resolution agreement to correct violations found during OCR's investigation.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Where We’re Stopping on Our 6th Annual Back-to-School Bus Tour

Published 08/31/2015 06:14 PM

We’re hitting the road for our sixth annual back-to-school bus tour, and earlier today we announced the eleven stops we’ll be making in seven states during the week of September 14. We’re really excited to be visiting the following locations:

Another Step Forward Under the Student Aid Bill of Rights

Published 08/28/2015 11:17 PM

Earlier this year, President Obama unveiled a Student Aid Bill of Rights to ensure strong consumer protections for student loan borrowers and issued a Presidential Memorandum to begin making those rights a reality.

New Orleans: An Unfinished Story

Published 08/28/2015 08:07 PM

This piece was originally posted on the Huffington Post. The story of rebirth in New Orleans’ schools since Hurricane Katrina is one of nationally historic significance – but as is true of the city’s recovery, it is a profoundly unfinished story.

U.S Department of Education Announces New Grants for Charter Schools Serving Low-Income Students

Published 08/28/2015 07:41 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a $4 million grant competition for planning and launching high-quality public charter schools through the non-state educational agency grant program. In addition, operators of existing high-quality public charter schools can receive funding to share information with other schools about best practices.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $50.4 Million in Grants to Support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges, Universities

Published 08/28/2015 05:40 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $50.4 million in new grants to support American Indian Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities in a dozen states. Under the Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities Program, the formula-based grants will help eligible higher education institutions increase their self-sufficiency by providing funds to strengthen their academic quality, management and overall fiscal stability.

New GEAR UP Grants Awarded to Help Prepare Students for Success in College

Published 08/27/2015 05:57 PM

The U.S. Department of Education has announced grant awards totaling nearly $8 million under the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP) that will help increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

Don’t Pay for Student Loan Debt Relief

Published 08/26/2015 07:24 PM

Have student loans? You’ve probably seen social media ads, received emails, or even opened a piece of mail from companies promising to reduce your monthly loan payments or cancel your loans. But here’s the catch. These companies are doing something you can do yourself, but they’ll charge you a fee. The U.S. Department of Education provides FREE assistance to help you:

U.S. Department of Education Awards Grants Totaling More Than $14 Million to Help Public Charter Schools Obtain Facilities

Published 08/25/2015 05:55 PM

The U.S. Department of Education has announced grant awards totaling more than $14 million to three organizations working across the country to help public charter schools obtain facilities under the Credit Enhancement for Charter Schools Facilities Program (Credit Enhancement). Today’s grant awards are to Boston Community Loan Fund, Inc., Charter Schools Development Corporation, and the Massachusetts Development Finance Agency (MassDevelopment).

There’s an app for that. Well, maybe.

Published 08/24/2015 10:28 PM

Originally posted on Medium.com.

U.S. Department of Education Approves ESEA Flexibility Renewal for Four States

Published 08/21/2015 11:08 PM

Building on the significant progress seen in America's schools over the last six years, the U.S. Department of Education announced today that Florida, Idaho, Ohio and South Dakota have received continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). These states are implementing comprehensive, state-designed plans to ensure student success and a continued commitment to college- and career-readiness for every student.

83 Students from 70 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Named 2015 HBCU All-Stars

Published 08/20/2015 07:10 PM

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (WHIHBCUs) today announced its 2015 HBCU All-Stars, recognizing 83 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students for their accomplishments in academics, leadership, and civic engagement.

Income-Driven Repayment Plan Enrollment Jumps, Delinquency Rates Drop in New Student Loan Data

Published 08/20/2015 05:12 PM

Growing numbers of student loan borrowers are taking advantage of the Obama Administration’s efforts to ease the burden of student debt, according to figures released today by the U.S. Department of Education. Delinquency rates are down, too.

3 Important Financial Considerations for College Students

Published 08/19/2015 05:15 PM

U.S. Department of Education Launches Effort to Better Help Defrauded Students Seeking Debt Relief

Published 08/19/2015 03:30 PM

After announcing action earlier this summer to help students who were harmed by Corinthian Colleges Inc., today the U.S. Department of Education announced its next steps to develop regulations to clarify and streamline loan forgiveness in the future for those who have a defense to repayment of their federal Direct student loan.

