Linda Christas

Education News

Campus Press vs. Colleges: Kentucky Suit Highlights Free-Speech Fight

Published 12/03/2016 01:05 AM

The suit against a campus paper that reported a woman’s allegation against a professor pits students seeking information and administrators concerned about privacy.

World Ranking: What America Can Learn About Smart Schools in Other Countries

Published 12/06/2016 10:00 AM

The U.S. fared poorly, as usual, in a worldwide ranking of students’ test scores, but it showed significant gains among disadvantaged teenagers.

Yale Sets Policy That Could Allow Renaming of Calhoun College

Published 12/02/2016 03:29 PM

After intense debate over the legacy of slavery at Yale, a new report lays out broad principles for renaming buildings without erasing the past.

From Somalia to U.S.: Ohio State Attacker’s Path to Violence

Published 12/02/2016 01:47 AM

Neighbors and classmates described Abdul Razak Artan as a religious young man who took college seriously — and whose decision to act violently came as a shock.

Hampshire College Draws Protests Over Removal of U.S. Flag

Published 11/28/2016 09:14 PM

Military veterans protested the decision this weekend, adding their voices to a debate on the Massachusetts campus that has seen the flag lowered, removed and even burned since the election.

Professor Watchlist Is Seen as Threat to Academic Freedom

Published 11/28/2016 02:30 PM

The new website names nearly 200 professors who it says “advance a radical agenda in lecture halls.”

A Bronx Librarian Keen on Teaching Homeless Children a Lasting Love of Books

Published 11/25/2016 01:31 AM

Every Wednesday, Colbert Nembhard visits the Crotona Inn shelter, serving as a model for a New York City literacy effort geared toward boys and girls living in transient conditions.

Big City: Trump’s Election? Some Students Are Too Busy to Worry

Published 11/24/2016 12:22 AM

Donald J. Trump’s victory may have paralyzed some elite campuses, but students at LaGuardia Community College in Queens remained focused on studies and jobs.

On Campus: My Passion for Literature Succumbed to Reality

Published 12/05/2016 08:21 AM

I have loved reading all my life. But being an English major wouldn’t help my struggling family.

What Employers Think of Online, Competency-Based Degrees

Published 12/08/2016 02:30 PM

Many employers accept online degrees, but most don't know a lot about competency-based education, experts say.

Twitter Chat: Paying for Your Online Undergraduate Education

Published 12/06/2016 01:00 PM

Get expert advice on how to determine total costs and apply for financial aid.

Science Course, Lab Options Vary in Online Bachelor's Programs

Published 12/05/2016 02:15 PM

Online students might complete lab requirements virtually or at home using a kit.

Finish Graduate School Requirements Online After College

Published 12/01/2016 02:30 PM

Postbaccalaureate online courses might be a good choice for the recent college graduate who's working, experts say.

What to Expect in an Online Cybersecurity Degree Program

Published 11/28/2016 02:30 PM

During online labs, some professors use virtual machines to simulate real-life security situations.

Video: 4 Things That Might Surprise You About Online Education

Published 11/16/2016 02:00 PM

Students were surprised about how much they were able to interact with classmates in their online programs.

Accreditation of Online Degree Programs: Frequently Asked Questions

Published 11/11/2016 03:00 PM

Accrediting agencies hold online programs to the same standards of quality as those on campus, experts say.

10 Types of Credentials You Can Earn Online

Published 11/03/2016 01:30 PM

There are various options for online students, from MOOC certificates to "stackable" degrees.

4 Things to Know About Accreditation in Online Nursing Programs

Published 11/01/2016 01:30 PM

To become accredited, online nursing programs must have an in-person clinical or practicum requirement, experts say.

4 Reasons to Consider a Local Online Degree Program

Published 10/27/2016 03:30 PM

Access to a campus allows online students to meet with faculty in person and connect with their school, experts say.

Blended, Online Nursing Grad Programs Offer Varied Options

Published 10/20/2016 02:30 PM

Prospective students should be aware some online graduate nursing programs may still require them to visit campus, experts say.

Consider Research Opportunities as an Online Bachelor's Student

Published 10/17/2016 01:30 PM

Some faculty members allow online students to assist them with research virtually.

Ask 5 Questions About Extracurricular Activities in Online Degree Programs

Published 10/13/2016 02:30 PM

Prospective online students should inquire about how groups communicate and time commitment for activities, experts say.

MOOC-Based Credential Options Expand in Online Education

Published 10/06/2016 02:30 PM

In some programs, students can earn a low-cost master's degree partially through massive open online courses, or MOOCs.

10 Things to Consider Before Paying for an Online Degree

Published 10/03/2016 01:30 PM

Prospective students should check whether a program has a technology fee or travel requirements, experts say.

What Employers Think of Online Criminal Justice Degrees

Published 09/29/2016 01:30 PM

Accreditation matters much more than degree format, law enforcement employers say.

4 Things to Know About Online, For-Profit Education

Published 09/12/2016 02:00 PM

Getting admitted to a for-profit is easier than at many traditional universities, experts say.

Ask 10 Questions to Assess Faculty in Online Degree Programs

Published 09/01/2016 02:00 PM

Prospective students should consider whether an instructor was trained to teach online, experts say.

10 Online Bachelor's Programs With the Highest 6-Year Graduation Rates

Published 08/30/2016 02:00 PM

More than 76 percent of students completed each of these online bachelor's programs within six years, U.S. News data show.

A Week in the Life of an Online Nursing Grad Student

Published 08/25/2016 02:00 PM

Working students should consider how clinical requirements might affect their schedule, experts say.

Explore Online Education Trends in 4 Bar Graphs

Published 08/22/2016 01:30 PM

See the most popular graduate disciplines and types of programs among online students.

4 Ways Social Media Can Help You Choose an Online Degree Program

Published 08/18/2016 03:00 PM

Applicants anywhere in the world can find admissions officers and current students on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

How Employers View Online, For-Profit Bachelor's Degrees

Published 08/15/2016 03:30 PM

While a stigma remains, some employers might be becoming more receptive to these degrees, some recruiters say.

4 Things to Know About Online Coding Boot Camps

Published 08/11/2016 02:00 PM

Online boot camps allow professionals to develop in-demand tech skills usually within at least a few months, experts say.

What to Expect Out of an Online Graduate Program in Education

Published 08/04/2016 02:30 PM

Online grad education students should anticipate group work, various types of assessments and discussion board assignments, experts say.

What Grad School Admissions Officers Think of Online Bachelor's Degrees

Published 08/01/2016 02:30 PM

Competitive law and medical schools may be more hesitant to accept them than other disciplines, experts say.

