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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 6-12, 2015

Published 10/13/2015 12:20 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: Do You Enjoy Playing Games or Solving Puzzles?

Published 10/13/2015 10:08 AM

What do you like about playing games or solving puzzles in your free time?

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Upstate New York as the ‘Final Frontier’

Published 10/13/2015 09:26 AM

How did one man’s childhood passion lead to an online show based on the sci-fi classic “Star Trek”?

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

Published 10/13/2015 05:02 AM

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

For-Profit Colleges Accused of Fraud Still Receive U.S. Funds

Published 10/12/2015 08:53 PM

The industry has been excoriated for preying on the poor, veterans and minorities, charging exorbitant fees for degrees that mostly don’t deliver promised jobs and skills.

Geoffrey Marcy, Astronomer at Berkeley, Apologizes for Behavior

Published 10/12/2015 12:47 PM

Dr. Geoffrey Marcy has been found guilty of violating the sexual harassment policies of the University of California, Berkeley.

South Korea to Issue State History Textbooks, Rejecting Private Publishers

Published 10/12/2015 12:32 PM

The move, a response to what conservatives consider left-leaning bias, has been criticized as an echo of the authoritarian past.

Memo From the Philippines: Philippines’ Plan to Add Two Years of School Rankles, and Not Just Students

Published 10/12/2015 12:00 PM

Students, parents and even teachers are protesting against a plan to create, for the first time in the country, grades 11 and 12.

Hazing and Drinking Deaths at Asian-American Fraternities Raise Concerns

Published 10/12/2015 10:00 AM

As Asian-American fraternities have spread in recent decades, some have replicated not only the camaraderie of other Greek organizations, but also their excesses.

The Learning Network: We’re Off for Columbus Day

Published 10/12/2015 09:35 AM

How does your school handle the topic of Columbus? What do you think of the argument for changing the name and focus of the holiday?

Fair Game: A Student Loan System Stacked Against the Borrower

Published 10/10/2015 06:05 PM

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is turning its attention to student loans; one problem is that borrowers are not advised of all their options.

Campus Shootings in Texas and Arizona Kill 2 Students and Wound 4

Published 10/10/2015 02:16 AM

Unlike other mass shootings on schools in recent years, the two on Friday were not so-called active-shooter episodes, but instead appeared to stem from ordinary disputes that quickly turned violent.

The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Who Sounds Gay?’

Published 10/09/2015 11:30 AM

Students watch the short film, and then consider how stereotypes can often mislead.

The Learning Network: Which Artists Would You Like to See Team Up?

Published 10/09/2015 10:07 AM

Which artists — whether musicians, actors, writers, dancers, visual artists or some combination thereof — would you like to see collaborate on a piece? Why? What do you imagine would result?

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Rampage Killings Get Attention, but Gun Violence Is Constant

Published 10/09/2015 09:30 AM

If mass killings do not account for the majority of gun deaths in the United States, what does?

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

Published 10/09/2015 05:02 AM

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

Superintendent Will Resign in East Ramapo District Under State Scrutiny

Published 10/09/2015 04:05 AM

The superintendent, Dr. Joel Klein, is retiring from a district whose school board has been accused of diverting resources to private yeshivas.

National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Fraternity Closed After Vulgar Video Surfaces

Published 10/09/2015 02:31 AM

Alpha Tau Omega revoked the charter and closed its Indiana University chapter Thursday after the release of a video suspected of showing a fraternity member performing a sex act on a woman.

Ex-Chicago Schools Head to Plead Guilty to Fraud

Published 10/09/2015 01:30 AM

Barbara Byrd-Bennett was charged Thursday in a 23-count indictment that detailed a scheme in which she would accept hundreds of thousands of dollars, and more, in exchange for steering contracts to her former employer.

Dual-Language Programs Are on the Rise, Even for Native English Speakers

Published 10/09/2015 01:22 AM

School districts are investing in new and expanded initiatives in New York City and elsewhere.

10 National Universities With Small Classes

Published 10/13/2015 02:00 PM

Most classes at these schools have fewer than 20 students, according to U.S. News data.

3 Upcoming Changes to the FAFSA That College Students Should Understand

Published 10/13/2015 01:30 PM

Students will see adjustments to when they can file the federal financial aid form and how their families' assets are counted.

5 Application Tips for International College Transfer Students

Published 10/13/2015 01:00 PM

These students have the advantage of a more refined idea of their academic goals. 

4 Things to Know About Accommodated LSAT Testing

Published 10/12/2015 03:00 PM

Law school applicants with medical or cognitive conditions can request allowances.

3 Student Tips for Getting Great College Recommendation Letters

Published 10/12/2015 02:00 PM

You're not the only student who will be asking teachers for help, so spend time on the details and be confident.

How to Teach Teens About Cybersecurity

Published 10/12/2015 01:00 PM

Teachers and parents can help high school students learn about the growing field of cybersecurity.

Pursue an Online Degree Program While Overseas

Published 10/09/2015 03:00 PM

Students looking to study online while overseas should consider the impact of time zones.

Advice for Business School Applicants From Asia

Published 10/09/2015 02:00 PM

Many MBA programs recruit students from India and China, but getting admitted to U.S. programs isn't that easy.

Check Out 3 Weird and Unusual College Scholarships

Published 10/08/2015 03:00 PM

Students can earn free money for college for making clothes from tape and going scuba diving.

Expand Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Math

Published 10/08/2015 02:00 PM

Math and computer science programs have seen a jump in enrollment, according to a recent report.

Help Judges Dispose Cases as a Law Clerk

Published 10/08/2015 01:00 PM

Vail Gardner talks about helping courts run smoothly.

Falling Student Loan Default Rates Still Challenge Borrowers

Published 10/07/2015 03:00 PM

Fewer borrowers are behind on payments, but those with student loan debt should remain vigilant.

Online Education: Not Just for Nontraditional Students Anymore

Published 10/07/2015 02:30 PM

Interest in and comfort with online programs is growing among traditional college students, experts say.

Prepare for the Hidden Costs of Earning a Degree Overseas

Published 10/07/2015 02:00 PM

For U.S. students, several flights home each semester can add up after four years at an overseas university.

