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High Tech and High Design, Cornell’s Roosevelt Island Campus Opens

Published 09/13/2017 06:43 PM

The technology-focused graduate school, in a set of environmentally conscious buildings, is supposed to spur the development of the local tech sector.

Bannon Will Address Berkeley, a Hotbed of Conflict Over Free Speech

Published 09/13/2017 10:19 PM

Stephen K. Bannon has agreed to speak this month at the invitation of a conservative student publication at the University of California, Berkeley.

After More Than 20 Years, Newark to Regain Control of Its Schools

Published 09/12/2017 10:10 PM

The State of New Jersey took over running the district because of low performance, but real educational progress has been slow in coming.

The Education Issue: Education by the Numbers

Published 09/12/2017 05:42 PM

Statistics show just how profound the inequalities in America’s education system have become.

For Teachers Working Through DACA, a Bittersweet Start to the School Year

Published 09/07/2017 11:59 PM

When the Trump Administration canceled the program allowing them to hold their jobs, immigrants with teaching licenses suddenly faced an uncertain future.

Right and Left React to Betsy DeVos’s Changes to Campus Sex Assault Rules

Published 09/12/2017 08:00 AM

Writers from across the political spectrum take on Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed new rules for dealing with sexual assault on college campuses.

Newsbook: 3 Books on the Importance of Early Education

Published 09/13/2017 04:52 PM

As policy makers, teachers, and parents work to expand pre-K programs, here are three books on what children really need.

Betsy DeVos Says She Will Rewrite Rules on Campus Sex Assault

Published 09/11/2017 01:27 PM

The education secretary said in a speech that the Obama administration had gone too far and had forced colleges to deprive accused students of their rights.

Regents Approve Plan to Evaluate and Improve New York Schools

Published 09/12/2017 06:02 AM

A federal education law passed during the Obama administration requires states to create a plan for school improvement, which Washington must approve.

As Coding Boot Camps Close, the Field Faces a Reality Check

Published 08/24/2017 11:54 PM

Successful schools, analysts say, will increasingly be the ones that expand their programs to suit the changing needs of employers.

On Campus: My University Is Named for Robert E. Lee. What Now?

Published 08/22/2017 08:21 AM

We need to change how we honor this former college president.

Struggling Schools Improve on Test Scores, but Not All Are Safe

Published 08/22/2017 11:02 PM

Schools in the city’s Renewal program improved more on state standardized tests in reading and math than the rest of the city’s schools.

Social Q’s: Should I Track Down the Girl I Bullied in Middle School?

Published 09/21/2017 05:46 PM

And: offering to help a stepdaughter freeze her eggs, a hostess balks at accepting a gift, and a housekeeper helps herself to the makeup stash.

Rochester Launches New Inquiry Into Harassment Accusations

Published 09/21/2017 01:24 AM

The professor, Dr. T. Florian Jaeger, was placed on leave while Mary Jo White, the former U.S. attorney for Manhattan, leads the new investigation.

South Carolina 5th Graders Are Asked to Explain K.K.K.’s Thinking

Published 09/20/2017 11:50 AM

A teacher is on administrative leave after giving an assignment that said: “You are a member of the K.K.K. Why do you think your treatment of African-Americans is justified?”

For Many Medical Students, the Caribbean Was Warm and Welcoming. Until Now.

Published 09/20/2017 08:00 AM

Offshore schools have become an established part of the medical education system, but two deadly hurricanes have damaged some schools and led to evacuations.

Harvard Endowment Reports ‘Disappointing’ 8.1 Percent Return

Published 09/19/2017 11:40 PM

The endowment’s new chief, N.P. Narvekar, said the university’s $37.1 billion fund had problems that would “require time to overcome.”

Cornell Fraternity Closes Indefinitely After Racially Charged Attack

Published 09/20/2017 03:55 AM

The Psi Upsilon alumni board at Cornell plans to devote the fraternity’s building to organizations that promote inclusiveness.

9 Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students

Published 09/19/2017 07:26 PM

Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness and bullying culture, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new year.

Rolling Stone Faces Revived Lawsuit Over Campus Rape Article

Published 09/19/2017 07:04 PM

An appeals court ruled that a defamation lawsuit involving two members of a fraternity at the center of a discredited article should go back to district court.

On Campus: When Community College Is Free

Published 09/19/2017 08:21 AM

Chicago is experimenting with a K-14 model for educating some of its most successful students.

Racially Charged Incidents Shake Cornell Campus

Published 09/19/2017 12:49 AM

An assault of a black student was at least the second bias-related episode at the Ivy League university since the start of the school year.

John W. Lewis, China Expert and Vietnam War Critic, Dies at 86

Published 09/18/2017 09:05 PM

Professor Lewis opposed the war in Southeast Asia early on and later made unconventional peace overtures to Beijing and North Korea.

On Campus: Who Gets to Define Campus Rape?

Published 09/18/2017 08:21 AM

Betsy DeVos is rolling back the clock on university policies around sexual misconduct.

Rape Accusations Against Italian Police Dismay Florence

Published 09/16/2017 04:12 PM

Two Americans have accused officers of raping them, an unsettling allegation for a city that relies on money spent by foreign students and reveres its Carabinieri police force.

With Chelsea Manning Invitation, Harvard Got a Discussion It Didn’t Want

Published 09/16/2017 02:08 AM

After the university’s Kennedy School gave Manning a visiting fellowship, backlash led to a reversal and criticism from across the political spectrum.