Department of Education Seeks Public Input for Guidance on Protecting Privacy of Student Medical Records

Published 08/18/2015 05:39 PM

As part of the Obama Administration's commitment to protect students' privacy and ensure that all higher education institutions help promote a safe and healthy campus for students, the Department of Education's Chief Privacy Officer is reaching out for input on protecting student medical records from inappropriate disclosures.

Fact Sheet: 100,000 Children from Low-and Moderate-Income Families Could Lose Access to High-Quality Preschool Under the 2016 House and Senate Spending Bills

Published 08/17/2015 06:54 PM

Editor’s Note: State-by-state data follows in table below.

8 Things You Should Know About Federal Work-Study

Published 08/17/2015 05:15 PM

If you’re looking for another way to pay for college, Federal Work-Study may be a great option for you. Work-study is a way for students to earn money to pay for school through part-time on (and sometimes off) campus jobs.

Unique Mentoring Program Helps Students Build Confidence and Learn Valuable Skills

Published 08/15/2015 01:56 AM

Student athletes from Urban Squash spoke with Secretary Duncan about how they can use sports for leadership development and academic success.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Indiana Denying Preschool to Undocumented Children

Published 08/14/2015 09:30 PM

“Indiana is rightfully proud of its steps to expand preschool programs and elevate quality, but it’s shortsighted and wrong to deny children educational opportunity from the starting line because of their immigration status – especially children who are clearly here through no fault of their own. There is no better bang for our buck educationally than preschool, and we need more children in America getting an early start – not fewer.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $16.2 Million in Grants to Improve School Leadership at Lowest-Performing Schools

Published 08/14/2015 09:05 PM

The U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $16.2 million to eight grantees to develop and implement or enhance and implement a leadership pipeline that selects, prepares, places, supports and retains school leaders or leadership teams at low-performing schools that need the most help in meeting the academic needs of its students.

College Students in 36 States to Benefit from Extra $23.4 Million in Student Support Services Grants Focused on Success in Higher Education

Published 08/14/2015 07:58 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced an additional $23.4 million in Student Support Services grants to more than 100 institutions in 36 states, aimed at helping college students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in higher education.

This Teacher Wants To Excite Your Inner Scientist

Published 09/03/2015 05:03 PM

Ainissa Ramirez used to be an associate professor at Yale in Materials Science. Now she's taking her "science evangelism" out on the road.

Biden Talks Education; Miami Audience Listens For Clues To Presidential Bid

Published 09/03/2015 10:09 AM

Vice President Joe Biden is mulling a run for the White House. He made an education speech in Miami on Wednesday, but made no mention of politics or his deliberations.

School Districts Squeezed By Pennsylvania's Budget Impasse

Published 09/03/2015 10:09 AM

Due to lack of a state budget, teachers are working without pay in the Chester-Upland school system. The district says it can't afford to pay them until it gets the money it is due from the state.

How Much Do Teenagers Know About Sex And The Law?

Published 09/03/2015 10:09 AM

Steve Inskeep talks to Al Vernacchio, a sexuality educator, about the challenges he faces teaching kids about what's legal and what's not when it comes to sex.

Rape Trial Raises Questions About 'Senior Salute' At N.H. Boarding School

Published 09/03/2015 10:09 AM

Families affiliated with St. Paul's School are defending it. A rape trial involving a student at the Episcopal boarding school shed light on a culture of sexual conquest at the elite institution.

Why Are Colleges Really Going Test-Optional?

Published 09/03/2015 10:01 AM

Hoping to improve campus diversity, George Washington University recently joined other schools that no longer require applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores. But does ditching the tests actually help?

Biden Fuels Speculation Of Presidential Run With College Affordability Speech

Published 09/02/2015 09:39 PM

Vice President Joe Biden traveled to Miami on Wednesday to talk about college affordability fueling speculation that he will launch a bid for the Democratic nomination for president.