5 Considerations for Choosing a University Overseas

Published 10/07/2015 01:00 PM

Try to align your school choice with future career goals and living preferences. 

3 Types of Students Who Should Consider Medical School Abroad

Published 10/06/2015 03:30 PM

It's generally recommended to study medicine in the country where you eventually plan to practice.

10 Universities With the Largest Endowments

Published 10/06/2015 03:00 PM

The endowment at each of these schools topped $8 billion.

3 Differences Between Studying Abroad, Pursuing a Degree Overseas

Published 10/06/2015 02:30 PM

These two different paths should be carefully considered in terms of cost and curriculum.

Map: Countries That Topped the 2016 Best Global Universities Rankings

Published 10/06/2015 02:00 PM

See which nations and regions stood out in this year's rankings.

Plan for Law School as an Undergraduate

Published 10/05/2015 03:00 PM

Spreading out challenging classes through college can help students better manage their GPA. 

Discover the Weekly Number of Hours Online Students Study

Published 10/02/2015 02:00 PM

Online learning isn't easy, and students should be prepared to study several hours each week.

How I Got to College: Christian Rios

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.

How I Got to College: Briana Garrett

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend Middlebury College.

How I Got to College: Elijah Mitchell

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend the University of Rochester.

How I Got to College: Sandra Dib

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend the University of Illinois—Chicago.

How I Got to College: Martin Torres

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend the University of Southern California.

How I Got to College: Paulina Rodriguez

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign.

How I Got to College: Sergej Radovanovic

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend the University of Illinois—Urbana-Champaign.

How I Got to College: Kiah McKirnan

Published 10/02/2015 01:00 PM

Learn how this Chicago high schooler chose to attend Webster University.

4 Factors to Consider Before Applying to Ivy League Schools

Published 10/01/2015 04:15 PM

Prestige isn't the most important part of the college experience. 

Think Locally to Boost Your College Scholarship Odds

Published 10/01/2015 03:00 PM

Applying to awards focused on your town or region means you'll face less competition than for national awards.

Where to Start When You Need Help With Parent PLUS Loans

Published 10/01/2015 02:00 PM

Unfortunately for parent borrowers, many student loan relief programs are focused on student debtors, not parents.

Immigration Attorney Talks Field's Challenges

Published 10/01/2015 01:00 PM

Manuel Escobar helps people battling deportation and other immigration-related legal issues.

What Borrowers Should Know as Perkins Loan Program Set to Expire

Published 09/30/2015 03:00 PM

Unless Congress acts, the 57-year old assistance program is on its last legs.

4 Conversation-Starters to Kick Off the College Savings Talk

Published 09/30/2015 02:00 PM

Experts urge parents to talk to their children early and often about expectations for college, including costs.

Browse STEM Scholarships for Each Type of College Student

Published 09/29/2015 03:00 PM

These awards support a variety of student groups, from women to minorities to college-bound seniors.

10 Universities With the Highest Undergrad Enrollment

Published 09/29/2015 02:00 PM

More than 50,000 undergrads were enrolled at one school during fall of 2014.

Know What to Expect the First Time You Borrow College Student Loans

Published 09/29/2015 12:30 PM

First-time borrowers may have to go through entrance counseling and sign a promissory note.

Technology, Innovation Attracts Arab Region Computer Science Majors

Published 09/29/2015 12:00 PM

Arab region students are turning to coding and software development to pursue careers and help others.

Graduates, Students Explain What Drew Them to Their Colleges

Published 09/28/2015 03:30 PM

Nine current students or recent graduates share the factors that helped them pick the right school.

Know the Difference Between LSAC, Undergraduate GPA Calculations

Published 09/28/2015 03:00 PM

The two calculations should be similar, but consider including an addendum to explain greater variation.

Colleges With the Most Hispanic Students

Published 09/28/2015 02:30 PM

At each of these schools, about 60 percent or more of undergrads are Hispanic.

3 Tasks for High School Juniors to Prepare for College Success

Published 09/28/2015 02:00 PM

Get insights from real students on how to use this year wisely.

Colleges That Offer the Best Value to Students

Published 09/28/2015 01:30 PM

To be ranked as Best Value Schools, colleges must provide high academic quality and a relatively low net cost of attendance.

How Teachers, Parents Can Help Sleepy Teens Stay Awake at School

Published 09/28/2015 01:00 PM

When a later school start time isn't an option, parents and teachers can help teens develop healthy sleep habits, one expert says.

Extra Help: College Admissions

Published 09/25/2015 10:52 PM

Sign Up for College Admissions Advice From U.S. News

3 Steps to Write a Standout College Scholarship Essay

Published 09/25/2015 03:30 PM

Scholarship providers are looking for students who exemplify their values.

3 Things the Military Community Should Know About Online Learning

Published 09/25/2015 03:00 PM

With online learning, military students don't have to worry about whether moving will interfere with their studies.

Use Your Network to Help You Get Into Business School

Published 09/25/2015 02:00 PM

An informal letter of recommendation from a current student or alumnus can be an advantage.

Take a College Road Trip to Minnesota

Published 09/25/2015 01:30 PM

Find out what it's like to attend college in this Midwest state.

Minnesota College Road Trip: Carleton College

Published 09/25/2015 01:30 PM

Find out what it's like to attend college in this Midwestern state.

Minnesota College Road Trip: Macalester College

Published 09/25/2015 01:30 PM

See what it's like to attend college in this Midwestern state.

Minnesota College Road Trip: University of Minnesota—Twin Cities

Published 09/25/2015 01:30 PM

See what it's like to attend school in the state's capital.

Minnesota College Road Trip: St. Olaf

Published 09/25/2015 01:30 PM

See what it's like to attend college in this Midwestern state.

10 Universities That Offer International Students the Most Aid

Published 09/24/2015 03:42 PM

Among the schools that gave the most financial aid to international students, the average award was $54,718. 

Cheaper Tuition Isn’t a Sure Thing for Online Students at In-State Schools

Published 09/24/2015 03:00 PM

About 46 percent of online bachelor's degree programs at public institutions charge in-state and out-of-state students the same price.

Consider These 529 College Savings Plan Investment Options

Published 09/24/2015 02:30 PM

Parents should consider the pros and cons of 529 investment options before choosing the best match for their goals.

