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F.S.U. Reported Few Rape Cases to the U.S.

Published 11/26/2015 02:27 PM

The university reported only 9 of 113 cases of student-reported rape to the federal government because many of the reported assaults occurred off-campus.

The Learning Network: Happy Thanksgiving

Published 11/26/2015 06:53 AM

We’re on break until Nov. 30 for the holiday, but we’ve left you a long list of ideas for things to read and do.

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Chicago Protests Mostly Peaceful After Video of Police Shooting Is Released

Published 11/25/2015 01:39 PM

This article points out that charges against this officer come “amid a national debate over race, police shootings and a growing number of encounters captured on video showing police conduct.” What examples can you list? Which of those news stories had the biggest impact on you? Why?

The Learning Network: What Are You Grateful For?

Published 11/25/2015 10:05 AM

Do you sometimes find it hard to be grateful? Why?

Cuomo, in Shift, Is Said to Back Reducing Test Scores’ Role in Teacher Reviews

Published 11/25/2015 10:00 AM

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who in January called for standardized exams to determine 50 percent of the ratings, is quietly seeking a reduction, even to zero.

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

Published 11/25/2015 05:02 AM

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

‘White Student Union’ Groups Set Off Concerns at Campuses

Published 11/24/2015 11:05 PM

Facebook groups dedicated to the perceived struggles of whites have emerged claiming links to more than 30 universities, although the authenticity of many of the pages is uncertain.

Massachusetts’s Rejection of Common Core Test Signals Shift in U.S.

Published 11/24/2015 09:05 PM

As states have rejected tests tied to the Common Core standards, no about-face has resonated more than that of Massachusetts, known as a leader in education reform.

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Defiance and Necessity Spur Mali Back to Normal After Attack

Published 11/24/2015 08:34 PM

What happened in Bamako, the capital of the West African country of Mali, on Friday, one week after the attacks in Paris?

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 17-23, 2015

Published 11/24/2015 08:33 PM

Have you been following this week’s news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more. Look for our year-end quiz in December.

The Learning Network: What Responsibility Do We Have to Take In Refugees From Global Humanitarian Crises?

Published 11/24/2015 10:00 AM

How do we find an appropriate balance between our moral responsibility and any security concerns we might have?

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

Published 11/24/2015 05:02 AM

This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.

Admissions Quota Proposed in Brooklyn School Rezoning

Published 11/24/2015 04:33 AM

The Education Department said that students receiving subsidized lunches would be given admissions priority for half the seats at a Brooklyn school that is the subject of a contested rezoning proposal.

Missing Maryland College Student Is Found Dead in Apparent Suicide

Published 11/24/2015 02:01 AM

Jacob Marberger, whose disappearance and possible possession of a firearm prompted his college to shut down, died from a self-inflicted gunshot, the police said.

The Learning Network: News Q’s | Boy Scouts of America Have 5 New Applicants Who Happen to be Girls

Published 11/23/2015 08:40 PM

What is the current status of five girls’ request to be allowed to join the Boy Scouts in Santa Rosa, Calif.?

The Learning Network: What Current Slang Words and Expressions Do You Think Will Endure?

Published 11/23/2015 08:18 PM

How likely do you think it is for “cool” to be replaced by another word that describes something that has style or is hipness?

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 23, 2015

Published 11/23/2015 10:30 AM

On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.

The Learning Network: E.L.L. Practice | Setting and Reaching Goals, in Soccer and in Life

Published 11/23/2015 08:34 AM

In this E.L.L. practice, students are asked to choose the correct meaning of words, identify the best headline for a New York Times article and express short- and long-term goals for themselves.

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

Published 11/23/2015 05:02 AM

This word has appeared in 30 New York Times articles in the past year.

Yale Will Strengthen Teaching on Race and Ethnicity, Its President Says

Published 11/23/2015 04:00 AM

The university president, Peter Salovey, was responding to recent student demonstrations against discrimination and a racially charged campus environment.

College Scholarships That Don't Require Good Grades

Published 11/26/2015 03:00 PM

One great Google doodle could get you thousands for college.​

3 Things to Know About Earning an Undergraduate Degree in Australia

Published 11/26/2015 02:00 PM

Students are able to work while studying and can earn a bachelor’s degree in three years.

How a Lawyer Became Corporate In-House Counsel With Little Experience

Published 11/26/2015 01:00 PM

Jessica Morgan talks about how she landed a multifaceted corporate law job fresh out of school.

Understand the Many Facets of the Student Loan Process

Published 11/25/2015 03:00 PM

Get familiar with the players in the process, from borrowing to repayment.

Compare Life Insurance, 529 Plans for College Savings

Published 11/25/2015 02:00 PM

Savings in a 529 plan can only be used for education, while life insurance can offer more flexibility.

Explore a Medical Career in Health Care Information Technology

Published 11/24/2015 03:30 PM

Learn what it's like to be a doctor on the cutting edge of health care.

10 Colleges Where Applying Early Increases the Chances of Getting In

Published 11/24/2015 02:00 PM

Early decision or early action applicants for fall 2014 were accepted at a 63.5 percent rate, according to U.S. News data.

5 Ways to Get Ready for Spring Semester at Community College

Published 11/24/2015 01:30 PM

New students can do a lot to prepare for the spring semester during the holiday season. 

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.

Arab Region Universities Target Nurse Shortage

Published 11/24/2015 12:00 PM

There is demand across the region for nurses with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees.

Map Out LSAT Time Management Section by Section

Published 11/23/2015 03:00 PM

The exam is designed to make students run out of time, so planning is key.

4 Things to Know About College Student Shadowing Days

Published 11/23/2015 02:00 PM

These campus visits are a valuable tool in the college decision process.

High School Fundraisers Share Secrets to Success

Published 11/23/2015 01:00 PM

Be patient and persistent when it comes to fundraising for teen activities.

4 Holiday Survival Tips for Online Students

Published 11/20/2015 03:00 PM

Prepare to balance the season's busy schedule without derailing your studying routine.

Strategies for Applying to Business School With Limited Work Experience

Published 11/20/2015 02:00 PM

Admissions committees want students who can demonstrate leadership and clear career objectives.

Weigh 2 Options After a Safety Medical School Acceptance

Published 11/19/2015 03:30 PM

With admissions so competitive, think carefully before declining an acceptance offer.

