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Education News

Wyoming Schools Look for a Middle Way for Transgender Students

Published 06/29/2016 09:53 PM

The district in Laramie, Wyo., won’t adopt a new policy but will address students by the names they prefer and help them find a bathroom or locker room that fits.

A Sea of Charter Schools in Detroit Leaves Students Adrift

Published 06/28/2016 10:00 AM

Michigan leapt at the promise of charters 23 years ago, betting that more competition would improve public education. Instead, old problems grew worse.

Amazon Unveils Online Education Service for Teachers

Published 06/27/2016 02:00 PM

The new Amazon site will offer free lesson plans, teaching modules and other digital resources for educators.

Tutors See Stereotypes and Gender Bias in SAT. Testers See None of the Above.

Published 06/27/2016 01:13 AM

Some critics said two items on the newly revamped exam were unfair to girls, but College Board officials said the test had been thoroughly vetted, leading to scores that showed no bias.

Economic View: A Family-Friendly Policy That’s Friendliest to Male Professors

Published 06/24/2016 03:18 PM

Men who became parents used an extended tenure clock to publish their research, but there was no parallel rise in the output of female economists.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

Published 06/23/2016 08:39 PM

The case challenged a part of the admission program at the University of Texas at Austin that takes race and ethnicity into account.

Supreme Court Decision on Affirmative Action Cheered by College Admissions Experts

Published 06/23/2016 08:54 PM

After the Supreme Court upheld a University of Texas admission plan that considers factors like race and diversity, college officials praised the decision.

Accused in Two Rapes, Former Student at Indiana University Avoids Prison With Plea Deal

Published 06/28/2016 02:40 AM

John P. Enochs, 22, accepted a plea deal dismissing both charges, with a year’s probation and no prison time.

Pet City: School’s Out for the Animals, Too

Published 06/24/2016 05:23 PM

How classroom pets spend summer vacation.

The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 2 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Published 06/24/2016 03:05 PM

You may have been riveted by any number of stories in this busy news week, but whatever got your attention, we’d like to know about it. Post here through June 30 in order to enter this week’s contest.

6 Ways Online Students Can Save on Textbooks, Learning Materials

Published 07/01/2016 04:52 PM

Although many online programs require students to use traditional textbooks, students may be able to rent rather than buy.

3 Ways to Offset a Low GPA When Applying to Business School

Published 07/01/2016 02:00 PM

High GMAT, GRE scores are a more recent example of an MBA applicant's academic abilities, compensating for a low GPA.

Tips for Conducting a More Selective Scholarship Search

Published 06/30/2016 03:00 PM

As long as you start your search early, both large- and small-dollar college scholarships can be worth your time and effort.

You Can Major in Social Media?

Published 06/30/2016 01:00 PM

Social media degree programs have some people a little baffled.

Discover Ways to Land a Paid Internship

Published 06/29/2016 03:11 PM

A paid internship during college increases a student's likelihood of finding a full-time job, according to studies.

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers May Soon Have Discharge Options

Published 06/29/2016 03:00 PM

The Department of Education has released a draft rule to help defrauded borrowers seeking student loan relief.

6 Red Flags Medical School Isn't the Right Choice

Published 06/28/2016 02:30 PM

A lack of interest in volunteering is one reason you may not want to pursue a medical degree.

10 Universities With the Most Students in Sororities

Published 06/28/2016 02:00 PM

The majority of schools with the highest sorority participation are in the South. 

Weigh the Benefits, Drawbacks of English-Taught Degree Programs Overseas

Published 06/28/2016 01:00 PM

These programs attract students from many countries and give them a common medium of instruction.

3 Facts About Earning a Degree in Saudi Arabia

Published 06/28/2016 12:00 PM

Arab international students can find scholarships to fund their education at Saudi universities.

Pros, Cons of Retaking the LSAT in September

Published 06/27/2016 03:00 PM

Here are factors law school applicants who took the June LSAT should consider before retaking the test.

Consider the Revised SAT, ACT for Test Success

Published 06/27/2016 02:00 PM

Students who prepared for these tests' previous versions may want to reassess their test-taking strengths and weaknesses.

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.

10 Colleges That Made Them CEOs

Published 06/27/2016 12:00 PM

Most of the CEOs of the top Fortune 500 companies earned degrees in business or engineering fields.​

Colleges Where Top CEOs Earned Their Degrees

Published 06/27/2016 12:00 PM

At least four CEOs from the top 100 companies on the Fortune 500 list graduated from Cornell University.

Heat Up a Scholarship Search Over the Summer

Published 06/23/2016 03:00 PM

A summer job or unpaid internship can strengthen scholarship applications, increasing the odds of winning money for college.

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.

2 Situations That Don't Qualify for Student Loan Forgiveness

Published 06/22/2016 03:00 PM

Borrowers aren't eligible for student loan forgiveness just because they're struggling to make payments.

10 Colleges Where Grads Owe the Most

Published 06/21/2016 02:00 PM

At these schools, 2014 graduates who borrowed owed more than $43,300, U.S. News data show.

10 Colleges and Universities Near the Beach

Published 06/21/2016 01:00 PM

Students can stick their toes in the ocean at some of these college campuses.

Determine Whether to Declare a STEM Major on College Applications

Published 06/20/2016 02:00 PM

Applying to college undeclared may give you an advantage to later declaring a STEM major.

6 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Germany

Published 06/20/2016 12:30 PM

International students need to be self-motivated to succeed in a German bachelor's program, experts say.

Get Set Up to Succeed in an Online Degree Program

Published 06/17/2016 03:00 PM

Understanding the number of credits required for completing your online degree gives you a goal and end date to work toward.

Turn Failure Into a Great Business School Admissions Essay

Published 06/17/2016 02:00 PM

Your response to adversity, such as a recent job layoff, could set you apart from other MBA applicants.

5 Ways Scholarship Searches Benefit From Technology

Published 06/16/2016 03:15 PM

Parents, finding free cash for college has changed since you applied.