Rutgers Survey Underscores Challenges Collecting Sexual Assault Data

Published 09/02/2015 10:20 AM

Some say the results of the poll conducted by Rutgers University are unreliable because only 30 percent of students filled out the survey, and questions were broadly framed.

Hard Evidence: Teachers' Unconscious Biases Contribute To Gender Disparity

Published 09/01/2015 10:41 AM

Girls often outperform boys in science and math at an early age but are less likely to choose tough courses in high school. An Israeli experiment demonstrates how biases of teachers affect students.

Back To School? Back To The Piggy Bank

Published 09/01/2015 09:42 AM

So your kid is off to college. You've spent months navigating the financial aid process and meticulously budgeted for all sorts of out-of-pocket expenses — or so you thought.

For This Mom, A Son's First Step On Campus Took Years Of Twists And Turns

Published 08/30/2015 10:20 PM

College freshmen across the U.S. are settling in on campus, a time that can be very unsettling for parents. One mother's shares her story of pride, hope and concern as her eldest son starts college.

Jefferson Davis Statue Comes Down At University of Texas

Published 08/30/2015 07:12 PM

The larger-than-life sculpture of the president of the Confederacy was removed after an appeal to block the move was rejected last week.

50 Percent Off A College Education? Not Such A Good Deal After All

Published 08/29/2015 12:28 PM

Why so many private colleges are giving out massive discounts.

How Schools Are Handling An 'Overparenting' Crisis

Published 08/28/2015 12:18 PM

Two new books, The Gift of Failure and How To Raise An Adult, argue that too many children are being given too much.

Stargazing From The Street Corner, Telescope And Hat In Hand

Published 08/28/2015 09:01 AM

Herman Heyn has stood on a Baltimore street corner with a telescope almost nightly for 27 years. He does it for tips, for love of the stars — and for the hope he may inspire the same love in others.

Students ask Education Department to discharge college debt

Published 09/03/2015 09:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 3,000 former Corinthian College students will have their college loans erased, the first wave of debt relief tied to the collapse of the for-profit higher education chain. The potential cost to taxpayers if all Corinthian students seek relief: $3.2 billion.

Business executive named University of Iowa president

Published 09/03/2015 09:06 PM

The University of Iowa's governing board on Thursday named a corporate management expert with little higher education experience as the school's next president, an unusual choice meant to shake up the ...

Be a Competitive Human Resources Professional With an MBA

Published 09/03/2015 02:00 PM

"My dad actually owned a business," says Mansdoerfer, who's a student at the Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University and J.D. candidate at the university's law school. In human resources classes, students learn about training and developing employees, recruiting and other skills that human resources managers need to bring in and keep strong workers. Many schools offer a specialized master's degree in human resources as well as an MBA with a human resources focus, but choosing the latter option gives students a wider knowledge of general business practices as well as human resources skills, experts say.

2016 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Public Universities

Published 09/03/2015 01:30 PM

Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.

NYU Removes Bill Cosby's Name from Film Workshop

Published 09/03/2015 05:00 AM

In the last two weeks, the University removed "William H. Cosby" from the name of its Future Filmmakers Workshop for high school students, "in light of recent events."

Teachers in This Broke School District Are Working for Free

Published 09/02/2015 09:54 PM

It was déjà vu on Wednesday for teachers and staff at the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania: Three years ago they made headlines for continuing to work despite their bankrupt school district’s being unable to pay them. On Wednesday, owing to the district running a deficit and a delay in Pennsylvania’s legislature passing a state budget, educators in the 3,800-student district 20 minutes west of Philadelphia welcomed students back to campus despite not knowing when they’ll be paid. “We have no idea when that first paycheck is coming, but we’re going to stay here as long as we’re financially able,” Michele Paulick, president of the Chester Upland Education Association, told The Philadelphia Inquirer last week after the union’s members agreed to keep working despite learning that the district would be unable to make payroll on Sept. 9.