Target These 5 Best Places to Find College Scholarships, Grants

Published 11/19/2015 03:00 PM

With time at a premium, focus on these reliable scholarship sources.

Consider How the Size of a Medical School Can Shape Your Experience

Published 11/19/2015 02:00 PM

A school's size can determine the types of learning opportunities available to students, experts say.

Solo Practice, Medical Malpractice Called Louisiana Lawyer

Published 11/19/2015 01:00 PM

Lawyer Greg Aycock talks dropping everything and starting your own firm.​

Explore International Student Trends in 3 Charts

Published 11/19/2015 12:00 PM

Check out where international students in the U.S. are coming from, where they're staying and what they're studying.

A Guide to Understanding Student Loan Servicer Changes

Published 11/18/2015 03:00 PM

These transfers happen all the time – here's what borrowers need to know when they do.

6 Terms to Know Before Opening a 529 College Savings Account

Published 11/18/2015 02:30 PM

Knowing these important terms can help college savers choose the appropriate 529 account, say experts. 

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.

10 Colleges With the Highest Graduation Rates

Published 11/17/2015 02:00 PM

The four-year graduation rate surpassed 90 percent at nine schools.

How MBA Organizations Push for Gender Diversity

Published 11/17/2015 01:30 PM

Several MBA programs are getting closer to having an even split of women and men enrollees.

Avoid 4 Mistakes International Students Make When Traveling Home

Published 11/17/2015 01:00 PM

When planning a trip home, make sure to double check exam dates and housing arrangements.

Career Paths Vary for Arab Region Economics Students

Published 11/17/2015 12:00 PM

Studying economics at Arab universities can lead to roles in academia or business, among others.

3 Tips for High School Teachers Writing Recommendation Letters

Published 11/16/2015 10:00 PM

Letters of recommendation don't have to be very formal or stuffy, one college admissions official says.

Choose a Summer Option to Boost Law School Applications

Published 11/16/2015 03:00 PM

The importance of pursuing internships and volunteer opportunities is often overlooked.

Use Senior Year Fall Grades to Build a College Short List

Published 11/16/2015 02:30 PM

Evaluating trends in your grades and test scores will help you tailor where to apply.

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.

Study: U.S. Sees Increase in Number of Students From Latin America

Published 11/16/2015 12:00 PM

More than 86,000 students from Latin America and the Caribbean came to the U.S. to study in 2014-2015.

6 Things to Consider Before Taking Online Classes at Another Institution

Published 11/13/2015 03:00 PM

Make sure taking online courses at another institution doesn't become an administrative mess.

Update to Creighton University's 2015 Best Online Programs Ranking

Published 11/12/2015 04:00 PM

Creighton University's online graduate business program has been moved to the 'Unranked' category.

3 Ways for First-Gen Students to Maximize a Scholarship Search

Published 11/12/2015 03:00 PM

Students first in their families to go to college can find great scholarships – and graduate with less debt.

3 Things to Consider When Transferring Into an MBA Program

Published 11/12/2015 02:00 PM

Some schools allow graduate business students to test out of certain classes, but may not offer transfer credit.

Lawyer Jumps From Public Finance to Corporate Firm

Published 11/12/2015 01:00 PM

Joan Kerecz discusses the tradeoffs of working at a large law firm.

10 Diverse MBA Programs

Published 11/12/2015 01:30 AM

These schools enroll a large percentage of underrepresented minorities.

Student Loan Deferments Benefit Veterans, Service Members

Published 11/11/2015 03:00 PM

Two specialized deferments can help ease the burden for military student loan borrowers both during and after their service.

3 College Savings Strategies for Parents Nearing Retirement

Published 11/11/2015 02:30 PM

A Roth IRA could be used as a college savings vehicle if necessary, experts say.

What Veterans Need to Know About GI Bill Benefits at For-Profit Colleges

Published 11/11/2015 02:00 PM

Experts recommend that veterans approach for-profit colleges with caution and ask probing questions.

7 Ways to Manage Medical School Interview Burnout

Published 11/10/2015 02:30 PM

Be conscious of nonverbal behavior, as revealing boredom and apathy will hinder your success.

10 Historically Black Colleges Where Alumni Contribute the Most

Published 11/10/2015 02:00 PM

At three schools, more than 35 percent of alumni on average donate.

4 Essential Items for a U.S. College Application

Published 11/10/2015 01:00 PM

International students should add these items to their college application to-do list.

More Arab Region Universities Offer Blended Learning

Published 11/10/2015 12:00 PM

These courses combine online and on-ground learning, even as online degree programs are rare in the Arab region.

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.

3 Ways to Balance Law School Applications, College Responsibilities

Published 11/09/2015 03:30 PM

Timing your LSAT preparation around college classes can be a challenge.

5 Steps for Using College Admissions Essays to Address Weaknesses

Published 11/09/2015 02:00 PM

Make a point to lay out your academic shortcomings and explain a plan for improvement.

3 Conversation-Starters to Kick Off the Financial Safety School Talk

Published 11/09/2015 01:30 PM

Financial safety schools may have low sticker prices or generous merit and need-based aid. 

High School JROTC Participants Share Pros, Cons of Involvement

Published 11/09/2015 01:00 PM

Teens may build confidence and leadership skills in junior ROTC they can use for life.

3 Challenges Online Education Helps Adult Learners Overcome

Published 11/06/2015 03:00 PM

Nontraditional students with outside responsibilities can benefit from the flexibility online courses offer.

3 Research Tips for Veterans Applying to Business Schools

Published 11/06/2015 02:00 PM

Adjusting from active service to a classroom can be challenging, but many admissions committees covet the experience of veterans.

How Undocumented College Applicants Can Find a Welcoming School

Published 11/06/2015 01:30 PM

The rules for financial aid vary from state to state.

Scholarships Help Drive Down Costs for Vocational Students

Published 11/05/2015 03:00 PM

Students who aren't interested in attending a traditional college can still find money to fund their education.

Organization Matches Nonprofits With Volunteer Lawyers

Published 11/05/2015 01:00 PM

Rachel Spears runs an organization that helps small and midsize nonprofits take care of their legal needs.

A Side-by-Side Comparison of 3 Income-Based Repayment Plans

Published 11/04/2015 03:00 PM

A newly finalized repayment plan is designed to reach a larger pool of borrowers.