Ask 5 Questions to Decide Between Online, Blended MBA Programs

Published 07/28/2016 02:30 PM

In-person networking in blended programs is one factor for prospective b-school students to weigh, experts say.

Develop Self-Motivation Skills Before Starting Online Courses

Published 07/25/2016 02:30 PM

Discipline is key to balance an education with other responsibilities, experts say.

Study: Many Online Students Use Mobile Devices for Coursework

Published 07/21/2016 02:30 PM

Prospective online learners also value access to a physical campus and prioritize cost when choosing a program, one report finds.

Consider a 'Bridge' Program as an Online Nursing Student

Published 07/18/2016 02:30 PM

Some programs allow registered nurses to earn a master's degree in nursing without holding a bachelor's in the discipline.

Boost Social Media Skills With Online Courses

Published 07/14/2016 02:30 PM

Whether students pursue a free versus a paid online course in social media depends on their goals and class format preferences, experts say.

Develop Business Skills Through Online Certificate Programs

Published 07/12/2016 01:30 PM

Instead of graduate degrees, some students pursue online "mini-MBAs" or specialized certificates for immediate learning and career boosts.

Avoid Falling for These 10 Online Education Myths

Published 07/07/2016 02:00 PM

Contrary to popular belief, online classes aren't always easy and many employers accept online degrees, experts say.

What to Expect in a Top Online MBA Program

Published 06/27/2016 01:30 PM

Virtual group work and a combination of self-paced and live classes are common, experts and students say.

What Employers Think About Your Online IT Degree

Published 06/23/2016 02:30 PM

Acceptance is growing, but some employers are still hesitant about certain aspects of online learning, recruiters say.

6 Questions to Ask About Flexibility in Online Degree Programs

Published 06/02/2016 02:30 PM

For online students, finding a program that fits well into their already-busy daily schedules is key, experts say.

5 Steps for Veterans to Choose an Online Bachelor's Program

Published 05/30/2016 12:30 PM

Class format and enrollment status can affect veterans' housing stipends, experts say.

5 Things to Know About Financial Aid in Online Degree Programs

Published 05/23/2016 01:30 PM

Financial aid might influence an online student's decision to enroll part time or full time, experts say.

Twitter Chat: How to Choose an Online Bachelor's Program

Published 05/19/2016 09:25 PM

During a U.S. News Twitter chat, experts discussed what factors to consider to select a best-fit option.

3 Reasons to Try Out MOOCs Before Applying to College

Published 05/12/2016 01:30 PM

Free online courses enable high schoolers to explore possible majors and preview college-level academics, experts say.

What Employers Think of Your Online MBA Degree

Published 05/09/2016 03:30 PM

Most employers are receptive to reputable degrees, but some still need to learn more about online education, experts say.

U.S. News Twitter Chat: Choose the Right Online Bachelor's Program

Published 05/09/2016 12:30 PM

Get expert advice on ways to research your options and choose the right fit.

Consider 10 Factors to Decide if an Online Degree Program Is Legit

Published 05/05/2016 02:30 PM

Accreditation and graduation rates are two ways to distinguish good online programs from the bad, experts say.

10 Surprising Degrees You Can Earn Online

Published 05/03/2016 02:30 PM

Degrees in athletic training and fine arts may not initially seem suited for online education, but such programs exist.

What Employers Think of Your Online Master's in Engineering

Published 04/26/2016 02:30 PM

Most engineering employers accept online master's degrees, but make sure the program is accredited, experts say.

5 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing an Online Associate Degree

Published 04/22/2016 02:30 PM

Ensure that course credits will easily transfer to and from the online program, experts say.

'Stackable' Credential Options Rise in Online Education

Published 04/12/2016 03:00 PM

In some programs, learners can earn several smaller credentials for an immediate career boost and build their way up to a degree.

4 Features You Can Now Get by Paying for MOOCs

Published 04/08/2016 02:30 PM

While MOOCs are offered for free, credentials and multicourse series might be available for those who choose to spend the money.

Study Big Data Through Online Learning

Published 04/01/2016 02:00 PM

Prospective online learners have many free and paid options in the increasingly popular and relevant field.

Apply to a U.S. Online Graduate Program as an International Student

Published 03/25/2016 01:30 PM

Consider English language proficiency requirements and whether there's an in-person component requiring travel, experts say.

Compare Top Online, On-Ground MBA Programs Through Data

Published 03/21/2016 01:30 PM

The top ​online MBA programs had lower average student enrollment than the top in-person, part-time programs, U.S. News data show.​

Explore Project-Based Learning in Online Education

Published 03/11/2016 02:00 PM

Some online programs use projects to give students constant feedback and help them master specific skills.​

5 Reasons to Consider Paying for a MOOC Verified Certificate

Published 03/04/2016 02:00 PM

Students might have a greater incentive to complete MOOCs if they work toward a credential, experts say.

10 Online MBA Programs With the Lowest Acceptance Rates

Published 03/01/2016 02:00 PM

Less than 40 percent of applicants were accepted to seven online MBA programs, U.S. News data show.

What Employers Think About Your Online Nursing Degree

Published 02/23/2016 04:00 PM

After applicants receive their initial training in person, employers will accept​ subsequent degrees earned online, experts say.

5 Tips for Applying to Online MBA Programs

Published 02/19/2016 02:00 PM

Applicants should emphasize their work experience and how they will juggle their responsibilities, experts say.

Explore the Pros, Cons of Gamification in Online Education

Published 02/17/2016 02:00 PM

To keep students engaged, some faculty incorporate game-design elements into online classes.

Study: Enrollment in Online Learning Up, Except at For-Profits

Published 02/09/2016 01:00 PM

Overall, enrollment grew faster in 2014 than in 2013, data show.

4 Questions Employers Ask About Job Applicants With Online Degrees

Published 02/05/2016 02:00 PM

Employers may inquire about program's legitimacy and a student’s experience working in a team.

10 Cheapest Online Bachelor's Programs for In-State Students

Published 02/02/2016 02:00 PM

Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts tops the list, charging $40 per credit, U.S. News data show.

Decide Between Part-Time, Full-Time Online Degree Programs

Published 01/29/2016 02:30 PM

Students' obligations outside of class and their time frame for earning a degree play a role in the decision, experts say.

Evaluate Career Services in an Online Education Program

Published 01/26/2016 01:30 PM

Online students should have similar networking opportunities to students on campus, experts say.

What Employers Think of Badges, Nanodegrees from Online Programs

Published 01/22/2016 02:30 PM

Some employers view them favorably, but many say they don't know a lot about them.​

Choose the Right Online Program in Entrepreneurship

Published 01/20/2016 02:00 PM

Career goals, cost and faculty interaction are factors to consider, experts say.

