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States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Policy

Published 05/26/2016 02:03 AM

Officials in 11 states, led by Texas, accused the federal government of trying to make schools and offices “laboratories for a massive social experiment.”

Boos for Univision Anchor Who Spoke Spanish and Criticized Trump at Graduation

Published 05/26/2016 05:22 PM

Some attending the ceremony at California State University, Fullerton, yelled at Maria Elena Salinas to “speak English” and “get off the stage.”

Florida Man Is Arrested in 2014 Murder of Law Professor

Published 05/26/2016 09:20 PM

The Tallahassee police said Sigfredo Garcia was being held in connection with the killing of Dan Markel, a professor at Florida State University College of Law.

Yale Professor and Wife, Targets of Protests, Resign as College Heads

Published 05/27/2016 03:43 AM

The couple stirred debate last fall when one of them questioned a university email warning against potentially offensive Halloween costumes.

Leaked Questions Rekindle Debate Over Common Core Tests

Published 05/24/2016 03:20 PM

A company is scrambling to purge the Internet of questions used in the exams, but some critics say public debate is the best way to make better tests.

Halal Guys to Donate $30,000 to LaGuardia Community College

Published 05/26/2016 01:15 AM

The food cart that has gained global recognition will donate 6,000 sandwiches, in check form, to the college in Queens.

Group Urging Free Tuition at Harvard Fails to Win Seats on Board

Published 05/23/2016 08:09 PM

The group, which calls itself Free Harvard, Fair Harvard, also opposes race-based admissions.

Texan Who Posted Extreme Views Loses Runoff for State Education Post

Published 05/25/2016 04:38 AM

Mary Lou Bruner, who claimed President Obama was a drug-addicted gay prostitute in his youth, was defeated in the Republican primary for a seat on the State Board of Education.

University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism

Published 05/20/2016 07:57 PM

The position also includes humanism and secular ethics and came after a $2.2 million donation from Louis J. Appignani, a retired businessman.

The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | May 2016

Published 05/27/2016 01:00 PM

A roundup of news articles about young people that appeared in May, Teenagers in The Times is a monthly feature.

The Learning Network: From Activism to ‘Zowie!’: 10 Articles From the Times Archives on Life as a 20th-Century Teenager

Published 05/26/2016 01:16 PM

In this piece, three students from across the United States choose 10 gems from the Times archives about youth in the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s, and muse on how life has changed — and how it hasn’t — for teenagers today.

The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 17-23, 2016

Published 05/24/2016 11:48 AM

Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more.

The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | May 23, 2016

Published 05/27/2016 12:37 PM

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.

Show International Experience When Applying to Business School

Published 05/27/2016 03:00 PM

Business schools look for applicants with global experiences and perspectives.

4 Great Places to Study Most Military Bases Offer Online Students

Published 05/27/2016 02:00 PM

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

Get More Money for Business School in 5 Steps

Published 05/26/2016 05:41 PM

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

Offbeat Sports Scholarships Offer College Cash

Published 05/26/2016 03:00 PM

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

Reduce Student Loan Debt by Paying Interest Early

Published 05/25/2016 03:00 PM

Borrowers could save thousands by starting payments this summer.

Famous People Who Attended Community College

Published 05/25/2016 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 05/24/2016 05:12 PM

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

How Medical School Admissions Officials See the New MCAT

Published 05/24/2016 02:30 PM

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

4 Facts About Earning an Undergrad Degree in the UAE

Published 05/24/2016 12:00 PM

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

3 Responses for Law School Optional Essays

Published 05/23/2016 03:00 PM

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

10 Questions to Consider Before Applying to Law School

Published 05/23/2016 02:30 PM

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

4 College Application Strategies for Gap Year Students

Published 05/23/2016 02:00 PM

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

5 Things to Know About Financial Aid in Online Degree Programs

Published 05/23/2016 01:30 PM

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

3 Ways Online Students Might Take Exams

Published 05/20/2016 02:54 PM

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

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

Published 05/19/2016 09:25 PM

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

Get Cash for College Easily Via Scholarships on Social Media

Published 05/19/2016 03:08 PM

These so-called sharing scholarships have become popular recently.

10 Law Schools With the Highest Percentages of Underrepresented Minorities

Published 05/18/2016 03:45 PM

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

Explore Disability Discharges, Rehabilitation for Student Loans

Published 05/18/2016 03:00 PM

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

Think Twice Before You Lower Federal Loan Repayments

Published 05/18/2016 02:00 PM

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

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

Published 05/18/2016 01:30 PM

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

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

Published 05/18/2016 01:30 PM

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

10 Colleges That Charge the Most for Room and Board

Published 05/17/2016 02:00 PM

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

Top 10 College Majors That Earn the Highest Salaries

Published 05/17/2016 01:30 PM

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

Weigh Pros, Cons of Associate Degrees at Arab Region Universities

Published 05/17/2016 12:00 PM

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

Improve LSAT Logic Games, Reading Comprehension Prep

Published 05/16/2016 03:00 PM

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

3 Healthy Ways to Overcome College Rejection

Published 05/16/2016 02:00 PM

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

Scholarships Can Help STEM Majors Pay for College

Published 05/12/2016 03:00 PM

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

Determine Which Area of Engineering Matches Your College Goals

Published 05/12/2016 02:00 PM

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

3 Reasons to Try Out MOOCs Before Applying to College

Published 05/12/2016 01:30 PM

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

Organizations Pledge to Help Educate Student Loan Borrowers

Published 05/11/2016 03:00 PM

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

Law Schools Offer Loan Assistance Programs to Debt-Burdened Grads

Published 05/11/2016 02:00 PM

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

Become a Health Care Leader With a Master of Medical Management

Published 05/10/2016 02:30 PM

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

10 Costly Universities for Out-of-State Students

Published 05/10/2016 02:00 PM

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

What Employers Think of Your Online MBA Degree

Published 05/09/2016 03:30 PM

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

Craft a Captivating Law School Personal Statement

Published 05/09/2016 03:00 PM

Applicants should be specific and avoid melodrama.

