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Education News

Common Sense: How Much Graduates Earn Drives More College Rankings

Published 10/21/2016 12:37 AM

The purpose of education is to stretch and elevate young minds, right? Now some rankings are including future earnings in their calculations.

Feature: The Anti-Helicopter Parent’s Plea: Let Kids Play!

Published 10/19/2016 10:00 AM

A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.

More New York City Schools Join Diversity Initiative

Published 10/20/2016 09:29 PM

Twelve more public schools are joining a city program allowing them to alter admissions policies to enroll additional disadvantaged students.

Your Money: How Taking a Gap Year Can Shape Your Life

Published 10/19/2016 03:08 PM

Looking back, adults who took time off before or during college say they have no regrets.

Faculty Members at 14 State Universities in Pennsylvania Go on Strike

Published 10/20/2016 02:00 AM

A union representing more than 5,000 professors and coaches who teach more than 100,000 students has been without a contract since June 2015.

Teaching Seventh Graders in a ‘Total Mess’ of an Election Season

Published 10/18/2016 12:55 PM

In Wisconsin, a crucial swing state, one teacher has aimed for civility in class, but has struggled to discuss the shocking tone of the presidential race.

Parent Group Seeks More Integration in New York’s Schools

Published 10/19/2016 03:30 AM

The organization challenged the New York City Education Department to take further steps to rezone schools on the Upper West Side.

Trepidation at City College in Wake of President’s Abrupt Exit

Published 10/14/2016 01:23 AM

The resignation of Lisa S. Coico has created a leadership vacuum at the university amid two investigations, with a third looming.

No End in Sight to Strike by Harvard’s Cafeteria Workers Over Wages

Published 10/11/2016 05:56 PM

The strike is now in its seventh day, and workers marched on campus Tuesday in a clash with the nation’s wealthiest university.

Tech Tip: Want to make your own app? There are free classes for that

Published 10/21/2016 04:12 PM

If you have an idea for a mobile app, or you just want to become more familiar with how software works, you can get a free education online.

Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed

Published 10/21/2016 03:31 PM

In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.

Your Money Adviser: How to Dig Out of Federal Student Loan Default

Published 10/21/2016 03:19 PM

Rehabilitation, the main option for getting back on track, can return borrowers to delinquency because of “needless red tape,” a new report finds.

Op-Ed Contributor: Are Detroit’s Most Terrible Schools Unconstitutional?

Published 10/21/2016 08:21 AM

In Detroit, a federal court is being asked to determine if the city’s children have the right to a minimally adequate education.

New Jersey Lawmakers Vote to Forgive Deceased Students’ Loans

Published 10/21/2016 04:56 AM

The bill, now awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s approval, would require that the state’s student loan agency forgive the debts of borrowers who die or become permanently disabled.

Editorial: College Accreditors Need Higher Standards

Published 10/20/2016 08:21 AM

The federal government’s hands-off approach to ensuring higher education standards has led to lax oversight by some independent organizations.

Debate Course Aims to Help Rikers Inmates Lobby for Their Rights

Published 10/19/2016 03:33 AM

Volunteers coached inmates in the intricacies of researching, organizing and presenting their cases no matter the topic or point of view.

A $4.36 Million Gift to Boost Dance Education

Published 10/17/2016 10:22 PM

The donation will allow Teachers College at Columbia University to establish a new doctoral program to train those who train dance teachers.

Itineraries: Civil Rights History Finds Heightened Relevance in a Troubled Present

Published 10/17/2016 06:03 PM

Interest is growing in so-called civil rights tourism, as attendance and donations grow for museums focused on the African-American experience.

The Stone: My Syllabus, My Self

Published 10/17/2016 08:24 AM

It’s more than a reading list. It’s a personal and political statement.

On Campus: My Asian Pussycat Parents

Published 10/17/2016 08:21 AM

I was raised by a mom and dad who did not want me to worry about getting C’s as long as I was happy in college and beyond.

Everybody Hates a Winner: A Brooklyn High School Football Coach Inspires and Exasperates

Published 10/15/2016 08:30 AM

The dismissal of Bruce Eugene, the coach of the Grand Street Campus Wolves in Brooklyn, has locked players, parents and administrators in a bitter dispute.

Target These Easy, Last-Minute Summer Scholarships

Published 06/25/2015 03:00 PM

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

Celebrate Father's Day With These Scholarships for Men

Published 06/18/2015 03:00 PM

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

Don't Count Out Scholarships for Community College Students

Published 06/11/2015 03:00 PM

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

Sink Your Teeth Into Scholarships for Future Dentists, Dental Hygienists

Published 06/04/2015 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships Abound for a Variety of Hobbies

Published 05/28/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 05/21/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 05/14/2015 03:00 PM

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

Aid Your Nursing Degree With These Generous Scholarships

Published 05/07/2015 03:00 PM

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

Learn to Teach With Scholarships for Educators

Published 04/30/2015 03:00 PM

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

Nurture a Veterinary Education With These Scholarships

Published 04/23/2015 03:00 PM

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

Target Scholarship Opportunities for Student Activists, Volunteers

Published 04/16/2015 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships for Finance, Accounting Students Can Add Up

Published 04/09/2015 03:00 PM

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

Support Your Study at Prestigious Universities With These Scholarships

Published 04/02/2015 03:00 PM

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

Cure Tuition Ills With Medical School Scholarships

Published 03/26/2015 02:00 PM

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

Plug In to Scholarships for Aspiring IT Professionals

Published 03/19/2015 02:00 PM

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

Save Money With These Scholarships for Graduate School Students

Published 03/12/2015 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 03/05/2015 03:00 PM

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

Cash In With These College Scholarships for Business Majors

Published 02/26/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 02/19/2015 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 02/12/2015 03:00 PM

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

Score Big With Scholarships for Student Athletes

Published 02/05/2015 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships to Help International Students Afford U.S. Colleges

Published 01/29/2015 03:00 PM

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

Explore Scholarships for Students With Unusual College Majors

Published 01/22/2015 03:00 PM

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

Kick Off 2015 With 8 College Scholarships

Published 01/15/2015 03:00 PM

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

Plug Into These Online Education Scholarships

Published 01/08/2015 03:00 PM

Some highly ranked online degree programs award students money.