Sexual Harassment Charges Roil Elite University Department

Published 09/15/2017 10:44 PM

University of Rochester faculty members say the administration protected a professor who harassed women, and retaliated against those who complained.

Target These Easy, Last-Minute Summer Scholarships

Published 06/25/2015 03:00 PM

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

Celebrate Father's Day With These Scholarships for Men

Published 06/18/2015 03:00 PM

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

Don't Count Out Scholarships for Community College Students

Published 06/11/2015 03:00 PM

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

Sink Your Teeth Into Scholarships for Future Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Published 06/04/2015 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships Abound for a Variety of Hobbies

Published 05/28/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 05/21/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 05/14/2015 03:00 PM

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

Aid Your Nursing Degree With These Generous Scholarships

Published 05/07/2015 03:00 PM

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

Learn to Teach With Scholarships for Educators

Published 04/30/2015 03:00 PM

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

Nurture a Veterinary Education With These Scholarships

Published 04/23/2015 03:00 PM

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

Target Scholarship Opportunities for Student Activists, Volunteers

Published 04/16/2015 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships for Finance, Accounting Students Can Add Up

Published 04/09/2015 03:00 PM

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

Support Your Study at Prestigious Universities With These Scholarships

Published 04/02/2015 03:00 PM

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

Cure Tuition Ills With Medical School Scholarships

Published 03/26/2015 02:00 PM

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

Plug In to Scholarships for Aspiring IT Professionals

Published 03/19/2015 02:00 PM

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

Save Money With These Scholarships for Graduate School Students

Published 03/12/2015 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 03/05/2015 03:00 PM

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

Cash In With These College Scholarships for Business Majors

Published 02/26/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 02/19/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 02/12/2015 03:00 PM

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

Score Big With Scholarships for Student Athletes

Published 02/05/2015 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

Published 01/29/2015 03:00 PM

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

Explore Scholarships for Students With Unusual College Majors

Published 01/22/2015 03:00 PM

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

Kick Off 2015 With 8 College Scholarships

Published 01/15/2015 03:00 PM

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

Plug Into These Online Education Scholarships

Published 01/08/2015 03:00 PM

Some highly ranked online degree programs award students money.

Celebrate The Season With These Religious Scholarship Awards

Published 12/25/2014 03:00 PM

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

Get Crafty to Earn College Scholarship Cash

Published 12/18/2014 03:00 PM

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

Light the Way With College Scholarships for Jewish Students

Published 12/11/2014 03:00 PM

Many local Jewish organizations support higher education. 

Scholarships From Celebrities Can Fuel a Stellar Education

Published 12/04/2014 03:00 PM

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

Use Thanksgiving Break to Indulge in Culinary Skills Scholarships

Published 11/20/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships That Benefit Veterans' Children, Families

Published 11/13/2014 03:00 PM

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

Reach for the Stars With Space Science Scholarships

Published 11/06/2014 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 10/30/2014 02:00 PM

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

Draft an Application to These Construction Industry Scholarships

Published 10/23/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pitch Yourself to These Scholarships for Future Entrepreneurs

Published 10/16/2014 03:00 PM

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

Support an Education With Scholarships for Social Workers

Published 10/09/2014 03:00 PM

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

Music Performance Scholarships Reward Talent, Practice

Published 10/02/2014 03:00 PM

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

Connect With Scholarships for Sorority Sisters

Published 09/25/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pledge to Apply for These Fraternity Scholarships

Published 09/18/2014 03:00 PM

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

Invest Time in Applying for These Generous Scholarships

Published 09/11/2014 03:00 PM

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

Look to Professional Associations to Find Scholarships in Your Major

Published 09/04/2014 03:00 PM

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

Organize Scholarship Support From a Labor Union

Published 08/28/2014 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 08/21/2014 03:00 PM

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

Take Advantage of Scholarships From Corporations, Foundations

Published 08/14/2014 03:00 PM

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

Start a New Chapter With These Scholarships for Bookworms

Published 08/07/2014 03:00 PM

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

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 08/04/2014 03:30 PM

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

Promote a Passion for Psychology With College Scholarships

Published 07/31/2014 03:00 PM

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

Save Time, Money With Easy College Scholarship Contests

Published 07/24/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pencil in These Scholarships for Animation Students

Published 07/17/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships That Spotlight Actors, Singers and Dancers

Published 07/10/2014 03:00 PM

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

Use Your Talents to Earn Scholarships for College

Published 07/03/2014 03:00 PM

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

Discover Scholarships for Nontraditional Students

Published 06/26/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find Mentoring Programs That Offer Scholarship Support

Published 06/19/2014 03:00 PM

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

U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings

Published 06/17/2014 02:00 PM

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

Avoid Making These 4 Scholarship Search Mistakes

Published 06/12/2014 03:00 PM

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

Make the Most of Summer With Essay Contest Scholarships

Published 06/05/2014 03:00 PM

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

Fund Your International Curiosity With Foreign Affairs Scholarships

Published 05/29/2014 03:00 PM

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

Discover College Scholarships that Honor Asian-American Heritage

Published 05/22/2014 03:00 PM

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

Turn Summer Jobs Into College Scholarship Opportunities

Published 05/15/2014 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships Offer Support for Moms in College