3 Freshman Year Questions to Ask Your High School Counselor

Published 05/09/2016 02:00 PM

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

10 Student Loan Facts College Grads Need to Know

Published 05/09/2016 01:30 PM

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

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

Published 05/09/2016 12:30 PM

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

6 Strategies to Develop Research Skills as an Online Student

Published 05/06/2016 02:00 PM

Check out the library services offered through an online program before getting started.

Hundreds of Colleges Still Accepting 2016 Applications

Published 05/05/2016 03:00 PM

Students should talk with a school's admissions office before putting together a late application.

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

Published 05/05/2016 02:30 PM

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

4 States That Offer Generous Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

Published 05/04/2016 03:00 PM

Health care professionals in California may be eligible for up to $50,000 a year in loan forgiveness.

'Payback Playbook' Among New Web Tools for Student Loan Borrowers

Published 05/04/2016 02:00 PM

The White House announced new websites to help student loan borrowers select a payment plan.

Map: MBA Programs Popular With Women

Published 05/04/2016 01:30 PM

California is home to five of the schools with the highest percentage of women, according to U.S. News data.

3 Reasons to Consider Osteopathic Medical Schools

Published 05/03/2016 03:39 PM

Graduates of both allopathic and osteopathic medical schools are physicians.

Weigh Attending a U.S. Public or Private University

Published 05/03/2016 03:00 PM

Tuition costs are generally lower at public universities than they are at private schools.

10 Surprising Degrees You Can Earn Online

Published 05/03/2016 02:30 PM

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

10 Colleges With the Highest Tuition for In-State Students

Published 05/03/2016 02:00 PM

At these schools, in-state students paid more than $14,500 for the 2015-2016 school year, U.S. News data show.

Drop in LSAT Scores for Law Students Could Affect Applicants

Published 05/03/2016 01:30 PM

A decrease in law school applications may mean a less competitive admissions pool for prospective students.

Use College Goals to Choose High School Senior Year Courses

Published 05/02/2016 02:00 PM

Students may have room for experimentation during their final year of high school.

Declare Yourself Independent for College Financial Aid

Published 05/02/2016 01:30 PM

Most students aged 24 and under are considered dependent for federal student aid purposes, experts say.

3 Advantages to Online Bachelor's Degree Programs Outside Classes

Published 04/29/2016 03:00 PM

Enrolling in an undergraduate online program could allow for travel and flexibility in managing deadlines.

3 Reasons for Rejection From a Dream MBA Program

Published 04/29/2016 02:00 PM

Schools aim to build diverse MBA classes, making some candidates a better fit than others.

Plan Ahead for Emergencies Abroad as an International Student

Published 04/29/2016 01:00 PM

Experts recommend researching a host country's laws before studying overseas.

Arab Region MBA Grads Can Bank on Diverse Opportunities

Published 04/29/2016 12:00 PM

Demographics in the Middle East and North Africa are driving demand for MBAs in health care and education.

Find, Keep Money for College as a Transfer Student

Published 04/28/2016 03:00 PM

Research requirements carefully to make sure you're not putting current scholarships in jeopardy.

Obtaining Athletic Scholarships at NCAA Division I Universities

Published 04/28/2016 02:30 PM

Colleges and universities in Divisions I and II provide $2.7 billion in scholarships a year to athletes, the NCAA says.

New Partnership Helps Minority College Students Study Abroad

Published 04/28/2016 02:00 PM

Students will receive scholarships to travel overseas the summer before their sophomore year.

4 Things Borrowers Don't Always Know About Parent PLUS Loans

Published 04/27/2016 03:00 PM

Another option may be to co-sign a private loan for your child – but that carries similar financial risks.

Discharge of Student Debt Possible During Bankruptcy

Published 04/27/2016 01:30 PM

Student loan borrowers have the right to discharge student debt under extreme hardship, lawyers say.

10 Best Global Universities in Australia and New Zealand

Published 04/27/2016 01:00 PM

From Auckland to Melbourne, these schools produce top-notch research and have strong reputations.

Leverage Graduation Gift Money for College Savings

Published 04/27/2016 01:00 PM

Graduation money could go to college expenses like transportation or into a 529 plan.

10 Reasons to Consider Becoming a Medical Scribe Ahead of Med School

Published 04/26/2016 03:00 PM

Prospective medical school students will gain valuable experience that will help them while applying and in the classroom.

What Employers Think of Your Online Master's in Engineering

Published 04/26/2016 02:30 PM

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

10 MBA Programs Where Graduates Leave With the Most Debt

Published 04/26/2016 02:00 PM

The average owed by indebted graduates of eight schools was more than $100,000, according to U.S. News data.

3 Ways a Thesis Strengthens a Law School Essay

Published 04/25/2016 03:00 PM

A thesis helps applicants avoid making their personal statement sound like a cover letter.

New Student Loan Repayment Process May Help End Confusion

Published 04/25/2016 02:00 PM

The U.S. Department of Education plans to create a single Web portal for student loan repayments.

Manage Time Wisely on the ACT Writing Test

Published 04/25/2016 02:00 PM

Here's a guideline for students preparing for the optional, 40-minute ACT writing test.

5 Questions to Ask Before Pursuing an Online Associate Degree

Published 04/22/2016 02:30 PM

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

Harvest College Cash Late in Scholarship Season

Published 04/22/2016 02:00 PM

Check with your school to make sure outside scholarships won't reduce your financial aid.

Map: See the Top 100 High Schools in the Nation

Published 04/21/2016 02:59 PM

More than half of the 50 states have schools among the top 100.