Celebrate The Season With These Religious Scholarship Awards

Published 12/25/2014 03:00 PM

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

Get Crafty to Earn College Scholarship Cash

Published 12/18/2014 03:00 PM

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

Light the Way With College Scholarships for Jewish Students

Published 12/11/2014 03:00 PM

Many local Jewish organizations support higher education. 

Scholarships From Celebrities Can Fuel a Stellar Education

Published 12/04/2014 03:00 PM

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

Use Thanksgiving Break to Indulge in Culinary Skills Scholarships

Published 11/20/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships That Benefit Veterans' Children, Families

Published 11/13/2014 03:00 PM

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

Reach for the Stars With Space Science Scholarships

Published 11/06/2014 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 10/30/2014 02:00 PM

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

Draft an Application to These Construction Industry Scholarships

Published 10/23/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pitch Yourself to These Scholarships for Future Entrepreneurs

Published 10/16/2014 03:00 PM

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

Support an Education With Scholarships for Social Workers

Published 10/09/2014 03:00 PM

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

Music Performance Scholarships Reward Talent, Practice

Published 10/02/2014 03:00 PM

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

Connect With Scholarships for Sorority Sisters

Published 09/25/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pledge to Apply for These Fraternity Scholarships

Published 09/18/2014 03:00 PM

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

Invest Time in Applying for These Generous Scholarships

Published 09/11/2014 03:00 PM

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

Look to Professional Associations to Find Scholarships in Your Major

Published 09/04/2014 03:00 PM

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

Organize Scholarship Support From a Labor Union

Published 08/28/2014 03:00 PM

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

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

Published 08/21/2014 03:00 PM

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

Take Advantage of Scholarships From Corporations, Foundations

Published 08/14/2014 03:00 PM

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

Start a New Chapter With These Scholarships for Bookworms

Published 08/07/2014 03:00 PM

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

How Employers View an Associate Degree

Published 08/04/2014 03:30 PM

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

Promote a Passion for Psychology With College Scholarships

Published 07/31/2014 03:00 PM

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

Save Time, Money With Easy College Scholarship Contests

Published 07/24/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pencil in These Scholarships for Animation Students

Published 07/17/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships That Spotlight Actors, Singers and Dancers

Published 07/10/2014 03:00 PM

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

Use Your Talents to Earn Scholarships for College

Published 07/03/2014 03:00 PM

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

Discover Scholarships for Nontraditional Students

Published 06/26/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find Mentoring Programs That Offer Scholarship Support

Published 06/19/2014 03:00 PM

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

U.S. News Releases 2014 NCTQ Teacher Prep Rankings

Published 06/17/2014 02:00 PM

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

Avoid Making These 4 Scholarship Search Mistakes

Published 06/12/2014 03:00 PM

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

Make the Most of Summer With Essay Contest Scholarships

Published 06/05/2014 03:00 PM

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

Fund Your International Curiosity With Foreign Affairs Scholarships

Published 05/29/2014 03:00 PM

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

Discover College Scholarships that Honor Asian-American Heritage

Published 05/22/2014 03:00 PM

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

Turn Summer Jobs Into College Scholarship Opportunities

Published 05/15/2014 03:00 PM

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

Scholarships Offer Support for Moms in College

Published 05/08/2014 03:00 PM

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

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage with College Scholarships

Published 05/01/2014 03:00 PM

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

Feed Your STEM Curiosity With These College Scholarships

Published 04/24/2014 03:00 PM

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

Find College Scholarships That Support Students With Autism

Published 04/17/2014 03:00 PM

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

Pen an Application to Scholarships for Poets, Writers

Published 04/10/2014 03:00 PM

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

Showcase Creativity, Offbeat Interests for These College Scholarships

Published 04/03/2014 03:00 PM

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

Dig Into Scholarships to Cover Extra College Costs

Published 03/27/2014 02:00 PM

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

Check Into These Hospitality Management Scholarships

Published 03/20/2014 02:00 PM

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

Make Your Case for These Law School Scholarships

Published 03/13/2014 02:00 PM

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

Reap the Benefits of Bountiful Farming Scholarships

Published 03/06/2014 03:00 PM

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

Make College Affordable With Scholarships for Low-Income Students

Published 02/27/2014 03:00 PM

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

Stretch Your Scholarship Search With Regional Opportunities

Published 02/20/2014 03:00 PM

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

Campaign for These Presidential College Scholarships

Published 02/13/2014 03:00 PM

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

Celebrate African-American History With These College Scholarships

Published 02/06/2014 02:00 PM

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

Assemble Applications to These Scholarships for Mechanics

Published 01/30/2014 06:04 PM

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

Learn to Score College Scholarships on Campus

Published 01/23/2014 03:00 PM

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

Follow a Scholarship Application Calendar in 2014

Published 01/16/2014 03:00 PM

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

Target These 10 Unique Scholarships in 2014

Published 01/09/2014 03:00 PM

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

Avoid 4 Common Scams Aimed at Students

Published 01/02/2014 01:00 PM

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

Race Toward Scholarships for Winter Sports Lovers

Published 12/26/2013 03:00 PM

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

Discover Scholarships to Launch a Cosmetology Career

Published 12/19/2013 03:00 PM

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

Improve Your Scholarship Hunt With Alternative Search Engines

Published 12/12/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships for College Degrees That Employers Want

Published 12/05/2013 03:00 PM

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

Seek Out Scholarships for Vocational and Trade Students

Published 11/21/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships That Help Veterans Pay for College

Published 11/14/2013 03:00 PM

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

3 Hot Scholarship Trends to Watch for in 2014

Published 11/07/2013 03:00 PM

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

Treat Yourself to Scholarships for Studying Spooky Subjects

Published 10/31/2013 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 10/24/2013 03:00 PM

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

Investigate Scholarships for Journalism Students

Published 10/17/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find College Scholarships for LGBT Students

Published 10/10/2013 03:00 PM

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

Pursue Wildlife Studies With Zoology Scholarships

Published 10/03/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarship Competitions for Technology Enthusiasts

Published 09/26/2013 03:00 PM

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

Make Quick Work of These Easy Scholarship Applications

Published 09/19/2013 03:00 PM

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

Consider Scholarships for High-Paying College Majors

Published 09/12/2013 03:00 PM

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

Uncover Scholarships for Aspiring Fashion Designers

Published 09/05/2013 03:00 PM

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

Build Your Architecture Career With College Scholarships

Published 08/29/2013 03:00 PM

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

3 Tips for Living Frugally in College

Published 08/22/2013 03:00 PM

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

Target Scholarships That Put an Art Degree Within Reach

Published 08/15/2013 03:00 PM

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

Find Scholarships to Finance a Private College Education

Published 08/08/2013 03:00 PM

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

Explore Scholarships to Make Public Universities Affordable

Published 08/01/2013 03:00 PM

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

Get Money for College Through ROTC Programs

Published 07/25/2013 03:00 PM

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

The Constitution Is For All of Us

Published 10/21/2016 08:51 PM

Earlier this week, U.S. Secretary of Education John King gave an inspiring speech on civic education at the National Press Club. As part of his speech, he called for a commitment to nonpartisan constitutional education in our classrooms. At the same time, he recognized that civic education isn’t easy. Even for teachers and administrators with the best of intentions, these conversations—which often cover some of the most contested issues at the center of our public life—can skew partisan. This is no small problem.