Published 05/08/2014 03:00 PM

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with College Scholarships

Published 05/01/2014 03:00 PM

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

Feed Your STEM Curiosity With These College Scholarships

Published 04/24/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find College Scholarships That Support Students With Autism

Published 04/17/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers

Published 04/10/2014 03:00 PM

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

Showcase Creativity, Offbeat Interests for These College Scholarships

Published 04/03/2014 03:00 PM

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

Dig Into Scholarships to Cover Extra College Costs

Published 03/27/2014 02:00 PM

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

Check Into These Hospitality Management Scholarships

Published 03/20/2014 02:00 PM

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

Make Your Case for These Law School Scholarships

Published 03/13/2014 02:00 PM

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

Reap the Benefits of Bountiful Farming Scholarships

Published 03/06/2014 03:00 PM

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

Make College Affordable With Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Published 02/27/2014 03:00 PM

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

Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Published 02/20/2014 03:00 PM

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

Campaign for These Presidential College Scholarships

Published 02/13/2014 03:00 PM

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

Celebrate African-American History With These College Scholarships

Published 02/06/2014 02:00 PM

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

Assemble Applications to These Scholarships for Mechanics

Published 01/30/2014 06:04 PM

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

Learn to Score College Scholarships on Campus

Published 01/23/2014 03:00 PM

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

Follow a Scholarship Application Calendar in 2014

Published 01/16/2014 03:00 PM

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

Target These 10 Unique Scholarships in 2014

Published 01/09/2014 03:00 PM

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

Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Published 01/02/2014 01:00 PM

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

Race Toward Scholarships for Winter Sports Lovers

Published 12/26/2013 03:00 PM

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

Discover Scholarships to Launch a Cosmetology Career

Published 12/19/2013 03:00 PM

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

Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines

Published 12/12/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships for College Degrees That Employers Want

Published 12/05/2013 03:00 PM

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

Seek Out Scholarships for Vocational and Trade Students

Published 11/21/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships That Help Veterans Pay for College

Published 11/14/2013 03:00 PM

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

3 Hot Scholarship Trends to Watch for in 2014

Published 11/07/2013 03:00 PM

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

Treat Yourself to Scholarships for Studying Spooky Subjects

Published 10/31/2013 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 10/24/2013 03:00 PM

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

Investigate Scholarships for Journalism Students

Published 10/17/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Published 10/10/2013 03:00 PM

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

Pursue Wildlife Studies With Zoology Scholarships

Published 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarship Competitions for Technology Enthusiasts

Published 09/26/2013 03:00 PM

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

Make Quick Work of These Easy Scholarship Applications

Published 09/19/2013 03:00 PM

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

Consider Scholarships for High-Paying College Majors

Published 09/12/2013 03:00 PM

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

Uncover Scholarships for Aspiring Fashion Designers

Published 09/05/2013 03:00 PM

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

Build Your Architecture Career With College Scholarships

Published 08/29/2013 03:00 PM

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

3 Tips for Living Frugally in College

Published 08/22/2013 03:00 PM

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

Target Scholarships That Put an Art Degree Within Reach

Published 08/15/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships to Finance a Private College Education

Published 08/08/2013 03:00 PM

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

Explore Scholarships to Make Public Universities Affordable

Published 08/01/2013 03:00 PM

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

Get Money for College Through ROTC Programs

Published 07/25/2013 03:00 PM

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

Secretary DeVos Approves Massachusetts' ESSA Plan

Published 09/21/2017 10:05 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Massachusetts' consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Education Opportunity Migrates to Nation’s Farmworkers

Published 09/21/2017 12:16 AM

If you’re a high school student in rural America, it’s not always easy to get to school. You may have to travel a lot farther than you would in the city.

ED to Celebrate Constitution Day

Published 09/14/2017 10:35 PM

In remembrance of the signing of the U.S.

Statement from Secretary DeVos on the Passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery

Published 09/14/2017 04:20 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the passing of Rev. Dwight Montgomery of Annesdale Cherokee Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee:

Prepared Remarks by Secretary DeVos to Students and Faculty at Woods Learning Center

Published 09/12/2017 05:44 PM

Following are the prepared remarks by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to students and faculty at Woods Learning Center in Casper, Wyoming. Today's event is the first of Secretary DeVos' six-state, "Rethink School" tour, showcasing creative ways in which education leaders are meeting the needs of students in K-12 and higher education. Thank you, Ms. Deyonne Jackson, for the kind introduction, and Superintendent Steve Hopkins, for the opportunity to be here on your wonderful campus.

Update on Department of Education Response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma

Published 09/12/2017 02:20 PM

Washington — As part of its ongoing efforts to aid Hurricane Harvey relief efforts and in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the Department of Education released the following update: Higher Education

ED Expands Hurricane Help Website

Published 09/12/2017 02:58 AM

U.S. Department of Education Awards $20 Million to Support Educators of English Learner Students

Published 09/11/2017 06:11 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) announced today the awarding of $20 million in grants under the National Professional Development Program (NPD), to support educators of English learner students.

Statement from Secretary DeVos Commemorating the 16th Anniversary of 9/11

Published 09/11/2017 02:20 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement: "Watching brave men and women rush into danger to help in the wake of devastating natural disasters over the past days and weeks, one can’t help but be reminded of the heroes who rushed in to help in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania 16 years ago today. Their courage is the true embodiment of the American spirit, something not even the most horrific of attacks could dampen. "We remember the victims, honor the heroes and offer our deepest thanks to those who continue to fight for our freedom today."