3 Business Skills to Build as a Law Student

Published 04/21/2016 02:00 PM

At some law schools, students can learn the fundamentals of business in a semester or two. 

New Help Available for Disabled Student Loan Borrowers

Published 04/20/2016 03:00 PM

The Department of Education is reaching out to disabled borrowers about their eligibility for a student loan discharge.

Weigh Pros, Cons of Using a Private Parent Loan to Pay for College

Published 04/20/2016 02:00 PM

With rising costs of tuition, more parents are turning to private loans, experts say.

10 Things to Consider When Picking Your Child's High School

Published 04/19/2016 03:00 PM

Take these factors into account to determine the right fit for a soon-to-be high school student.

3 Individuals to Turn to for High School Mentorship

Published 04/19/2016 02:30 PM

Connect with community members and adults in charge of activities to find a mentor while in high school.

Lay the Foundation for Medical School Success in High School

Published 04/19/2016 02:30 PM

High schoolers can start shadowing physicians or volunteer in a health care setting.

Best High Schools Breakdown: Who Gets Gold, Silver and Bronze

Published 04/19/2016 02:00 PM

The top public high schools across the U.S. serve a diverse group of students.

Save $90K in High School for College

Published 04/19/2016 02:00 PM

High school students are saving more money for college than in previous years, a recent study finds. 

21 Liberal Arts Colleges With the Lowest Student-Faculty Ratios

Published 04/19/2016 01:45 PM

Marlboro College in Vermont topped the list with a student-faculty ratio of 5-to-1 in fall 2014.

Weigh On-, Off-Campus Housing at a U.S. College

Published 04/19/2016 12:30 PM

Connecting with other students can make finding housing easier for international students.

Arab Region Education Degrees Spell Multiple Career Routes

Published 04/19/2016 12:00 PM

Teaching isn't the only option for graduates of Arab region education degree programs.

Why Schools Moved Up or Down in the Best High Schools Rankings

Published 04/19/2016 05:01 AM

For the 2016 rankings, U.S. News made changes to the methodology used to evaluate public high schools.

Weigh Taking the June LSAT, Master Logic Games

Published 04/18/2016 03:00 PM

Answering the questions for the easiest logic games first maximizes time.

10 Mistakes That Can Keep You Out of Medical School

Published 04/18/2016 02:30 PM

Applying too soon or failing to prepare for an interview can lead to medical school rejection.

5 Strategies for Appealing a College Financial Aid Package

Published 04/18/2016 01:30 PM

Families can appeal a financial aid offer by asking the financial aid or admissions office, experts say.

Find a Mentor as an Online Bachelor's Student

Published 04/15/2016 03:00 PM

A few schools assign new online students mentors, but many must find a mentor on their own.

Tips for International Students Admitted to U.S. Colleges

Published 04/14/2016 03:30 PM

A summer public speaking course could give international students more confidence before arriving on campus.

Figure Out if You Qualify for a Legacy College Scholarship

Published 04/14/2016 03:00 PM

A parent or guardian may have to be active in an alumni organization for you to qualify for a legacy scholarship.

3 Ways International Students Can Strengthen U.S. MBA Applications

Published 04/14/2016 02:00 PM

Applicants should connect with current students from a similar background, experts say.

5 Careers with Student Loan Forgiveness

Published 04/13/2016 03:30 PM

A career path in the nonprofit or public sector may lead to federal loan forgiveness.

3 Changes That Will Help Student Loan Borrowers

Published 04/13/2016 03:00 PM

The government is making it easier to file for federal financial aid.

5 College Savings Mistakes New Parents Make

Published 04/13/2016 01:30 PM

You don't need a financial advisor to open a 529 plan.

'Stackable' Credential Options Rise in Online Education

Published 04/12/2016 03:00 PM

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

Are You Too Old for Medical School?

Published 04/12/2016 02:30 PM

Paying off student loans before retirement is one challenge of second-career medical school students.

10 Graduate Engineering Programs With the Most Women

Published 04/12/2016 02:00 PM

At one school, 60.7 percent of graduate engineering students were women in fall 2015.

Evaluate Risks, Benefits of Multiple Law School Seat Deposits

Published 04/11/2016 03:00 PM

Some deposits may demand admitted students forfeit other law school offers.

3 Last-Minute AP Prep Tips to Ace the Exam

Published 04/11/2016 02:00 PM

Study your weak spots, not all the course material, in the last few weeks before the exams.

Future Lawyers, Doctors, MBAs Can Reap Cash for Grad School

Published 04/08/2016 03:45 PM

Scholarships for future professionals can help cut the costs of graduate school.

4 Ways Online Education Programs Teach Real-World Skills

Published 04/08/2016 03:00 PM

Pursuing an online education can teach you about virtual communication skills and the importance of self-discipline.

From Washington, D.C. to the Reservation: Showing Love for Native Students

Published 05/27/2016 10:00 PM

Finding Success with Afterschool Physical Education Programs

Published 05/27/2016 08:00 PM

The bell rings and they can’t wait. After a long day in the classroom, kids of all ages race to open fields on the other side of the school parking lot. That’s the goal, anyway. But for many kids, daily opportunities for fitness are a far cry from reality.

U.S. Education Department Accepts Selection of New Independent Monitor for Zenith Education Group

Published 05/27/2016 06:26 PM

The Department of Education announced today it has accepted law firm Squire Patton Boggs as the new independent monitor for Zenith Education Group, a non-profit group that operates former Corinthian College campuses. Law firm partner Clark Kent Ervin, the former inspector general for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the U.S. Department of State, will lead the independent oversight of Zenith.