Online Bachelor's Degree Programs With the Most International Students

Published 01/19/2016 02:00 PM

At five schools, more than 15 percent of online bachelor's degree students were international, U.S. News data show.

Low-Cost Public Online Bachelor's Programs for Out-of-State Students

Published 01/12/2016 02:00 PM

Out-of-state students pay just $20,640 for a bachelor's degree at one school, U.S. News data show.

4 Tips for Adults Applying to Top Online Bachelor's Degree Programs

Published 01/12/2016 01:30 PM

Just because a program is online doesn't mean it will be easier to get into, experts say.

Examine the Benefits, Drawbacks of Online Learning for Introverts

Published 01/05/2016 02:30 PM

In the online classroom, introverted students can become active class participants, experts say.

4 Questions to Ask About Online Dual MBA Degree Programs

Published 01/04/2016 02:15 PM

Students should determine whether a dual degree is the right fit for their career goals, experts say.

4 Ways to Use Social Media as an Online Student

Published 12/30/2015 02:00 PM

Platforms such as Facebook allow online students to connect with classmates and showcase work, experts say.

6 Questions to Ask About Course Delivery in Online Programs

Published 12/28/2015 03:04 PM

Interactivity and student interaction are two factors to consider, experts say.

Competency-Based Online Programs Address Needs in New Industries

Published 11/24/2015 12:30 PM

Online students looking to grow in fields from health care to mechatronics can take advantage of what they already know.

Determine How Long It Will Take to Earn an Undergrad Degree Online

Published 11/18/2015 01:30 PM

Prospective students should first check if they already have college credit that can apply to an online bachelor's degree.

5 Questions to Ask About Student Services in Online Programs

Published 11/16/2015 12:30 PM

Prospective online students should explore the quality and flexibility of career and academic services.

5 Ways Younger Students Can Be Successful in Online Programs

Published 11/09/2015 04:31 PM

Traditional-age college students in online programs can benefit from campus access and success courses.

Check Out Library Services as an Online Student

Published 10/29/2015 02:34 PM

Prospective online students may not be thinking about these resources, but they could be a key to success.

5 Signs That a Competency-Based Program Could Help Your Career

Published 10/27/2015 12:30 PM

Rapidly evolving fields like information technology may be more receptive to self-paced online degrees.

5 Questions to Ask When Choosing an Online Graduate Nursing Program

Published 10/19/2015 01:30 PM

Nurses can accelerate their careers by earning a master's or doctoral degree online, experts say.

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.

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.

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.

3 Strategies to Sell an Employer on an Online Grad School Residency

Published 09/15/2015 03:00 PM

If the pitch is strong, even a skeptical employer may let online students miss work for an in-person residency.

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

Published 08/25/2015 02:00 PM

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

10 Online MBA Programs With the Most International Students

Published 08/18/2015 04:00 PM

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

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

Published 08/17/2015 12:30 PM

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

Demystify the Clinical Component of Online Graduate Nursing Programs

Published 08/14/2015 02:30 PM

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

10 Most Affordable Online MBA Programs

Published 08/12/2015 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 08/10/2015 12:30 PM

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

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

Published 08/05/2015 03:00 PM

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

Debunk 6 Myths About the Cost of Online Education

Published 07/28/2015 03:00 PM

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

4 Questions to Ask About Student Groups in Online MBA Programs

Published 07/27/2015 12:30 PM

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

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

Published 07/21/2015 02:00 PM

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

Fine Arts Programs Slowly Move Online

Published 07/20/2015 04:08 PM

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

Younger Students Increasingly Drawn to Online Learning, Study Finds

Published 07/17/2015 01:00 PM

Prospective online students are drawn to local schools and are skewing younger, one report discovers.

3 Ways Colleges Are Working to Improve Online Learning

Published 06/29/2015 12:30 PM

By forming online learning institutes and collecting data about student progress, programs hope to improve virtual learning.

Consider an Online MBA Program With a Residency Component

Published 06/26/2015 02:00 PM

The right kind of online MBA residency has the networking perks to make missing work worth it, experts say.

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.

Explore Summer Online Learning Options for High School Students

Published 06/22/2015 02:30 PM

Through summer online courses, high schoolers can tackle advanced subjects, prepare for college entrance exams and retake classes.

10 Most Inexpensive Online Bachelor's Programs for Out-of-State Students

Published 06/19/2015 02:30 PM

Total program cost is less than $28,000 for out-of-state students at these public online bachelor's programs.

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.

Civil Rights Reports Spotlight Eight Years of Accomplishments, Lingering Challenges

Published 12/08/2016 01:20 PM

Protecting our students’ civil rights is fundamental to ensuring they receive a high-quality education. Two reports released today spotlight the challenges and achievements of the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

What Forgiveness Means to Students

Published 12/08/2016 04:15 AM

We tell small children that it is okay to make mistakes. We are told to forgive and forget. But our country doesn’t hold to these adages for those convicted of a crime. The revolving door of incarceration and juvenile justice has ensnared many of my students. It’s a hamster wheel that proves very hard to get off of. Poverty, crime, and violence are inextricably linked in the worlds of my students.

Globe University, Minnesota School of Business Denied Access to Federal Student Aid Dollars

Published 12/06/2016 05:22 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that participation in the federal student aid programs will end this month for Globe University (Globe) and Minnesota School of Business (MSB), two for-profit colleges under common ownership. This enforcement action is in keeping with the Department’s ongoing efforts to protect students, safeguard taxpayer dollars and increase accountability among postsecondary institutions.

FACT SHEET: Reducing Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youth

Published 12/02/2016 04:10 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the release of new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth transition back to traditional school settings.

Committing to More Adult Schools by 2020

Published 12/01/2016 10:00 PM

Learning to Lead at a Teach to Lead Summit … Priceless

Published 12/01/2016 07:51 PM

“Our kids need an education that is reflective of them, that challenges them, and helps them to better understand who they are in the world.”

Connecticut’s East Hartford Public Schools’ Enrollment, Registration Methods Found in Violation of Civil Rights

Published 11/30/2016 06:35 PM

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U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Award $247.4 million in Preschool Grants to 18 States

Published 11/30/2016 04:20 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. announced today that 18 states will receive more than $247.4 million in awards under the Preschool Development Grant program to continue their work in expanding access to high-quality preschool for children from low- to moderate-income families.

Ensuring Every Student Succeeds

Published 11/29/2016 06:30 PM

As we reflect on the important work that we have been able to do throughout the Administration, we wanted to highlight some of our key messages. This is part of a reflection series presented by the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships.

Education Department Releases Final Regulations to Promote a High-Quality, Well-Rounded Education and Support All Students

Published 11/28/2016 03:41 PM

After considering and incorporating extensive feedback from stakeholders across the education system and the public, the U.S.