10 Student Loan Repayment Myths Debunked

Published 11/04/2015 02:00 PM

Experts weigh in on the 10 peskiest misconceptions about paying down student debt.

Map: See the Most Economically Diverse Colleges in the Country

Published 11/04/2015 01:30 PM

Choosing an economically diverse institution has its benefits, but there are other factors for families to consider. 

What to Ask During Medical School Admissions Interviews

Published 11/03/2015 03:30 PM

Applicants who ask nothing show a lack of interest, says one admissions expert.

7 Ways to Avoid Sloppy Medical School Applications

Published 11/03/2015 02:30 PM

With competition stronger than ever, don't let silly mistakes tank your admissions chances.

10 Colleges and Universities With the Most Competitive Admissions Rates

Published 11/03/2015 02:00 PM

The average acceptance rate for fall 2014 was 64.7 percent among ranked colleges and universities reporting data to U.S. News.

Scholarships Entice Students to Arab Region Universities

Published 11/03/2015 12:00 PM

Schools and organizations are awarding money to students who want to study abroad in the region.

Decide if Your October LSAT Score Is Too Low

Published 11/02/2015 03:00 PM

If you think you can improve your score by at least three points, retaking the LSAT may be worth it.

3 Ways to Capitalize on College Fairs to Distinguish Your Application

Published 11/02/2015 02:00 PM

A few smart moves can help students attending these events stand out in a crowded field of applicants.

Alternative Schooling Can Offer Teens Another Path to Graduation

Published 11/02/2015 01:00 PM

Self-paced or evening programs are just a few options for students who don't thrive in a traditional school setting. 

Overcome 5 Obstacles of Live Online Classes

Published 10/30/2015 02:00 PM

These courses connect online students and professors in real time but aren't a good fit for all learners.

Revision to Best Global Universities Rankings

Published 10/29/2015 08:00 PM

The rank of one U.S. school in the rankings of the top 750 universities has been revised.

Update to College of Charleston's 2016 Best Business Schools Ranking

Published 10/29/2015 05:55 PM

The College of Charleston's graduate business school has been moved to the 'Unranked' category.

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 People You Haven't Asked About College Scholarships

Published 10/29/2015 02:00 PM

Don't overlook high school guidance counselors or coaches as resources for finding cash for college.

Medical Schools With the Highest MCAT Scores

Published 10/29/2015 01:30 PM

At each of these medical schools, the median score among applicants topped a 35.

Attorney Helps Low-Income Taxpayers With IRS Issues

Published 10/29/2015 12:00 PM

Alexis Farmer's path from the University of Mississippi School of Law took her to a pro bono legal services clinic.

Explore How Presidential Candidates Stand on Student Loan Debt

Published 10/28/2015 02:00 PM

See how the Democratic and Republican frontrunners plan to deal with this issue.

Saving for 7: How 1 Family Is Saving for College for 7 Kids

Published 10/28/2015 01:30 PM

This large Tennessee family contributes to a separate 529 college savings account for each child, among other tactics.

Private Sector Jobs That Can Help Repay Student Loan Debt

Published 10/28/2015 01:00 PM

Just 3 percent of firms surveyed offer student loan repayment, according to one report.

3 Tips to Help Prepare for Physics Questions on the New MCAT

Published 10/27/2015 02:00 PM

Medical school hopefuls should expect more passage-based problems, among other changes.

10 Graduate Nursing Programs With the Lowest Acceptance Rates

Published 10/27/2015 01:00 PM

Less than 30 percent of applicants are accepted at some schools.

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 Ways International Students, Parents Can Discuss Liberal Arts

Published 10/27/2015 12:00 PM

Information and a little bit of patience can help international students educate their families about these academic fields.

3 Career Benefits of Joining Arab Region University Clubs

Published 10/27/2015 11:00 AM

Networking and mentoring are among the benefits Arab students can get from extracurriculars.

Tips for Applying to Law School With Incomplete Grades

Published 10/26/2015 02:00 PM

The academic calendar can also affect when prospective students should take the LSAT.

4 Vocabulary Strategies for the Redesigned SAT

Published 10/26/2015 01:00 PM

The new test requires more than just memorizing words and definitions.

High School Cemetery Field Trips Bring History to Life for Teens

Published 10/26/2015 12:00 PM

Students can learn about history, culture and architecture on these trips, one educator says.

4 Ways Attending Conferences Can Benefit Online Graduate Students

Published 10/23/2015 03:00 PM

These professional gatherings can introduce online students to leaders and career opportunities in their field of study.

4 Reasons to Write an Optional Business School Application Essay

Published 10/23/2015 02:00 PM

These supplemental MBA essays are great for addressing academic weaknesses or explaining career changes.

3 Key Differences Between Regional, National Scholarships

Published 10/22/2015 03:12 PM

Students searching for college cash might want to focus on bigger awards, but will face more competition.

Marketing and Communication Programs in Business School a Draw for Women

Published 10/22/2015 02:00 PM

These programs can help with work-life balance, experts say.

Lawyer Talks His Journey to Solo Litigation, Environmental Protection

Published 10/22/2015 01:00 PM

Justin Bloom had a winding career path after graduating from Tulane Law School.

Local Public Health a Career Path for Medical Students

Published 10/21/2015 03:30 PM

Explore a day in the life of a doctor in this medical career field.

Consider Your Student Loans Before Dropping Out of College

Published 10/21/2015 03:00 PM

Don't take action without knowing what you'll owe.

Weigh the Pros, Cons of Having Your Children Help Save for College

Published 10/21/2015 02:30 PM

Student savings can hurt need-based aid eligibility more than parental assets when filing the FAFSA.

Avoid Becoming One of These 10 Scary Student Loan Statistics

Published 10/21/2015 02:00 PM

The numbers sometimes paint a frightening picture, but there are lessons to take away from them.

Internships Offer Arab Students a Taste of Careers

Published 10/21/2015 12:00 PM

Many Arab region colleges and universities require internships as part of their curriculums.

Assess Whether Bar Passage Rates Should Influence a Law School Decision

Published 10/20/2015 02:30 PM

Bar passage rates may not indicate what type of legal education students receive, experts say.

10 Universities Where the Most Alumni Donate

Published 10/20/2015 02:00 PM

An average of 54 percent of these schools' former students gave back in 2012-2013 and 2013-2014.