Departments of Education and Health and Human Services Release First Joint Policy Brief on Use of Technology with Young Children

Published 10/21/2016 04:16 PM

The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services today released a policy brief on the use of technology with early learners to help families and early educators implement active, meaningful and socially interactive learning. The brief includes a call to action for researchers and technology developers, highlighting topics for further research and encouraging the development of research-based products.

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance Encouraging Well-Rounded Education

Published 10/21/2016 03:44 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today released non-regulatory guidance to help states, districts and schools provide students with a more well-rounded education under Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAE).

Education Secretary King Announces Recipients of the 2016 Terrel H. Bell Awards for Outstanding School Leadership

Published 10/20/2016 09:22 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King today announced the 2016 recipients of the Terrel H. Bell Award for Outstanding School Leadership. The eight principals from the 2016 cohort of National Blue Ribbon Schools will be honored with the Terrel H. Bell Award at an awards ceremony on Monday, Nov. 7th at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va.

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Early Learning through the Every Student Succeeds Act

Published 10/20/2016 05:11 PM

The U.S. Department of Education released today non-regulatory guidance to help ensure young children from birth through third-grade get the strong start they need to achieve success in school and in life. This is the Department’s first comprehensive look at how the nation’s new education law supports our youngest learners.

‘We’re All in This Together’: Reflections on ParentCamp 2016

Published 10/20/2016 01:00 AM

During a morning in mid-October, I stood on a corner in Washington, D.C., accompanied by two friends as we patiently waited for the illuminated walking man to give us safe passage across the street. The view before us was an expansive building stretching the majority of the block of Maryland Avenue — the United States Department of Education. It was our destination that day – where we would meet 250 other parents and educators from across the nation.

What We Owe the Next Generation of Teachers

Published 10/17/2016 11:49 PM

I was a fairly mediocre teacher when I first started. Sometimes I look back on my first few years and wonder why my students didn’t walk out on me. My old slides look atrocious; my handouts were too wordy; my instruction was completely teacher centered: me talking, me explaining, me doing some weird dance.

Raising Expectations and Rethinking Discipline

Published 10/14/2016 07:00 PM

Editor’s Note: This is the third post in a series about rethinking discipline in charter schools. I remember when my 6th grade teacher challenged my class to read a 1,000 page novel—something I knew even then was well beyond what most 11-year-olds were usually asked to do.

Teach with Corazón and a Lot of Ganas

Published 10/13/2016 07:19 PM

I began teaching roughly 10 years ago. With nothing more than a teaching certification and a lot of ganas or desire to be successful, I was hired at César Chávez High School. At the end of the interview, I remember the principal telling me that I had answered every single question incorrectly, but that he saw potential in me and was willing to give me a chance. One of the questions he asked me was if I wanted the students to like me. I was quick to respond — no. I was there to teach students, not to be their friend.

Ensuring Equity Across Rural Schools

Published 10/13/2016 06:29 PM

During my 11 years as a classroom teacher, I have learned that many things shape the learning opportunities available to a child. These factors can range from the abilities of the classroom teacher, to the climate of the school, to the leadership and vision of administration. We rightfully spend a lot of time discussing how to ensure our children receive the very best in all of these areas. However, last week I encountered one factor we don’t talk about nearly enough, something that can make a more profound difference for children than all others. What is this difference? 23 miles.

U.S. Department of Education Reaches Settlement with DeVry University Over Job Placement Claims

Published 10/13/2016 05:53 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a settlement agreement with DeVry University (DeVry), a subsidiary of DeVry Education Group Inc., resolving the Department’s charge that the institution used unsubstantiated job placement claims in recruitment and advertising materials.

Students Accused of Sexual Misconduct Had Title IX Rights Violated by Wesley College, Says U.S. Department of Education

Published 10/12/2016 07:18 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today that its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has reached an agreement with Wesley College in Dover, Delaware after finding the college in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as it applies to sexual violence and sexual harassment. OCR determined that students accused of sexual misconduct had their Title IX rights violated by Wesley in the course of its investigation of the case.

Education Department Releases Final Teacher Preparation Regulations

Published 10/12/2016 02:14 PM

The U.S. Department of Education published regulations today to help ensure that new teachers are ready to succeed in the classroom and that every student is taught by a great educator. The regulations build on progress happening across the country and take into account the extensive and valuable feedback shared with the Department since draft rules were first released.

U.S. Department of Education Issues First-Ever Pay for Success Awards to Expand Opportunity in Career and Technical Education, Dual Language Programs

Published 10/11/2016 06:40 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today its first-ever awards supporting Pay for Success (PFS) strategies. The awards will use the innovative PFS funding approach to improve outcomes for at-risk youth by finding and scaling career and technical education (CTE) programs, as well as to advance effective dual language programs for early learners.

U.S. Department of Education, White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics Release College Planning Resource Guide

Published 10/11/2016 05:57 PM

The U.S. Department of Education and the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (Initiative) today released the ¡Gradúate! 2.0: A College Planning Guide to Success. The guide provides Hispanic students and families with information and resources to help navigate the process of going to college.

FACT SHEET: New Commitments Announced in Support of the My Brother's Keeper Initiative at ESPN Town Hall with President Obama at North Carolina A&T State University

Published 10/11/2016 05:13 PM

Today, President Obama will participate in a town hall meeting hosted by ESPN’s “the Undefeated” on the campus of North Carolina A&T State University to discuss progress made on his My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) initiative and the role and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The President will also discuss new progress by the federal government, as well as commitments made by state and local leaders and the private sector to expand opportunity for all of the nation’s young people.