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. statement on D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser's naming of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor:

Published 11/22/2016 10:31 PM

“I am encouraged by Mayor Muriel Bower’s nomination of Antwan Wilson as D.C. Public Schools Chancellor. DCPS has been one of the nation’s fastest improving urban school districts thanks to hard work of D.C. educators, students and families and the tremendous leadership of former Chancellor Kaya Henderson, but there is much more work to be done to ensure all city students are well-prepared for college, careers, and life.

King Sends Letter to States Calling for an End to Corporal Punishment in Schools

Published 11/22/2016 04:52 PM

U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. sent a letter today urging state leaders to end the use of corporal punishment in schools, a practice repeatedly linked to harmful short-term and long-term outcomes for students.

REPORT: Expanding College Opportunity by Advancing Diversity and Inclusion

Published 11/18/2016 03:54 PM

NOTE: The White House Summit on Advancing Postsecondary Diversity and Inclusion to Expand College Opportunity, taking place today in South Court Auditorium, will be livestreamed at The agenda can be found here:

Citing Prison Inmate Literacy Study, King Calls for More High-Quality Education Programs in Correctional Facilities

Published 11/17/2016 08:35 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today called for more high-quality education programs within correctional facilities – especially, since nearly all of America’s 1.5 million incarcerated individuals will eventually reenter society.

Education Department Releases New Graduate Earnings Data for Career College Programs

Published 11/17/2016 02:24 PM

Editor's Note 11/23/16: The specific highlight comparing the median earnings of for-profit certificate program graduates to the yearly income of a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage was updated to more directly reflect the shares of graduates in the for-profit and public sectors.

Pack Your Bags!

Published 11/17/2016 01:00 AM

June 28, 2016, Day 2 Facebook recap: “We woke up early and went on a bird walk ‪at 6am, spotting different species of hummingbirds, black King Vultures, and peculiar plants. Students collected the guano from their bat poop tarps from day 1 and got to analyze and learn about the seeds bats help disperse. We then walked across the suspension bridge to a site along the Serapiquí River to collect water and animal samples to determine the health of the river. Which was great since after lunch we went white-water rafting!

U.S. Department of Education Awards $104 Million to Support Minority Serving Institutions

Published 11/16/2016 10:29 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the award of more than $104 million to Minority Serving Institutions. These five-year grants provide resources to 104 institutions, in 13 states, to improve and expand their capacity to serve Hispanic, Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander, and low-income students.

FACT SHEET: New Federal Guidance and Resources to Support Completion and Success in Higher Education

Published 11/15/2016 04:29 PM

"America's path to progress has long depended on our nation's colleges and universities—and today, that's more true than ever, when a college degree is increasingly a ticket to 21st-century careers and a secure middle class life or better," said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. "Higher education is the gateway to opportunity for all people." Editor's Note: State-by-state data follow in the table below.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $836,000 to 3 States for Asian American Pacific Islander Data Disaggregation Initiative

Published 11/14/2016 06:43 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today $836,000 in grants to Minnesota, Washington state and Hawaii to improve data collection of Asian American Pacific Islander students and to help identify effective practices to close achievement and opportunity gaps through data analysis.

Who Is In Your Village?

Published 11/10/2016 08:00 PM

Traditionally, when we think about schools and family involvement, we picture “moms.” Moms getting their children up in the morning, fixing lunches, and walking children to school. Moms helping with homework, going to parent-teacher conferences and volunteering at school. This vision makes sense, given that at one point in our society, mothers were the primary caregivers and school volunteers. However, our society has changed and so have moms.

U.S. Department of Education Announces Highest-Rated Applications for the 2016 Investing in Innovation Competition

Published 11/09/2016 09:04 PM

Today, the U.S. Department of Education announced the 15 highest-rated applications for the 2016 Investing in Innovation (i3) competition, which will award more than $103 million to launch and expand evidence-based practices that support educators and transform students’ academic experiences. These 15 potential grantees—selected from 385 applications—will have to secure matching private sector funds by December 2016 in order to receive federal funding.

A Lifetime of Service to Children

Published 11/09/2016 12:00 PM

When I signed up for the Army, it was not a popular time to serve our country in the military. People who understood what it meant to serve congratulated me, while others thought I was making a big mistake, or worse, ridiculed me because of Vietnam, but I wanted to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfathers before me. I ended up working in security and some hours as a physical activities specialist, which involved physical fitness and sports for the unit.

A Mother Reflects on the Power of Preschool

Published 11/04/2016 11:00 PM

From a young age I knew that I wanted to be a mom. I would envision my future as a mother who would be annoyingly affectionate, always smothering my kids with hugs and kisses as they squirm saying “enough ma!” A mother who would be class mom or on the PTA. A mother who would be cheering on the sidelines of all my sons games and lugging a handful of costumes to all of my daughters dance competitions.

Yonkers (N.Y.) Public Schools Commit to Addressing Problems Serving Students with Disabilities

Published 11/04/2016 05:28 PM

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U.S. Department of Education Levies Historic Fine Against Penn State Over Handling of Sexual Misconduct Incidents

Published 11/03/2016 06:41 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced that it is seeking to impose on Penn State University a record fine of nearly $2.4 million for failing to comply with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act after a comprehensive review prompted by on-campus sex offenses involving former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

School Choice 101: What It Is, How It Works And Does It Work?

Published 12/07/2016 10:16 PM

President-elect Donald J. Trump said on the campaign trail that school choice is "the new civil rights issue of our time." But talk of school choice is, at best, confusing.

Trump's Pick For Education: A Free Market Approach To School Choice

Published 12/07/2016 09:18 PM

Betsy DeVos is the president-elect's candidate for Secretary of Education. The Michigan philanthropist favors a free-market competition and choice approach to school reform.

What Former Employees Say ITT Tech Did To Scam Its Students

Published 12/07/2016 06:25 PM

Here are the accounts from several former employees and students about what happened behind closed doors at ITT Tech to lure students into expensive loans that rarely paid off.

Art That Transformed A Miami Neighborhood Now Making Its Schools Cool

Published 12/07/2016 08:29 AM

The principal of a Miami middle school that artists adorned with murals two years ago says the art has led to better attendance and enrollment. This year, it's an elementary school's turn for murals.

Real Parents, Real Talk About Kids And Screens

Published 12/06/2016 08:31 AM

How do you cope with parenting in the digital age? And how do you balance it all? How do you protect your kids, yet give them the freedom to create and explore?