Smart Ways to Connect With Business Schools on Social Media

Published 06/16/2016 02:00 PM

Videos on Snapchat can help MBA applicants learn what it's like to attend different schools.

Infographic: Prepare for Your College Campus Visit

Published 06/16/2016 01:30 PM

Schedule a tour at least a month in advance and prepare questions to ask, experts say.

Get Set Up for In-State Tuition as a Grad Student

Published 06/15/2016 04:12 PM

Prospective grad students can qualify as residents for in-state tuition more easily than most undergrads.

Increase a Monthly Student Loan Payment to Save on Interest

Published 06/15/2016 03:00 PM

Paying extra each month – even the cost of a cup of coffee – will save you money and help you pay off student loans faster.

10 MBA Programs With the Most Diversity

Published 06/15/2016 02:30 PM

More than 15 percent of students are underrepresented minorities at these MBA programs.

Community Colleges With the Most International Students

Published 06/15/2016 01:00 PM

More than 1,500 foreign students enrolled at each of these schools during the 2014-2015 academic year.

10 Historically Black Schools With the Highest 4-Year Graduation Rates

Published 06/14/2016 02:00 PM

At each of these schools, more than 27 percent of students graduate in four years, U.S. News data show.

Don't Make These 10 Freshman Mistakes in College

Published 06/14/2016 01:30 PM

Advance preparation and time management can help students have a successful freshman year. 

3 Students Find Their Calling at Arab Region Universities

Published 06/14/2016 01:00 PM

By studying abroad in the region, these students forged their future career paths.

Conquer Logical Reasoning on the LSAT With a Sample Question

Published 06/13/2016 03:00 PM

With only about 90 seconds to complete each logical reasoning question, it is important to master analysis for the LSAT.

Maximize Your Community College Experiences for University Admissions

Published 06/13/2016 02:00 PM

One way to strengthen your college transfer application is by building good rapport with your community college professors.

Where the Forbes 10 Most Powerful Women Went to College

Published 06/13/2016 01:30 PM

Before they made it big, here are where Forbes' most powerful women earned their degrees.

Out-of-State Enrollment Rises at State Flagship Universities

Published 06/13/2016 01:30 PM

Growing out-of-state enrollment at state flagships may make it harder for in-state students to get in.

Aviation Scholarships Help College Degrees Take Flight

Published 06/09/2016 03:00 PM

One organization provides scholarships that can pay for college or advanced flight training.

Medical Schools Rally to Make Classes More Diverse

Published 06/09/2016 02:00 PM

New recruitment strategies are helping medical schools boost diversity in the classroom.

Student Loan Origination Fees Changing Soon

Published 06/08/2016 03:00 PM

Beginning Oct. 1, origination fees on federal student loans will be higher and the amount available of certain federal grants will be lower.

10 Ways Incoming Freshmen Can Save for College

Published 06/08/2016 02:00 PM

Summer is an opportune time to save money for college and reduce college-related expenses.

Prepare for the First Day of Medical School

Published 06/07/2016 03:00 PM

Try to acclimate and adjust before medical school classes begin.

10 MBA Programs With the Highest Acceptance Rates

Published 06/07/2016 02:00 PM

These business schools accepted an average of 85 percent of applicants in fall 2015, U.S. News data show.

Cope With Mental Health Issues as a Community College Student

Published 06/07/2016 01:00 PM

Community colleges are a good resource for students who need help balancing their mental health and education.

4 Tips for Using Support Services as an Online Student

Published 06/06/2016 03:35 PM

Think of online student support services as under one roof, but in separate places.

8 Facts About Direct Student Loan Consolidation

Published 06/06/2016 03:15 PM

Consolidating federal student loans can be a savvy way to manage payments, but comes with a couple caveats.

Weave Specific Law School Details Into a Winning Personal Statement

Published 06/06/2016 03:00 PM

Make your personal statement stand out by showing how a law school fits you – not with a laundry list of its programs.

Students Who Benefit From Test-Optional, Test-Flexible Admissions

Published 06/06/2016 02:00 PM

Many colleges and universities recognize that standardized tests are not the only measure of strong applicants.

College Commencement Speakers Offer Advice to 2016 Graduates

Published 06/06/2016 01:30 PM

Students at some of the top 20 National Universities got these last lessons before receiving their diplomas.

Ways Parents and Counselors Can Help Students Earn Scholarships

Published 06/02/2016 03:12 PM

Securing scholarships can be stressful, but parents and counselors can serve as a resource.

5 Ways to Pay for Community College

Published 06/02/2016 03:00 PM

Most community college students qualify for need-based aid, experts 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.

Consider Business Schools That Offer a Summer Start

Published 06/02/2016 02:00 PM

New MBA students can brush up on finance and accounting before classes begin.

Student Loans May Affect Mortgage Eligibility Less

Published 06/01/2016 03:00 PM

New federal guidelines may mean more first-time homebuyers with deferred student debt will qualify for a mortgage.

Be a Strong Applicant for Graduate Nursing Degree Scholarships

Published 06/01/2016 02:30 PM

Many scholarship committees look for students who are humble but passionate about their field.

LSAT Test Day: What to Expect, How to Deal

Published 05/31/2016 03:00 PM

These tips will help you remain calm and focused during the LSAT.

4 Ways to Bounce Back from a Subpar Junior Year of High School

Published 05/31/2016 02:45 PM

Follow these steps to better position yourself for a successful college application season.

Check These Off Before Submitting an Early Medical School Application

Published 05/31/2016 02:30 PM

Applying early to medical school is applying on time.

10 Law Schools Where the Most Accepted Students Enroll

Published 05/31/2016 02:00 PM

At these schools, at least 42 percent of accepted students enrolled in fall 2015, U.S. News data show.

Use Credit Card Rewards to Pay Student Loans

Published 05/31/2016 01:30 PM

Some credit cards allow consumers to use rewards points toward student loans, but borrowers should make on-time payments.