3 FAFSA Deadlines You Need to Be Aware of

Published 09/08/2017 12:00 AM

Secretary DeVos Prepared Remarks on Title IX Enforcement

Published 09/07/2017 05:24 PM

Thank you Dean Henry Butler for the kind introduction and for the opportunity to be here. Thank you President Angel Cabrera for your leadership of George Mason University. And to the students and faculty with us today, thank you for making time to be here during this busy day of classes. It is a great honor for me to be here today to address a very important topic.

Highlights from Secretary DeVos' Remarks on Title IX Enforcement

Published 09/07/2017 05:20 PM

Washington — U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today discussed a better way forward on Title IX enforcement with students and faculty at George Mason University. In her remarks, the Secretary laid out the problems with the current failed system and the need to establish a regulatory framework that serves all students. The following are key excerpts from the Secretary's prepared remarks:

Secretary DeVos Approves Arizona’s ESSA Plan

Published 09/07/2017 01:57 PM

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today announced the approval of Arizona’s consolidated state plan under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). “After reviewing Arizona’s plan and ensuring it complies with the law, I am pleased to approve it,” said Secretary DeVos. “I commend Governor Ducey, Superintendent Douglas and the many stakeholders in Arizona who helped craft a plan to improve education for the students of the Grand Canyon State.”

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2018–19 FAFSA® Form

Published 09/07/2017 12:00 AM

Keeping the Promise in California: The California Affinity Group

Published 09/06/2017 12:00 AM

When I wanted to know what an affinity group is, I turned to my affinity for the dictiona

Examining Links Between Academic Performance And Food Stamps

Published 09/21/2017 10:04 AM

South Carolina researchers have drawn a connection between low-income students' poor performance on math tests and the time of month when their families run low on food stamps.

Miami 4th-Graders Write About Their Experiences With Hurricanes

Published 09/20/2017 10:25 PM

At Sunset Elementary in Miami, students are writing personal essays about their experience with Hurricane Irma, and they have some advice for other kids who have yet to live through one.

The Department Of Education Cuts Off A Student Loan Watchdog

Published 09/20/2017 11:18 AM

The Education Department has terminated two agreements with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Here's why that matters.

Trump, And Most Black College Presidents, Absent From Annual Meeting

Published 09/19/2017 10:41 PM

This week the White House hosted historically black colleges and universities. But many HBCU presidents stayed away, arguing that the administration is not interested in the issues HBCUs face.

How One Group Is Working To Build A More Diverse Teaching Force

Published 09/19/2017 11:00 AM

The Branch Alliance for Educator Diversity, a new organization, is working with minority-serving institutions to bring more color into the teaching ranks.

Is There A 'Better Way' To Handle Campus Sexual Assault?

Published 09/19/2017 10:22 AM

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos may be using some compromise plans devised by outside groups as a model for balancing the rights of alleged victims and accused students.

Starting School At The University That Enslaved Her Ancestors

Published 09/19/2017 10:04 AM

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talked to Mélisande Short-Colomb, whose family was once enslaved by Georgetown University. Now, at 63, Short-Colomb has enrolled as a freshman there.

How to Make Every Grade More Like Kindergarten

Published 09/18/2017 11:21 AM

In his new book, MIT professor Mitchel Resnick lays out a vision for encouraging creative thinking, based on his research into what he calls Lifelong Kindergarten.

President Trump Set To Meet With Presidents Of Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Published 09/17/2017 10:54 PM

Several of the HBCU college leaders have refused to participate, while others want to work with the White House. NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, about the upcoming meeting.

Since Hurricane Irma, Only Some Students Have Been Able To Return To School In Miami

Published 09/17/2017 10:54 PM

Miami-Dade Schools Superintendent Alberto Carvalho discusses the challenges his district faces as 300,000 students try to return to school, many of which are now makeshift shelters or without power.

Small Gift, Big Impact: How A Little Cash Changed Our Readers' Lives

Published 09/17/2017 12:00 PM

We asked our readers: Was there ever a time when just a little no-strings cash would have made — or did make — a meaningful difference?

Barbershop: Conservative Free Speech On College Campuses

Published 09/16/2017 11:07 PM

The Washington Examiner's Sarah Westwood, radio show host Charlie Sykes, and The Root editor-in-chief Danielle Belton weigh in on the controversy surrounding ESPN anchor Jemele Hill and the series of conservative-organized free speech events at University of California, Berkeley.

DeVos 'Rethinks' Education; Irma Shuts Down Florida Schools

Published 09/16/2017 11:09 AM

From hurricanes to pension battles, there is education news from Puerto Rico to Wyoming in our weekly roundup.

Harvard Withdraws Chelsea Manning's Fellowship After CIA Director Backlash

Published 09/15/2017 09:35 PM

Harvard's Kennedy School granted a visiting fellowship to Chelsea Manning, who was convicted of leaking classified information to WikiLeaks. CIA Director Mike Pompeo, scheduled to speak at Harvard Thursday night, canceled his appearance and sent a scathing letter condemning Harvard for embracing a "traitor." On Friday morning, Harvard withdrew Manning's fellowship.

Research Shows Spanish Speakers Take Longer To Learn English. Why?

Published 09/15/2017 09:35 PM

A recent study emphasizes what researchers have noted for years: As children, Spanish-speaking English learners take longer to become proficient than nearly any other group. Here are theories why.