Take a College Road Trip to Central Massachusetts

Published 09/24/2015 01:30 PM

Find out what it's like to attend college in Amherst and Worcester.

Central Massachusetts College Road Trip: University of Massachusetts

Published 09/24/2015 01:30 PM

Learn what it's like to attend the Bay State's flagship university.

Central Massachusetts College Road Trip: College of the Holy Cross

Published 09/24/2015 01:30 PM

Learn what it's like to attend this small Catholic school in Worcester.

Central Massachusetts College Road Trip: Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Published 09/24/2015 01:30 PM

Find out what it's like to attend college at this technological school in central Massachusetts.

Central Massachusetts College Road Trip: Clark University

Published 09/24/2015 01:30 PM

Learn what it's like to attend college in Worcester as a 'Clarkie.'

Helping Former Government Employees Fuels Litigator

Published 09/24/2015 01:00 PM

California attorney Michael Morguess runs a solo practice devoted to public sector labor law.

Follow 4 Tips to Stay on Top of an Income-Driven Repayment Plan

Published 09/23/2015 03:00 PM

More borrowers are turning to these programs, but many still struggle with keeping current.

Colleges Take Aim at Improving Student Success

Published 09/23/2015 02:00 PM

Participating in undergraduate research or an internship can help students graduate on time and boost their chances at a job.

3 Ways to Gain Coding Skills in Online Courses

Published 09/23/2015 01:30 PM

Online avenues to up your coding skills range from free to costly and from low-key to intensive.

San Francisco Bay Area College Road Trip: University of San Francisco

Published 09/23/2015 01:00 PM

Learn what it's like to attend college in San Francisco.

Take a College Road Trip to the San Francisco Bay Area

Published 09/23/2015 01:00 PM

Find out what it's like to attend school in and around San Francisco.

San Francisco Bay Area College Road Trip: UC—Santa Cruz

Published 09/23/2015 01:00 PM

Learn what it's like to attend college in Santa Cruz.

San Francisco Bay Area College Road Trip: Stanford University

Published 09/23/2015 01:00 PM

Learn what it's like to attend college near Palo Alto.

San Francisco Bay Area College Road Trip: University of California—Berkeley

Published 09/23/2015 01:00 PM

Learn what it's like to attend college near San Francisco.

Correction to Best Undergraduate Business, Engineering Rankings

Published 09/22/2015 05:30 PM

U.S. News has recalculated the numerical ranks of two schools in the business and engineering rankings.

6 Tips for International College Freshmen to Save Money at U.S. Colleges

Published 09/22/2015 03:30 PM

A little planning can go a long way in building a successful budget.

5 Can't-Miss Best Colleges Rankings Lists

Published 09/22/2015 03:00 PM

Get a look at schools that excel in a variety of programs.

Get Advice for Women Interested in Entering Medicine

Published 09/22/2015 02:30 PM

Female medical school students still face challenges in the classroom and in the workforce.

10 Colleges Where Merit Aid Is Most Common

Published 09/22/2015 02:00 PM

These 10 colleges awarded merit aid to more than 40 percent of students in 2014-2015, U.S. News data show.

Consider These Alternatives to a 4-Year Degree

Published 09/22/2015 01:30 PM

Going to college isn't the only way to be successful. 

Arab Universities Prep Physics Students for Business, Research

Published 09/22/2015 12:00 PM

Arab region students in physics programs are taking one giant leap closer to solving the mysteries of the universe.

Reuse, Recycle to Reduce Time Spent on College Scholarship Essays

Published 09/21/2015 03:30 PM

Learn to work smarter, not harder, to get money for college.

Cultivate Essential Skills for Each LSAT Section Types

Published 09/21/2015 03:00 PM

Pay attention to these overarching strategies for each section as the exam approaches.

Get Standout Letters of Recommendations for College as a Home-Schooled Student

Published 09/21/2015 02:30 PM

Students should avoid submitting letters from parents for college admissions, experts say.

Ask Yourself These 4 Questions Before You Apply Early Decision

Published 09/21/2015 02:00 PM

Some schools have higher acceptance rates for early applicants, but the binding agreement isn't right for everyone.

Launch a Career in Social Justice With Law School

Published 09/21/2015 01:30 PM

Some schools offer centers for social justice and clinics to teach students about public interest work.

Early Focus on Academic Success Can Aid College Applications

Published 09/21/2015 01:30 PM

There are some winning ways to select a college short list despite competitive admissions pools.

Bicycle Technology Programs Gain Speed in High Schools

Published 09/21/2015 01:00 PM

Students learn about bike maintenance and repair, careers, science and more in these programs. 

Discover These College Towns at Top Schools

Published 09/21/2015 12:30 PM

From urban environments to small towns, this is what life off campus looks like at these top colleges.

Pursue Research Opportunities While an Online Graduate Student

Published 09/18/2015 10:27 PM

Online graduate students who hope to do research should woo their professors and look for outside opportunities.

Get Smart, Save Money When Buying College Textbooks

Published 09/18/2015 02:30 PM

A whole array of smartphone apps can help you figure out the cheapest way to go. 

4 Things to Know Before Going to Business School

Published 09/18/2015 02:00 PM

Don't forget to focus on activities outside the classroom and embrace the chance to explore audacious ideas.

10 Colleges That Receive the Most Applications

Published 09/17/2015 02:30 PM

Among the 10 schools attracting the most applications for admission in fall 2014, nine are in California.

Boost an MCAT Score With the Right Test-Prep Instructor

Published 09/17/2015 02:00 PM

Applicants may need multiple instructors to prepare for the MCAT, one admissions expert says.

Consider Test-Optional Schools as a Minority Applicant

Published 09/17/2015 01:30 PM

Students who cannot pay for expensive test-prep classes may not score as well as others, some say.

Residential Home Transactions a Fertile Legal Field

Published 09/17/2015 01:00 PM

One North Carolina lawyer has carved out a niche helping clients buy and sell residences.

What to Ask Before Joining Greek Life

Published 09/17/2015 12:30 PM

New college students should figure out the expected time commitment and expense before pledging a fraternity or sorority.

Think Beyond 4 Years of College When Borrowing Student Loans

Published 09/16/2015 03:00 PM

When planning your finances, consider that the road to graduation could take longer than expected.