10 Things Veterans Should Look for in a College

Published 05/30/2016 01:00 PM

Prestige may be a factor for some vets, but finding a school that meets career goals is also important.

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.

Show International Experience When Applying to Business School

Published 05/27/2016 03:00 PM

Business schools look for applicants with global experiences and perspectives.

4 Great Places to Study Most Military Bases Offer Online Students

Published 05/27/2016 02:00 PM

Service members and their dependents have access to locations and resources to aid with online learning.

Get More Money for Business School in 5 Steps

Published 05/26/2016 05:41 PM

Accepted applicants wanting to up their aid award should build a case for why they deserve extra money.

Offbeat Sports Scholarships Offer College Cash

Published 05/26/2016 03:00 PM

Scholarships for sports include college funding for surfers and horseback riders.

Reduce Student Loan Debt by Paying Interest Early

Published 05/25/2016 03:00 PM

Borrowers could save thousands by starting payments this summer.

Famous People Who Attended Community College

Published 05/25/2016 02:00 PM

Several popular actors, among others, spent time studying on community college campuses.

10 Public Schools That Award Merit Aid to the Most Out-of-State Students

Published 05/24/2016 05:12 PM

Two public National Universities in Ohio handed out non-need-based aid to the biggest slice of their out-of-state students.

How Medical School Admissions Officials See the New MCAT

Published 05/24/2016 02:30 PM

Many schools are looking closely at how applicants perform on critical analysis and reasoning.

4 Facts About Earning an Undergrad Degree in the UAE

Published 05/24/2016 12:00 PM

Thousands of international students from across the Middle East and North Africa study in the UAE each year.

3 Responses for Law School Optional Essays

Published 05/23/2016 03:00 PM

Learn how to write diversity statements and other essays that can boost an application.

10 Questions to Consider Before Applying to Law School

Published 05/23/2016 02:30 PM

For some legal careers, it isn't necessary to have a J.D. or pass the bar.

4 College Application Strategies for Gap Year Students

Published 05/23/2016 02:00 PM

Students taking a year off after high school may face unique challenges when applying to college.

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.

3 Ways Online Students Might Take Exams

Published 05/20/2016 02:54 PM

Different programs have different test-taking requirements and might proctor exams in person or online.

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.

Get Cash for College Easily Via Scholarships on Social Media

Published 05/19/2016 03:08 PM

These so-called sharing scholarships have become popular recently.

10 Law Schools With the Highest Percentages of Underrepresented Minorities

Published 05/18/2016 03:45 PM

At each of these schools, minority enrollment surpassed 52 percent.

Explore Disability Discharges, Rehabilitation for Student Loans

Published 05/18/2016 03:00 PM

There are a few misconceptions about the federal government's efforts to help disabled borrowers.

Think Twice Before You Lower Federal Loan Repayments

Published 05/18/2016 02:00 PM

While PAYE or REPAYE reduce monthly payments, the payment period is often extended.

It's Not Too Late to Apply for a Bachelor's Degree Program in Europe

Published 05/18/2016 01:30 PM

Countries such as Germany and the U.K. have universities that are still taking applications for the upcoming year.

Do's, Don'ts for Career Changers Considering Community Colleges

Published 05/18/2016 01:30 PM

Community colleges work closely with area companies to get grads into local jobs.

10 Colleges That Charge the Most for Room and Board

Published 05/17/2016 02:00 PM

At these 10 schools in New York, Massachusetts and California, students pay an average of $15,966, U.S. News data show.

Top 10 College Majors That Earn the Highest Salaries

Published 05/17/2016 01:30 PM

Engineers earn top dollar, but students majoring in other STEM fields can also nab a healthy paycheck.

Weigh Pros, Cons of Associate Degrees at Arab Region Universities

Published 05/17/2016 12:00 PM

A two-year program may get grads into the workforce sooner, but families in the region may be unfamiliar with the associate degree.

Improve LSAT Logic Games, Reading Comprehension Prep

Published 05/16/2016 03:00 PM

Preparing for the LSAT on your own can sometimes leave test-takers confused about their practice results.

3 Healthy Ways to Overcome College Rejection

Published 05/16/2016 02:00 PM

Even if you end up at your safety school, you can maximize the college experience.

Scholarships Can Help STEM Majors Pay for College

Published 05/12/2016 03:00 PM

Turn your interest in science, technology, engineering or math into cash for college.

Determine Which Area of Engineering Matches Your College Goals

Published 05/12/2016 02:00 PM

Teens can experiment with drones and chemistry kits to learn more about engineering, one expert says.

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.

Organizations Pledge to Help Educate Student Loan Borrowers

Published 05/11/2016 03:00 PM

Schools, employers and government entities are banding together to spread the word about income-driven repayment.

Law Schools Offer Loan Assistance Programs to Debt-Burdened Grads

Published 05/11/2016 02:00 PM

These loan assistance programs are often limited to grads in public sector jobs.

Become a Health Care Leader With a Master of Medical Management

Published 05/10/2016 02:30 PM

This up-and-coming degree can help physicians interested in both the clinical and business sides of medicine.

10 Costly Universities for Out-of-State Students

Published 05/10/2016 02:00 PM

The average out-of-state tuition and fees among these 10 schools is nearly $40,000.

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.

Craft a Captivating Law School Personal Statement

Published 05/09/2016 03:00 PM

Applicants should be specific and avoid melodrama.

3 Freshman Year Questions to Ask Your High School Counselor

Published 05/09/2016 02:00 PM

It's not too early to start thinking about college and career goals.

10 Student Loan Facts College Grads Need to Know

Published 05/09/2016 01:30 PM

The majority of college graduates have student loans and need to develop a debt strategy, experts say.

New Feedback System Launched for Federal Student Aid Customers

Published 07/01/2016 06:38 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today officially launched the Federal Student Aid (FSA) Feedback System, an online portal that allows federal student aid customers to submit complaints, provide positive feedback, and report allegations of suspicious activity regarding their experience with federal student aid programs.