Kim Vows To Tame 'Mentally Deranged' Trump As North Korea Threatens H-Bomb Test

Published 09/21/2017 11:47 PM

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made a rare, explosive address on Thursday, two days after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to “totally destroy” the isolated nation if provoked.

Kimmel: Cassidy 'lied to my face' on health care; Cassidy: 'I'm sorry he does not understand'

Published 09/20/2017 04:01 PM

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., says Jimmy Kimmel “does not understand” the new health care legislation he and Sen. Lindsey Graham are co-sponsoring after the late-night host blasted their proposal and accused Cassidy of lying to his face.

Trump praises nonexistent African country 'Nambia' in speech to African leaders

Published 09/21/2017 03:18 PM

President Trump made a major blunder during his United Nations speech on Wednesday.

Puerto Rico Powerless, Flooded After Storm

Published 09/20/2017 07:35 PM

Luis Rivera Marin, secretary of state of Puerto Rico, talks with Rachel Maddow about the ravaged condition of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and the efforts to rescue and help the storm's victims.

Black Cornell Student Allegedly 'Bloodied Up' In Racially Charged Attack

Published 09/21/2017 03:20 PM

Less than two weeks after someone chanted “build a wall, build a wall” near the Latino Living Center on Cornell University’s campus, a white student was arrested after allegedly assaulting a black student in front of his home and yelling racial slurs at him.

Will Barcelona secede from Spain? Catalan independence is up for a vote — and Russia is stirring the pot

Published 09/20/2017 11:21 PM

At issue is a wave of Catalan nationalism culminating in a referendum on secession, scheduled for Oct. 1.

Breathtaking shots of king penguins marching in golden sunrise

Published 09/21/2017 03:34 PM

Wildlife photographer Wim van den Heever, 45, visited the Falkland Islands this year to shoot pictures and scout the area for future tours. Wim’s breathtaking images show a small group of king penguins before they head out to sea at sunrise. Wim said: “The sunrise created beautiful vibrant colors and amazing reflections.

WATCH: Video Of Georgia Students Hitting Teacher Goes Viral

Published 09/21/2017 04:34 PM

It was a rough day for this teacher.

Cassini captured mysterious 'glitch' on Saturn's rings before death dive

Published 09/21/2017 08:12 PM

Cassini sent home one last batch of photos from Saturn before plunging to its death Friday and among them was an attempt to record a mysterious object embedded in the planet's rings, otherwise known as "Peggy."

Virginian Charters Jet To Rescue 300 Pets Stranded On Virgin Islands After Irma

Published 09/21/2017 05:25 AM

When Hurricane Maria took aim at the U.S. Virgin Islands last week, Sali Gear knew she had to move fast. Gear, the co-founder of Virginia Beach’s Island Dog Rescue, grew up in the islands. To make this happen, Gear initially aimed to fly 20 animals to the continental U.S. every day for one week, according to The Virginian-Pilot.

Thursday's Morning Email: The Obamacare Repeal Comes Down To These Three Senators

Published 09/21/2017 12:03 PM

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Bipartisan health care fix dies in Senate

Published 09/21/2017 12:59 AM

The Senate’s rejection of bipartisan health bill is a dispiriting moment for world’s greatest deliberative body.

Tiffany Trump faces her father's political adversaries, Sally Yates and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in law school career

Published 09/21/2017 05:42 PM

In Tiffany Trump's first few weeks at George Law, she's shared the campus with some of the president's most renowned critics -- Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates.

Hurricane Maria Batters Puerto Rico

Published 09/20/2017 10:35 PM

Watch as Hurricane Maria hits Puerto Rico, with commentary from locals.

Mexico Schoolgirl's Wiggling Fingers Bring Hope After 2 Others Rescued From Quake Rubble

Published 09/21/2017 01:43 PM

The school was among 40 buildings that collapsed during Tuesday's massive earthquake.

How North Korea Could Start World War III: A War Between Russia and America

Published 09/22/2017 12:57 AM

Ultimately, while American attempts to shoot-down a North Korean missile are unlikely to trigger an accidental nuclear war, it might not be good idea stress the Russian early warning system. The best option—time permitting—would be to forewarn Moscow of any attempt to shoot down a North Korean missile. If the United States decides to attempt to shoot down future North Korean intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) tests using the Ground-Based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, it is likely that Russia’s early warning system will not mistake the interceptors for a potential nuclear attack.

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Published 09/21/2017 02:05 PM

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

Published 09/21/2017 04:59 PM

By Costas Pitas LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilise vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests. VW admitted cheating diesel emissions tests in 2015, triggering political and consumer pressure that has caused a slump in sales of diesel cars in major markets, with governments announcing plans to ban vehicles powered by conventional combustion engines. Greenpeace said its volunteers had boarded the ship in the Thames Estuary in an attempt to stop it unloading at the port of Sheerness in the southeast of England.

Trump Uses RNC Funds To Pay For His Russia Defense -- Thanks To Hillary Clinton's Lawyer

Published 09/20/2017 11:43 PM

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump, a billionaire, is reportedly using money raised by the Republican National Committee to cover legal fees associated with the Department of Justice investigation into his 2016 presidential campaign. Trump has used over $230,000 in money raised by the RNC for his own legal defense, according to Reuters. The president is currently under investigation for potential illegal coordination with Russia ― which is alleged to have hacked the Democratic National Committee and intervened in the election to defeat Hillary Clinton ― and for possible obstruction of justice when he fired James Comey, the former FBI director, in May.