3 Steps for International Students to Build Credit in College

Published 10/20/2015 01:00 PM

Establishing a responsible financial history in college is essential for life in the U.S. after graduation.

High School Educators Share Advice on Preventing Bullying in Class

Published 10/19/2015 03:30 PM

Addressing harmful behavior immediately and discussing the power of words with students can help, educators say.

Manage a Split in GPA, LSAT Scores as a Law School Applicant

Published 10/19/2015 03:00 PM

Here's what applicants can do when the strength of their GPA and LSAT scores don't match.

3 Tips for Selecting the Right Reach Schools

Published 10/19/2015 02:00 PM

Start by broadening your college search beyond the Ivy League.

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.

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

Published 11/23/2015 05:04 PM

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

How Elementary School Students Taught Me about Being Globally Competent

Published 11/19/2015 07:16 PM

Marina in São Paulo, Brazil. She studied abroad in Rio de Janeiro during the spring of 2015. (Photo credit: Marina Kelly)

The Importance of an International Education for All Students

Published 11/19/2015 06:09 PM

This week is International Education Week — a time when educators, administrators, students, and parents recognize and celebrate the importance of world language learning; study abroad; and an appreciation of different countries and cultures. Recent tragedies throughout the world — including in Paris, Beirut, Yola, Sinai and Baghdad — serve as a reminder of our common humanity and our shared interest in building bridges of understanding.

Quarterly Student Aid Report: Two-Thirds of Freshmen FAFSA Applicants List Only One College on Their Applications

Published 11/19/2015 05:39 PM

A troubling two-thirds of freshmen students filling out an original Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) designate only a single school to send their financial aid application information, indicating that they were only applying for admission to one school.

US. Department of Education Awards More Than $325,000 to Help School District on Pine Ridge Reservation Recover From Multiple Student Suicides

Published 11/19/2015 05:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students awarded Little Wound School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling more than $325,000. The grant will be used to assist the Little Wound School with ongoing recovery efforts following 12 suicide deaths on the Pine Ridge reservation, including the deaths of current and former Little Wound School students, and relatives and friends of the students.

U.S. Department of Education Approves Nine Additional States' Plans to Provide Equal Access to Excellent Educators

Published 11/18/2015 10:19 PM

As part of its Excellent Educators for All Initiative—designed to ensure that all students have equal access to a high-quality education—the U.S. Department of Education today announced the approval of nine states' plans to ensure equitable access to excellent educators:  Idaho, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Utah and Wyoming.

Celebrating Disability as Diversity: The Importance of IDEA

Published 11/18/2015 06:11 PM

Applying for the Principal Ambassador Fellowship: Seeing Education from a Broader Perspective

Published 11/18/2015 06:04 PM

ED’s Teacher Ambassador Fellows and Principal Ambassador Fellows working together.

The Competency-Based Education Experiment Expanded to Include More Flexibility for Colleges and Students

Published 11/18/2015 12:18 AM

As our students become more diverse in age, experience, and goals, we in the higher education community must take notice so that we can offer more diverse ways to serve and support them. Competency-based education (CBE) is one increasingly popular and promising delivery model for serving a wide range of students. These programs allow students to progress in their education based on mastery of skills and competencies, rather than simply hours spent in a classroom.

Celebrating 40 Years of IDEA

Published 11/17/2015 11:07 PM

This month, our nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), signed by President Gerald Ford. This law represents a landmark civil rights measure that has helped to give all children the opportunity to develop their talents and contribute to their communities. IDEA opened the doors of public schools to millions of children with disabilities.

Department of Education and Attorney General Kamala Harris Announce Findings from Investigation of Wyotech and Everest Programs

Published 11/17/2015 09:34 PM

After analyzing several years of job placement rates reported by Corinthian College's Wyotech and Everest programs, along with evidence provided by California Attorney General Kamala Harris, today, the U.S. Department of Education is announcing the results from the joint investigation which concluded the programs misrepresented their placement rates to enrolled and prospective students.

Education Department Announces New Guidance to Help Students with Disabilities as Part of 40th Anniversary of IDEA Law

Published 11/17/2015 05:36 PM

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the U.S. Education Department is releasing guidance aimed at ensuring that America's 6 million children and youth with disabilities have the same opportunity for a quality education as their nondisabled peers.

For-Profit College Company to Pay $95.5 Million to Settle Claims of Illegal Recruiting, Consumer Fraud and Other Violations

Published 11/16/2015 05:17 PM

WASHINGTON – The United States has reached a landmark global settlement with Education Management Corp. (EDMC), the second-largest for-profit education company in the country, the Department of Justice announced today. The $95.5 million settlement resolves allegations that EDMC violated federal and state False Claims Act (FCA) provisions by falsely certifying that it was in compliance with Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA) and parallel state statutes.

Addressing the Problem of Sexual Assault on College Campuses Together

Published 11/14/2015 01:48 AM

As President Obama and Secretary Arne Duncan have both said many times, it’s on all of us to stop sexual assault. This is why Under Secretary Ted Mitchell, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon and other staff at the U.S. Department of Education (ED) recently met with 11 college students from the Chicago area to discuss the issue of sexual violence and related policies. Student representatives came from Columbia College, Northwestern University, Moraine Valley Community College and the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Congressional process for reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

Published 11/13/2015 11:03 PM

"It is good news for our nation's schools that Congress is taking the next step forward toward a serious bipartisan plan to revamp the outdated No Child Left Behind law. America's students deserve a bill that increases educational opportunity for all and lives up to the civil rights legacy of the original Elementary and Secondary Education Act. We are encouraged that Congressional negotiators appear to be moving toward a framework that accomplishes those goals. We urge members on both sides of the aisle to continue working together to produce and pass a good piece of legislation."

U.S. Department of Education Announces Highest-Rated Applications for the 2015 Investing in Innovation Competition

Published 11/13/2015 05:12 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the 13 highest-rated applications for its $113 million Investing in Innovation (i3) 2015 competition. These 13 organizations—selected from more than 400 applications—will secure private sector matching funds by December 2015, and formalize their awards as i3 grantees.