Virginia's Hampton City Schools, U.S. Education Department Settle Case of Retaliation Against Mom Who Advocated for Daughter

Published 07/01/2016 05:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced today that it has entered into a resolution agreement with the Hampton, Virginia, City Schools after finding the division in violation of the civil rights laws enforced by OCR that prohibit retaliation for opposing discriminatory practices or for participating in OCR's complaint resolution process.

Obama Administration Announces New Regulations to Strengthen Employment and Training Opportunities for Millions of Americans

Published 06/30/2016 06:22 PM

The U.S. Departments of Labor and Education today made publicly available the final rules to implement the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), an historic expansion of opportunity for the nation's job seekers, workers and employers. The regulations deliver on need to modernize the nation's workforce system and represent a more integrated, job-driven approach to support communities and expand job growth.

Immigrant Heritage Month: In Their Own Words

Published 06/30/2016 06:18 PM

Diversity of all types – race, ethnicity, national origin and economic status, family structure and gender identity, sexual orientation and disability status, religion or native language – benefits all students. Diversity is not a nicety but a necessity. In honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, these educators share their personal stories in their own words: Celebrating Our Heritage & Student Diversity

Education Department's Special Master Delivers Fourth Report on Debt Relief Process for Student Borrowers

Published 06/29/2016 08:05 PM

As part of the Obama Administration's continued commitment to ensure that defrauded students have a path to debt relief with minimal burden, Special Master Joseph A. Smith has delivered his fourth and final borrower defense progress report to the U.S. Department of Education.

Settlements Reached in Seven States, One Territory to Ensure Website Accessibility for People with Disabilities

Published 06/29/2016 07:09 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today announced that it has reached settlements with education organizations in seven states and one territory to ensure website accessibility for people with disabilities.

Leading the Way

Published 06/29/2016 02:08 AM

In a speech at the National Charter School Conference in Nashville, Tenn., U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. called for charter schools to become leaders in rethinking student discipline so that more students remain in the classroom and have the opportunity to learn. The charter sector, like traditional public schools, is showing improvement in this area, but there is more work to be done to ensure all students are in the classroom learning every day. King urged charter schools to focus on innovating to lead the way for our children. Remarks are as prepared.

Secretary King Calls for Charter Schools to Lead on Rethinking Student Discipline

Published 06/28/2016 09:46 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today called for charter schools to become leaders in rethinking student discipline so that more students remain the classroom and have the opportunity to learn.

Shattering Stereotypes of Women and Girls in Non-Traditional Career Technology Education

Published 06/28/2016 06:00 PM

Although progress has been made to ensure all girls and women have access to a quality education, I am reminded that forty-four years after the passage of Title IX, there are still lengthy strides to be made; fewer than two percent of plumbers, and three percent of electricians are women. In contrast, women and girls are disproportionately enrolled in career and technical education (CTE) programs for many traditionally lower-paying jobs.

Working to Prevent Discrimination Involving Religion at Schools and Universities

Published 06/25/2016 07:00 PM

No student – whether Hindu, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, Sikh, or of any other religious background – should experience barriers to learning and success in school because of who the student is or what the student believes.

A Second Chance for an Education

Published 06/24/2016 08:06 PM

The Obama Administration is committed to creating a fairer, more effective criminal justice system. We want to lessen the impact of mass incarceration on our communities and help the men and women who rejoin society from our jails and prisons to build successful, crime-free lives.

12,000 Incarcerated Students to Enroll in Postsecondary Educational and Training Programs Through Education Department's New Second Chance Pell Pilot Program

Published 06/24/2016 02:23 PM

The Department of Education announced today 67 colleges and universities selected to participate in the new Second Chance Pell pilot program, an experiment announced in July 2015 to test whether participation in high quality education programs increases after expanding access to financial aid for incarcerated individuals.

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.'s Statement on the U.S. Supreme Court's Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin

Published 06/24/2016 01:38 AM

"More than ever before, today's students need to be prepared to succeed in a diverse, global workforce. Diversity benefits communities, schools and students from all backgrounds, and research has shown that more diverse organizations make better decisions with better results. It is no surprise, then, that CEOs, university presidents, the military and other leaders have expressed a strong interest in increasing diversity.

A View from the Field: Building Comprehensive ESSA Stakeholder Engagement

Published 06/23/2016 11:23 PM

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which replaced No Child Left Behind and reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, presents an opportunity to continue making progress towards educational equity and excellence for all. For the first time, the reauthorization of the nation’s defining elementary and secondary education law explicitly supports a preschool to college- and career-readiness vision for America’s students.

Education Department Announces School Improvement Grants for 16 States

Published 06/23/2016 09:13 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that 16 states will receive more than $113 million in grants to continue efforts to turn around our nation's persistently lowest-achieving schools through awards from the Department's School Improvement Grants (SIG) program.

It’s Time for Some Stability

Published 06/23/2016 04:57 PM

U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release Joint Guidance on Foster Youth

Published 06/23/2016 03:06 PM

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services today released guidance to states, school districts and child welfare agencies on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting children in foster care. The guidance aims to assist state and local partners in understanding and implementing the new law, and to inform state and local collaboration between educational and child welfare agencies across the nation for the well-being of children in foster care.

Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell’s remarks to the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity on June 22, 2016

Published 06/22/2016 03:06 PM

Thank you, Susan, for your leadership on issues facing the field.  And thank you to all NACIQI members for your commitment to the critical work of reviewing accreditors with an eye on student outcomes.

Office for Civil Rights Reaches Settlement With Dorchester County School District Two in South Carolina Over Transgender Discrimination

Published 06/22/2016 02:52 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights announced today that it has entered into a voluntary resolution agreement with Dorchester County School District Two in South Carolina, after finding the district in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 for discriminating against a transgender elementary school student. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects all students from sex-based discrimination.