8 Wellness Travel Destinations You Shouldn’t Miss

Published 09/21/2017 01:00 PM

Basically The Entire Health Care System Hates The New Obamacare Repeal Bill

Published 09/21/2017 01:25 AM

The latest Senate Republican attempt to repeal the Affordable Care Act and enact sweeping reforms to the American health care system has generated intense opposition from the very health care providers, patient groups and insurance companies that would be forced to adapt to the changes envisioned by the legislation.

Presidential paranoia: Does Mueller have a mole in the White House?

Published 09/20/2017 05:37 PM

President Trump has long spoken in conspiratorial terms about a range of topics. It appears this is partly responsible for fostering a culture of distrust and paranoia in the White House.

A Lot Of Americans Don't Know That Puerto Ricans Are Americans, Too

Published 09/20/2017 06:15 PM

Maria “will essentially devastate most of the island,” Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló said earlier this week. “After Irma, the people of Puerto Rico stood up and helped others,” he said, according to USA Today. Fewer than half of Americans, however, even realize that Puerto Ricans are American citizens.

Powerball Winner Charged With Repeatedly Sexually Assaulting a Child

Published 09/21/2017 12:35 AM

Pedro Quezada won $338 million in 2013

GE to sell corporate jets in cost-cutting move

Published 09/20/2017 10:51 PM

General Electric plans to sell its corporate jets in a cost-cutting move amid sluggish activity in key industrial divisions, a spokesperson said Wednesday. "As we have said, we are executing on a plan to take out $2 billion in cost by the end of 2018," the GE spokesperson told AFP. The company plans to sell the fleet, the spokesperson said.

Views of Hurricane Maria From the International Space Station

Published 09/20/2017 04:49 PM

Video of Hurricane Maria taken Tuesday from aboard the International Space Station

Insight: Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

Published 09/21/2017 06:31 AM

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan and Israel worried that the U.S. electronic spy agency was pushing the new techniques not because they were good encryption tools, but because it knew how to break them. The NSA has now agreed to drop all but the most powerful versions of the techniques - those least likely to be vulnerable to hacks - to address the concerns.

These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In England And Wales

Published 09/21/2017 02:57 PM

In May, the Social Security Administration released the list of most popular baby names in the U.S. Now, our neighbors across the pond are sharing their data.

Hillary Clinton opens up about Vladimir Putin and his apparent habit of ‘manspreading’

Published 09/21/2017 02:40 AM

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton may think that Russia interfered in the 2016 election, but it's not the only way in which she thinks Russian President Vladimir Putin oversteps his bounds The former secretary of state opened up about her relationship with Putin during an appearance on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert"  on Tuesday, and detailed the leader’s apparent fondness for "manspreading."

Hillary Clinton's Book Sets Sales Records, Despite Calls For Her To 'Shut Up'

Published 09/20/2017 10:53 PM

If book sales are any indication ― and they are ― readers did, in fact, want to know What Happened during the 2016 election.

Russia: U.S. War With North Korea 'Is Not an Option'

Published 09/21/2017 07:15 PM

Russia did not appreciate President Donald Trump's vow to "totally destroy" North Korea, and has plans of its own to solve the nuclear crisis.

Muslims More Likely Than Americans Overall To See Discrimination Against Black People

Published 09/20/2017 07:53 PM

Muslims are more likely than Americans overall to acknowledge the discrimination that black Americans face in the country, a Pew Research Center study suggests.

Kansas shooting suspect owes almost $400,000 in unpaid taxes

Published 09/20/2017 10:42 PM

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A man suspected in the shooting of a Kansas Department of Revenue employee in Wichita was under investigation by the agency and owed nearly $400,000 in sales taxes related to his construction business, according to police and records.

Kenya president slams annulled poll as judicial 'coup'

Published 09/21/2017 02:01 PM

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta said Thursday that a Supreme Court ruling annulling his recent election victory was a "coup" that stole democracy from the people. The Supreme Court on September 1 declared Kenya's August 8 presidential election "invalid, null and void" after hearing a legal challenge filed by the opposition, led by Raila Odinga. On Wednesday judges issued their full, detailed ruling, faulting the election commission for running a poll that was "neither transparent nor verifiable".

Woman And Service Dog Kicked Off Ryanair Flight To Ibiza

Published 09/20/2017 08:53 PM

The woman claims she and her service dog had all of the necessary paperwork but were booted off the flight prior to takeoff.

Oil up 2 percent despite U.S. crude build; set for best third quarter since 2004

Published 09/21/2017 12:50 AM

By Julia Simon NEW YORK (Reuters) - Oil prices settled up 2 percent on Wednesday despite a rise in U.S. crude inventories, with the market heading for its largest third-quarter gain in 13 years after the Iraqi oil minister said OPEC and its partners were considering extending or deepening output cuts. Brent crude futures rose $1.06, or 1.9 percent, to $56.20 a barrel, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures gained 93 cents, or 1.9 percent, to $50.41. U.S. crude oil stockpiles jumped last week as imports and production increased, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said, as operations resumed from the impact of Hurricane Harvey which hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 25.