Michigan Districts Team Up to Keep Kids from Falling Through Cracks

Published 11/13/2015 12:31 AM

Mason Public Schools teacher provides math instruction. (Photo courtesy of Ingham Intermediate School District)

Unleashing America's Energy for Better Education: The Legacy of Race to the Top

Published 11/12/2015 04:05 PM

In a speech at Burke High School in Boston, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan discussed the progress states and districts have seen in the last six years in partnership with the Department's signature programs and policies, including Race to the Top, School Improvement Grants and Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility.

Open Letter to Service Members and Veterans from U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell to our service members and veterans

Published 11/12/2015 03:54 PM

Dear Service Members and Veterans,

Statement from U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on the 50th Anniversary of the Higher Education Act

Published 11/12/2015 03:38 PM

On this day 50 years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act into law. At the signing, Johnson spoke of the bill as the key that would unlock the door to education for millions of Americans.

Fact Sheet: Empowering States to Transform the Education Landscape

Published 11/12/2015 12:31 PM

In today's increasingly global, knowledge-based economy, education has never been more important. Students need to master important skills like problem-solving, critical thinking, creativity, and team work in order to be prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow and to lead fulfilling, successful lives. Over the past six years, the U.S. Department of Education has empowered states to develop locally tailored solutions to ensure students—regardless of disability, race, zip code, or family income—graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and life.

Providing Digital Pathways for Native Youth Success

Published 11/10/2015 10:45 PM

Cross-posted from the Department of Interior blog.

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

Published 11/10/2015 10:06 PM

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

D.C. Principal Empowers Students to Transform Their Lives

Published 11/10/2015 12:58 AM

Tucked away in Laurel, Maryland, among trees and rundown buildings lies what, for some, serves as a safe haven – and even better, a new beginning. Maya Angelou Academy, within the walls of the New Beginnings Youth Development Center, serves students who have been adjudicated in order to help them reach their full academic and career potential, and aims to support them in transitioning back successfully to the community.

Righting the Wrongs of Inequality through Educational Opportunity

Published 11/09/2015 09:14 PM

I am a white woman and my fiancé, Brent, is a black man who grew up in Newark, New Jersey, at the height of the crack epidemic. Unlike me, Brent was excited about his thirtieth birthday – a day several of his childhood friends didn’t have the chance to celebrate because they were in prison or dead. Brent’s mom may have saved him from meeting a similar fate when she sent to live with his aunt to attend school in the affluent suburb of Summit.

In Bid To Welcome Refugees, Campaign Hopes To Make 'Every Campus A Refuge'

Published 11/26/2015 09:01 PM

Diya Abdo, a professor at Guilford College, has launched Every Campus a Refuge, a project that aims to get every college and university campus to host one Syrian refugee family.

Amid Application Season, Seniors Consider A New Criterion: Race Relations

Published 11/26/2015 09:01 PM

The surge of students protesting how colleges handle racial issues is making some incoming freshmen think more about race and safety on campus when choosing the university they want to attend.

How To Talk To Kids About Thanksgiving

Published 11/25/2015 12:33 PM

Thanksgiving is a holiday with a complicated history. So some teachers have developed strategies to teach it to young students.

Protesting Racial Bias, Students Trade Placards For Pillows

Published 11/25/2015 09:28 AM

Inspired by the events at Mizzou, students at Occidental College in Los Angeles recently got administrators to agree to a list of demands and are pledging to hold them accountable.

A Mother Hangs Her Hopes On A New High School

Published 11/24/2015 12:33 PM

No school can succeed without the support of the families who send their children there.

Goodbye, No Child Left Behind

Published 11/24/2015 10:05 AM

Congress appears ready to overhaul the nation's most important federal education law, No Child Left Behind. Civil rights groups, though, worry that some changes will hurt poor and minority children.

CNN's 'The Hunting Ground' Scrutinized For Portrayal Of Campus Sexual Assault

Published 11/23/2015 09:25 PM

CNN's documentary The Hunting Ground makes the case that universities are letting rapists walk free and has come under withering attack for ignoring facts that contradict the film's claims.

The Lesson Plan For A New School: Teaching 'Joyous Service'

Published 11/23/2015 12:09 PM

A new father embarks on another big journey: teaching at a startup charter high school in Brooklyn.

Starting A High School From Scratch

Published 11/22/2015 12:03 PM

There's a lot that goes in to establishing a new charter school. Today: the principal who's making it happen.

Does It Pay To Pay Teachers $100,000?

Published 11/19/2015 12:03 PM

Once all but unattainable, a six-figure salary is a reality for a growing number of teachers.

U.S. Colleges See A Big Bump In International Students

Published 11/18/2015 09:32 PM

A new report backed by the State Department found a 10 percent jump in students coming to the U.S. for higher education.

Massachusetts Drops Federal Common Core Test, Aiming At Its Own

Published 11/17/2015 10:30 PM

Of the 26 states that adopted the PARCC test, Massachusetts is now the 20th state to drop it. But critics of Common Core say the move doesn't go far enough.

Top Silicon Valley High Schools Respond To Rising Suicide Rate

Published 11/17/2015 09:14 PM

At two top-tier high schools in Palo Alto, Calif., the suicide rate is four times higher than the national average over the last 10 years. NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with Hanna Rosin, who's reported for The Atlantic, on what might be behind the trend and how the schools are responding.

Corinthian Colleges Misled Students On Job Placement, Investigation Finds

Published 11/17/2015 07:02 PM

The U.S. Department of Education and California's attorney general say the company overstated job-placement rates by up to 100 percent.

Hey, New Teacher, Don't Quit. It Will Get Better

Published 11/17/2015 11:43 AM

One new teacher in 10 will quit by the end of the first year. One teacher coined a phrase that explains why: Dark, Evil Vortex Of Late September, October and November, or DEVOLSON.

Bob Saget Says Mentor Bill Cosby "Has Been Tarnished"

Published 11/25/2015 05:00 AM

"It's an area I don't usually delve into, but you're a very brave woman. And I brought a briefcase of pills to give to you," Saget joked in response to a fan's question.

Washington state girl, 16, found tied up in high school bathroom

Published 11/24/2015 11:59 PM

A 16-year-old girl in Washington state was physically assaulted on Tuesday and tied up in a bathroom at her Seattle high school, law enforcement and school officials said. The victim said two females assaulted her, tied her up and left her in the bathroom in an early morning incident at Highline Public Schools' Evergreen Campus, King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said.