Education Secretary King Announces Winners in $200,000 Career and Technical Education Makeover Challenge

Published 06/17/2016 08:02 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today announced 10 winners in the $200,000 Career and Technical Education (CTE) Makeover Challenge at the Champions of Change for Making event in Washington, D.C.

Secretary King Announces Recipients of the 2016 President’s Education Awards Program

Published 06/16/2016 08:24 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced the 2016 President’s Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, honoring nearly 3 million students from more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands  and the Virgin Islands. 

Education Department Announces New Data Showing FAFSA Completion by District, State

Published 06/16/2016 08:09 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid Office (FSA) today posted a series of updates to its data center, a collection of key performance data on the federal student aid portfolio.

Building a Foundation for Children Starts in Pre-K

Published 06/16/2016 12:11 AM

As a kindergarten teacher, I have seen that attending a high-quality pre-K program makes a significant difference in children’s kindergarten success—and later success as well.

Statement of U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. on DACA Anniversary

Published 06/15/2016 06:25 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today issued the following statement on the anniversary of President Obama's 2012 announcement of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

What College Accreditation Changes Mean for Students

Published 06/15/2016 06:04 PM

Editor’s note (6/24/16): Yesterday, NACIQI – the independent board that advises the Department of Education on accreditation – voted 10-3 in support of the Department’s recommendation to end recognition of ACICS. As noted in the post below, that was the next step in the process after the initial recommendation for Department staff. The recommendations now come to a senior official here at the Department, who has 90 days to make a decision.

Babies Of Color Are Now The Majority, Census Says

Published 07/01/2016 05:49 PM

Today's generation of schoolchildren looks much different than it did just a few decades ago.

From YouTube Pioneer Sal Khan, A School With Real Classrooms

Published 06/30/2016 10:03 AM

Sal Khan, a pioneer of online tutorials with his successful Khan Academy, has established a private brick-and-mortar laboratory school in Silicon Valley. He plans to share its lessons with educators.

What Good Preschool Looks Like: Snapshots From 4 States

Published 06/29/2016 11:18 AM

What separates good preschool from bad? A new report maps out some key answers by studying successful programs.

Looking For Change, Teachers Hit The Campaign Trail

Published 06/28/2016 04:27 PM

This primary season Oklahoma educators are running for state office in record numbers. The nearly 40 teachers and principals say they're fed up with low funding, over-testing and teacher shortages.

After 25 Years, What's Next For Charter Schools?

Published 06/28/2016 10:30 AM

Ted Kolderie, often called the "godfather" of the charter school movement, has a new book out. He says the lack of innovation in how teachers teach and students learn is stifling school reform.

Girl Talk: What Teens Want Michelle Obama To Know About Liberia

Published 06/27/2016 05:17 PM

Some of them have never heard of her. But most of them want her to know: Make sure more Liberian girls can stay in school!

1 In 10 Cal State Students Is Homeless, Study Finds

Published 06/26/2016 12:59 PM

New research from California State University suggests 1 in 10 students there are homeless and 1 in 5 are food insecure. NPR's Linda Wertheimer talks to George Parker, a once homeless student.

Kansas Votes More Money For Public Schools To Avert Shutdown

Published 06/25/2016 03:25 AM

Legislators, pressured by the state Supreme Court, passed a $38 million package for the state's underfunded schools. Justices had threatened to close all public schools in Kansas after this month.

Roundup: Reactions To This Week's Supreme Court Decision On Affirmative Action

Published 06/24/2016 06:41 PM

The Supreme Court rejected a challenge to an affirmative action program at the University of Texas at Austin brought by a white woman who claimed she would have gotten in if she weren't white.

Should We Stop Telling Kids They're Smart?

Published 06/24/2016 02:43 PM

Carol Dweck finds that the words adults use to describe kids' progress affects the children's belief in their own potential.

High Test Scores At A Nationally Lauded Charter Network, But At What Cost?

Published 06/24/2016 12:00 PM

Rocketship charter schools were supposed to revolutionize education, Silicon Valley-style, and enroll 1 million students. It hasn't worked out exactly that way.

Supreme Court Issues Orders On Immigration, Affirmative Action

Published 06/24/2016 10:04 AM

The high court deadlocked on one major issue but decided another — handing President Obama a setback on immigration but affirming a constitutional role for affirmative action in college admissions.

A Victory For Affirmative Action, And For Many Colleges A Sigh Of Relief

Published 06/23/2016 10:30 PM

By a 4-3 vote, the Supreme Court has upheld the use of race in admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. Much of higher education welcomed the decision.

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action In College Admissions

Published 06/23/2016 09:31 PM

The Supreme Court upheld affirmative action in college admissions Thursday in a 4-3 ruling on the University of Texas' use of race as a factor in a program to increase diversity in the student body.

University Of Texas At Austin President Reacts To Affirmative Action Ruling

Published 06/23/2016 09:31 PM

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Gregory Fenves, the president of the University of Texas at Austin, the school at the center of Thursday's Supreme Court ruling about affirmative action.

Workers Without College Degrees Are Getting Crushed in This Economy

Published 07/01/2016 05:19 PM

While the United States has added 11.6 million job since the Great Recession, not all workers have been able to enjoy the recovery. Of the new jobs, 8.4 million have gone to workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher, while just 80,000 have gone to workers with a high school diploma or less, according to a new report, America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. “The modern economy continues to leave Americans without a college education behind,” Anthony Carnevale, report author and director of the Georgetown Center said in a statement.

Would California bill infringe on religious liberty of Christian colleges?

Published 07/01/2016 04:07 PM

When the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last year, many religious conservatives worried that simply maintaining their traditional views could be considered acts of discrimination. The California legislation, passed by the state Senate in May and taken up by the state Assembly on Thursday, would allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students to sue religious educational institutions if they were denied married student housing, dorms, or bathrooms consistent with their gender identities, or otherwise subject to rules of conduct that singled out their sexuality or identity.