Sustainability as a Mechanism for School Engagement

Published 10/09/2016 07:00 PM

Cross-posted from the Green Schools National Network.

One Million Champions for Opportunity: How AmeriCorps Improves Public Education

Published 10/07/2016 09:19 PM

Today marks an important milestone for our nation. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) has sworn in over one million AmeriCorps members, so many of whom devote their service to ensuring that every child has the opportunity succeed. Since AmeriCorps launched in 1994, young people have dedicated themselves to public service through a range of projects from rebuilding communities to mentoring students. At the United States Department of Education, we are proud to partner with thousands of AmeriCorps members each year.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $24 million to Local Education Agencies and Community-based Organizations for Physical Education and Nutrition Education

Published 10/07/2016 06:22 PM

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded 16 Carol M. White Physical Education Program (PEP) grants, totaling more than $24 million, to local education agencies and community-based organizations to implement comprehensive, integrated physical activity and nutrition programs for their students. Grantees receive funds to initiate, expand, or improve physical education programs for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $480,000 to Flint, Michigan Schools

Published 10/07/2016 02:46 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students today awarded Flint Community Schools in Flint, Michigan a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $480,000. The grant will be used to restore the learning environment following the water crisis that began in 2014 that left residents with lead-contaminated drinking water.

The Legacy of the Coleman Report

Published 10/07/2016 01:57 AM

At Johns Hopkins University, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., observed the 50th anniversary of the Coleman Report and discussed the report's relevance for policy and practice today. The Secretary also discussed the Obama Administration's efforts to improve education for disadvantaged students, promote diversity in schools, and work with states to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.

U.S. Education Department Approves Extension of New Hampshire’s Competency-Based Assessment Pilot

Published 10/06/2016 11:20 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a one-year extension of New Hampshire’s existing competency-based assessment pilot to include a total of nine districts across the state. The pilot will continue to provide students, families and educators with timely and actionable feedback on student progress towards college and career readiness. Under this waiver extension, New Hampshire will continue to administer annual assessments to all students in the state, and report annually on achievement for all students.

U.S. Education Department Awards Over $71 Million in Grants to Strengthen International Studies, World Language Training and Global Experiences for Educators and Students

Published 10/06/2016 06:16 PM

The U.S. Department of Education announced today the award of more than $71 million in new and non-competing continuation grants to help strengthen the capacity and performance of American education in world languages, cultural understanding, area and international studies, and research The grants are under the Fulbright-Hays Act, also known at the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961, and Title VI of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Teachers Across Many Nations With a Singular Purpose

Published 10/06/2016 12:48 AM

In Jordan. (Photo courtesy of the author)

Hearing the Voice of Families: Meet ED’s First Family Ambassador

Published 10/05/2016 10:21 PM

Parents and families are a child’s first teachers, supporters, coaches, cheerleaders, tutors, confidantes, conspirators and advocates. They are the experts about their children and the authors of what they want for their future.

Texas May Be Denying Tens Of Thousands Of Children Special Education

Published 10/21/2016 09:59 AM

Texas school officials have until early November to explain why they placed a limit on the percentage of children enrolled in special education, as a Houston Chronicle investigation revealed.

American Academy Of Pediatrics Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

Published 10/21/2016 05:05 AM

A new policy statement says kids as young as 15 months can learn from media when a caregiver is present and involved.

Educators Went To Jail For Cheating. What Happened To The Students?

Published 10/20/2016 11:02 AM

Thousands of Atlanta students were affected by the cheating scandal in which test scores were falsified. Years later, those who remain are now receiving special services.

Pennsylvania Professors Go On Strike

Published 10/19/2016 09:55 PM

Faculty members began a walkout Wednesday after contract talks with the state broke down. The striking union represents educators at 14 of Pennsylvania's public universities.

Checking Back In On The Barber Who Encourages Kids To Read

Published 10/19/2016 05:50 PM

Our story about the barbershop that takes $2 off haircuts for young readers went viral, so we went back to ask what happened next.

Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

Published 10/18/2016 11:00 AM

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training?

American High School Graduation Rates Reach All-Time High

Published 10/17/2016 10:08 PM

America's high school graduation rate has risen to an all-time high: 83 percent. While the rise is due to increased attention on at-risk students, the uptick also reflects lower graduation standards.

NPR Poll: Are Parents Overrating The Quality Of Child Care?

Published 10/17/2016 06:03 PM

Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.

The High School Graduation Rate Reaches A Record High — Again

Published 10/17/2016 04:47 PM

Students of color, low-income students, students with disabilities and English learners have all made gains.

E Is For Empathy: Sesame Workshop Takes A Crack At Kindness

Published 10/17/2016 09:53 AM

A new survey from Sesame Workshop found that parents and teachers worry a lot about kindness — what it looks like, how to cultivate it and why there isn't enough of it in the world.

Students Clash With Police In South Africa Protests

Published 10/16/2016 12:26 PM

University students in South Africa have been protesting for weeks, demanding the government make university free. They say the goal is equal access for poor blacks, the country's majority.

More Colleges Open Food Pantries To Address Campus Hunger

Published 10/14/2016 06:28 PM

George Washington University — one of the nation's most expensive schools — is among the latest to try to make sure its students, most of whom receive financial aid, have enough to eat.

Holding Ed Schools Accountable For The Teachers They Teach

Published 10/14/2016 05:53 PM

The U.S. Education Department is taking a stronger approach to teacher-prep programs with new regulations out this week.

DeVry University Agrees To Stop Ads Touting Grads' Job Success Without Proof

Published 10/14/2016 12:43 PM

The for-profit university chain has agreed to stop claiming that 90 percent of its graduates seeking employment found jobs in their field within six months of graduation. It was not able to prove it.

For Some Sexual Assault Activists, Trump Tape Is A Teachable Moment

Published 10/13/2016 10:47 PM

The videotape of Donald Trump bragging about groping and kissing women is already being used on campuses as a case study to teach students everything from bystander intervention to consent.

Government appeals temporary block on transgender rules

Published 10/21/2016 12:13 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The government is appealing a federal judge's decision to temporarily block an Obama administration directive on bathroom rights for transgender students in public schools nationwide.

No contract talks underway in 2nd day of faculty strikes

Published 10/20/2016 11:00 PM

Pennsylvania's higher education system said it had no official contract talks with its union Thursday, but said negotiators still were looking for a way forward during the second day of strikes by faculty members across 14 state universities.