Determine Whether Your Employer Can Help You Save for College

Published 09/16/2015 02:30 PM

Some employers match worker contributions to college savings accounts, but it's still rare.

What Low-Income Students Need to Know about Paying for College

Published 09/16/2015 02:00 PM

Pricey colleges may soften the financial blow for low-income attendees with grants and need-based aid.

Discover 3 College Programs That Help Students Thrive

Published 09/16/2015 01:30 PM

Some schools feature specialized learning communities and capstone projects aimed at enhancing the student experience.

Top 10 Most Innovative National Universities

Published 09/16/2015 01:15 PM

Many of these schools are participating in research projects on music, cars and more.

2016 Best Global Universities Rankings Coming Oct. 6

Published 09/16/2015 01:00 PM

In the second edition, U.S. News will expand the overall, regional, country and subject rankings.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $4 Million to Support Underrepresented Students in Gifted and Talented Programs

Published 10/09/2015 09:19 PM

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $4 million to 11 states to focus on increasing the number of minority and other underrepresented students in gifted and talented programs.

$12.6 Million in Grants Awarded to Help Improve Outcomes of Individuals with Disabilities in Vocational Rehabilitation and Workforce Development

Published 10/09/2015 05:35 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today announced more than $12.6 million in grants in multiple project areas to help improve the outcomes of individuals with disabilities—from cradle through career. The investments are aimed at promoting inclusion, equity and opportunity for individuals with disabilities to help ensure their economic self-sufficiency, independent living and full community participation.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $20 Million to Increase Access to Information and Communication Technologies for Individuals with Disabilities

Published 10/09/2015 05:09 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today a grant of $20 million to the University of Wisconsin for a pilot project through the Disability Innovation Fund— Automated Personalization Computing Project (APCP).

An Empty Desk is an Opportunity Missed

Published 10/07/2015 10:07 PM

When students miss class, not only do they lose out on important instructional time, but they also miss opportunities to build critical connections with other students and adults. While students are identified as truant when they miss multiple unexcused days of school in a row, students who miss many non-sequential days (excused or unexcused) can fly under the radar. When these absences add up to more or a month or more of school, students are considered “chronically absent.”

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlight: How IDEA Public Schools is Closing the Gap

Published 10/07/2015 07:00 PM

Cross-posted from the Office of Innovation and Improvement blog.

Every Student, Every Day

Published 10/07/2015 06:15 PM

The Reach Higher Initiative and U.S. Department of Education Launch Mobile App $225K Competition to Help Students Prepare for their Future

Published 10/07/2015 03:14 PM

In effort to inspire students to pursue an education beyond high school, today, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education (ED) formally launched a mobile app competition to promote the development of mobile app solutions that will help students navigate education and career pathways, including career and technical education (CTE). The First Lady announced the Challenge earlier this year.

Every Student, Every Day: Obama Administration Launches First-ever National, Cross-Sector Initiative to Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism in Our Nation's Schools

Published 10/07/2015 02:40 PM

In response to the President's call to action to improve the lives of all young people through the My Brother's Keeper Initiative (MBK), today the Obama Administration is launching Every Student, Every Day: A National Initiative to Address and Eliminate Chronic Absenteeism. Led by the White House, U.S.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Names Seven Leaders to National Assessment Governing Board

Published 10/06/2015 04:29 PM

Washington — A Florida school superintendent, a Tennessee school board chief, a District of Columbia business and education policy leader, an Indiana high school teacher, an Oregon professor, a Washington state assessment expert and a longtime California educator and curriculum expert have been appointed to the National Assessment Governing Board to serve four-year terms, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today.

Calling All Dads: Nationwide Efforts Highlight Ways Fathers Can Get More Involved in Their Children’s Education

Published 10/06/2015 12:40 AM

With another school year underway, student success in the classroom depends in large part upon family engagement. Children thrive when parents and caretakers are more involved in their child’s education. Throughout the country, state and local governments, organizations, and schools are working hard to involve parents – and fathers in particular – in the success of all students.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $50 million to Support Great Teaching and School Leadership

Published 10/05/2015 08:27 PM

The U.S. Department of Education awarded 12 new grants today totaling more than $50 million to support teachers and principals with evidence-based training and professional development. These grants are funded through the Supporting Effective Educator Development (SEED) program, which creates learning and career growth opportunities for aspiring and current educators serving students in high-need schools.

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Issues Statement on Learning Disabilities; Dyslexia; and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month

Published 10/05/2015 07:37 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today issued the following statement on Learning Disabilities; Dyslexia; and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Month. October serves as an important period of awareness across our country for the one in five public school students who experience learning disabilities and attention issues.

An Inspiring New Leader for Our Extraordinary Team

Published 10/03/2015 01:30 AM

Earlier today, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan sent the following email to U.S. Department of Education staff: Dear colleagues, I’m writing to tell you two things. First, what is for me some bittersweet news: after several months of commuting between my family in Chicago and my job here in DC, I have made the decision to step down in December.

HBCU All-Star Reflects on the 2015 National HBCU Week Conference: A Movement of Change, a Message of Hope

Published 10/02/2015 06:21 PM

The recent White House initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Conference Week (Sep 21-22) was a gathering of institutions, organizations, agencies, and supporters committed to academic excellence and sustainable growth for African American institutions of higher learning.

U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Award $237M in Early Education Grants to 18 States

Published 10/02/2015 03:33 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced today that 18 states will receive second year awards under the Preschool Development Grant program to continue their work in expanding access to high-quality preschool for all children.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Mass Shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon

Published 10/01/2015 11:21 PM

"Tonight, my thoughts are with the students and families at Umpqua Community College. We have lost bright students and dedicated educators to gun violence in more than 30 school shootings this year alone - an unconscionable reality of American life. We must do more to keep our students and communities safe, and I pledge the full support of my Department to the Roseburg community during this heartbreaking time."

U.S. Department of Education Releases Report on Strengthening the Student Loan System to Better Protect All Borrowers

Published 10/01/2015 06:41 PM

As part of a continued effort to protect student loan borrowers and in response to President Obama's Student Aid Bill of Rights, the U.S. Department of Education (Department) today released a new report outlining a series of statutory, regulatory, and administrative recommendations to safeguard student borrowers.