University Of California Pledges To Fight Trump On Immigration Policy

Published 12/05/2016 09:37 PM

Following Donald Trump's election, the University of California system has announced it will not cooperate with federal immigration authorities or turn over records to the government regarding students in the country illegally. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Janet Napolitano, president of the University of California and former secretary of Homeland Security.

Yale Announces New Procedure For Renaming Of University Buildings

Published 12/05/2016 09:37 PM

Yale has announced a new procedure for considering the renaming of university buildings, which could allow for the renaming of Calhoun College. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Jonathan Holloway, dean of Yale College, about the new procedure.

For College Students With Kids, Getting Cheap Child Care Is A Challenge

Published 12/05/2016 09:00 AM

Here's how difficult it is for students with children to get access to federal money for child care.

Dyslexia: The Learning Disability That Must Not Be Named

Published 12/03/2016 10:05 PM

Many parents and teachers report that schools won't use the word dyslexia. Why might this be? And what is the Department of Education doing about it?

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Published 12/03/2016 01:39 PM

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

Does Your State Provide Good Data On Your Schools? Probably Not

Published 12/03/2016 11:05 AM

Searching for information on your state's schools can be a real challenge, according to a new report from the Data Quality Campaign.

This Week In Race: Dog Whistles, Dreamers And Dead Dictators

Published 12/02/2016 11:07 PM

Pipeline and prisons and tantrums at Starbucks: these are a few of our favorite stories this week.

GAO Report: Student Loan Forgiveness Will Cost More than $100 Billion

Published 12/01/2016 10:09 AM

The federal government is set to forgive more than $100 billion in student loan debt over the next few decades. That's according to a report out this week from the Government Accountability Office.

These States Allow Teachers And Staff To Hit Students

Published 12/01/2016 09:00 AM

Fifteen states allow corporal punishment in school; another seven don't prohibit it. Curious if you live in one of them? We built a map.

Is College Worth It? Recent Grads Share Their Experiences

Published 12/01/2016 07:18 AM

It turns out they're all satisfied customers. And among the most important subjects they report learning a lot about was themselves — reconciling their plans and dreams with real life.

Surgeon General: E-cigarettes risk 'moving backward' on teen smoking

Published 12/08/2016 04:50 PM

On Thursday, US surgeon general Vivek Murthy recommended that electronic cigarettes be incorporated into existing tax and marketing policies designed to prevent young people from smoking traditional cigarettes. It is the first time Murthy has commented on the subject since vaping reached peak popularity last year. Today, 5 percent of middle school students and 16 percent of high school students say they have used e-cigarettes in the past month, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Oklahoma lawmaker wants armed officers in private schools

Published 12/08/2016 01:11 AM

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma lawmaker wants to slash the costs of obtaining and renewing handgun permits, place armed police officers in private schools and allow the governor and top elected officials to carry guns.

Chicago school board approves revised budget with $215 million hole

Published 12/07/2016 11:19 PM

The Chicago Board of Education on Wednesday approved a revised fiscal 2017 budget that accommodates a new teachers' contract, but contains a $215 million funding gap for pensions. The spending plan for the fiscal year that began on July 1 was increased by $55 million to $5.5 billion to reflect an additional contribution of surplus tax increment financing money from the city of Chicago. Chicago Public Schools (CPS), the nation's third-largest public school system, is struggling with pension payments that will jump to about $720 million this fiscal year from $676 million in fiscal 2016, as well as drained reserves and debt dependency.

U.S. mayors ask Trump to keep young illegal immigration policy

Published 12/07/2016 10:49 PM

By Daniel Bases NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mayors from the largest U.S. cities warned President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday of the potential economic harm he might cause if he wipes out a program that allows young illegal immigrants to remain in the United States. DACA, or The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, was created through an executive order in 2012. It allows undocumented young people brought to the United States before the age of 16 to remain without fear of deportation as they pursue a higher education, work or engage in military service.

Report: LGBT students still face discrimination at school

Published 12/07/2016 10:36 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Many public schools are still hostile environments for LGBT students, an international human rights organization concluded in a report released Wednesday.

Artists, musicians, teachers among the young victims of Oakland warehouse fire that killed at least 36

Published 12/07/2016 09:00 PM

Young artists, musicians and educators were among the victims of the deadly warehouse fire that broke out in Oakland over the weekend, killing several dozen attendees of a party in an art space.

What U.S. Student Loan Repayment Budget Estimates Mean to Borrowers

Published 12/07/2016 03:00 PM

Last week's higher education headlines were packed with stories about a federal report on the projected cost of forgiveness under income-driven repayment plans. Currently, certain income-driven repayment plans require payment on federal student loans for 20 to 25 years -- 10 years if the borrower works in public service -- and then the federal government forgives any remaining balance, although th e forgiven amount is taxed as income. The report was critical of the Department of Education's approach to estimating the amount projected to be forgiven for all federal student loans borrowed between 1995 and 2017, in particular because the department's latest projections doubled the anticipated amount from the original estimates for at least some of the loans in question.

Grads' Earnings Can Contribute to Community College Decisions

Published 12/07/2016 02:00 PM

Students interested in a career training program now have more information in making that educational investment decision. The Department of Education for the first time released data on the earnings of graduates from thousands of different career training programs on its website last month. The data release, the first of two, highlights the outcomes of students attending career college programs.

U.S. high schoolers fall behind world peers in math, study says

Published 12/06/2016 09:06 PM

U.S. high school students are falling further behind their global peers in mathematics and are treading water in reading and science, an ongoing survey on international education said on Tuesday. The triennial report by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development showed that 15-year-old U.S. students ranked 40th in the world in math last year out of 72 countries or cities. The U.S. average math score of 470 was down 17 points from 2009, and 20 points below the average of the countries taking part in the survey, known as the Program for International Student Assessment.

Boston high-schoolers stage anti-Trump walkout. A lesson in democracy?

Published 12/06/2016 03:20 PM

High school students from across Boston walked out of class Monday afternoon as part of a demonstration in which they called upon local, state, and federal authorities to protect them and underrepresented groups from US President-elect Donald Trump. Students marched to Beacon Hill and insisted, unsuccessfully, that they be permitted to deliver their list of demands to Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker, a Republican who has said he voted neither for Mr. Trump nor anyone else running for president in last month's election. "I'm black and Muslim, so I'm scared for me and my mom and my family and all the Muslim people, too," Yusuf Jama, a 16-year-old freshman at Roxbury Preparatory High School, tells The Christian Science Monitor while standing on the third floor of the State House.