Illinois governor signs bill ensuring schools stay open and providing colleges and social services money for 6 months

Published 07/01/2016 01:45 AM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois governor signs bill ensuring schools stay open and providing colleges and social services money for 6 months.

Chicago Public Schools meets pension payment deadline

Published 07/01/2016 12:29 AM

The Chicago Public Schools met a Thursday deadline to complete a $676 million contribution to its teachers pension system, a school spokeswoman said. The nation's third-largest public school system had to fully tap an $870 million bank line of credit to make the payment, according to Emily Bittner, the spokeswoman. With fiscal 2016 ending at midnight Thursday, Bittner said the district has about $83 million in cash, which is up from a projection of just $24 million CPS made after it sold $725 million of bonds in the U.S. municipal market in February.

Pittsburgh school board OKs new supe despite resume concerns

Published 06/30/2016 04:31 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A superintendent who faced questions about information on his resume and possible plagiarism can begin his new job this week after the Pittsburgh Public Schools board rejected one member's request to rescind the hiring.

Illinois moves toward a possible budget deal

Published 06/30/2016 11:06 AM

Illinois’ Republican governor and Democrat-led state legislature inched toward a possible breakthrough in their record-setting, yearlong budget impasse, but neither side would characterize a spending framework negotiated on Wednesday as an outright deal. The state House and Senate were poised to take up budget bills on Thursday, including a significant increase in state and local contributions to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher pensions. Illinois is the only U.S. state without a complete budget for the fiscal year that ends at midnight Thursday.

Making It Easier for Homeless Youths to Get Cash for College

Published 06/30/2016 10:46 AM

Getting financial aid to help pay the cost of college just got a little easier for the nation’s homeless students. On Tuesday the Department of Education announced changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that will make the form more consistent and efficient for youths who don’t live at home with their parents. In a letter to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who has written to the DOE several times about homeless youths, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wrote that the department would “clarify and simplify” the language in the FAFSA and streamline the application process.

Oklahoma teachers fight education cuts by winning elections

Published 06/30/2016 12:23 AM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inner-city high school English teacher Mickey Dollens was fed up with low pay and cuts to public education, so he decided to run for the state Legislature to fix the problem.

Virginia schools luring NC teachers with big bonus

Published 06/29/2016 11:26 PM

Given the state of teacher pay in North Carolina, many teachers have found themselves exploring their options.

Relieving the fears of the college-bound

Published 06/29/2016 09:32 PM

A Consumer Reports poll of Americans with student loans offers a critical insight into the current state of higher education: More a quarter of those with college degrees said their education was not worth the cost. About 41 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in federal student loans – the biggest such burden of any country. On Tuesday, for example, Hillary Clinton proposed that $10 billion in federal money go for “alternative” education, such as online courses in computer coding, to ensure job-ready skills for innovation and entrepreneurship.

DC schools chief Kaya Henderson to step down

Published 06/29/2016 09:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kaya Henderson is stepping down after more than five years as chancellor of the District of Columbia's public schools, ending a long tenure that included improvements in standardized test scores but a stubborn achievement gap between black and white students.

Egypt's president offers apology over leaked exams

Published 06/29/2016 09:05 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has apologized to high school students over the leaking of national exams.

University of Connecticut revokes Cosby's honorary degree

Published 06/29/2016 07:04 PM

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct "incongruent" with the university's values.

Supplies run out in southern Mexico amid teachers' protests

Published 06/29/2016 04:25 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Business leaders and government officials said Wednesday that supplies of gasoline, food and other goods are running out in southern Mexico because protesting teachers have blockaded key highways.

Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers May Soon Have Discharge Options

Published 06/29/2016 03:00 PM

In 2015, the Corinthian College conglomerate collapsed after federal officials found that the school had fraudulently inflated its job placement rates. The Department of Education sanctioned Corinthian while further investigations continued, at which point the school filed for bankruptcy, essentially leaving U.S. taxpayers with possibly tens of millions of dollars in federal student loans. In response, the Department of Education is undertaking a negotiated rulemaking procedure to clarify definitions and a process for borrower defense to repayment, an old and rarely used rule.

College students take to social media to take on terrorism

Published 06/29/2016 05:27 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Students at one New York college are taking to social media to tackle terrorism.

UConn Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree

Published 06/29/2016 05:00 AM

More than two dozen other colleges and universities around the country have rescinded the actor-comedian's honorary degrees or are considering doing so in the wake of allegations that he drugged and molested dozens of women.

With Google’s new Expeditions app, teachers can take their whole class on a VR field trip

Published 06/29/2016 12:55 AM

There are already more than 200 different Expeditions which can be taken -- with each one curated with integrated descriptions, talking points, and questions. Currently, trips include visits to historical landmarks, diving underwater with sharks, and even journeys into outer space

Kansas Supreme Court accepts latest school funding changes

Published 06/29/2016 12:14 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Tuesday on a new state law increasing aid to poor school districts, formally ending a threat that the state's public schools could be shut down.

Short-term budget fix for Illinois close, but not schools

Published 06/27/2016 11:44 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but the gap between the two sides on a second measure to open public schools on time became apparent late in the day.

Governor signs bill aimed at keeping Kansas schools open

Published 06/27/2016 11:34 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback signed legislation Monday to increase aid to poor school districts, an action that meets a court mandate and ends a threat that the state's public schools might shut down.

Football: Qatar using 3D printers to find perfect pitch

Published 06/27/2016 09:04 PM

Following concerns over poor quality pitches at Euro 2016, Qatar has employed a high-tech solution to avoid similar criticisms of its World Cup in 2022 -- 3D printers and wind tunnels. Scientists at Qatar University, the country's largest higher education establishment, have created 3D-printed models of some of the potential eight stadiums that will be used in 2022, to try and ensure there are no such similar surface problems in six years' time. "We are aware of what is happening in Europe," lead scientist of the research, Saud Ghani said.