U.S. Department of Education Approves ESEA Flexibility Renewal for Texas

Published 09/30/2015 10:32 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 Texas has received continued flexibility from provisions of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Texas is implementing comprehensive, state-designed plan to ensure student success and a continued commitment to college- and career-readiness for every student.

Investing in Teachers Instead of Prisons

Published 09/30/2015 03:45 PM

In a speech at the National Press Club, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan called on state and local governments to invest in schools instead of jails. It's about setting a different direction as a society, a different priority—one that says we believe in great teaching early in our kids' lives, rather than courts, jails and prisons later.

Cohort Default Rate Continues to Drop Across All Higher Ed Sectors

Published 09/30/2015 03:42 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that the official three-year federal student loan cohort default rate has declined to 11.8 percent for students who entered repayment in FY 2012. That drop was across all sectors of higher education—public, private and for-profit institutions. The default rate for FY 2011 was 13.7 percent.

New Tool Kit Provides Resources to Teach Children Learning English

Published 09/29/2015 11:11 PM

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced the completion of the English Learner Tool Kit, designed to support educators in ensuring equal access to a high-quality education for English Learners (EL). This tool kit complements the English Learner Guidance that was released in January 2015 by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice to remind states and school districts of their civil rights obligations to EL students and Limited English Proficient parents.

Department of Education, Department of Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Issue Joint Principles on Student Loan Servicing

Published 09/29/2015 07:54 PM

The Departments of Education and Treasury and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are announcing a Joint Statement of Principles on Student Loan Servicing. This work by the Departments of Education and Treasury builds on the Obama Administration's ongoing efforts to help Americans manage their student loan debt.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $51 Million in New Awards to 96 Hispanic-Serving Institutions to Expand Educational Opportunities to Hispanic and Low-Income Students

Published 09/29/2015 05:06 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 96 Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) will receive more than $51 million in new awards to strengthen and expand educational opportunities for Hispanic and low-income students. The HSI program provides grants to make college more attainable for Hispanic students and allows institutions to enhance their academic offerings, program quality and institutional stability.

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Announces 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Published 09/29/2015 04:11 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today recognized 335 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2015 based on their overall academic excellence or their progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups. These schools demonstrate that all students can achieve to high levels.

College Programs for Students with Disabilities Are “Changing Culture”

Published 09/28/2015 11:05 PM

Former Chicago Schools Chief To Plead Guilty In $23 Million Kickback Scheme

Published 10/13/2015 10:14 AM

Barbara Byrd-Bennett is expected to appear in court on Tuesday. She is accused of taking $2.3 million in kickbacks for steering no-bid contracts to a former employer.

Experiment Tests If Teacher-Student Relationship Helps Performance

Published 10/13/2015 10:14 AM

A study measured the performance of kindergartners who either had close or distant relationships with their teachers. It found that students reminded of close relationships solved problems faster.

Meet The Mind-Reading Robo Tutor In The Sky

Published 10/13/2015 10:14 AM

An ed-tech company says its free online platform will revolutionize individualized learning. Skeptics call it digital snake oil.

In The Classroom, Common Ground Can Transform GPAs

Published 10/13/2015 05:03 AM

The Hidden Brain podcast explores the connections between students and teachers. It turns out finding things in common between pupils and instructors could be a tool for closing the achievement gap.

The Lessons Learned From A Scholar's Incendiary Tweets

Published 10/12/2015 09:33 PM

A debate over academic freedom of speech sparked in summer 2014 when the University of Illinois rescinded a job offer to a professor over a controversial set of tweets about the Israel-Gaza conflict.

School A Welcome Escape From Reality For Calif. Area Ravaged By Fire

Published 10/12/2015 09:26 PM

The Valley Fire leveled hundreds of homes and businesses in the small community of Middletown, Calif. School is helping students and educators alike make it through the recovery process together.

'Ideas': A New Series From NPR Ed

Published 10/12/2015 01:43 PM

There's nothing new under the sun in education. Except when there is. We'll explore how innovation happens, who drives it and what works.

Separate Shootings Reported At Universities In Arizona, Texas

Published 10/09/2015 09:42 PM

While people in Oregon are still mourning those lost in a shooting at Umpqua Community College, other school shootings in the United States continue to make headlines. Two separate incidents, one in Texas and another in Arizona occurred this week.

Shooting At Northern Arizona University Campus: 1 Dead, 3 Injured

Published 10/09/2015 12:08 PM

NAU Police Chief G.T. Fowler says the shooting stems from a conflict that developed between two groups of students, saying that one of the students "produced a handgun" and opened fire.

On Campus, Older Faculty Keep On Keepin' On

Published 10/09/2015 12:03 PM

Many professors are postponing retirement, and colleges say it's hurting their efforts to cut costs.

Where The Wild Fractions Are: The Power Of A Bedtime (Math) Story

Published 10/08/2015 07:08 PM

A new study published in the journal Science shows that regular use of a specific math-based iPad app significantly improved math performance in elementary school children.

Can't Afford School? Girls Learn To Negotiate The Harvard Way: #15Girls

Published 10/08/2015 09:33 AM

Madalitso Mulando needed help. She didn't have the money to pay for her 10th-grade tuition. Then she learned the art of negotiation from the gurus at Harvard Business School.

Dartmouth College Removes Director Of Native American Program

Published 10/07/2015 09:36 PM

The Native American Program at Dartmouth College is without a leader. College officials removed Susan Taffe Reed as director of the student support program after Native American groups questioned her connection to the community. The controversy reveals the complications of figuring out who can best support Native American students on campus.

Share Your Story: What Was The Hardest Thing About Being 15?

Published 10/07/2015 02:58 PM

We're on a mission to capture the collective experience of being 15 around the world. Will you join us?

Surprisingly Few Urban High School Students Take The ACT Or SAT

Published 10/07/2015 12:03 PM

In 30 out of 50 cities studied in a wide-ranging new report, the rate is less than 15 percent. But the majority of four-year institutions in the U.S. still require students to take one or the other.