Supply of High-School Graduates to Decline

Published 12/06/2016 05:01 AM

The sharp decline in births during the Great Recession will result in a drop in the number of students graduating from U.S. high schools starting around 2024, a phenomenon likely to translate into additional pressure on U.S. colleges already struggling to fill classrooms and employers seeking university graduates. The dip follows 20 years of growth that saw the number of high-school graduates increase by 30% between 1995 and 2013, according to a report released Tuesday from the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education. The projected decline is driven by a sharp drop in the number of white high-school students, which will be somewhat offset by the growth among Hispanics.

Kenya promises crackdown as teachers push for ban on UK-backed private schools

Published 12/05/2016 07:42 PM

By Katy Migiro NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Kenya promised on Monday to crack down on schools operating illegally after teachers called for a ban on a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Bridge International Academies (BIA), which is also supported by British aid money, offers cheap nursery and primary education to poor families. Uganda's high court ordered the closure of 63 BIA schools last month for operating without a license, using unregistered teachers and having poor sanitation - a ruling the company is appealing.

Science Course, Lab Options Vary in Online Bachelor's Programs

Published 12/05/2016 02:15 PM

Peggy Wall, an online bachelor's student in the for-profit American Public University System, had a fetal pig delivered to her doorstep last year, along with a dead frog and a grasshopper, among other animals. While the natural sciences have been slower than many other disciplines to embrace online learning, experts say, that's starting to change at some colleges and universities, particularly for nonscience majors. Many experts suggest that premedical students avoid them, for example, because some programs won't accept them as prerequisites.

3 Tips for Teachers to Help Teens Distinguish Fact From Fiction

Published 12/05/2016 01:00 PM

"I'm constantly got kids coming to me, 'Did you know?' insert whatever conspiracy theory," says Dave Stuart Jr., who teaches world history at Cedar Springs High School in Michigan. The Common Core standards focus strongly on skills that should prepare students to detect fake news -- the standards emphasize the need for students to write and read arguments using and looking for strong reasoning and evidence, says Dana Maloney, an English teacher at Tenafly High School in New Jersey. Teach teens to question the source: Two key skills for students to have are to be able to question a source and to corroborate what is being presented with other sources when vetting credibility, Stuart says.

New Mexico budget crisis rears its head in courts, colleges

Published 12/04/2016 11:41 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's grinding budget crisis is taking a toll in courtrooms where overburdened attorneys have denied legal counsel to poor defendants, at museums reeling from layoffs and admission hikes, and at state universities and colleges grappling with steep spending cuts.

Conan O'Brien Takes Jabs at Donald Trump, Stresses Importance of Work Ethic at Beat the Odds Awards

Published 12/03/2016 03:03 AM

"There has never been a more important and meaningful time than to have this event right now in this country," the late-night host and emcee said at the 26th annual ceremony, which recognizes the outstanding achievements of five Los Angeles high school students.

Creating a college behind bars

Published 12/02/2016 09:20 PM

Up a lonely road lined with signs warning drivers not to pick up hitchhikers, on a hilltop surrounded by forest, the Clallam Bay Corrections Center at the northwest tip of Washington State feels like the ends of the earth. “We want to build a university in prison,” says Mr. Carter, a soft-spoken man with an earnest tone. The shortage of higher education opportunities in United States prisons has led inmates like Carter to take the initiative – seeking out textbooks, funds, instructors, and in some cases acting as teachers themselves.

What Is the Future of the Office for Civil Rights?

Published 12/02/2016 03:30 PM

In the days after the presidential election, news outlets and thousands of educators reported increases in harassment, bullying, and intimidation of students based on race, ethnicity, religion, and gender identity. While schools and colleges are on the frontline in confronting these incidents, one mechanism that for more than 35 years has served to curtail such actions is the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) within the U.S. Department of Education. The federal agency’s mission is “to ensure equal access to education,” and it’s charged with enforcing laws that prohibit discrimination against marginalized populations—including students of color, religious and gender minorities, and students with disabilities. In recent years OCR has issued guidance to states and local school districts on their legal obligation to meet the educational needs of transgender students, students with ADHD, and youth in juvenile justice facilities; the civil-rights unit also tracks how well public schools and districts nationwide measure up on equity in learning opportunities.

Special Report: How top U.S. colleges hooked up with controversial Chinese companies

Published 12/02/2016 12:48 PM

By Steve Stecklow and Alexandra Harney SHANGHAI/SHELTER ISLAND, New York (Reuters) - Thomas Benson once ran a small liberal arts college in Vermont. Stephen Gessner served as president of the school board for New York’s Shelter Island. More recently, they’ve been opening doors for Chinese education companies seeking a competitive edge: getting their students direct access to admissions officers at top U.S. universities.

Chicago schools: Cuts possible due to pension aid veto

Published 12/02/2016 01:01 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Democrats failed Thursday to override the Republican governor's veto of $215 million to help the financially struggling Chicago Public Schools with pension payments as negotiations on an overdue state budget broke down again.

The Latest: Chicago school aid veto stands as House adjourns

Published 12/02/2016 12:31 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on veto of Chicago Public Schools pension aid and Illinois budget negotiations (all times local):

10 reasons why Donald Trump is actually King John from Robin Hood

Published 12/01/2016 12:43 PM

LONDON — What could Donald Trump possibly have in common with a 13th century English King from a cartoon? More than you might think. Some uncanny similarities between the President-elect and King John from the 1973 Disney classic Robin Hood were highlighted on Twitter by Tyler Huckabee  SEE ALSO: Tourists flock to see Donald Trump-like bird in a Chinese zoo Behold this glorious Twitter thread.  I have had an incredible revelation which I must share with you. Forgive the thread, but this discovery warrants it... — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 Donald Trump is literally Prince John from Disney's 1973 animated classic, Robin Hood. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 What follows are my ten reasons for believing this to be true. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 1. He acts like both an authoritarian bully and a petulant child. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 2. He loves gold and sees political power as a way to get more of it. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 3. He trusts fake news sources. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 4. Orange. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 5. Wildly lashes out whenever he feels like he's being mocked. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 6. Surrounds himself with either spineless yes men... — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 7. ...or fake friends who just want to use him for their own ends. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 8. He is easily manipulated by others. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 9. He wears clothes that fit terribly. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 10. And finally, he wants to punish those who speak out against him. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 As you can see, my thesis is sound. In conclusion: a pox on the phony king of England. — St. Tyler Hollyberry (@TylerHuckabee) November 29, 2016 Sir, for what it's worth, we award you with an honorary degree for your distinguished contribution to modern historical pop-culture references.   BONUS: Gigi Hadid is in trouble for her Melania Trump impersonation

U.S. to Forgive at Least $108 Billion in Student Debt in Coming Years

Published 12/01/2016 01:23 AM

WASHINGTON—The federal government is on track to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in coming years, as more and more borrowers seek help in paying down their loans, leading to lower revenues for the nation’s program to finance higher education. The Government Accountability Office disclosed the sum Wednesday in a report to Congress which for the first time projected the full costs of programs that set borrowers’ monthly payments as a share of their earnings and eventually forgive portions of their debt. The GAO report also sharply criticized the government’s accounting methods for its $1.26 trillion student-loan portfolio, pointing to flaws that have led it to alter projected revenues significantly over the years.