Lawrence O'Donnell Lost His Mind Over A Malfunctioning Earpiece

Published 09/20/2017 11:47 PM

On Wednesday, Mediaite published a full eight minutes of outtakes from the MSNBC host’s Aug. 29 broadcast of “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell.” Apparently O’Donnell’s earpiece was acting up that night, a malfunction he repeatedly sounded off about between segments. This has been updated with O’Donnell’s comments on Twitter.

Woman in Kevin Hart Sex Tape Comes Forward, Claims She Didn't Try to Extort Him

Published 09/20/2017 10:15 PM

Hart's heavily pregnant wife, Eniko, says "there is absolutely no divorce talk."

Kendall Jenner, Bella Hadid and more hit the runway for Milan Fashion Week

Published 09/21/2017 03:18 PM

After a whirlwind seven days in New York for Fashion Week, Kendall Jenner and the rest of her model pals hopped across the pond to London, and now Milan, to strut their stuff down more runways.

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money

Published 09/22/2017 01:00 PM

Preet Bharara, US Attorney Fired By Trump, Joins CNN As Contributor

Published 09/21/2017 03:47 AM

Politico’s Michael Calderone reported Preet Bharara, former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York whom Trump fired in March, joined the cable news network as a senior legal analyst. The network also signed a deal with Walter M. Shaub Jr., the former director of the Office of Government Ethics, who resigned in July.

Alabama Senate Frontrunner: Evolution Is Fake And Homosexuality Should Be Illegal

Published 09/21/2017 10:21 PM

U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has approached his work over the decades as he once approached mastering kickboxing and building a house with own hands: with laser focus and a fervent belief that he has God on his side.

Russia Accuses U.S. of Working With Al-Qaeda Affiliate

Published 09/20/2017 07:57 PM

The U.S. has designated the Al-Qaeda affiliated a "terrorist" group, despite its attempts to rebrand. However Russia has repeatedly accused Washington of sparing its militants.

California condors return to the skies after near extinction

Published 09/20/2017 08:01 PM

BIG SUR, Calif. (AP) — In a remote, rugged valley overlooking the Pacific Ocean, researchers closely monitor an endangered icon: the California condor.

Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

Published 09/21/2017 09:35 PM

By Dave Graham and Robin Respaut SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed. Cruz was one of thousands of Puerto Ricans picking through the wreckage left by Maria after the hurricane devastated basic services on the debt-laden U.S. territory, pitching most of its 3.4 million residents into darkness as night fell. Crashing into Puerto Rico as a Category 4 storm on the five-step Saffir-Simpson scale, Maria flipped the tops off buildings, knocked out phones and electricity across the island and turned low-lying roads into swollen rivers awash with debris.

Is Nibiru Real? What NASA Said About ‘Planet X’

Published 09/20/2017 08:02 PM

If Nibiru were heading toward Earth, it would be visible to the naked eye.

Jerry Lewis Left All Six Children from His First Marriage Out of His Will

Published 09/22/2017 03:37 AM

Jerry Lewis certainly got in the last laugh when it comes to his strained relationship with his children.

Canoeist Emma Kelty was 'raped and tortured' before bungling attackers set off SOS alarm

Published 09/21/2017 02:12 PM

British canoeist Emma Kelty was tortured and raped as she died after being shot, villagers have claimed. The full details of the adventurer's last moments were revealed in a confession by one of the suspects hours after the attack. Ringleader Evanilson Gomes da Costa, 24, died Wednesday after being shot by rival gangsters. Residents of the small riverside community of Lauro Sodre, near to where the crime took place, said all seven men accused of her murder are well-known drugs users in the village. And one local who knows da Costa - known by his nicknamed Baia - said the gangster spoke to him in the early hours of the morning following Ms Kelty's death last Wednesday night, revealing what they had done. The man, who didn't want to be named, said: "He said he was one of four men. The woman had put up her tent on the beach in exactly the area where the Colombia drug traffickers go through, and which is crawling with pirates who wait for them to arrive to attack. Ms Kelty was a seasoned traveller "These men aren't pirates though, they are just drug users. We are all shocked that these men from our community did such a terrible thing to this woman. "When the men saw her tent they thought it belonged to a Colombian with drugs, so they started firing from about 50 metres away. The woman was hit in the arm. She started waving frantically and screaming for help." He said that when the four men saw that she was a woman they attacked her and, still believing she was carrying drugs, cut off her hair with a knife while demanding to know where the drugs were. According to the man, one of the group then slit her through with the knife, before all four men "sexually abused her". He said they then dragged her body to the river and dumped it in the fast-moving water. He said: "The men fled into the forest after we all found out what they had done. We provided the police with the details and their identities. We're all disgusted by what they have done." Yesterday the chief police officer in Coari, Jose Afonso Barradas Junior, also revealed that one of the suspects, Artur Gomes da Silva, had confessed to slitting the former headteacher's throat. He was arrested yesterday after an anonymous tip-off. And Mr Barradas Junior also revealed how the "stupid" gangsters unwittingly alerted authorities to their crime after accidentally triggering a distress signal on her GPS device, police said today. Investigators had first thought the emergency alert which pinpointed Emma Kelty's exact location and triggered a search operation by Brazil's Navy had been sent by the victim herself. But in fact the 'SOS' button was pressed by one of her killers who was trying to work out how to use the device they had stolen, an hour and a half after her death. Police have now recovered the GPS device, as well as a mobile phone and a memory card, which the gang of seven 'pirates' sold to local villagers after killing her. The GPS signal sent at 10pm last Wednesday night led investigators to the riverside village of Lauro Sodre, 150 miles west of Manaus, and a manhunt which has brought about the arrest of three men accused of her murder. A fourth man was killed yesterday in an unrelated gangfight, and three brothers are still on the run. Yesterday Coari police chief Jose Afonso Barradas Junior said he doubted anyone would have discovered what happened to Ms Kelty if the "stupid" gangsters hadn't set off her emergency locator by mistake. He said: "They didn't know how it worked, so were messing around with it and pushing buttons. "One of them must have pushed the button which transmitted an alert that she was in trouble. In turn the company that received it alerted the Navy, along with the exact location of where the button was pushed. "Without that, it would have been very difficult to know where in this vast area of jungle she had gone missing. "It would have probably remained an unsolved mystery and her killers never brought to justice. "The place where she disappeared is a very complicated area, it's difficult to access and there are no telephones or mobile signal. The criminals thought they could kill her in impunity, but then they stupidly pressed the only button which could have turned them in to the police." Mr Barradas Junior added that some of the locals who bought Ms Kelty's stolen items from the pirates later hid them in the forest after finding out who they belonged to. He said: "They were afraid that they could be arrested for being in possession of stolen property. "But they later took police to the places where they had hid them so the items could be recovered."