10 Colleges Where Applying Early Increases the Chances of Getting In

Published 11/24/2015 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. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.

Teachers save 12-year-old girl who collapsed in cardiac arrest at Long Island school

Published 11/23/2015 11:30 PM

Twelve-year-old Jessica Lemus was in class at Wisdom Lane Middle School in Levittown when she suddenly collapsed. It took three shocks from an AED to bring her back.

Wolf: Deal to end 5-month budget stalemate in 'deep peril'

Published 11/23/2015 09:28 PM

Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican lawmakers appeared unable to bridge a divide Monday over how to slash school property taxes as part of a broader agreement to end a five-month budget stalemate that has left public schools and social services without billions in state aid.

Money Minute: Why college graduates dread November

Published 11/23/2015 07:31 PM

If you graduated from college in May, your 6-month student loan grace period officially ends right about now.

Pesticide-makers point to other culprits in bee die-offs

Published 11/23/2015 02:20 PM

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, North Carolina (AP) — In a Nordic-inspired building tucked in a corner of the Bayer CropScience North American headquarters, high school students wander through 6,000 square feet (more than 550 square meters) dedicated entirely to the specialness of bees. Children taste different types of honey and examine the differences between honeybee and carpenter bee specimens.

Massachusetts abandons Common Core tests, but impact's here to stay

Published 11/22/2015 08:58 PM

The Massachusetts State Board of Education has voted to forego Common Core testing in favor of redesigning its own state exam, an influential move from a national education leader that may hasten the end of a national high-stakes testing era, while challenging education experts to come up with a better alternative. Under intense pressure from both the right and left of the political spectrum, states have been practically tripping over each other to drop the controversial tests: Parents complained they were too hard, conservatives alleged they represented a federal takeover, and teachers' unions decried test score-based teacher evaluations.

Fight over who pays for public schools heads to Senate floor

Published 11/22/2015 08:55 PM

The Pennsylvania Senate is juggling a long-simmering fight over who pays for public schools just as Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers appear to be struggling to hold together the skeleton of a budget deal ...

U.K. Government to Drop Feminism From School Classes

Published 11/21/2015 11:51 PM

Teenagers studying politics in the United Kingdom next year will learn about liberalism and civil rights and study philosophers such as Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Hobbes. Nearly 40,000 people signed a petition demanding the U.K. Department of Education redraft the syllabus for A-Plus politics courses (advanced courses for 16- to 19-year-olds) to include feminism, as it has in previous years. The syllabus included an entire section on feminism, including sex and gender, gender equality, and patriarchy.

CSU revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Published 11/21/2015 06:30 PM

The Board of Trustees of the California State University has voted to revoke the honorary Doctor of Letters degree awarded to Bill Cosby in 1992 on behalf of California Polytechnic University, Pomona.

Educators honored at Saroyan Theater

Published 11/21/2015 08:32 AM

A celebration of educators happened Friday night in Downtown Fresno.

California university revokes Bill Cosby degree

Published 11/21/2015 03:01 AM

A California university has joined a growing number of schools in stripping disgraced US comedian Bill Cosby of his honorary degree over the sex scandal engulfing him. "Cosby's conduct is contrary to the values of the California State University and inconsistent with the criteria and high standards that honorary degree recipients are expected to exemplify," the university said in a statement. Cosby, once one of America's most beloved actors, has seen his reputation destroyed as some 50 women have come forward to accuse him of sexual assault.

California university system revokes honorary Cosby degree

Published 11/21/2015 01:30 AM

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — The California State University system has become the latest to take back an honorary degree from Bill Cosby.

Texas textbook vote highlights disputes over US history – and how to teach it

Published 11/20/2015 07:57 PM

Texas education officials nixed a proposal to let university experts check state textbooks for factual errors – reviving a long-simmering dispute over ideological bias in how history and science are taught in public schools. Some Texas conservatives applauded the state Board of Education’s 8 to 7 decision Wednesday to stand by its current process, which relies on citizen panels to vet textbooks. Others, however, say the vote’s results are another example of how the nation’s increasingly polarized ideologies are affecting school curricula. “This debate is almost entirely driven by ideology, as history is inherently political,” writes Brad Cartwright, director of the University of Texas at El Paso Center for History Teaching & Learning, in an e-mail.

True Defectives: The Men Who Sterilized Carrie Buck

Published 11/20/2015 08:00 AM

Buck v. Bell, the 1927 case in which the U.S. Supreme Court approved of sterilizing "imbeciles," is even worse than you think.

Texas School Board Decides Not to Have Academics Fact-Check Textbooks

Published 11/19/2015 09:34 PM

School textbooks may not contain the most captivating accounts of history, but parents, students, and educators alike typically expect them to be accurate. The Texas Board of Education ruled 8–7 against establishing a panel of state university academics to pore over textbooks used in public schools to check for factual errors, the Dallas Morning News reports. Critics say that some of these editors do not have expertise in academia and allow political and religious biases to make their way into education materials, according to the Morning News.

Abraham Lincoln Was a Science Champion, Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson Says

Published 11/19/2015 07:41 PM

Abraham Lincoln is best known for abolishing slavery and keeping the United States together through the Civil War, but he also helped the country become the scientific and engineering powerhouse we know today. For example, Lincoln signed the Morrill Act in 1862, creating a system of land-grant colleges and universities that revolutionized higher education in the United States, notes famed astrophysicist and science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson. "Known also as the people's colleges, they were conceived with the idea that they would provide practical knowledge and science in a developing democratic republic," Tyson, the director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York City, writes in an editorial that appeared online today (Nov. 19) in the journal Science.

Head of Maryland college agrees to address black protesters' demands

Published 11/19/2015 04:29 PM

Interim President Timothy Chandler reviewed the demands brought by 40 to 50 students for about nine hours before he signed and committed to working toward the goals, spokeswoman Gay Pinder said. Pinder said that 4 percent of Towson's tenure-track faculty is black. Towson has about 19,000 undergraduate students, 17 percent of them black, according to the CollegeData higher education website.

Colleges update mascots, mottos, amid pressure from students

Published 11/19/2015 03:27 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Amherst College has turned on its mascot. Georgetown University is renaming buildings. Union College has a new motto.