Chester-Upland teachers start school year without pay

Published 09/02/2015 06:08 PM

It was back to school Wednesday for students and teachers in a distressed school district in Delaware County, where the financial burdens are so bad, teachers have agreed to work without pay.

Ontario Teachers'-owned BayBridge to buy senior homes operator Amica

Published 09/02/2015 05:55 PM

(Reuters) - BayBridge Seniors Housing Inc, owned by Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, is taking luxury senior homes operator Amica Mature Lifestyles Inc private for C$578 million ($437 million). Amica's shares more than doubled to a record high of C$18.70 in late morning trading on Wednesday, just shy of the offer price of C$18.75 per share. Vancouver-based Amica has 26 luxury senior residential properties across Ontario, British Columbia and Alberta. ...

Daily Marijuana Use Among College Students Reaches 30-Year High

Published 09/02/2015 03:50 PM

The percentage of U.S. college students who say they smoke marijuana daily or nearly every day is at its highest in more than three decades, according to a new survey. In 2014, 5.9 percent of college students said they smoked marijuana 20 or more times in the prior month. In fact, in 2014, near-daily use of marijuana was more common than daily cigarette use for the first time, the researchers found.

2016 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Business Programs

Published 09/02/2015 01:00 PM

Applying to college is a journey that involves finding the right school, submitting applications and then -- if you're lucky -- choosing among the acceptance letters and financial aid awards to find that place you'll call home for the next few years.

Chester-Upland teachers return to classrooms without pay

Published 09/02/2015 11:57 AM

It was back to school Wednesday for students and teachers in a distressed school district in Delaware County, where the financial burdens are so bad, teachers have agreed to work without pay.

For The First Time College Students Are Smoking More Weed Than Cigarettes

Published 09/02/2015 04:13 AM

Weed overtakes cigarettes for the first time in 34 years.

Why teachers are working for free in Pennsylvania school district

Published 09/01/2015 09:58 PM

As public school students in Chester, Pa., prepare for school Wednesday, their teachers will be preparing for something much more daunting than the first day of school: the prospect of weeks – perhaps even months – without a paycheck. “We’re ready for the students to show up Wednesday morning,” says Dariah Jackson, a teacher at Stetser Elementary School in Chester. The Chester Upland School District (CUSD) has struggled with economic and academic problems for years, but now a budget impasse in the state capital, combined with the explosive growth of public charter schools in the district, have conspired to put it on the brink of insolvency.

Teachers and Gamers Agree: 'Slave Tetris' Isn't How You Educate Kids About Slavery

Published 09/01/2015 09:58 PM

“Travel back in time to the 18th century and witness the horrors of the trans-Atlantic slave trade firsthand. “I usually look through the new Steam releases and deals at least once a week and I saw this game.

Greece's Syriza to scrap VAT on private schools if elected

Published 09/01/2015 08:01 PM

Greece's Syriza party will scrap a value added tax on private education if voted back to power in a snap election in September, a party statement said on Tuesday evening, as its leader Alexis Tsipras campaigned on the island of Crete. The Syriza-led government of former Prime Minister Tsipras had agreed to such a tax in July as part of prior actions needed under a deal with the country's international lenders to pave the way for talks on a third bailout. After Tsipras stepped down to make way for the snap polls, Greece's interim government announced imposing VAT of 23 percent on private schools on Monday.

2016 Best Colleges Preview: Top 10 Best Value Schools

Published 09/01/2015 01:30 PM

For the majority of prospective college students and their families, cost is a major factor in determining which schools are viable options. Knowing which schools are best buys -- which colleges provide the highest quality education for the lowest price -- is imperative.

Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

Published 09/01/2015 07:01 AM

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.

13 Things College Students Don't Need

Published 08/31/2015 02:40 PM

As the cost of college continues to rise, reconsider some of these expendable expenses.

3 Tips to Stop High School Senioritis Before It Starts

Published 08/31/2015 02:00 PM

Senioritis is one of the most significant problems that all high school students face. Once the second semester of senior year begins and college acceptance letters start to arrive, it is extremely difficult for high school seniors to remain focused on the task at hand. While it is easy for students to say that they will not be affected by senioritis and that they will continue trying their hardest until graduation day, the reality is that it is only natural for motivation and effort to wane once the finish line is in sight.