Baylor University faces U.S. probe over response to sex assaults

Published 10/20/2016 07:43 PM

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation into Baylor University's response to sexual violence on campus, acting on a complaint filed by the school's former administrator responsible for looking into sexual assault complaints. Baylor, the world's largest Baptist university, has been rocked by a scandal over whether it failed to do enough to prevent and investigate sexual assaults against women by football players and others that led to the ouster of the school's president and its football coach. The federal investigation was disclosed by the Department of Education and by the lawyer representing Patty Crawford, who resigned this month as Baylor's Title IX coordinator and accused the university of retaliating against her for being too forceful in looking into sexual assault claims.

Apple, IBM launch Watson Element for Educators, their first mobile app for schools

Published 10/20/2016 07:30 PM

Apple and IBM have jointly launched a MobileFirst app for schools called Watson Element For Educators. The app lets teachers track students' academic progress, as well as their interests, accomplishments, and general behavior.

Why top US education official wants to lift cap on charter schools

Published 10/20/2016 02:56 PM

Education Secretary John King jumped into the charter school debate Wednesday to praise the schools and call for a lift of the “arbitrary caps” on the institutions. Supporters argue that they provide families, especially those in urban areas, with increased choices when traditional public schools fail. Opponents cite cases of mismanagement and claim that the schools drain funds from the non-charter public school system.

New report examines the state of free speech on university campuses

Published 10/20/2016 02:30 PM

Is free speech under threat? Or is the concern overblown?

South Africa's Gordhan has full backing of cabinet - minister

Published 10/20/2016 11:45 AM

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has the full backing of cabinet as he faces charges that, while running the tax agency, he fraudulently approved early retirement for a deputy, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Thursday. Gordhan is "innocent until proven otherwise by a court of law," Radebe told reporters. Gordhan has also been added to a inter-ministerial task team analysing university fees following protests by students over the cost of higher education, Radebe said. ...

Union for faculty at 14 Pennsylvania state colleges says strike will continue

Published 10/20/2016 05:54 AM

Contract talks between the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education have been going on for two years. The strike has affected about 100,000 students at schools from West Chester University near Philadelphia to California University outside Pittsburgh.

Chicago Teachers union's House of Delegates OK contract

Published 10/20/2016 02:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Teachers Union House of Delegates has endorsed a tentative contract agreement reached with the city's school district.

Dinosaurs roar into Montana governor's race with new ad

Published 10/20/2016 12:58 AM

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Dinosaurs have roared into Montana's race for governor with a renowned paleontologist who consulted with Steven Spielberg on the "Jurassic Park" movies saying the Republican candidate would spend taxpayer money on private schools that teach creationism and mislead children about how old the Earth is.

How to get T-Mobile’s $35 million of government-mandated free stuff

Published 10/19/2016 11:15 PM

Earlier today, the FCC reached a $48 million settlement with T-Mobile over its abuse of the word "unlimited." The FCC found that T-Mobile was throttling data users on unlimited plans without properly warning or communicating with them. As a result, T-Mobile is having to give away $35 million of "consumer benefit," which really means free data and discounted accessories for all. DON'T MISS:  T-Mobile fined $7.5 million because it doesn’t understand what ‘unlimited’ means There's two major benefits for T-Mobile customers: discounted accessories and free mobile data. Eligible T-Mobile customers, which should mean anyone who was previously on an unlimited data plan, will receive promo codes for accessories sometime in December. The code is worth 20 percent off any one accessory in store, up to a maximum saving of $20. It's not a huge benefit, but if you've been thinking about picking up a Mophie case  for your iPhone, now could be a good time. The other benefit, which can be claimed by MetroPCS or T-Mobile customers, is 4GB of free data. It applies to anyone with a Mobile Internet line, and will be added to your account for the month of December. T-Mobile promises to send you a notification if the deal applies to you. The total value of all the discounts and freebies T-Mobile is offering is up to $35 million, but the company won't get off the hook if consumers don't claim the maximum amount of promotions, which is likely. The FCC mandated that any money left over from the discounts will go towards addressing the so-called "homework gap" in low-income school districts. Under the terms of the FCC settlement, T-Mobile will spend $5 million (plus any leftovers from the $35 million of customer benefits) on a program to benefit pupils. " T-Mobile will provide free devices, such as tablets, to eligible public schools that students may take home and use for school work. They will also provide mobile broadband to the devices at a reduced cost to the schools, and at no cost to the students or their families." The plan is expected to start this time next year.

Illinois judge recommends denial of transgender-access injunction

Published 10/19/2016 08:33 PM

An Illinois judge recommended the denial of an injunction to bar transgender high school students from using the restrooms and locker rooms of their choice, saying the Constitution does not protect students against having to share those areas with transgender classmates. The case, centering on William Fremd High School in Palatine, a northwest suburb of Chicago, is one of many across the country challenging the U.S. Department of Education's policy that transgender students in public schools must be allowed to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their choosing. "High school students do not have a constitutional right not to share restrooms or locker rooms with transgender students whose sex assigned at birth is different than theirs," U.S. District Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert wrote on Tuesday.

Faculty strike hits 14 Pennsylvania state colleges

Published 10/19/2016 08:06 PM

Contract talks between the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education have been going on for two years. About 100,000 students at schools from West Chester University near Philadelphia to California University outside Pittsburgh were questioning whether to go to class, as school officials urged them to do despite the strike.

The Battle for Mosul: Has the US Backed an Incompetent Commander in Iraq?

Published 10/19/2016 07:53 PM

With the Iraqi army battling to free Mosul from the clutches of ISIS, the coalition forces supporting the effort are hoping that this time will be different. In the past, the Iraqi army – undertrained and poorly led -- has faltered in the face of this enormous challenge. As the battle of Mosul rages, the U.S. military may learn the hard lesson soon: You can’t fabricate a good army general.

Slain teacher's family sues town, school system, cleaners

Published 10/19/2016 06:33 PM

LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The family of a high school teacher who was raped and killed by a 14-year-old student filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the town where she died, the school system and a cleaning company whose workers washed away potential evidence.

Why faculty is on strike at Pennsylvania state schools

Published 10/19/2016 05:02 PM

Members of the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF) union officially began their strike, as planned, at 5 a.m., following unsuccessful attempts the night before by the APSCUF and the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education to reach an agreement on a new contract.