8 Common Student Loan Mistakes

Published 05/27/2016 05:00 PM

Implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act to Enhance Equity and Excellence

Published 05/26/2016 06:01 PM

So much of the strength of our communities, and our country, is derived from the promise of opportunity—the idea that if you work hard, you can make of your life what you will. For that promise to be realized, we must be committed to providing all students—regardless of their background or circumstances—with a high-quality college- and career-ready education. As President Obama has said, this is the civil rights issue of our time.

Teacher-Powered Innovation: the Value of and Opportunity for Teacher Leadership in Schools and Policy

Published 05/26/2016 05:27 PM

When we do everything right in schools, our students move closer to that peak on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs – self-actualization. It sounds pretty awesome. I’d like to achieve self-actualization too. But when you’re a student facing poverty, racism, family trouble, or just life as a kid growing up, that peak starts looking like K2.

New Foster Care Transition Toolkit Offers Tips for Helping Foster Youth Succeed as Adults

Published 05/26/2016 04:34 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today released a new toolkit to inspire and support current and former foster youth pursuing college and career opportunities. The Foster Care Transition Toolkit includes tips and resources intended to help foster youth access and navigate social, emotional, educational and skills barriers as they transition into adulthood.

Proposed ESSA Regulation Supports Well-Rounded Education, Protects All Students

Published 05/26/2016 02:20 PM

In a major step toward implementing the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and providing important clarity for parents, students, and educators about the new law, U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. today announced proposed regulations to implement the law’s accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions.

U.S. Education Department Awards $13.4 Million in Grants to Improve Services, Outcomes for Children with Disabilities

Published 05/19/2016 06:35 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced more than $13.4 million in grants to higher education institutions to fund quality personnel preparation programs to help improve services and results for students with disabilities.

The “Invisible Tax” on Teachers of Color: A Philly Point of View

Published 05/18/2016 03:25 AM

Bringing together Black male teachers and principals and building a network of learning, support and empowerment is essential, relevant and necessary not only for Black male students, but for all students. This is the essential mission of The Fellowship, a Philadelphia-based group that was founded to support current and aspiring black male educators through advocacy, engaging policy makers, expanding the teacher pipeline, and quarterly professional development opportunities called, “Black Male Educators Convenings” (BMEC).

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. Statement on the Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education

Published 05/17/2016 10:43 PM

First, I appreciate Kristen Clarke joining us from the Lawyers’ Committee. The Lawyers’ Committee has been a long-time ally of the Department that works to advance civil rights. Today marks the 62nd anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision. With this decision, the Supreme Court made it clear that “separate and unequal” is unconstitutional.

Expanding Opportunity: One Child at a Time

Published 05/16/2016 09:05 PM

One of the most cost-effective ways to increase equity in education and expand opportunity to our nation’s children is to invest in high-quality preschool for our youngest learners – and not just some of them, but all of them. Federal- and state-led efforts over the past seven-and-a-half years have helped our country make progress toward this goal.

U.S. Department of Education Awards $530,000 to Umpqua Community College to Help Recovery From Campus Shooting

Published 05/16/2016 08:28 PM

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students awarded Umpqua Community College (UCC) in Roseburg, Oregon, a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $529,623. The grant will be used to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following an October 2015 campus shooting that left an instructor and eight students at the college dead, and several more injured.

FACT SHEET: Expanding College Access Through the Dual Enrollment Pell Experiment

Published 05/16/2016 04:29 PM

Earning a college degree is an increasingly important step towards entering the middle class.  Yet less than 10 percent of children born in the bottom quartile of household incomes attain a bachelor’s degree by age 25, compared to over 50 percent in the top quartile.[1]  Many high school students—especially those from low-income backgrounds—lack access to the rigorous coursework and support services that help prepare them for success in college.

On the Path to Opportunity

Published 05/14/2016 03:24 AM

Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr., spoke to the graduating class at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) on May 13, 2016. The Secretary noted that community colleges like MATC are creating paths to opportunity for so many students across the country each day, and he encouraged the graduating class to pay forward the benefit of the higher education they have received by mentoring others and serving their communities.

Helping Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Published 05/13/2016 06:00 PM

By the time Landon – a high school student in Massachusetts – entered his freshman year, he had already been in and out of the hospital for multiple suicide attempts. He had been pulled out of school because he wasn’t able to get through the day, and he needed medication to sleep.

U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $100,000 to Crazy Horse School on Pine Ridge Reservation to Recover From Multiple Student Suicides and Attempted Suicides

Published 05/13/2016 04:55 PM

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Safe and Healthy Students awarded Crazy Horse School on the Pine Ridge Reservation in southwestern South Dakota a Project School Emergency Response to Violence (SERV) grant totaling $107,631. The grant will be used to assist with ongoing recovery efforts following numerous student suicide deaths and attempted suicides during the last couple of years.

U.S. Departments of Education and Justice Release Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students

Published 05/13/2016 02:07 PM

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice released joint guidance today to help provide educators the information they need to ensure that all students, including transgender students, can attend school in an environment free from discrimination based on sex.

ParentCamp International: Engaging Leaders from Immigrant Communities

Published 05/12/2016 07:30 PM

Finalists in $225,000 Reach Higher Career App Challenge Announced by White House, U.S. Education Department

Published 05/11/2016 04:23 PM

First Lady Michelle Obama's Reach Higher Initiative and the U.S. Department of Education today announced five finalists in the Reach Higher Career App Challenge, a prize competition to promote the development of mobile app solutions that will help students navigate education and career pathways, including career and technical education (CTE).

‘Place-based’ Work is Transforming Rural Kentucky So Students Don’t Have to Leave to Succeed

Published 05/10/2016 08:52 PM

Cross-posted from Community of Practice. While Sherry Scott was growing up in rural eastern Kentucky, she didn’t know a single person who went to college, and thought she had zero chances of ever doing so herself. When she was 13 years-old, Scott’s family left the impoverished area for better opportunities.