High School Teachers Dish on Why ACT Scores Aren't Improving

Published 08/31/2015 01:00 PM

Student achievement on the ACT, the popular college admissions test, hasn't improved in years. The national average ACT composite score for graduating high school students in 2015 was 21 out of a possible 36, according to the organizer's annual report on college and career readiness, released last week. That's basically a D-minus, says Chris Roden, who teaches English and ACT prep at Lebanon High School in Missouri.

Are Cell Phones Making College Students Unhealthy, Unwealthy and Unwise?

Published 08/31/2015 12:00 PM

As a university professor, I typically preface each lecture with, "It's time to put your cell phones away for the next 50 minutes." Reluctantly, and sometimes with what appears to be great difficulty, the students put their phones out of reach. Indeed, the cell phone's popularity is increasing along with its functionality in all populations, including college students. In fact, according to the Pew Research Center, more than 90 percent of college-aged adults own a cell phone.

Parents: Talk About Alcohol When Kids Are 9

Published 08/31/2015 11:02 AM

Parents should start talking to their children about alcohol at age 9, says a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics aimed at preventing binge drinking in young people. As many as 50 percent of high school students currently drink alcohol, and within that group, up to 60 percent binge drink, the authors wrote in the report, published today (Aug. 31) in the journal Pediatrics. The reason to start talking to kids about alcohol before they even reach middle school is that "kids are starting to develop impressions [about alcohol] as early as 9 years," said Dr. Lorena Siqueira, clinical professor of pediatrics at Florida International University and co-author of the new report.

A timeline of Texas' 30 years of school finance legal fights

Published 08/30/2015 03:32 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A lawsuit challenging how Texas pays for its public schools will soon reach the state Supreme Court — the sixth time since 1984. Here's a look at major milestones in 30-plus years of legal battles:

5 Money Lessons Students Should (But Usually Don't) Learn In School

Published 08/30/2015 02:34 PM

High school students with basic financial literacy skills are better equipped to understand the important financial implications of the decisions that they make about which college to attend and how to ...

More than 1 in 6 children are obese: How parents and teachers can help

Published 08/29/2015 11:37 PM

While child obesity is problematic, it is largely preventable, say experts. “Child obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st century,” says the World Health Organization. In a study released last week, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 17.5 percent of US children between 3 and 19 years old are obese, a percentage that increased sharply in the 1980s and 90s, but has plateaued over the last decade.

Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

Published 08/29/2015 11:03 PM

DALLAS (AP) — Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

Top 10 most globally minded colleges

Published 08/29/2015 04:35 PM

US News & World Report recently revealed their 2015 Best Global Universities ranking. Based on global research performance including research reputation, number of Ph.D.s and publications, the ranking focuses more on the faculty than on the students.

Chicago school closure battle intensifies with hunger strike

Published 08/28/2015 08:58 PM

A long-standing battle between activists and the City of Chicago over school closures in minority neighborhoods has intensified with a dozen protesters entering their twelfth day of a hunger strike on Friday over a shuttered high school. Camped out on the lawn in front of Dyett High School in South Chicago, the strikers vow to consume only liquids - such as juice and chicken broth - until the city agrees to reopen the school. The protest comes as the Chicago Public Schools, the third-largest school system in the country, cuts 1,400 jobs, seeks a $480 million bailout from the state of Illinois and struggles to beef up underfunded pensions.

Nobody Wants Another Bake Sale: Texas PTA’s Funny Letter Goes Viral

Published 08/28/2015 08:07 PM

Magazines, chocolate, cheesecake, scented pencils, poinsettias, gift wrap, and Christmas trees are just some of the items I’ve been asked to purchase—and help my two sons sell—over the past few years in order to raise money for their cash-strapped Los Angeles public schools. On Tuesday, mom of three Dee Heinz posted a picture on her Facebook page of a letter from the PTA of her children’s Dallas-area school. The PTA then gives parents options such as donating $15 in order to skip selling cupcakes and $100 if they don’t want to be bothered again about fund-raising.