3 Upcoming Changes to the FAFSA That College Students Should Understand

Published 10/13/2015 01:30 PM

Some important changes are coming to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid next year, but Joseph Orsolini, a college financial aid adviser in the Chicago area, hasn't fielded many questions from parents. "It's still so new and fresh that people don't realize these changes are going forward," says Orsolini, who runs College Aid Planners, advising 250 to 300 families each year and conducting financial aid nights at local schools and libraries. The changes, which will be implemented over the course of 2016, will significantly affect the process of filing for federal financial aid and, for some families, the amount of aid they'll receive.

Former Chicago schools CEO expected to plead guilty to corruption charges

Published 10/13/2015 01:07 PM

A former Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer is expected to plead guilty in federal court on Tuesday to accepting bribes. Barbara Byrd-Bennett, 66, resigned in June amid a federal probe into a $20.5 million no-bid contract the cash-strapped district had awarded to her previous employer, educational consulting firm SUPES Academy. Byrd-Bennett's lawyer has said she is cooperating with the investigation.

Ex-head of Chicago Public Schools expected to plead guilty

Published 10/13/2015 12:25 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools is expected to plead guilty in what prosecutors say was a scheme to steer more than $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in bribes and kickbacks.

American Nobel laureate Richard Heck is buried in Manila

Published 10/13/2015 08:53 AM

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American Nobel laureate for chemistry Richard Heck, who designed a method of building complex molecules that has helped fight cancer, protect crops and make electronic devices, was buried Tuesday in a metropolitan Manila cemetery beside the tomb of his Filipino wife. He was 84.

Puerto Rico relaxes school uniform rules for LGBT students

Published 10/12/2015 10:59 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Students at public schools across Puerto Rico for the first time can choose to wear pants or skirts as part of their uniform regardless of their gender without being punished, a move that has unleashed a debate in this socially conservative island.

Officials: 3 Philadelphia schools have no nurses

Published 10/12/2015 04:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's cash-strapped public schools have weathered budgetary cuts that did away with day-to-day supplies, but this year some schools are lacking a critical service.

Iran summons UAE diplomat over teachers' arrest

Published 10/12/2015 02:50 PM

Iran's foreign ministry summoned the United Arab Emirates charge d'affaires in Tehran after nine Iranian teachers were detained over work permit problems in the Gulf nation, state media said. A UAE official has reportedly said work permits for the teachers were valid only for Dubai and were invalid in Abu Dhabi. Iran said the teachers in Iranian schools had been regularly working in Abu Dhabi in recent years using their Dubai credentials.

California to ban 'Redskins' for school sports, keep Confederate building names

Published 10/11/2015 11:41 PM

California will ban public schools from naming their sports teams "Redskins," a name seen as a slur against Native Americans, but will not stop municipalities from naming parks and buildings for Confederate heroes, Governor Jerry Brown said on Sunday. Brown's decision to sign a bill ending the use of "Redskins" yet veto legislation banning Confederate names comes amid controversy around the country over the racial implications of team names, display of the Confederate flag and the naming of public places.

College Students are Wearing Dildos to Class to Protest Guns

Published 10/11/2015 08:56 PM

A gun protest at the University of Texas involves students strapping sex toys to their backs on campus.

Iran summons UAE envoy over arrest of teachers

Published 10/11/2015 07:05 PM

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran has summoned the United Arab Emirates envoy to Tehran over the arrest of nine Iranian teachers who were working in the Gulf federation.

Amy Schumer on 'SNL': Kardashians, Porn Teachers and a Dirty Selfie Stick

Published 10/11/2015 02:06 PM

Amy Schumer made her hosting debut on "Saturday Night Live" with musical guest The Weeknd.

Thousands gather in Washington on anniversary of Million Man March

Published 10/11/2015 01:14 AM

By Tom Ramstack WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Thousands of people gathered in front of the U.S. Capitol on Saturday for a rally led by Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March on Washington and decry racial and economic injustice. Farrakhan joined a number of speakers at the "Justice or Else" march. Speakers at the rally, which followed a number of high-profile deaths of black men at the hands of police, called for reforms to law enforcement's use of force and greater access for poor people to health care and higher education.

Knowing what to do if shooting starts still hazy at colleges

Published 10/10/2015 03:17 PM

Eight years after the Virginia Tech massacre led to tighter security at colleges across the U.S., some schools make "active shooter" training mandatory for incoming students, while others offer little more than brief online guidance on what to do if there's a gunman on the loose, a review by The Associated Press finds.

Obama Administration Spent Billions on Image Advertising

Published 10/09/2015 06:10 PM

The recent disclosure that the Department of Health and Human Services contracted with a public relations firm to try to enhance “messaging” with reporters has renewed a long-standing controversy over the propriety of spending taxpayer dollars to enhance the government’s public image. A Congressional Research Service study last year discovered that at the very minimum, the Obama administration had spent a total of $4.4 billion on outside advertising contracts between fiscal 2009 and 2013, including $892.5 million in the final year. The biggest spenders in 2013 included the Department of Defense ($419 million), HHS ($197.4 million), the Department of Education ($128.8 million) and the Department of Veterans Affairs ($61.8 million).

Baylor University rescinds honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby

Published 10/09/2015 03:56 PM

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Baylor University, the world's largest Baptist university, has decided to rescind the honorary degree it awarded to comedian Bill Cosby in 2003, saying on Friday "acts of interpersonal and sexual violence" run counter to the school's values. Baylor is one of several universities to cut ties with Cosby in the past year after more than 50 women have come forward with allegations against him, including drugging, sexual assault and rape. Cosby has denied the allegations.

Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

Published 10/09/2015 12:13 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools plans to plead guilty to corruption charges announced Thursday that allege she helped steer more than $23 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies in exchange for hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.

The Latest: Chicago Public Schools mum on indictment

Published 10/08/2015 09:58 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The latest on the indictment of former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett, following a federal investigation into a $20 million no-bid contract (all times local):

Hybrid online/on-campus master's degree promises to 'democratize' MIT

Published 10/08/2015 09:34 PM

Beginning in February, top students who take a semester of online Supply Chain Management (SCM) courses will be invited to apply for a second semester on-campus, earning a master’s degree. In what’s being called “inverted admission,” the plan gives students a chance to test out what MIT has to offer before committing their time and money to a degree – and vice versa.