U.S. Department of Education Launches $65 Million Grant Competition for Creating, Expanding High-Quality Public Charter Schools

Published 05/10/2016 08:31 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today announced a competition to award $65 million in grants to as many as 20 Charter Management Organizations (CMOs) across the country to create and expand charter schools that support students from underserved communities. Since the inception of the Charter Schools Program (CSP), the Department has awarded over $3 billion to schools across the country to provide students equitable educational opportunities.

The Positive Effect of Physical Fitness and Self-Care in a Dynamic School Community

Published 05/09/2016 06:00 PM

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which means it’s time to celebrate physical fitness and how it can transform the classroom experience. Physical fitness promotes teamwork, healthy living and optimism for young learners.

Career Pathways Leading Improved Services

Published 05/09/2016 05:38 PM

Ensuring that everyone in this nation is equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed is crucial in our competitive, global economy. One key part of this effort is ensuring that young people and adults of all skill levels who are transitioning to new careers or looking to enhance their careers receive the supports they need to do so. Too often, though, our systems for helping hard-working Americans acquire marketable and in-demand skills can be complex and difficult to navigate for students, job seekers, and employers alike.

Education Department Pushes for Alternatives to Criminal History Questions in College Admissions

Published 05/09/2016 03:02 PM

The U.S. Department of Education today urged America’s colleges and universities to remove barriers that can prevent the estimated 70 million citizens with criminal records from pursuing higher education, including considering the chilling effect of inquiring early in the application process whether prospective students have ever been arrested.

Kansas Supreme Court Rejects Lawmakers' Bid To Fix Education Funding

Published 05/28/2016 12:45 AM

The Legislature has until June 30 to resolve an "inequitable and unconstitutional" funding structure, the court says, or else schools will have to close.

Baylor Demotes President, Fires Football Coach Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

Published 05/27/2016 09:31 PM

Baylor University demoted its president and fired the head football coach for their handling of allegations of sexual assault by members of the school's football team. NPR's Audie Cornish talks to Paula Lavigne of ESPN's Outside the Lines, who reported on the cases and how Baylor officials failed to investigate the allegations and violated Title IX federal law.

Baylor Fires University President, Football Coach Over Sexual Assault Scandal

Published 05/27/2016 10:25 AM

President Kenneth Starr and coach Art Briles are being removed following a scathing report on sexual assaults by players against other students; failure of university officials to help the victims.

Arizona Joins Transgender Directive Suit, School Board Should Set Policy

Published 05/27/2016 10:25 AM

Renee Montagne talks to Arizona Superintendent of Education Diane Douglas about the federal directive that transgender students be allowed to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

Baylor Removes Ken Starr As President Over University's Response To Sex Assault Cases

Published 05/26/2016 07:06 PM

An independent review found that the university failed to adequately handle reports of harassment and assault and, in some cases, actively discouraged students from coming forward.

'The Dreaded Schwa' And Other Reasons To Love The Bee

Published 05/26/2016 04:58 PM

One of our favorite events is on again: the Scripps National Spelling Bee. From the tense smart kids to the cheering adults, it's all pretty great.

To Teach Kids To Read And Write, Sometimes You Have To Get Creative

Published 05/26/2016 12:32 PM

Across the U.S., school districts face low literacy rates among low-income and minority students. Here's how schools in Dallas, Baltimore and the Bronx are getting at the problem a little differently.

11 States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Published 05/26/2016 10:12 AM

Social conservatives in Texas say they support a lawsuit filed by their state and 10 others challenging federal rules on transgender students' use of school bathrooms that match their gender identity.

Nearly A Dozen States Sue U.S. Government Over Transgender Policies

Published 05/25/2016 08:03 PM

The Obama administration has argued that gender identity is protected under federal law. The states say the government is overreaching.

MacArthur 'Genius' Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit

Published 05/25/2016 11:55 AM

The author of a new meta-analysis says the importance of grit — a concept that has gained wide traction in education circles — has been exaggerated.

Bethune-Cookman Students Still Reeling From A Year That Saw 13 Shooting Victims

Published 05/24/2016 08:05 PM

Historically black colleges and universities have often been viewed as a refuge for African-American students. But at Bethune-Cookman University in Florida, 13 students have been shot this year alone.

'Helping Children Succeed' Starts At Birth; A Case For The Power Of Nurture

Published 05/24/2016 12:00 PM

Paul Tough's new book surveys the best new evidence on how to overcome the effects of poverty.

Teaching The Intangibles: How To Ingrain 'Grit' In Students

Published 05/22/2016 10:00 PM

Author Paul Tough's book, Helping Children Succeed, lays out what he calls the tools for helping children succeed, particularly through attributes like perseverance and grit.

Cue The Political Commentary: Grad Speeches In An Election Year

Published 05/21/2016 11:08 AM

Grad speeches are underway. And since it's an election year, it's hard for speakers to resist stepping onto the soapbox.

Wyoming School District Stalls On Transgender Student Policy

Published 05/19/2016 09:26 PM

No schools in Wyoming have a policy protecting transgender students. In Laramie, the district has been working to formulate one. But amid national debate, that local policy may be stalled.

Top Kansas court: State not properly funding poor schools

Published 05/28/2016 01:05 AM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court on Friday rejected some education funding changes enacted by the Legislature earlier this year and threatened to prevent the state's public schools from reopening for the new academic year if lawmakers don't act by June 30.

Kansas Supreme Court rejects some education funding changes, renews threat to close state's public schools

Published 05/27/2016 11:03 PM

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Supreme Court rejects some education funding changes, renews threat to close state's public schools.