Texas: We don't need academics to fact-check our textbooks

Published 11/19/2015 01:55 PM

The Texas Board of Education rejected a measure Wednesday that would require university experts to fact-check the state’s textbooks in public schools. “Through grammatical manipulation, the textbook authors obscure the role of slave owners in the institution of slavery,” she says.

College students on Peninsula hold vigil for fallen in Paris attacks

Published 11/19/2015 09:57 AM

A hundred people from all different religions united in the Bay Area for a peaceful candlelight vigil for the victims of the Paris attacks.

Slow U.S. tuition growth is 'new normal' for higher education: Moody's

Published 11/19/2015 05:35 AM

Higher education institutions suffered the weakest tuition growth in the history of Moody's survey last year. Such sluggishness "appears to be the 'new normal,'" reported Moody's, which is predicting another year of tuition revenue growth near levels of inflation, approximately 2 percent. Almost two-thirds of public universities will see tuition growth under 3 percent, in part because of state-imposed limits to keep tuition low and student enrollments that are either flat or declining.

Police probing carcasses left near Pa. teachers' picket line

Published 11/18/2015 02:15 PM

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Police are trying to figure out who has left animal carcasses near the picket line of striking teachers in one of western Pennsylvania's most affluent school districts.

Police: Utah teen sickened by candy laced with booze, drugs

Published 11/18/2015 01:30 AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Police in Utah say they're investigating after high school students laced gummy worms with alcohol and prescription drugs and sent a teenager to the hospital.

French teachers use weeping Eiffel Tower image to help kids understand attacks

Published 11/17/2015 03:46 PM

French teachers are using the cartoon image of a weeping Eiffel Tower to help young children understand what happened in last Friday's attacks in Paris that killed at least 129 people. The image of a grieving, humanized Eiffel Tower holding hands with young children and gazing at a pool of blood appears in a special online edition of the 'astrapi' paper that explains how "men full of hate" carried out the attacks. "What we know is that these were terrorists, people who use violence and terror to impose their ideas," says the text of the online paper, which is aimed at young children.

An Unconventional Retirement on Panama's Pacific Coast

Published 11/17/2015 03:18 PM

Peg Fairbairn's 30-year tenure teaching in Texas' public schools was winding down. Fairbairn's partner, April Hess, was still working as an accountant, but didn't want to be for much longer. The pair dreamed of retirement, but had only Fairbairn's pension to fund it.

US draws record number of international students

Published 11/17/2015 02:50 PM

Almost a million foreign students enrolled in US higher education programs in 2014-2015, representing a 10 percent jump year-over-year, the State Department said Monday. The strong growth demonstrated that the United States is the choice destination for higher education students, the report said. The increase is the largest in foreign students in the United States in 35 years, said the report, which has been tracking numbers since 1954.

10 Colleges With the Highest Graduation Rates

Published 11/17/2015 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. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.

3 teachers at Bronx school diagnosed with tuberculosis

Published 11/16/2015 11:55 PM

New York City officials are trying to determine the next steps, after three teachers at a Bronx school were diagnosed with tuberculosis.


Published 11/16/2015 10:37 PM

Graphic shows results of an analysis of Department of Education data regarding the race of faculty and students at state flagship universities; 3c x 9 inches; 146 mm x 228 mm;

Texas board may vote to let academics check school textbooks

Published 11/16/2015 08:22 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas education officials may vote this week to have outside experts check for factual errors in textbooks used in its public schools, a small but key concession that could soften longstanding ideological fights over how history, science and religion are taught across America's second-largest state.

New Jersey university rescinds Bill Cosby's honorary degree

Published 11/16/2015 06:59 PM

MADISON, N.J. (AP) — Drew University in New Jersey has rescinded an honorary degree given to Bill Cosby.

Standardized Tests: Making Our Students and Teachers Sick?

Published 11/16/2015 05:28 PM

A recently released report shed light on the statistics: Between kindergarten and 12 th grade, students are tested about 112 times. An attempt to build an accountability system, the goals included ensuring that all students received certain standards of education to help them achieve in life. This premise was the genesis for the beginning of the Common Core.

3 Tips for High School Teachers Writing Recommendation Letters

Published 11/16/2015 03:48 PM

Many teens need letters of recommendation from their high school counselors and teachers to get into their dream college. "If it's done right, it brings the student to life," says Alisha Couch, director of admission operations and transfer recruitment at Ohio Wesleyan University. Teachers who need help writing letters of recommendation can use the following tips.

5 Questions to Ask About Student Services in Online Programs

Published 11/16/2015 12:30 PM

From career advising to library resources, student services are an essential component of higher education both in person and online, experts say. "Online students are learning at a distance," says Susan Aldridge, president of Drexel University Online. Drexel offers its online students career services, writing center resources and technical support, among other resources.

Mom of transgender teen denied locker room access speaks out

Published 11/14/2015 03:29 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The mother of a transgender high school student said her daughter has suffered greatly after being banned from a suburban Chicago girls' locker room, the family's first comments since the U.S. Department of Education found the school district had violated her rights.

The House, starring Amy Poehler and Will Ferrell, gets Summer 2017 release

Published 11/13/2015 08:03 PM

Is it just us, or does Will Ferrell seem to be pals with every comedian on Planet Earth? He’s teamed with a who’s who of funny men and women in the course of his side-splitting career and he has just recently added another comedy heavyweight to his long list of silver screen co-stars. Ferrell is currently filming New Line’s The House with comedienne Amy Poehler, and Variety is reporting that the film has secured a June, 2, 2017 release date, placing it smack dab in the middle of the summer movie season. Related: Universal Pictures snaps up Schooled, a comedy Amy Poehler is set to produce The upcoming comedy casts Ferrell and Poehler as parents who lose their daughter’s college tuition fund and open an unsanctioned, underground casino in an effort to fund her education. Neighbors writer Andrew J. Cohen co-wrote the screenplay with Brendan O’Brien and will also direct the film. Summer Fridays are coveted real-estate in the movie world, so the fact that New Line has positioned the film so centrally suggests that they have quite a bit of confidence in the project. Throw in what sounds like a clever, funny premise, and Poehler/Ferrell fans have plenty to be excited about. For the time being, World War Z 2 , Cars 3 , and Kingsman: The Secret Service 2 are all scheduled for June, 2017 releases as well, but as far as comedies go, there doesn’t appear to be much competition for the film as of yet. As castmates on Saturday Night Live, Ferrell and Poehler frequently appeared onscreen together, but this is the first time the pair has appeared in a film as the male and female leads. You can catch Poehler alongside gal pal Tina Fey in the upcoming Sisters , which will open opposite Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 18, 2015), while Ferrell’s latest, Daddy’s Home , is set to hit theaters this Christmas.