The Federal Student Loan Program That Could Cost Taxpayers Over $100 Billion

Published 11/30/2016 08:57 PM

A program designed to ease the burgeoning student debt crisis has cost the federal government tens of billions of dollars more than originally projected. The GAO found that the Department of Education’s Direct Loans in Income-Driven Repayment (IDR) plans have cost the government at least $28 billion more in operating expenses between 2009 and 2016 than originally estimated. In the current 2017 fiscal year that began Oct. 1, the program’s cost to the federal government is expected to reach $74 billion, far more than originally anticipated.

How This Millennial Paid Off $81,000 in Student Loan Debt

Published 11/30/2016 02:00 PM

After earning an undergraduate degree in theater in 2006 and a master's degree in performance studies in 2011, Melanie Lockert had amassed $81,000 in student loan debt. With the recession lingering, Lockert struggled to find a full-time job in New York City, and moving to Portland, Oregon, didn't improve her job outlook either.

Programs Bolster International Exchange at Community Colleges

Published 11/30/2016 01:30 PM

Students don't need to attend a four-year college to have an international education experience. The U.S. government and some community colleges are working to provide more students at two-year institutions with exposure to global cultures and ideas. One effort aims to send more community college students abroad, while another brings international students to U.S. community colleges, creating more diverse campuses.

Fire in Turkish dormitory kills 12, including 11 teenage girls: officials

Published 11/30/2016 05:34 AM

ANKARA (Reuters) - Twelve people, including eleven teenagers, were killed when a fire swept through a girls dormitory in the southern Turkish province of Adana on Tuesday, officials said. The fire, which broke out in a dormitory housing middle and high school students, may have been caused by an electrical fault, Omer Celik, a senior government official who represents the province in parliament, told broadcaster CNN Turk. At least twenty-two other girls were injured, Celik said. Also among the dead was a woman who worked at the dormitory. ...

In survey, teachers report a postelection surge in bullying

Published 11/30/2016 12:05 AM

Seventh-grade boys in Colorado were heard yelling “Heil Trump!,” and at an elementary school in Michigan, some Muslim girls have stopped wearing hijabs. According to a report released by the SPLC this week, 90 percent of the educators who responded to the survey said that the election has had a negative impact on the overall mood and behavior of their students, with most also expressing concerns that the postelection fallout will continue to weigh heavily on their classrooms for the rest of the school year.

Textbooks Are the Education Ground Zero of America’s Culture Wars

Published 11/29/2016 11:41 PM

It was billed as a way to teach Texas high school students about Latinos’ overlooked contributions to Lone Star State history. The new Mexican American Heritage textbook, however, was so chock-full of errors, stereotypes, and racist sentiments that protesters demanded school administrators block the book from ever appearing in classrooms. Under pressure, the State Board of Education relented, unanimously voting earlier this month to shelve the book and start again from scratch.

For-profit colleges expect fortunes to improve under Trump

Published 11/29/2016 09:16 PM

BOSTON (AP) — After nearing collapse under the Obama administration, the for-profit college industry is celebrating Donald Trump's election as a chance for a rebound.

Building Food Justice in the City of Brotherly Love

Published 11/29/2016 08:20 PM

Here’s another image of Philadelphia, one less familiar than the Liberty Bell or the city’s iconic LOVE sculpture: Twenty-two percent of the city is food insecure, according to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap. Philadelphia also has the highest rate of deep poverty of any American city—that is, people living on half the income the federal government deems poverty level. “The situation here is pretty dire,” Kathy Fisher of the Coalition Against Hunger told The Notebook, a publication of the Philadelphia public schools.

Graduate gets her high school teachers to answer her inappropriate questions

Published 11/29/2016 07:22 PM

Asking your high school teachers inappropriate personal questions is every student's dream.  High school graduate and Youtube user ElleoftheMills magically persuaded her former high school teachers to answer every question she'd wanted to ask them as their student, and they did not disappoint.  With questions like, "Do you have a priest outfit for every day of the week?" it seems like Elle was likely a super fun student to have in class. Sleepy baby won't let nap time put an end to a messy spaghetti feast Teen students design a robot that can successfully flip a water bottle Alexis Bledel surprises everyone with her favorite 'Gilmore Girls' characters Stoat has a hell of a good time on a patch of garden netting

10 Colleges With the Highest Acceptance Rates

Published 11/29/2016 02:00 PM

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Among the 1,255 ranked schools that submitted these data to U.S. News in an annual survey, nine reported acceptance rates of 100 percent in fall 2015. Also on the list is Cameron University in Oklahoma, which admitted 99.7 percent.

Official: 2 students, driver killed in school bus crash

Published 11/29/2016 01:11 PM

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Two female high school students and the driver of their school bus were killed when the vehicle collided head-on with a truck along a busy mountain road Tuesday, a Turkish Cypriot official said.

Feds give states more time to bolster struggling schools

Published 11/28/2016 06:28 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — States will have more time to identify failing schools as part of new Obama administration rules aimed at supporting troubled public schools and students who are struggling.

What to Expect in an Online Cybersecurity Degree Program

Published 11/28/2016 02:30 PM

Between a full-time job as a software engineer and raising a young child, Carlos Villegas knew that pursuing a master's degree in cybersecurity wouldn't be easy.

Philadelphia teachers' union president rejects $100M offer

Published 11/28/2016 01:48 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The president of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers has rejected a four-year, $100 million contract offer from the district.

Election throws US plans for Syrian refugees into question

Published 11/27/2016 05:13 PM

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Arabic language classes are drawing 25 to 30 people a week in preparation for the new arrivals in town. High school students are helping collect furniture and housewares for them, and employers have inquired about giving them jobs.

Seeking students, public colleges reduce out-of-state prices

Published 11/26/2016 07:19 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Graduating high school seniors: does the University of Southern Mississippi have a deal for you!

Turkey reinstates over 6,000 teachers suspended after coup

Published 11/25/2016 04:59 PM

Turkish authorities have reinstated over 6,000 teachers suspended after the July failed coup accused of terror links, the education ministry said on Friday. Tens of thousands of teachers were suspended or sacked over links to Kurdish militants and coup plotters since July 15 when a rogue faction tried to oust President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from power. Ankara accuses the US-based Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen and his movement -- which funds many schools across the world -- of masterminding the attempted putsch, but he strongly denies any involvement.