Illinois lawmakers focus on funding fix for Chicago schools

Published 05/27/2016 10:56 PM

A funding fix for the fiscally challenged Chicago Public Schools is taking center stage in the final days of the Illinois legislature's spring session, with the Democratic-led Senate passing two bills on Friday. The nation's third-largest public school system has relied on borrowing and bank lines of credit to limp through the current school year and is facing a $1 billion fiscal 2017 budget deficit largely due to escalating pension payments. With CPS officials demanding an end to the state's insufficient and "discriminatory" funding formula, the legislature, which ends its spring session on Tuesday, has been hit with a flurry of plans.

A state-by-state look at proposals dealing with LGBT rights

Published 05/27/2016 08:27 PM

Legislation has been proposed in states across the country addressing the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, including some proposals that critics say would legalize discrimination. Many of the proposals would protect clergy, businesses and those who decline to employ or serve people based on religious beliefs. Eleven states — Oklahoma, Alabama, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Maine, Arizona, Louisiana, Utah, Georgia and Texas — announced a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity. Here's a look at legislation around the country:

3 Health Insurance Options for New College Graduates

Published 05/27/2016 11:15 AM

Here’s something else that today’s college grads need to consider: health insurance. If you’ve previously had health insurance through school, you may be able to continue that coverage for a month or two, but you’ll have to check with your policy to find out. You’ll also have to make sure you’ll be able to access in-network providers, which may include only the university health center, after graduation.

Towns in Texas, Arizona are battlegrounds in bathroom debate

Published 05/27/2016 01:34 AM

HARROLD, Texas (AP) — An unlikely battleground over whether public schools must allow transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice is taking shape in two tiny towns in Texas and Arizona, neither of which currently enrolls anyone who is transgender.

Rockland County to inspect private schools over fire safety violations

Published 05/26/2016 10:05 PM

Just how safe are children when they're in school? In Rockland County alone, nearly 50 private schools -- some that have not filed fire inspection reports in years -- will soon have to under go fire inspections.

US states sue federal government over transgender bathroom use

Published 05/26/2016 05:25 PM

Eleven US states are suing the federal government over guidelines telling public schools to let transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, in a major challenge to the government's interpretation of anti-discrimination legislation. Wednesday's move led by Texas escalates a national feud over a lightning rod issue both for transgender people and for conservatives who see growing official acceptance of these rights as a threat. Writing to public school districts and universities on May 13, the US departments of Justice and Education set guidelines on creating a safe environment for transgender students.

11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive

Published 05/26/2016 06:59 AM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Biotech Regeneron replaces Intel as sponsor of Science Talent Search

Published 05/26/2016 05:02 AM

By Ransdell Pierson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Biotechnology company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday became the title sponsor of the most prestigious U.S. science competition for high school students, taking the baton from chipmaker Intel Corp. Regeneron pledged $100 million to support the Science Talent Search and related programs through 2026, and doubled awards for the top 300 scientists and their schools, to $2,000 each. Regeneron's two top executives competed in the annual event during the 1970s and went on to build one of the world's biggest biotech companies, with cutting-edge drugs for fighting macular degeneration, cancer and cholesterol. The fast-growing biotech company will take over as named sponsor from Intel, whose chips were helping build the personal computer industry in 1998 when it took over as sponsor from Westinghouse.

11 States Sue Obama Administration Over Transgender Bathroom Directive

Published 05/26/2016 03:50 AM

Eleven states have filed a lawsuit against Barack Obama's administration, challenging the government's directive that transgender individuals should be permitted to use bathrooms that match their gender identity. Alabama, Arizona, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wisconsin, along with one Arizona and one Texas school district, signed the 32-page lawsuit, which was filed today in a federal court in Dallas. It names the Department of Education, the Department of Justice, the Department of Labor, Education Secretary John King, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and other top U.S. officials as defendants.

States ratchet up transgender battle with lawsuit against U.S.

Published 05/25/2016 11:00 PM

Officials from 11 U.S. states sued the Obama administration on Wednesday to overturn a directive telling schools to let transgender students use bathrooms matching their gender identity, decrying the policy as "a massive social experiment." Ramping up the simmering battles over contentious cultural issues in America, the states, led by Texas and most with Republican governors, accused the federal government of rewriting laws by "administrative fiat." "We are willing to fight this all the way to the Supreme Court if we have to," Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told reporters in Austin. Amid a national debate on transgender rights, President Barack Obama's administration on May 13 told U.S. public schools that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, upsetting Republicans and paving the way for fights over federal funding and legal authority.

Oklahoma Cherokee tribe leader removed for financial violations

Published 05/25/2016 10:51 PM

An Oklahoma Cherokee tribe has removed its three-term chief after financial irregularities led to accusations that he had, among other things, taken money out the tribe's higher education fund and used the tribe's credit card for personal use. The tribal council of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians voted 7-4 late on Tuesday night to remove Principal Chief George Wickliffe from office after finding him guilty of violating the tribe's constitution. Along with signing off on multiple contracts without council approval, Wickliffe stood accused of making unauthorized disbursements and cash advances out of the tribe's general fund to select council members, giving himself $5,000 in scholarship funds after the tribe curtailed its higher education program, using the tribe's credit card for his own personal use and blocking the tribe's treasurer from having full access to financial records.

The States Strike Back on Transgender Rights

Published 05/25/2016 09:29 PM

Officials from 11 states filed a lawsuit Wednesday to reverse the Obama administration’s legal stance on transgender discrimination in public schools, setting up a second major legal battle over transgender rights in the federal courts.

The Latest: Tiny Texas school district joins in lawsuit

Published 05/25/2016 09:08 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local):

Special Report: Industry helps Chinese game their way into and through U.S. colleges

Published 05/25/2016 08:55 PM

By Koh Gui Qing, Alexandra Harney, Steve Stecklow and James Pomfret IOWA CITY, Iowa (Reuters) - The advertisements were tailored for Chinese college students far from home, struggling with the English language and an unfamiliar culture. Coaching services peppered the students with emails and chat messages in Chinese, offering to help foreign students at U.S. colleges do much of the work necessary for a university degree. For dozens of Chinese nationals at the University of Iowa, the offers proved irresistible.