Puerto Rico to restructure Education Department amid crisis

Published 10/08/2015 09:11 PM

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico says it will transfer more than 600 employees from the island's Department of Education to other divisions and agencies in a push to reorganize the government amid an economic crisis.

Former head of Chicago schools will plead guilty in bribery scheme: lawyer

Published 10/08/2015 09:06 PM

The former chief executive officer of Chicago Public Schools, Barbara Byrd-Bennett, plans to plead guilty to charges of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes and kickbacks for helping her former employers win lucrative contracts, her lawyer said on Thursday. Byrd-Bennett, 66, resigned in June amid a federal probe into the $20.5 million no-bid contract the cash-strapped district had awarded to her previous employer, educational consulting firm SUPES Academy. The district for the country's third-largest city has had five chief executives in four years and is making drastic spending cuts this year as it faces a potential $1.1 billion deficit.

AP NewsAlert

Published 10/08/2015 08:59 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutor: Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO plans to plead guilty in public corruption case.

Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett indicted on federal corruption charges

Published 10/08/2015 06:23 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett indicted on federal corruption charges.

Pennsylvania college rescinds degree awarded to Bill Cosby

Published 10/08/2015 05:45 PM

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A university in northeastern Pennsylvania has become the latest school to rescind an honorary degree it granted Bill Cosby.

How New York prison inmates defeated Harvard’s award-winning debate team

Published 10/07/2015 10:00 PM

You’d think that Harvard’s national debate champions would be able to win any verbal confrontation they’d be involved with, especially when it comes to debating. But you’d be wrong to assume that. Even the best lose sometimes, and Harvard’s loss is all the more surprising when you learn that a team of inmates from the Eastern New York Correctional Facility managed to outperform the Harvard’s best and brightest. DON’T MISS: Microsoft made the ultimate laptop: the Surface Book As The Telegraph reports, three men convicted of violent crimes including manslaughter faced three opponents from Harvard, arguing a motion that they apparently disagree with. The three inmates were given a difficult task – argue that public schools should be allowed to turn

MIT to offer first free online for-credit classes

Published 10/07/2015 09:04 PM

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday unveiled a new program that will allow students for the first time to earn credit at the elite school for classes taken through its online MITx program. The program will allow candidates to take a semester of courses at its master's degree program in supply chain management for free online and then have an opportunity to apply to its full program in supply chain management. MIT and Harvard University were early participants in the edX learning initiative begun in 2011 that allows students to take free online classes, but officials at the Cambridge, Massachusetts-based universities long held that the program was not comparable to enrolling in the highly selective school.

School board settles over principal hypnotizing students

Published 10/07/2015 07:42 PM

NORTH PORT, Fla. (AP) — The families of three high school students who died after being hypnotized by a former principal will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board on Tuesday.

Settlement over Florida principal who hypnotized students

Published 10/07/2015 07:01 PM

The families of three North Port High School students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board.

Falling Student Loan Default Rates Still Challenge Borrowers

Published 10/07/2015 03:00 PM

Earlier this week, the Department of Education announced that the cohort default rate for federal student loans, which is one of the more visible metrics used to determine a school's eligibility to participate in the federal student aid programs, decreased for the second year in a row. The new rate of 11.8 percent is certainly an improvement over last year's 13.7 percent, and the Student Loan Ranger is happy to see the continuing downward trend. This blog spent some time last year explaining in detail why these cohort default rates may not be the most transparent way to determine the success rate of student loan borrowers and the schools they attended.

Ben Carson ‘Much More Comfortable’ If Kindergarten Teachers Had Guns

Published 10/07/2015 12:24 AM

“You obviously are not going to have a weapon sitting on the teacher’s desk, but be secured in a place where kids cannot get to it,” Carson said on ABC’s “The View” today. “They aren’t likely to go into a place where they are likely to get shot,” Carson told USA Today. Carson has said to stop gun violence that data collection is needed to prevent mass shootings from happening.

Philadelphia college on lockdown after reports of gunman on campus

Published 10/06/2015 04:25 PM

The Community College of Philadelphia was on lockdown on Tuesday following reports of a person with a weapon on campus, police said. No shots were fired and there were no reports of any injuries, said Tanya Little, a spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Police Department. The Community College of Philadelphia, the largest public institution of higher education in Philadelphia, has about 15,000 full-time students.

Arkansas teachers top off a sweet day for Peltz' Trian hedge fund

Published 10/06/2015 12:12 AM

Billionaire fund manager Nelson Peltz on Monday added a big new client when he took in $150 million in cash from the Arkansas Teachers Retirement System, part of a trio of welcome victories for the activist, whose portfolio has faced a bumpy ride lately. The $14.5 billion pension fund's decision to invest with Peltz' Trian Fund Management rounded off a sweet day for the 73-year old veteran investor, who also unveiled a $2.5 billion stake in General Electric and saw his investment in chemicals maker DuPont jump 5.64 percent after CEO Ellen Kullman said she was retiring. "The Trian team are like mechanics who can tell you what's wrong with your old car by hearing you drive up to the garage," said George Hopkins, executive director of the fund, which pays out $80 million in monthly benefits to 42,000 retirees.

7 Sobering Reasons 59 Million Kids Around the World Don’t Have Teachers

Published 10/05/2015 10:54 PM

If it’s Oct. 5, that means it’s World Teachers’ Day, the annual celebration in which folks take to social media to express their admiration and thanks for the educators in their lives. Perhaps all the stressed-out teachers who read the many messages of gratitude will remember the creative spark that made them want to enter a classroom—the same energy that got Robin Williams standing on a desk reciting the Walt Whitman poem “O Captain! My Captain!” in Dead Poets Society.

Not all anti-bullying laws created equal

Published 10/05/2015 04:33 PM

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) - - Anti-bullying policies in most U.S. states aim to protect kids against abuse from their peers in school and online, but their effectiveness varies widely depending on where students live, a study suggests. In states where the laws followed at least one U.S. Department of Education (DoE) recommendation for anti-bullying policies, teens were 24 percent less likely to report bullying and 20 percent less likely to report cyber-bullying, the study found. The DoE recommends, for example, that laws include explicit descriptions of prohibited behaviors and spell out clear reporting practices and specific consequences.