Egyptian students stage rare protest in Tahrir Square

Published 06/27/2016 07:03 PM

CAIRO (AP) — Hundreds of Egyptian high school students staged a rare protest in Cairo's iconic Tahrir Square on Monday before security forces quickly moved in, dispersing them with tear gas and detaining several.

Qatar using 3D printers to find perfect pitch

Published 06/27/2016 06:35 PM

Following concerns over poor quality pitches at Euro 2016, Qatar has employed a high-tech solution to avoid similar criticisms of its World Cup in 2022 -- 3D printers and wind tunnels. Scientists at Qatar University, the country's largest higher education establishment, have created 3D-printed models of some of the potential eight stadiums that will be used in 2022, to try and ensure there are no such similar surface problems in six years' time. "We are aware of what is happening in Europe," lead scientist of the research, Saud Ghani said.

Colleges Where Top CEOs Earned Their Degrees

Published 06/27/2016 12:00 PM

A strong academic foundation can help today's students become the top CEOs of tomorrow.

10 Colleges That Made Them CEOs

Published 06/27/2016 12:00 PM

Where Fortune 500 CEOs Went to School

Kansas facing bigger fights over schools after funding fix

Published 06/25/2016 04:44 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas is bracing for more contentious legal and political fights over education funding even after legislators approved a narrow, short-term fix to satisfy a court mandate and avoid a threatened shutdown of the state's public schools.

Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown

Published 06/25/2016 03:09 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down.

Panel votes against accreditor of for-profit colleges

Published 06/24/2016 09:02 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — An advisory panel to the Education Department has voted to recommend the government sever ties with a group that accredits many of the nation's for-profit colleges, including schools once owned by the now-defunct Corinthian Colleges Inc. — a critical vote that could lead schools to close their doors and threaten financial aid to hundreds of thousands of students.

Kansas GOP lawmakers advance plan to avert school closings

Published 06/24/2016 01:00 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Top Republicans advanced an education funding plan Thursday in the Kansas Legislature as the best way to satisfy a court mandate, pushing past doubts that it would avert a threatened shutdown of the state's public schools.

Abigail Fisher Lost, but Challenges to Affirmative Action Aren’t Over

Published 06/24/2016 12:53 AM

It was a case intended to be a wrecking ball for affirmative action in college admissions. The opinion, authored by Justice Anthony Kennedy, supports diversity as “a critically important mission” in higher education while “closing off many of the doors that [affirmative action foes] had hoped would remain open,” Ifill said.

Mexican government meets with radical teachers' union

Published 06/23/2016 05:39 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Leaders of a radical teachers union met with Mexican government representatives late Wednesday to try to defuse tensions after eight people died in clashes in the southern state of Oaxaca, but managed only to schedule another meeting for Monday.

Swiss college students set a new world record for the fastest electric car

Published 06/23/2016 04:49 PM

Students from ETH Zurich and Lucerne University have developed the world's fastest electric car, much faster than any production electric or gas engine car. The Grimsel ran a time of 1.5 seconds from 0-to-62 in just 100 feet.

Amid campaign worries, Trump to check on courses in Scotland

Published 06/23/2016 04:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Facing questions about meager fundraising, slipping poll numbers and campaign instability, Donald Trump is tending to business — in Scotland.

Affirmative Action Survives at the Supreme Court

Published 06/23/2016 03:35 PM

Updated at 2:16 p.m. The U.S. Supreme Court upheld Thursday the University of Texas at Austin’s plan to increase student diversity, defeating a conservative challenge that sought to imperil affirmative-action programs in higher education.

3 teachers resign over insulting chat messages about kids

Published 06/23/2016 02:49 PM

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (AP) — Three teachers at a Rhode Island charter school have resigned for exchanging disparaging and profanity-laden chat messages about students.

What Employers Think About Your Online IT Degree

Published 06/23/2016 02:30 PM

When Reza B'Far completed his online master's degree in computer science through University of Southern California's Viterbi School of Engineering, he watched the same lectures as the on-campus students. "The degree that you got was the equivalent of a normal college degree," says the 44-year-old, who now works as vice president of development for the computer technology corporation Oracle. In recent years, employers have become more accepting of online bachelor's and master's degrees in information technology and related fields, like computer science, recruiters say -- though not all are totally comfortable with them.

Refugees Are Turning to Free Online Courses to Build New Lives

Published 06/23/2016 12:17 AM

Learning English, computer programming, or how to interview for a job might soon be easier for people who have fled war and sectarian violence, thanks to a new partnership between the U.S. Department of State and online learning company Coursera. The partnership will provide access to “career-relevant education at no cost—both to individual refugees and the nonprofits that serve them—offering an employer-validated learning solution with the potential to directly drive success in achieving refugees’ goals around the world,” Coursera spokesperson Kelsey Nelson wrote in an email to TakePart. The 65 million people around the world who have been displaced from their homes might not have a laptop, tablet, or the internet connection needed to take a course such as “English for Business and Entrepreneurship.” To bolster accessibility, Coursera for Refugees takes advantage of the expertise and resources of both the State Department and nonprofits that are already working with those who need assistance.

Transgender child can pick restroom at South Carolina school

Published 06/22/2016 05:39 PM

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education says a South Carolina school district has agreed to let a transgender elementary school student use the restroom with which she identifies.

NYC to offer free menstrual products in schools: Will other cities follow?

Published 06/22/2016 04:47 PM

A unanimous vote by the New York City Council on Tuesday set New York up to be the first city to require free menstrual products in public schools, homeless shelters, and correctional facilities. The bill by City Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland, which passed 49-0, would make pads and tampons free in public school restrooms and would guarantee the availability of menstrual products in homeless shelters and jails.

Angela Rayner appointed shadow education secretary

Published 07/01/2016 12:57 PM

Angela Rayner has been appointed shadow education secretary, the Labour Party has confirmed.