Anxious US teachers train for school shootings

Published 11/13/2015 02:49 AM

Levittown (United States) (AFP) - "Active shooter, active shooter!" comes the announcement over the megaphone, brutally interrupting a typical morning at Harry S Truman High School in Levittown, Pennsylvania. The flurry of activity is just an exercise -- but one repeated across the country in hundreds of American school districts. "There are more options than sit and wait," says trainer Michael Kimball, a former police officer who says most shootings only last a few minutes and often end before the police turn up.

Drexel, Bryant U. rescind honorary degrees for Bill Cosby

Published 11/13/2015 12:45 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Drexel and Bryant universities have joined a number of schools in rescinding honorary degrees awarded to Bill Cosby, citing accusations of sexual assault.

Religious education 'needs overhaul'

Published 11/27/2015 01:24 AM

Religious education in England's schools needs a total overhaul to bring the subject into the 21st Century, argues a report.

One in five children obese in Year 6

Published 11/26/2015 02:41 PM

One in 10 children was obese at the start of primary school in England last year but one in five was obese by the end, according to new figures.

Plans to regulate madrassas published

Published 11/26/2015 02:47 PM

The government has set out draft plans to regulate madrassas.

School funding to be overhauled

Published 11/25/2015 06:20 PM

The funding of schools in England will be overhauled to remove big regional differences in levels of per pupil funding, George Osborne confirms.

Nurseries warn over 30-hours pledge

Published 11/26/2015 03:21 PM

Nurseries say they will struggle to meet the 30-hour free childcare pledge for pre-school children.

Religious studies GCSE 'error of law'

Published 11/26/2015 12:11 PM

The education secretary made "an error of law" in leaving "non-religious world views" out of the new religious studies GCSE, the High Court rules.

New apprenticeships levy to raise £3bn

Published 11/25/2015 04:38 PM

An apprenticeship levy on company payrolls will fund three million places for apprentices, the chancellor says, but business groups call it a "new payroll tax".

Open University staff strike over cuts

Published 11/25/2015 11:59 AM

Open University staff stage a one-day walk out as plans to close seven regional centres are agreed.

Muslim woman governor chose to sit apart

Published 11/25/2015 11:53 AM

The female governor at a private Muslim school in Birmingham - at the centre of criticism from Ofsted - chose to sit separately from men, says the school.

Homophobic taunts 'change career hopes'

Published 11/25/2015 11:40 AM

Homophobic bullying in school can lead to thousands of children changing their career plans, warns Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.

Teachers work 'longer classroom hours'

Published 11/24/2015 04:07 PM

An annual international comparison from the OECD shows long classroom hours for UK teachers and high fees for students.

Ofsted warning over faith schools

Published 11/24/2015 04:09 PM

Ofsted inspectors warn that a number of private faith schools are not doing enough to respect women, or people of other faiths and beliefs.

85% of child sex abuse 'missed'

Published 11/24/2015 10:08 AM

The majority of child sex abuse is carried out by family or friends and up to 85% is unreported, the children's commissioner suggests.

Plan to close schools and offices early

Published 11/24/2015 11:26 AM

All Highland Council offices and schools could be closed from lunchtime on Fridays under proposals aimed at saving the local authority money.

Stanford to open entrepreneur course in London

Published 03/18/2015 12:01 AM

Silicon Valley's Stanford University to start teaching in London

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

Published 03/11/2015 12:30 AM

Emergency plan to help teach Syria's refugees

University feeds 270,000 taking refuge from Boko Haram

Published 03/04/2015 12:14 AM

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

South Sudan's struggle for schools hit by abductions

Published 02/25/2015 02:02 PM

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

Can Lithuania turn brain drain into brain gain?

Published 02/18/2015 01:00 AM

Can Lithuania reverse loss of young and talented?

Seven big myths about improving schools

Published 02/04/2015 12:17 AM

Seven big myths about why some countries are good at education

France plans elite mega-university

Published 12/10/2014 12:07 AM

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

Could time travel really take place?

Published 02/11/2015 12:03 AM

Universities examine whether time travel is really possible

Computer game for Deloitte job-hunters

Published 11/25/2015 05:27 PM

Business consultancy Deloitte is to use a computer game as part of its selection process for apprenticeships.

'Winnie-the-Pooh' skull revealed

Published 11/20/2015 05:54 PM

The skull of the bear that inspired the Winnie-the-Pooh books is going to be put on public display for the first time in a London museum.

VIDEO: Schoolgirl changes 'sexist' syllabus

Published 11/25/2015 10:31 AM

A UK student who lobbied to change the A-level music syllabus after spotting it featured no female composers has spoken to the BBC's 100 Women about her campaign.

VIDEO: 'We cancelled our France school trips'

Published 11/19/2015 12:26 PM

David Hampson from Tollbar Academy in Grimsby explains why he cancelled two school trips to France in the wake of the Paris attacks.

VIDEO: Duchess of Cambridge on child mental health

Published 11/18/2015 04:16 PM

The Duchess of Cambridge explains to a conference of headteachers why she works to highlight the issue of child mental health.

VIDEO: British child prodigy composes opera

Published 11/17/2015 10:00 AM

Ten-year-old Alma Deutscher has composed an opera, concertos for piano and violin, and started writing a novel, as David Sillito reports.

Taming your kids' computer habits

Published 11/24/2015 02:56 AM

The difficulties of taming children's computer habits

Do celebs deserve honorary degrees?

Published 11/22/2015 12:26 AM

Do celebrities deserve their honorary doctorates?

Desperate not to have children

Published 11/22/2015 12:24 AM

Two women desperate not to hear the patter of tiny feet

Child obesity: what are the options?

Published 11/11/2015 04:44 PM

How do we win the battle of the bulge?

Why your older sibling is smarter than you

Published 11/08/2015 01:14 AM

What being a family's firstborn can mean

Teens grill Suffragette film-makers

Published 11/06/2015 09:50 AM

The makers of Suffragette get a grilling from a teenage audience.

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