The Student Debt Challenge Helps More Student Loan Borrowers

Published 10/19/2016 03:00 PM

About six months ago, the White House announced a campaign -- the Student Debt Challenge -- to raise awareness of the existence of income-driven repayment options. Recent statistics show that the majority of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S. require higher education. While policymakers and presidential candidates work on ways to make college more affordable, the current and past administrations have put multiple income-driven repayment plans in place to at least help ease the burden of student debt.

What should students do during the Pa. universities strike?

Published 10/19/2016 02:32 PM

If you are a student in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and are wondering what to do during the strike, here are details for four of the universities in our area.

Man pleads guilty to fraud in Chicago schools bribery case

Published 10/18/2016 09:55 PM

The owner of two education-services companies has pleaded guilty to offering bribes and kickbacks to the former head of Chicago Public Schools. Federal prosecutors on Tuesday said Gary Solomon entered ...

Why more American teens succeed

Published 10/18/2016 09:36 PM

For 33 years, ever since the landmark report “A Nation at Risk” put a spotlight on the poor state of public schools, the United States has been on an education-reform kick. Teen pregnancy is at an all-time low.

Texas agency rejects Turkey's complaint about school system

Published 10/18/2016 09:36 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Education Agency has reviewed and rejected a complaint from Turkey alleging a charter school system engaged in employment discrimination and misused public funds.

Lawsuit filed over student exposure to lead in Flint, Michigan, schools

Published 10/18/2016 08:45 PM

The American Civil Liberties Union of Michigan sued the state education department and Flint schools on Tuesday, saying they had violated federal education laws by exposing students to high levels of lead in their drinking water. The children must be screened for lead exposure and adequate special education funding must be provided to serve a potentially growing need for services, according to the suit, which also was filed by the Education Law Center and private attorneys. The lawsuit calls for the defendants - Michigan Department of Education, Genesee County Intermediate School District and Flint Community Schools - to check for elevated blood levels in all children who now, or may, attend Flint schools to determine their eligibility for special education services under the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The Unlikely Union Between a Trump Supporter and Historically Black Colleges

Published 10/17/2016 07:30 PM

The organization that advocates at the national level for historically black colleges and universities has a somewhat unlikely new communications director. Last month, Paris Dennard started in that role at the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, a nonpartisan nonprofit that represents nearly 50 publicly funded HBCUs. The reason Dennard is an unusual candidate for the job is that the 34-year-old Phoenix native is also a Republican strategist and commentator who has publicly defended Donald Trump, a presidential candidate who is polling, at best, in the single digits among likely black voters.

How high school graduation rates reached a record high

Published 10/17/2016 01:23 PM

More high school students across the nation received their diplomas last year than ever before, with a record 83 percent of students graduating on time, according to the White House. The announcement follows a trend in improving graduation rates, which have climbed steadily since the 2010-2011 school year. Experts say that a more uniform education system across states, thanks in part to more cohesive federal standards like Common Core and the creation of a consistent system for reporting graduation rates, has played a role in boosting numbers nationwide.

High Schools Get Frank With Teens on Heroin Epidemic

Published 10/17/2016 01:00 PM

"All of our students have a story of somebody in their family who is an addict or a friend of a family member or something of that nature," says Erin Parsons, a history teacher at John Marshall High School in Glen Dale, West Virginia. Parsons and her husband Dave, who is also a history teacher at John Marshall, created the Marshall County Drug Free Club in collaboration with local Reynolds Memorial Hospital for middle and high school students in the district. Every other week, the club members at her school meet to learn about drug use and addiction, with the goal of educating students on addiction and preventing student drug abuse, says Parsons.

Unrest cripples weak school system in Myanmar's Rakhine

Published 10/17/2016 01:02 AM

Buddhist teachers have been airlifted and trucked out of northwestern Myanmar to escape a new surge of violence in the ethnically divided region, another blow to persecuted Muslim Rohingyas already marginalised by a lack of opportunity. Residents have fled their homes in the area near the Bangladesh border on military helicopters and other army vehicles over the past week, fearing a repeat of widespread bloodshed between Buddhists and Rohingya that ravaged Rakhine state in 2012. Poor education has long been cited as one of the many ways that Myanmar sidelines the Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority in the Buddhist-majority nation who are considered one of the most persecuted peoples in the world.