Governor: Texas suing over Obama's transgender directive

Published 05/25/2016 07:51 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

Eleven states sue the Obama administration over new federal guidance for transgender students in public schools

Published 05/25/2016 07:37 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Eleven states sue the Obama administration over new federal guidance for transgender students in public schools.

Swiss region: Muslim boys must shake female teachers' hands

Published 05/25/2016 06:41 PM

GENEVA (AP) — A school board in northern Switzerland said Wednesday that two Muslim boys who have refused to shake hands with their female teachers for religious reasons can be required to do so, ruling that their parents could face fines of up to 5,000 Swiss francs (about $5,000) if they don't.

Texas to sue to stop U.S. government's transgender bathroom policy

Published 05/25/2016 06:28 PM

Texas will file a lawsuit aimed at stopping the Obama administration's guidance to U.S. public schools this month that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice, Republican Governor Greg Abbott said on Wednesday. "Texas will sue to stop (President Barack) Obama's transgender directive to schools," Abbott said in a Twitter post. The governor linked to a news article referencing the expected announcement of the legal challenge during a news conference that Republican Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has scheduled for later on Wednesday.

How to Balance Retirement Saving With Other Financial Goals

Published 05/25/2016 02:37 PM

Most people have many important financial goals including paying off debt, saving for retirement, buying a home and saving for a college education for your children. Make employer matches a priority. If you're currently in a job where your company provides an employer match, take full advantage of it.

North Carolina school system moves to restrict skinny jeans

Published 05/25/2016 12:59 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina school system's proposal to ban skinny jeans and other tight pants has drawn a flood of opposition from students and parents.

CPS principals warn parents of big budget cuts

Published 05/24/2016 11:10 PM

Chicago Public Schools principals are bracing for big budget cuts that will devastate many educational programs.

Refugees and scholars: Colleges offer war-torn a route to US

Published 05/24/2016 07:47 PM

BOSTON (AP) — Colleges in the U.S. are opening their doors — and their financial aid — to Syrian refugees.

Video shows raging school bus fire in Paramus; Students evacuated

Published 05/24/2016 05:32 PM

Authorities say the driver safely evacuated the 22 Paramus High School students minutes before the bus became engulfed in flames.

Mexican-American textbook stirs cultural debate in Texas

Published 05/23/2016 08:56 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — A textbook proposed to help teach the cultural history of Mexican-Americans in Texas public schools is under scrutiny by scholars, some of whom decry the effort as racist and not a reflection of serious academic study.

Feds: Detroit paid $1.27M for tutoring that wasn't provided

Published 05/23/2016 08:55 PM

DETROIT (AP) — A woman who retired from Detroit Public Schools after nearly 40 years created several companies and billed the struggling district for at least $1.27 million for tutoring services that weren't provided, authorities said Monday.

NY school solar program off to slow start, now regrouping

Published 05/23/2016 03:16 PM

An ambitious program to install solar panels at New York's public schools, already off to a slow start, has to recruit a new partner after the financial collapse of one of the nation's largest solar companies. ...

5 Things to Know About Financial Aid in Online Degree Programs

Published 05/23/2016 01:30 PM

A college or graduate school education can be costly for on-campus and online students alike, but there are ways to ease the burden of a hefty price tag. When it comes to financial aid, prospective online students -- just like traditional students -- should first ensure a program is accredited by the Department of Education so that students are definitely eligible for federal funds, says Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of, a website connecting students with colleges and scholarships. Here are five things they should keep in mind when applying for financial aid.

Sotomayor to graduates: Learn from your mistakes

Published 05/22/2016 10:17 PM

SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has advised the class of 2016 at the University of Rhode Island to hold onto the memories they've created and learn from their mistakes.

Thousands of Fresno State Bulldogs are officially college graduates

Published 05/22/2016 08:59 AM

It's one of the largest classes to graduate at Fresno State -- 5,475 Fresno State students sit together in achievement -- but in the crowd some stand out among the rest.

How the 'bathroom bill' debate went nationwide

Published 05/21/2016 01:00 PM

When the Obama administration on May 13 sent a letter to nearly 100,000 public schools defending transgender rights, it elevated so-called “bathroom laws” to a national civil rights debate. As Americans debate the question of whether one’s gender identity or biological sex should determine bathroom usage, experts say it’s clear that many Americans can’t quite get their heads around what being transgender really means. Recommended: How much do you know about gay rights in America?

Some in Oklahoma statehouse urge Obama impeachment over bathroom rule

Published 05/21/2016 12:40 AM

By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - Republican state lawmakers in Oklahoma have introduced a resolution urging the state's congressional delegation to start an effort to impeach President Barack Obama over a White House recommendation that schools accommodate transgender students. The Obama administration told U.S. public schools last week that transgender students must be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice. The Oklahoma resolution, introduced on Thursday night, calls on the state's members of the U.S. House of Representatives to file articles of impeachment against Obama, the U.S. attorney general, the U.S. secretary of education and others over the policy.

Superintendent: No need to obey transgender student policy

Published 05/20/2016 11:14 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's top education official said Friday that state school districts don't have to comply with the Obama administration's recent guidance that transgender students at public schools be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity.

Another Detroit principal pleads guilty in kickback case

Published 05/20/2016 07:51 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Another former Detroit Public Schools principal has pleaded guilty in a bribery and kickback scheme involving a long-time district supply vendor.