3 Credit Cards College Students Should Consider

Published 08/28/2015 01:50 PM

Numerous surveys have shown that many millennials just don't want them, with most opting for debit cards in the wake of an apocalyptic job market and crushing student loan debt. For those who do want them, credit cards just aren't always easy to come by. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 pulled the plug on banks advertising on campus -- no more free pizzas or T-shirts just for signing up for a card -- and also require anyone under 21 to either have a co-signer or show proof of income before they can even get a card.

Chester-Upland teachers agree to work without pay

Published 08/28/2015 04:28 AM

Teachers in the Chester-Upland school district will work without pay when classrooms open next week.

Nervous Fetty Wap greeted with cheers at hometown concert

Published 08/28/2015 12:28 AM

PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Popular rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thursday as he put on a concert for a crowd of high school students in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson.

Free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources for students and educators

Published 08/27/2015 11:19 PM

Get ahead of the class by using these offers for free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources available to university students and educators around the world.

Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

Published 08/27/2015 12:10 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

Schools in Australia barred from showing gay film

Published 08/27/2015 03:34 AM

A film about children with same-sex parents has been barred from being shown in public schools throughout Australia's most populous state, despite the documentary makers insisting students will benefit. "Gayby Baby", which chronicles four children growing up with gay parents, was due to be shown in high schools in New South Wales as part of the student-led Wear it Purple initiative on Friday, which promotes diversity and inclusiveness. "I have directed the Department of Education to ensure the film is not shown during school hours," he said, in a move backed by state Premier Mike Baird.

U.S. court approves Corinthian Colleges' liquidation plan: WSJ

Published 08/27/2015 03:07 AM

The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million as debt relief to help former students pursue discharges for student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, the Journal said. Corinthian was not immediately available for comment. Late last year, Corinthian sold off more than half its campuses after it was subject to multiple federal and state probes into matters as whether it misled investors and students about its finances and job placement rates.

Corinthian Colleges Wins Approval for Liquidation Plan

Published 08/26/2015 10:47 PM

A bankruptcy judge has approved Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s plan to liquidate its assets, largely concluding the defunct for-profit education company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million to benefit former students in their efforts to pursue discharges of student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, including Everest, WyoTech and Heald colleges. Corinthian Colleges wound down under a chapter 11 process, giving the parties the flexibility to negotiate a fund for students that wouldn’t have been available in a chapter 7 liquidation.

Dedicated New York State police unit to tackle campus sex assault

Published 08/26/2015 12:03 PM

New York state is launching a specialized police unit to help crack down on sexual assault on college campuses, but some victims' advocates are wary, saying law enforcement has not been effective in tackling the issue in the past. A law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month allocates $4.5 million for what officials have said is a first-in-the-nation police unit that will train college officials and local police units to respond better to sexual assaults on campus. The U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating 131 schools for violating federal law in their handling of sexual assault allegations, and New York leads the country with 20 schools on that list.

Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bill for exit exam reprieve

Published 08/26/2015 01:27 AM

Gov. Jerry Brown said he will sign a bill to rescue nearly 5,000 high school students who couldn't graduate this year because the state canceled a required exit exam.

Travel: Near New Orleans, New England fall, Midwest colleges

Published 08/25/2015 09:23 PM

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Schools 'demand money from parents'

Published 09/03/2015 02:16 AM

At least 100 schools in England are pressuring parents or demanding they donate money, potentially in breach of the law, research suggests.

Privacy fears over children's data

Published 09/02/2015 06:49 PM

The Information Commissioner is warning about a lack of control over websites gathering and sharing children's personal data

Mid-East wars 'hit 13m schoolchildren'

Published 09/03/2015 02:35 AM

The UN says conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa are depriving more than 13 million children of an education.

Boy's naked selfie recorded as crime

Published 09/03/2015 02:52 PM

A 14-year-old boy who sent a naked photo of himself to a girl at school has had a crime of making and distributing indecent images recorded against him, the BBC learns.