'Masculine culture' in STEM fields is partly to blame for gender gap, study says

Published 10/15/2016 03:00 PM

Imagine the most extreme stereotypes about computer scientists: They're socially awkward indoor kids. They have an obsessive focus on technology and a closet full of rumpled hoodies.  They're male. Cultural perceptions about who is a computer scientist — or an engineer or a physicist — are a big reason why women are still underrepresented in certain science, engineering, technology and mathematics (STEM) fields, according to researchers at the University of Washington in Seattle. "The assumptions about what it takes to be a good computer scientist or engineer are very narrow," said Sapna Cheryan, a UW psychology professor and lead author of a study published this week in the journal Psychological Bulletin. SEE ALSO: How to empower women in the tech industry "If you have narrow stereotypes, then it's going to end up attracting a more narrow band of people, including a narrow band of men," she told Mashable. Cheryan said her research team wanted to understand why some STEM fields had made progress in closing the gender gap, while others remained largely dominated by men. A biologist puts blood on iron plates in a lab testing genetically modified mosquitoes in Campinas, Brazil, Feb. 11, 2016. Image: Victor Moriyama/Getty Images The researchers analyzed more than 1,200 papers on the topic, with a particular focus on the six STEM fields with the most undergraduate degrees: biology, chemistry and math — which have the highest share of female participation — and computer science, engineering and physics, which have the widest gender gaps. "People talk about women's underrepresentation in STEM overall, but if you look at the data, it's really more complicated than that," Cheryan said. For instance, women earn more than half of U.S. undergraduate degrees in biology, chemistry and math, the National Science Foundation found in a 2014 study. Yet women earn less than 20 percent of degrees in computer science, engineering and physics. The UW literature review adds to a growing public debate about how schools and companies can encourage more women to pursue STEM fields — while also ensuring women have equal opportunities as men to hold leadership positions and advance their research. The study also comes as the scientific community is slowly opening up about the sexual harassment and abuse that has long plagued male-dominated fields, particularly astronomy. Mashable previously reported that the rise of blogs and other digital outlets are making it easier for women to communicate more efficiently and powerfully about their experiences with everything from demeaning remarks and inappropriate comments to unwanted sexual conduct. Cheryan and her research team did not address sexual harassment in their Oct. 12 study, but they did identify the "masculine culture" as one of three key reasons why women are discouraged from participating in computer science, engineering and physics. Stereotypes about "brogrammers" and computer geeks fall under this umbrella, as do beliefs that women simply aren't as good as men in these fields. A relative lack of female leaders in the fields, and a dearth of pop culture icons to serve as role models, help to reinforce these oversimplified and inaccurate ideas. "These assumptions about the fields signal to men that they belong, more than it signals to women they belong there," Cheryan said in an interview. Jen Goldbeck, a computer scientist and professor at the University of Maryland, said in her own experience, this masculine environment helps to foster doubt about women's abilities or intelligence.  "Because there are so few of us, if one woman struggles with something or makes a mistake, some guys will presume that all women are like that (even if there are guys who struggle more)," she told Mashable in an email. She shared the following XKCD webcomic, which she said speaks to life as a female computer scientist. Image: "On top of that, many men in CS [computer science] don't think there is a problem; they think we make things up, read too much into derogatory comments ("it has nothing to do with gender"), or are oversensitive," Goldbeck added.  "That means no one will tell the offenders to knock it off, and there aren't a lot of female faculty to turn to."  "It can be a really exhausting experience, so a lot of smart, talented women find themselves more welcome in math or biology," she said. The UW study also found that certain STEM fields have a wider gender gap because of students' inexperience in those subjects prior to entering college. Fewer U.S. high school students have experience in computer science, engineering or physics prior to college, which means they largely rely on those masculine stereotypes to shape their understandings of the field. "If the culture is masculine, and telling you the people who would be good at these fields are men, it will be harder for you to even put that on the table," Cheryan said. When it comes to biology, chemistry and math, however, most high schoolers are required to take courses in those areas, giving students an earlier experience of diversity in those fields. The third reason for the lopsided gender gap, according to the UW study, is that women generally tend to underestimate their abilities in computer science, engineering and physics. Men, on the other hand, tend to overestimate their skills.  Nilanjana Dasgupta, a professor of psychological and brain sciences at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has explored this confidence gap in her own research.  In one study, Dasgupta and her colleagues followed 15 entry-level calculus classes during a semester, with seven classes taught by a female professor.  They found that women outperformed men across the board in their final grades. But female students were less confident they would get a good grade, and showed less interest in the class, if their professor was male. Male students were less influenced by their professor's gender. "Clearly the ability is not the issue," Dasgupta said in a campus talk in April that was covered by the Daily Collegian . "Confidence is the issue." Dasgupta was not involved in the new research. Cheryan said the UW research shows the need to develop a more inclusive culture in STEM fields, whether by developing "subcultures" that make girls feel they belong or working with professors and students to counteract negative stereotypes about women's abilities. The UW professor said this approach differed from the ongoing attempts to simply stoke women's interest in STEM and draw them into computer sciences or engineering. "People can only change so much, especially when their society is constraining them," she said.  "Rather than making women change, it's more fair and just and better for the field if they have more welcoming cultures."

DoED settlement: For-profit school must scale back student success claims

Published 10/14/2016 09:30 PM

The US Department of Education announced a settlement Thursday with DeVry University, a for-profit institution of higher education, over the school’s use of post-graduation employment claims in advertisements to lure new students. DeVry got in trouble with regulators for widely advertising that since 1975, 90 percent of graduates had found a job in their field within six months of graduating. The school was unable to substantiate that claim, the Department of Education concluded, based on materials it requested from DeVry in August 2015.

The Latest: Suspect in crash that killed 5 pleads not guilty

Published 10/14/2016 04:49 PM

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the Vermont man charged with murder in the wrong-way crash that killed five high school students (all times local):

Education publisher Pearson bets on online degrees

Published 10/14/2016 02:25 PM

Hilton, a 24-year-old with a full-time job in advertising, is part of the first intake at King's College London to study a fully online course to enable her to work in mental health. The scheme is produced by Pearson, the world's largest education publisher, which is looking to online higher education courses to help revive its fortunes after a downturn in its traditional textbooks and marking businesses. If the model succeeds, with Pearson handling the marketing, recruitment and design of online courses, it could help open up higher education by providing fresh impetus to distance learning and also save money for cash-strapped universities.

Study: Minorities less likely to attend top public colleges

Published 10/13/2016 11:26 PM

Black and Latino students in the U.S. are far less likely than their peers of other races to attend elite public universities, according to a new study. The Center for American Progress, a think tank in ...

LeBron James Is Planning On Going To College Whenever He Finally Finds The Time

Published 10/13/2016 10:03 PM

Not only does he think at a higher level than most other humans on the basketball court, he’s become as thoughtful and insightful a player on social issues as exists in the NBA. What we’re trying to say is, a college education is no measure of intelligence, but it’s still a useful thing to have, and LeBron plans on getting one. Having already established the I Promise program to give college scholarships to Akron-area children, LeBron has added to that initiative the I Promise Institute, which will provide tutoring services and assistance for those kids once they go to college.

Teachers and workers flee clashes in northern Myanmar

Published 10/12/2016 02:04 PM

Teachers and government workers fled northern border districts of Myanmar on Wednesday after clashes in Rakhine state left a dozen dead, fearing worsening violence in a region long-scarred by sectarian unrest. Crowds huddled on the jetty in the state capital of Sittwe after arriving by boat from near the Bangladesh border, an area home to the persecuted Muslim Rohingya minority that has been locked down by the military after attacks on border guards. Twelve people have died in clashes between armed men and troops in recent days, state media said, including four soldiers killed when they were set upon by hundreds of men wielding pistols and swords.

The Latest: Suspect in wrong-way crashes arrested

Published 10/12/2016 12:18 AM

DUXBURY, Vt. (AP) — The Latest on the wrong-way crash that killed five high school students in Vermont (all times local):

Chicago mayor buys peace with teachers, fiscal impact uncertain

Published 10/11/2016 11:33 PM

A tentative deal reached late on Monday between the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) and its teachers union averted a strike that had been scheduled for Tuesday but the impact on the district's already shaky finances was uncertain. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who controls the nation's third-largest public school system, agreed to initially pour more surplus revenue from city development districts into school coffers. The second-term mayor said the agreement will make CPS finances stronger.

The Latest: Union confident Chicago teachers will OK deal

Published 10/11/2016 10:45 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago Public Schools and the teachers' union averting a strike (all times local):

Tests show high levels of lead in Trenton students

Published 10/11/2016 10:34 PM

Tests show kids in Trenton public schools have higher levels of lead in their blood than those affected in the Flint, Michigan water crisis.