European referendum: Pupils 'fear being forced out'

Published 06/30/2016 11:43 AM

Heads are warning that young European pupils fear they may be forced to leave Britain in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

Approved Knowsley sixth form closure ends A-level provision

Published 06/30/2016 03:44 PM

A Merseyside borough will no longer have A-level provision after the government approves the closure of its only sixth form centre offering the qualification.

Isle of Wight Council can fight school holiday ruling

Published 06/30/2016 12:19 PM

Isle of Wight Council is told it can apply to challenge a High Court decision in favour of a father who took his daughter out of school in term time.

Pat Glass resigns as Labour education shadow secretary

Published 06/29/2016 12:08 PM

Pat Glass resigns as Labour's education shadow just two days after being appointed.

New Ofsted boss quizzed on lack of teaching experience

Published 06/29/2016 02:26 PM

Amanda Spielman, the government's preferred candidate for the next chief inspector of schools in England, is challenged over her lack of experience as a teacher.

More English schools rated good or outstanding by Ofsted

Published 06/29/2016 11:43 AM

Ofsted data reveals a slight increase in the proportion of schools judged good or outstanding in England.

Italian PM suggests UK students could have EU passports

Published 06/28/2016 07:02 PM

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi has suggested that UK students wanting to study in Europe could receive passports from other European Union countries.

School population rises by 121,000

Published 06/28/2016 05:12 PM

The number of pupils in England's school system has risen for the seventh successive year, according to an annual census.

Three quarters of children's services weak, Ofsted says

Published 06/28/2016 02:27 PM

Too many young people in care in England are not getting the service they deserve, with three quarters of children's services inadequate or requiring improvement Ofsted warns.

Funding honoured for EU students in UK

Published 06/27/2016 02:06 PM

Students from the European Union starting university courses in the UK this autumn are promised no change to student loans funding.

Pat Glass appointed Labour's education shadow secretary

Published 06/27/2016 12:20 PM

Pat Glass has been announced as Labour's shadow education secretary, after Lucy Powell resigned from Jeremy Corbyn's shadow cabinet.

Numbered GCSE grades allowed in N. Ireland

Published 06/28/2016 12:32 PM

Education Minister Peter Weir will allow pupils in Northern Ireland to receive GCSE grades from English exam boards who provide results using numbers from 9-1.

Anti-Semitism compensation and apology for student

Published 06/27/2016 04:34 PM

A Jewish student who suffered anti-Semitic racial abuse and bullying accepts a payout and apology from the University of York Students' Union.

Teaching union backs programme of strikes

Published 06/23/2016 04:25 PM

Members of the biggest teaching union in England back discontinuous strike action over pay, working condition and school funding.

India Bihar 'exam topper' sent to jail for cheating

Published 06/27/2016 10:44 AM

A "top student" in India's Bihar state, 17-year-old Ruby Rai, is arrested after a panel of examiners retesting her cancelled her original results.

EU Referendum: Reassurance sought over EU students

Published 06/24/2016 12:19 PM

Universities pledge to put pressure on the government over European students and staff in the wake of the UK's vote to leave.

Child sex abuse: More than 100 rapes with online link in past year

Published 06/21/2016 02:50 PM

More than 100 child rapes involving predators operating online took place in England and Wales in the last year, police figures obtained by the NSPCC show.

Girls 'more likely' to think university is important

Published 06/03/2016 10:28 AM

Children give Newsround their views on why girls are more likely than boys to think that going to university is important.

The EU Referendum and the future of universities

Published 05/30/2016 01:03 AM

The BBC's Branwen Jeffreys looks at what a vote in or out of the European Union, could mean for the UK's top universities.

Beijing 'alley homes' used to secure school places

Published 06/23/2016 03:24 PM

Competition for Beijing's schools means some parents buy uninhabitable nearby spaces to register as residences.

Dancing can bring people together, say researchers

Published 06/16/2016 01:00 PM

Academics find doing the same dance moves can break down barriers between children within minutes.

University of food awards 'Nobel prize for chefs'

Published 06/29/2016 12:28 AM

A university dedicated to food is to award an international prize for a chef whose cooking does good as well as tastes good.

'Virtual doctors' help patients a continent away

Published 06/22/2016 01:58 AM

Health services for a million people in Zambia are being connected to UK doctors, using a smartphone app.

Tutoring moves into the app culture

Published 06/08/2016 08:10 AM

In the stress of the exam season, tutors are offering their last-minute help through online services.

Sweatshop risk

Published 06/30/2016 02:55 AM

Tim Whewell visits the special schools springing up in Turkey to help the refugee children of Syria's "lost generation".

Work in progress

Published 06/28/2016 02:59 PM

The OECD's latest survey of adult skills shows how quickly such as Singapore can be improved

Peake practice

Published 06/23/2016 12:57 AM

How should teachers go about boosting children's ability to tackle complex scientific questions?

Magic reading key

Published 06/30/2016 01:01 PM

They've helped millions of children to read and parents either love them or hate them. Who are Biff, Chip and Kipper and what are they really called?

Speaking up

Published 06/16/2016 06:45 PM

Princess Beatrice visits a school in east London to help with life skills - and to hope the pupils' schooldays are less of a nightmare than her own.

'Just tell us'

Published 06/14/2016 01:15 AM

About one in five children in the UK has been exposed to domestic violence at home, often going to school the next day with little or no support, as Rebecca Wilcox and Louis Lee-Ray report.

Kicking off

Published 06/11/2016 01:42 AM

A theatre owner is setting up a campaign to promote more respect among young people - all started by a kick in the leg.

Frontline lessons

Published 06/03/2016 01:36 PM

The BBC's Gillian Hargreaves sees what life is like inside a migrant school in the Grande-Synthe camp in northern France.

When a hoax disrupts exams

Published 05/24/2016 04:23 PM

Hundreds of pupils across the UK have faced disruption to exams following a spate of hoax calls.

Changing places

Published 05/19/2016 02:21 AM

A 2003 letter in which the future chancellor promised to scrap the tuition fees he's now increasing goes viral.

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