Cameron launches wave of free schools

Published 09/02/2015 10:14 AM

David Cameron is announcing the latest wave of free schools in England, as a step towards his manifesto pledge of 500 more over the next five years.

London school places crisis worsens

Published 09/02/2015 09:11 AM

Pupils in London face a growing funding gap, with the school-age population forecast to rise by 12% in five years, suggests a report.

Higher fees 'cut drop-out rate'

Published 09/01/2015 01:12 PM

University drop-out rates fell sharply when tuition fees were increased, according to researchers.

Student complaints scheme widened

Published 09/01/2015 04:20 PM

From this term, many more students in England and Wales will have recourse to an independent complaints body when things go wrong.

Sturgeon unveils tests plan for schools

Published 09/01/2015 05:52 PM

A new system of national testing is to be introduced in Scotland's primary schools, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced.

Primary pupils' results edge upwards

Published 08/27/2015 02:05 PM

The performance of children in England in tests at the end of primary school edges upwards, the government announces.

Ghana universities 'targeted by IS'

Published 08/28/2015 01:37 PM

Ghana's authorities are investigating several universities over links to suspected recruitment for the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials say.

Young goths 'at risk of depression'

Published 08/28/2015 07:16 AM

Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

Head leaves 'investigation' academy

Published 08/27/2015 02:28 PM

The executive head teacher of a south London academy that is being investigated by the Charity Commission is to retire.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Published 03/18/2015 12:01 AM

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Published 03/11/2015 12:30 AM

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

Published 03/04/2015 12:14 AM

A university in Nigeria is trying to help a rising tide of people displaced by Boko Haram violence.

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Published 02/25/2015 02:02 PM

Pupils preparing for exams are abducted, as South Sudan tries to re-open schools

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Published 02/18/2015 01:00 AM

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Seven big myths about improving schools

Published 02/04/2015 12:17 AM

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

France plans elite mega-university

Published 12/10/2014 12:07 AM

A new university in Paris wants to create a "knowledge hub" competing with Silicon Valley.

Could time travel really take place?

Published 02/11/2015 12:03 AM

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

Ad watchdog rebukes Moshi Monsters

Published 08/26/2015 12:17 PM

The ASA rule that both Moshi Monsters and Bin Weevils broke its advertising code by pressuring children into making in-game purchases.

Students' video plea to Taylor Swift

Published 08/20/2015 09:23 PM

Oxford University's debating society releases a mash-up video of past speakers reciting Taylor Swift's Shake it Off, in an effort to lure her to the city to give a talk.

VIDEO: New tests for Scotland's schools

Published 09/01/2015 03:45 PM

Nicola Sturgeon outlines plans for new pupil assessments aimed at improving attainment in Scotland's schools.

VIDEO: Celebrating books in Mogadishu

Published 08/27/2015 08:18 PM

Somalia is holding its first international literary festival in the capital Mogadishu.

VIDEO: The dangers of loneliness as a parent

Published 08/25/2015 07:15 AM

A quarter of British parents feel lonely and isolated, according to a survey by the charity Action for Children.

VIDEO: 'School not a good experience for me'

Published 08/19/2015 10:25 AM

School pupils in England are among the unhappiest in the world, according to a report by The Children's Society, as Sarah Ransome reports.

How Germany abolished tuition fees

Published 09/03/2015 01:23 AM

Does scrapping fees mean German universities lack funding?

Are Pakistan’s female medical students to be doctors or wives?

Published 08/28/2015 01:19 AM

Why a 'quota' for female medical students is causing controversy

The school places police

Published 08/24/2015 02:47 AM

The investigators hunting school admissions cheats

The great balancing act of GCSE results

Published 08/20/2015 06:51 PM

What did the results envelope reveal?

Head teachers also face results day nerves

Published 08/20/2015 03:37 AM

Why nerves of exam results day are also felt by school chiefs

GCSEs: Where are we up to with all the changes?

Published 08/20/2015 02:53 AM

How are GCSEs changing? Questions about exams answered

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