Children's centres: 150 closed last year, figures show

Published 12/08/2016 11:34 AM

New figures show 150 children's centres closed in England last year.

Don't buy pink toys for girls, parents told

Published 12/08/2016 02:38 PM

Parents are being warned against buying pink, gender-stereotyped toys this Christmas for girls.

Liverpool University apartheid protest student awarded degree - 46 years late

Published 12/08/2016 05:41 PM

A student, expelled from university for taking part in anti-apartheid demonstrations in 1970, is finally awarded an honorary degree.

Heathrow cleaners to get living wage

Published 12/08/2016 05:52 PM

Heathrow plans to extend the London living wage to airport staff hired through agencies. But campaigners say they want more urgency in implementing this.

Marine Le Pen: No free school for illegal migrants in France

Published 12/08/2016 02:01 PM

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen calls for an end to free education for illegal immigrants.

Author Jacqueline Wilson backs children's diary campaign

Published 12/08/2016 11:52 AM

Keeping a diary helps boost children's writing skills, according to research from the National Literacy Trust.

Most students' predicted A-levels 'wrong'

Published 12/08/2016 01:10 AM

Only 16% of university applicants achieve the grades their teachers predict, research suggests.

A-level choice 'more important with AS-levels changes'

Published 12/08/2016 01:10 AM

A shake-up of the exams system makes it important to carefully consider A-level choices, universities say.

Flu outbreak closes Stockport high school for five days

Published 12/07/2016 04:21 PM

A flu outbreak closes a school for five days after almost a third of pupils and members of staff were struck by the virus.

Housing crisis 'creates in-work poverty'

Published 12/07/2016 09:11 AM

Poverty among people who are working has risen despite a recovery in the UK economy, a study suggests.

Pisa tests: UK lags behind in global school rankings

Published 12/06/2016 05:20 PM

The UK is still lagging behind at education, with little progress in international rankings.

David Beckham tattoos come to life for child abuse campaign

Published 12/05/2016 02:57 PM

David Beckham's tattoos take on a life of their own in a Unicef film highlighting abuse against children.

Parents in north of England should be more pushy, says children's tsar

Published 12/05/2016 11:44 AM

Parents in the north should learn from pushy southern counterparts, says England's children's tsar.

Segregation at 'worrying levels' in parts of Britain, Dame Louise Casey warns

Published 12/05/2016 01:43 PM

Segregation is at "worrying levels" in parts of Britain with some women denied basic rights, a report says.

Almost 1,500 school pupils in Aberdeen given anti-weapons lessons

Published 12/06/2016 12:37 AM

Almost 1,500 secondary pupils across Aberdeen have been given anti-weapons lessons in the wake of the killing of schoolboy Bailey Gwynne.

Ban on smoking in cars with children comes into force

Published 12/05/2016 08:51 AM

A new law making it illegal to smoke in a car with anyone under the age of 18 come into force in Scotland.

National Teaching Service dropped, government confirms

Published 12/01/2016 06:43 PM

A scheme to recruit top teachers to work in deprived areas has been dropped, the government confirms.

What are PISA results?

Published 12/05/2016 10:38 PM

The Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) results are due to be published. Branwen Jeffreys explains what they are.

Raised in the UK but 'blocked' from going to university

Published 12/02/2016 04:28 PM

An 18-year-old who has lived in the UK since she was four says she's been denied a chance to attend university.

Why are so many digital assistants "female"?

Published 12/05/2016 11:00 PM

Why do so many artificially intelligent chatbots have female names and avatars?

Ben Carter's Tommee Tippee cup search 'incredible' success

Published 11/29/2016 04:45 PM

A dad's desperate search to replace his autistic son's beloved "little blue cup" ends in "surprising" success.

From American Dream to Asian ambition?

Published 12/07/2016 12:02 AM

Why do Asian countries do so well in global education rankings? The OECD's education director says it reflects a belief that all pupils can succeed.

Shouldn't lectures be obsolete by now?

Published 11/23/2016 12:46 AM

The university lecture has survived, despite claims that technology would make it redundant.

Indian pupils invent their own lessons

Published 11/16/2016 12:34 AM

A project in a rural village in India finds out what happens if children are able to teach themselves using a tablet computer without any adult instructions.

Pleasure or pressure?

Published 12/07/2016 02:03 PM

A new gift-giving tradition has crept into UK homes, but what do you put in a Christmas Eve box?

Child regret

Published 12/06/2016 03:04 AM

When Corinne Maier spoke to the BBC attacking baby mania, her honest account of parenting struck a chord around the world.

Booster bother

Published 12/02/2016 02:52 PM

New rules on car seats are being brought in but what are they and will parents need to buy replacements?

Mind the Gap

Published 12/01/2016 06:11 PM

Chief inspector of schools Sir Michael Wilshaw says children in the northern England are missing out.

Smart money

Published 12/02/2016 12:23 AM

As global student loan debt reaches crisis levels, can tech start-ups help cut costs?

Playing safe

Published 12/01/2016 05:29 PM

A programme teaching primary school children about mental health through fun games is being rolled out in south London.

Nativity pay

Published 11/29/2016 06:47 PM

A school's decision to charge for tickets for the nativity play has sparked fury among some parents. But are these charges a sign of the times or a step too far?

Bad behaviour

Published 11/28/2016 03:22 PM

Are detentions, an enduring fixture of school life, a nightmare for everyone or a handy tool for improving behaviour?

Code breaker?

Published 11/25/2016 03:59 PM

If you're aged 16 to 19 and can answer these questions, you could be heading to Bletchley Park.

Learning in the woods

Published 11/25/2016 01:11 AM

A new photography book documents the homeschooling community in Woodstock, New York, where nature is a priority.

Moving tale

Published 11/21/2016 09:56 PM

Melania and Barron Trump won't move to Washington with Donald yet - is that unusual?

Speaking up

Published 11/21/2016 12:23 PM

Two years after starting a pupil-led approach to resolving problems in and out of the classroom, a number of schools in Wales say they have seen improvements in behaviour and attendance.

Higher values

Published 11/18/2016 03:31 PM

Hundreds of thousands of families will be struggling with university application forms. But does it matter where you end up studying?

Cool for kids

Published 11/18/2016 12:07 AM

Hi-tech toys are likely to be big sellers this Christmas, but can they be fun and educational?

Downwardly mobile?

Published 11/16/2016 07:10 PM

The government says Britain has a "social mobility problem" - but not everyone agrees. BBC News spoke to three young people with different views.

Somme discovery

Published 11/17/2016 01:14 PM

The Imperial War Museum has been given hundreds of previously unseen soldiers' accounts of fighting in the Battle of the Somme.

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