Why are Philadelphia colleges on alert today?

Published 10/05/2015 02:32 PM

“Out of an abundance of caution, the FBI Philadelphia Field Office notified local colleges and universities of a social media posting which threatened violence at a Philadelphia-area college or university for Monday, October 5,” the agency said in a statement. Recommended: Gun laws: How much do you know?

Why student debt is worsening for college graduates

Published 10/05/2015 11:33 AM

America's $1.2 trillion in student debt is having consequences in far-reaching ways. College dropouts and students who borrowed to attend for-profit colleges are at risk of default. Many Generation X parents ...

Trump latest to recommend guns in classrooms. What do teachers say?

Published 10/04/2015 09:47 PM

“How have our nation’s priorities gotten so far out of order?” asked NRA executive vice president Wayne LaPierre, pointing out that banks, sports events, and power plants are typically protected by armed guards. Recommended: What do you know about Donald Trump? Although gun control advocates had hoped Sandy Hook would prove a turning point, 28 states currently allow adults who own legal guns to bring them on school property.

NYC celebrates 150th anniversary of 'Alice in Wonderland'

Published 10/03/2015 06:15 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is marking the 150th anniversary of "Alice in Wonderland" with an array of events celebrating the adventures and characters in the beloved children's tale.

Students get tutoring, encouragement at Santa Ana PAAL program

Published 10/03/2015 05:55 AM

More than 160 elementary, middle and high school students attend Santa Ana's Police Athletic and Activity League's after school program.

Education Secretary Arne Duncan steps down after 7-year term

Published 10/02/2015 11:13 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Arne Duncan, who followed President Barack Obama to Washington to serve as his education secretary, announced Friday he will step down following a seven-year tenure marked by a willingness to plunge head-on into the heated debate about the government's role in education.

Acting education secretary says teachers saved him

Published 10/02/2015 11:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department's incoming secretary, John King Jr., recognizes that education can be the difference between life and death. After all, he said Friday, it was for him.

Queen's Belfast trebles overseas intake

Published 10/13/2015 06:31 AM

The number of international students at Queen's University, Belfast (QUB) is set to almost treble, according to an internal presentation seen by the BBC.

'Homesick students in travel rush'

Published 10/13/2015 02:31 PM

Homesickness kicks in for students on October 13th, suggests analysis of train journeys by young person's railcard users.

S Korea to control history textbooks

Published 10/12/2015 10:36 AM

South Korea announces controversial plans to control the history textbooks used in secondary schools, sparking criticism from some academics and students.

Children refused mental health treatment

Published 10/12/2015 12:51 PM

More than a fifth of children referred to mental health services in England have been refused treatment, according to research by the NSPCC charity.

Frequent gaming 'linked to worse GCSEs'

Published 10/12/2015 02:43 PM

Children who play video games twice a day are less likely to achieve five good GCSE grades, a study suggests.

'Witchcraft' abuse cases on the rise

Published 10/11/2015 08:42 AM

Child abuse linked to exorcism and accusations of witchcraft is on the rise, particularly in London, figures obtained by the BBC suggest

Oxford gender pay gap criticised

Published 10/12/2015 07:08 AM

Oxford University is criticised after it emerged that only 8% of its top-paid staff are women.

New super-size secondaries planned

Published 10/09/2015 04:12 PM

A wave of super-size secondary schools is being planned to cope with the rising demand for school places, a report says.

MPs want better help for poorer pupils

Published 10/09/2015 12:54 AM

The Public Accounts Committee calls for more effective support for two million disadvantaged school pupils.

Cameron warns over extremist teaching

Published 10/07/2015 04:33 PM

Religious supplementary schools in England that teach children intolerance will be investigated and closed down, Prime Minister David Cameron says.

Scouts to encourage young volunteers

Published 10/08/2015 01:13 PM

Young people often lack the chance to help in their local communities as volunteers, suggests research for the Scout Association.

College's board removed by ministers

Published 10/08/2015 05:18 PM

The Scottish government replaces the entire board at Glasgow Clyde College following "repeated incidences of failure relating to governance".

Teacher illegally sold goods on eBay

Published 10/08/2015 03:33 PM

A Wrexham teacher convicted of making her own Doctor Who merchandise and selling it on eBay is reprimanded at a disciplinary hearing.

Call to prepare pupils for the future

Published 10/07/2015 11:31 AM

Pupils should be prepared for a world that could see them taking up 40 different jobs before reaching the age of 100, a futurologist says.

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

Oxford publishes sample questions

Published 10/12/2015 02:12 PM

Oxford University publishes sample interview questions as the application deadline for 2016 entry approaches.

London school gets Mensa record

Published 10/13/2015 09:59 AM

A school in London has managed to get the highest number of students into the society in one sitting.

VIDEO: PM wants new crack down on truancy

Published 10/06/2015 07:48 AM

Prime Minister David Cameron wants to crack down on truancy saying school attendance is "absolutely essential".

VIDEO: 'Oldest' Koran goes on display in Birmingham

Published 10/02/2015 02:29 PM

What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have gone on display at the University of Birmingham.

VIDEO: Pupils 'daily mile' scheme improves health

Published 10/02/2015 11:39 AM

A Stirling primary school has pioneered a scheme to ensure all of its pupils walk or run a mile every day.

VIDEO: Head teacher: 'We should extend school meals'

Published 09/27/2015 07:00 AM

Mark Tuffney, head of Lowther Primary in Barnes, says schools meals should be extended, not cut back.

Which jobs could a 100-year-old do?

Published 10/08/2015 09:49 AM

Which jobs could a 100-year-old worker do?

The question US parents hate to ask

Published 10/07/2015 12:13 AM

Should parents ask about weapons before a play date?

A head teachers' view on school open days

Published 10/06/2015 10:12 AM

A heads' view of how schools present themselves to parents

Violin star Nicola Benedetti's top tips for young players

Published 10/05/2015 10:46 AM

Violin star Nicola Benedetti gives teens a masterclass

More stressed students seek help

Published 09/30/2015 06:23 PM

Why do so many more students need counselling?

Do children still need to read the classics?

Published 09/26/2015 01:48 AM

Do children really need to read them?

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