Here’s What’s Leaving And Arriving On Netflix In October 2017

Published 09/20/2017 05:22 PM

Things are getting stranger on Netflix in October, but you might want to hold off before celebrating.

US and Iran meet as Trump threat looms over nuke deal

Published 09/21/2017 11:50 AM

Washington and Tehran's top diplomats confronted each other for the first time Wednesday as envoys scrambled to save the Iran nuclear deal from a skeptical Donald Trump. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met as signatories to the 2015 accord at an EU-hosted event on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Four in 10 parents 'asked to give to school funds'

Published 09/22/2017 12:47 PM

Schools are asking parents to dip into to their pockets to boost their funds, a survey says.

Students in Wales taking out loans to afford 'luxury' flats

Published 09/22/2017 06:13 AM

They are taking out pay day loans to live in luxury flats instead of substandard housing, it is claimed.

Loneliness: The cost of the 'last taboo'

Published 09/22/2017 12:48 AM

Loneliness costs £6,000 per person in ill-health, says a study, with calls to end the "stigma".

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy: Parents remove children

Published 09/20/2017 05:39 PM

Parents say 20 children have left Charter Academy over concerns about its teaching methods.

Transgender pupils 'leaving schools over rights breaches'

Published 09/20/2017 02:11 PM

Families are starting to take transgender children out of schools over human rights, it is claimed.

Quarter of 14-year-old girls 'have signs of depression'

Published 09/20/2017 09:43 AM

The findings come from 10,000 young people's views and make worrying reading, say UK researchers.

Young people 'face debt epidemic'

Published 09/20/2017 12:52 AM

A quarter of 18- to 30-year olds in England and Wales borrow to make ends meet, a survey suggests.

Domestic abuse: Focus more on children, says Ofsted

Published 09/19/2017 01:11 PM

Schools must educate children about healthy relationships, say inspectors.

Young spend three times more on housing than grandparents

Published 09/20/2017 12:03 AM

Young people are paying more to live in less space than previous generations, a think-tank says.

Housing money wasted 'propping up rents'

Published 09/19/2017 11:49 AM

There are calls for changes to the way the lack of affordable housing is tackled in England.

Schools break law on religious education, research suggests

Published 09/17/2017 01:41 AM

RE teachers in England fear pupils who do not study the subject will be unprepared for modern life.

SATs for seven-year-olds scrapped from 2023

Published 09/14/2017 08:45 PM

Key Stage 1 tests in England are to to end but nine-year-olds will sit times table tests.

'Historic' schools funding change confirmed

Published 09/14/2017 05:35 PM

Government confirms minimum per pupil funding levels but Labour says it's a real terms cut, due to inflation.

Honorary degree given to Sidmouth centenarian

Published 09/16/2017 02:49 PM

Marjorie Hodnett trained to be a teacher in 1934, little did she know she would be graduating in 2017.

Wolverton Grammar School celebrate 70-year reunion

Published 09/15/2017 02:09 PM

A group of friends met at the Buckinghamshire school in the 1940s.

Lewes school makes trousers compulsory for new girls

Published 09/07/2017 09:51 AM

New girls are being made to wear trousers amid concerns over decency and gender identity issues.

Children of Karachi: From the streets to education

Published 09/07/2017 12:17 AM

Pakistan's "street children" get food, clothes and money to allow them to attend a unique school.

10 university flashpoints over free speech

Published 09/20/2017 11:19 AM

Free speech has become a university battleground. But what does the right to free expression really mean?

What's it like to start reading at 60?

Published 09/13/2017 08:33 AM

Adult learners in Kenya get to read their first words, after a library opens in their village.

'Zero progress' on school places in decade, says UN

Published 09/06/2017 08:34 AM

There are still 123 million children without access to schools, says Unicef.

Textbook revolution

Published 09/18/2017 02:17 PM

New Turkish school textbooks omit evolution but include the idea of "jihad" - provoking a row.

Horrid or hero?

Published 09/15/2017 02:03 PM

Horrid Henry's author defends the naughty schoolboy as Emmerdale actor Adam Thomas bans him.

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