Costs of celebrity college commencement speakers can add up

Published 05/20/2016 03:40 PM

When colleges pick their graduation speakers, many strive to put a celebrity behind the podium. This year, for instance, the University of Houston paid $35,000 to book retired astronaut Scott Kelly as the commencement speaker. Rutgers University paid $35,000 for journalist Bill Moyers, who spoke at one division’s ceremony after the schoolwide keynote speech from the unpaid President Barack Obama.

Illinois Senate passes grant program for needy college students

Published 05/19/2016 11:12 PM

By Dave McKinney CHICAGO (Reuters) - The Illinois Senate on Thursday earmarked $227.2 million for low-income college students whose need-based financial aid has been imperiled by the state's 11-month budget impasse. Rauner spokeswoman Catherine Kelley declined to say whether the governor intends to sign or veto the legislation, saying only “Governor Rauner remains committed to reaching a balanced budget alongside meaningful reforms in a bipartisan manner.” Illinois’ public universities and community colleges and the MAP program have only received a fraction of what they had expected from the state since July because Rauner and the Democratic-led legislature have yet to agree on a Fiscal 2016 spending plan. A stopgap $600 million higher-education funding package enacted by Rauner last month offered some relief, but an early-May effort to appropriate an additional $454 million on top of the April total stalled in the Illinois House of Representatives after passing the Senate.

Oregon high school students protest 'build a wall' banner

Published 05/19/2016 10:02 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Hundreds of Oregon high school students walked out of class Thursday to protest a banner that made reference to Donald Trump's plan for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.

Here’s Why Bernie Sanders’ Focus on College Costs Is Working

Published 05/19/2016 06:33 PM

The Democratic presidential primary seems likely to drag on into June, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders vowing to keep campaigning “until the last ballot is cast” even though he has virtually no chance of success. Today, the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities released a study that shows one reason why calls to make higher education more affordable have been resonating.

Ex-college students face hearing in slaying of girl, 13

Published 05/19/2016 04:24 PM

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors may reveal more details Friday in the case against two former Virginia Tech students accused of plotting to kidnap and murder a socially awkward 13-year-old girl who authorities say climbed out a window to rendezvous with them after midnight last January.

Children 'denied mental health support'

Published 05/28/2016 12:24 AM

Mental health services turned away more than a quarter of children referred for support without help in England in 2015, a report says.

Child death inquiries to be overhauled

Published 05/27/2016 02:35 PM

The system of inquiries into child deaths in England where neglect or abuse is suspected will be overhauled, says the government

Cambridge University to remain with NUS

Published 05/27/2016 06:16 PM

Cambridge University will remain affiliated to the National Union of students after a referendum of students rejected a motion to leave.

Students face 'shocking' access gap

Published 05/27/2016 11:35 AM

Young Scots from disadvantaged areas are four times less likely to go to university than those from wealthy backgrounds, researchers find.

A million more 'to live with parents'

Published 05/27/2016 12:09 AM

A million more young people are likely to find themselves living with their parents over the next decade, according to the insurance company Aviva.

Exam regulator clamps down on re-marks

Published 05/26/2016 03:56 PM

Exam regulator Ofqual is clamping down on the rules for re-marks to end the 'unfair advantage' gained by schools which want lots of tests reviewed.

Student loan mis-sold, says graduate

Published 05/26/2016 01:51 PM

A graduate's complaint that his student debt has risen by £1,800 in interest in the year since he left university goes viral.

Online learning to cut tuition fees

Published 05/26/2016 08:06 AM

A UK online university network is claiming a "breakthrough moment" as students can cut the cost of a Russell Group degree by studying part of it online.

Exam stress 'among teen suicide causes'

Published 05/25/2016 10:14 PM

Exam pressures and physical health problems, like acne, are major contributory factors in the suicides of young people, according to new research.

Teacher 'caused' last-minute exam change

Published 05/26/2016 12:17 AM

A teacher who allegedly told students what to expect in the Higher English exam sparked a near-emergency at the exams agency, BBC Scotland understands.

Wales has 'teacher recruitment problem'

Published 05/26/2016 11:18 AM

Wales is struggling to meet its target for recruiting new trainee secondary teachers, new figures show.

Student suicide figures increase

Published 05/25/2016 06:23 PM

Student suicides have risen to their highest level since at least 2007, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.

Refugee is Children's Word of the Year

Published 05/26/2016 02:42 AM

Refugee has been announced as Children's Word of the Year after appearing in hundreds of short stories written by young people for Radio 2's 500 Words competition.

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

Famous Five spoof books to be published

Published 05/24/2016 01:41 PM

A spoof series of four books called Enid Blyton for Grown-Ups, which reimagines the Famous Five as adults, is being published.

Clumsy teenage boys 'can blame brain'

Published 05/20/2016 12:44 AM

Scientists have come up with an explanation for why some teenage boys go through a clumsy phase during a growth spurt.

VIDEO: Sats are 'incomprehensible'

Published 05/10/2016 12:41 PM

The shadow education secretary says that the current Sats tests are "impenetrable and incomprehensible".

VIDEO: Children's tips to cope with exam stress

Published 05/09/2016 09:44 AM

A group of 10 and 11 year olds offer their advice to other children preparing to sit their Sats.

VIDEO: Government U-turn on academies

Published 05/07/2016 02:27 AM

The government has announced a major climb-down from its plan to force all schools in England to become academies.

VIDEO: Should all children study RE?

Published 05/01/2016 08:23 AM

Head teachers are to discuss whether parents in England should be allowed to take their children out of religious education classes, on the grounds that it undermines the teaching of "British values".

When a hoax call disrupts exams

Published 05/24/2016 04:23 PM

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

Osborne letter pledging to scrap tuition fees surfaces after 13 years

Published 05/19/2016 02:21 AM

Osborne letter opposing tuition fees surfaces

Holiday outlook - what might change?

Published 05/13/2016 06:22 PM

What might change after the High Court's term-time holiday ruling

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