Sprint to provide one million students with free internet, mobile devices

Published 10/11/2016 08:53 PM

By Ayesha Rascoe WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wireless carrier Sprint Corp on Tuesday pledged to provide 1 million U.S. high school students with free mobile devices and internet access as part of a White House initiative to expand opportunities for lower income kids. Marcelo Claure, chief executive of Sprint, said the plan builds on the company's prior commitment through the White House's ConnectED program to get 50,000 students high speed internet.

Chicago dodges strike: How to rebuild trust between teachers and the city?

Published 10/11/2016 05:24 PM

The Chicago Teachers Union and the nation’s third largest school district reached a contract agreement minutes before midnight Tuesday to avoid the second major strike there in four years. Chicago Public Schools and the union came to a tentative agreement on points of conflict that include class sizes, teacher layoffs, and special education. The school district has also agreed to continue to pay most of most of its contribution to teachers' pensions, the so-called pension pickup.

South African campus hit by second day of student unrest

Published 10/11/2016 02:31 PM

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African riot police fought stone-throwing students for a second consecutive day at a university campus on Tuesday amid national calls by demonstrators for free higher education.

Teachers 'wasting time on marking in coloured pens'

Published 10/21/2016 10:13 AM

Schools minister Nick Gibb says teachers are spending too much time over-marking pupils' homework.

I woke in a stranger's bed, says university rape victim

Published 10/21/2016 04:27 PM

Newly published guidelines urge universities to support and assist victims of sexual violence on campus.

Under-fire Nottingham Islamic girls' school appeals pupil ruling

Published 10/21/2016 10:25 AM

An Islamic girls' school in Nottingham that is facing partial closure, appeals against moves to stop it taking boarding pupils.

Foreign students 'not exempted from migration figures'

Published 10/20/2016 09:29 PM

Downing Street says it is "categorically not reviewing" whether foreign students should be excluded from net migration figures.

Charities warn of child migrant 'chaos'

Published 10/20/2016 05:43 PM

Campaigners say officials have no coherent strategy for migrant children arriving in the UK

Derby City Council's police threat over union school strike balloons

Published 10/20/2016 03:35 PM

A city council threatens to call the police if balloons and stickers, bearing a union's name, are handed out to school children during a pay strike.

Plans to make pupils resit Sats axed

Published 10/19/2016 04:49 PM

Plans to make all children who fail tests at the end of primary school sit them again in secondary have been scrapped in a government U-turn.

PE 'Cinderella subject' for too long, says report

Published 10/19/2016 11:38 PM

The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.

Charity launches gaming app to boost maths skills

Published 10/20/2016 02:41 AM

School maths leaves too many young people unprepared for the work and for running their lives, the charity National Numeracy says.

Durham teaching assistants vote to strike over pay deal

Published 10/19/2016 03:37 PM

Teaching assistants in County Durham vote to strike after rejecting a pay deal some claim would see them lose up to 20% of their salary.

Ofsted warning over police weaknesses in child protection

Published 10/18/2016 05:54 PM

The head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, criticises police forces in England for failing to take their child protection responsibilities seriously.

Heads go to Downing Street with 'dire' funding warning

Published 10/18/2016 11:43 AM

Head teachers write to Theresa May to warn that a funding crisis could make schools reduce school hours, lay off staff or stop teaching some subjects.

Darts champion delivers treble maths masterclass

Published 10/19/2016 03:35 PM

How did world darts champion Scott Waites help school pupils hit the bullseye in maths?

How China is getting ahead in the space race

Published 10/20/2016 12:11 AM

China has started looking ahead to how it will produce the next generation of space explorers.

How to pass the Oxford interview

Published 10/11/2016 01:45 PM

What are the types of questions facing students applying for places at Oxford University? And what are they intended to find out?

Be Cleopatra not a Kardashian, girls advised

Published 10/05/2016 02:28 AM

Young women should model themselves on Shakespeare's heroines instead of reality stars like Kim Kardashian West, says top head teacher.

Is this the world's most oversubscribed school?

Published 10/12/2016 12:20 AM

A school in India that offers an elite education for poor rural families receives 250,000 applications for 200 places.

UN says 69 million teachers needed for global school pledge

Published 10/05/2016 12:24 AM

Millions more teachers will need to be recruited around the world by 2030 if international pledges on education are to be kept, says Unesco.

What's it like to be the child of a survivor?

Published 09/28/2016 01:35 PM

The child of two Holocaust survivors talks about being the keeper of their memories – and projects working with children of survivors of massacres in Rwanda and Bosnia talk about the impact handed down through families.

US school's unmanned boat reaches Welsh coast

Published 09/27/2016 01:40 PM

An unmanned boat sent by a school in the USA washes up on the Pembrokeshire coast three months after it set sail.

'I needed counselling'

Published 10/21/2016 11:40 AM

A student says her university's handling of her sexual assault complaint made everything "so much worse".

Check your area

Published 10/18/2016 05:04 AM

Only 73 out of England's 163 grammar schools give any priority to children from low income families in their admissions policies, the BBC has found. Explore the data for grammar schools closest to you.

Course closed

Published 10/14/2016 05:16 PM

Art history is the latest A-level to be shelved, but what other subjects have been scrapped along the way to allow for the qualifications of today?

Live and learn

Published 10/10/2016 02:33 AM

Going to university is often thought of as a rite of passage for many young people, but some are breaking away from this tradition.

Excluded voices

Published 10/06/2016 03:55 AM

Four children talk about being expelled from school, after figures show a 300% rise in exclusion in three years in certain areas of England.

Shakespeare's sisters

Published 10/05/2016 02:54 PM

Kim Kardashian West might be today's leading lady, but teenage girls could learn a lot more from Shakespeare's heroines, a head teacher claims. So what did they know that might help teenagers today?

Playground politics

Published 10/03/2016 01:04 AM

A guide to playground politics for new parents and tips on how to handle them

Teenage suicide

Published 09/30/2016 01:21 AM

The story behind the suicide of two teenage girls in France opens an intense debate about how teenagers treat each other and how they are looked after at school.

Child abductions

Published 09/29/2016 04:22 PM

Reports of a teenage girl being abducted on her way to school in Oxford tap into every parent's greatest fears. But just how common are child abductions in the UK?

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