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Education News

Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project

Published 07/15/2017 02:11 AM

The man, who was cleared by the university of responsibility in a rape case, said the university enabled his harassment by giving his accuser academic credit for a piece targeting him.

New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules

Published 07/17/2017 02:01 AM

Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.

Economic View: Simple Way to Help Low-Income Students: Make Everyone Take SAT or ACT

Published 07/23/2017 12:35 AM

Requiring the SAT or ACT, and making it free, reduces barriers for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not take the test.

Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes

Published 07/14/2017 05:48 PM

A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.

California Supreme Court Moves to Make Bar Exam Easier to Pass

Published 07/14/2017 11:43 PM

With passage rates for the test sagging, the court has asserted its authority over the exams, traditionally among the toughest in the country.

DeVos Says She Will Revisit Obama-Era Sexual Assault Policies

Published 07/17/2017 07:11 PM

After a “really emotionally draining day“ of meeting with victims and those accused of sexual assault, the education secretary made her first public comments on the issue.

Campus Rape Policies Get a New Look as the Accused Get DeVos’s Ear

Published 07/12/2017 06:20 PM

Betsy DeVos’s Education Department is re-evaluating the get-tough policies on campus sexual assault that were enforced by the Obama administration.

Accusations and Rancor as Elite School’s Leader Departs

Published 07/12/2017 08:22 PM

A longtime principal at the Ethical Culture Fieldston School abruptly retired after a battle with the head of the school involving its program dealing with race.

Long After Protests, Students Shun the University of Missouri

Published 07/10/2017 02:11 AM

The college has had to close dorms and cut jobs because of plummeting enrollment, which officials attribute largely to fallout from protests in 2015.

U.S.C. Moves to Fire Former Medical School Dean Over Drug Allegations

Published 07/23/2017 01:21 AM

The university said on Friday that it had suspended Dr. Carmen Puliafito, barred him from campus and was taking steps to fire him.

Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover

Published 07/22/2017 11:00 AM

The city is newly stylish, with hyped restaurants and an Ace hotel, thanks to a steady flow of Carnegie Mellon grads who decided to stay.

Wm. Theodore de Bary, Renowned Columbia Sinologist, Dies at 97

Published 07/20/2017 09:45 PM

Professor de Bary, an authority in particular on Confucius, was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Barack Obama.

Harvard’s Graduate Theater Program Halts Admissions for 3 Years

Published 07/18/2017 02:30 AM

A new setback for a school that has ties to the acclaimed American Repertory Theater, but from which students leave with enormous debt.

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

Published 07/18/2017 11:55 PM

In an echo of the subprime mortgage crisis, one of the largest owners of troubled student loans cannot collect because documents are missing.

On Campus: Dropping Out of College Into Life

Published 07/17/2017 08:00 PM

Leaving school after freshman year seemed like the ultimate failure. It ended up being the best thing to happen to my education.

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.

Secretary DeVos Announces Recipients of the 2017 President’s Education Awards Program

Published 07/21/2017 04:57 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today congratulated the 2017 President's Education Awards Program (PEAP) recipients, recognizing nearly 3 million elementary, middle and high school graduates for their educational accomplishments. These students represent more than 30,000 public, private and military schools from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and the Outlying Areas – American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Northern Mariana Islands and the Virgin Islands.

Remarks from Secretary DeVos to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Published 07/20/2017 09:09 PM

Thank you, Lisa, for the kind introduction. It's good to be here at ALEC, with so many friends and quality leaders shaping policy across all 50 states. A special thanks to my fellow Michiganders, thanks so much for joining us and for your hard work in the Great Lakes State. I'm no stranger to state-based advocacy; it was a primary focus of mine for 30 years before I entered public service.

U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, Districts, and Postsecondary Institutions Recognized; 2017 Green Strides Tour Announced

Published 07/19/2017 07:39 PM

Director of the Campaign for Environmental Literacy James L. Elder and Director of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council Anisa Heming joined Assistant U.S. Secretary of Education for Management Holly Ham and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Director of Education Louisa Koch today to congratulate the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools, District Sustainability Awardees, and Postsecondary Sustainability Awardees on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

The Leadership Imperative

Published 07/19/2017 12:20 AM

During my tenure as the Washi

Office of Special Education Programs Leadership Conference

Published 07/17/2017 02:56 PM

Good morning! And thank you, Kim, for that kind introduction. We’re very excited to have Kim join our team as Acting Assistant Secretary for OSERS. She’ll be working with Ruth Ryder, who you all know, and who led OSERS well through the transition. Thank you both. It is an honor to be with all of you today. Your calling is one of service to infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities; I deeply respect and admire the work that you do.

The Ability to Inspire: U.S. Presidential Scholars National Recognition Program from an Advisor’s Perspective

Published 07/13/2017 10:35 PM

Secretary DeVos to Host Title IX Listening Sessions

Published 07/12/2017 10:55 PM

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced she will convene a diverse group of stakeholders at the Department of Education Thursday, July 13 to discuss the impact of the Department’s Title IX sexual assault guidance on students, families and institutions.

Something Borrowed: How Marriage Impacts Your Student Loans

Published 07/10/2017 10:00 PM

Student Chefs Cook up Nutrition and Great Taste at ED

Published 07/07/2017 12:07 AM

Seven teams of student chefs from across the country converged on the U.S. Department of Education (ED) headquarters recently to be judged on their efforts to create innovative and healthy menus for school lunches that would appeal to their fellow students.

DeVos Presses Pause on Burdensome Gainful Employment Regulations

Published 06/30/2017 10:13 PM

Continuing to deliver on her promise of a regulatory reset at the Department of Education, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced today the Department will allow additional time for institutions to comply with overly burdensome Gainful Employment regulations.

ED in the Field ~ School Visit: Imagine Andrews

Published 06/30/2017 09:51 PM

DeVos: Supreme Court Sends Clear Message that Religious Discrimination Cannot Be Tolerated

Published 06/26/2017 06:04 PM

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States announced its ruling in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia vs. Comer, holding that the government may not deny a generally available benefit on account of religious identity. After the ruling, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos released the following statement:

9 Myths About the FSA ID

Published 06/22/2017 11:56 PM

Secretary DeVos Issues Statement on Regulatory Reform Task Force Progress Report

Published 06/22/2017 06:27 PM

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos today released the following statement on the Department's Regulatory Reform Task Force's first progress report as required by President Donald Trump's Executive Order 13777:

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos Announces Intent to Appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid

Published 06/20/2017 10:08 PM

WASHINGTON—Today, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced her intent to appoint Dr. A. Wayne Johnson as Chief Operating Officer of Federal Student Aid (FSA). Dr. Johnson is a highly regarded leader with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry and holds a Ph.D. in higher education leadership.

What Really Happened At That Robotics Competition You've Heard So Much About

Published 07/22/2017 12:31 PM

The controversy surrounding a highly anticipated robotics competition for teens from around the globe sometimes overshadowed an otherwise upbeat event focused on kids, robots and changing the world.

Former Child Bride Is Pedaling Her Way To A Brighter Future

Published 07/22/2017 12:00 PM

After Jenipher Sanni was married at 14, she dropped out of school for a year. Today, she's a a global girl advocate for the U.N. Foundation.

DeVos Protests In Denver; House To Make Cuts To Education

Published 07/22/2017 10:34 AM

More girls are taking the AP computer science exam, House Republicans rejected school choice expansions in Trump's initial budget request, and the education secretary spoke in Denver amid protests.

Morning News Brief: Trump Blasts Sessions, DeVos Talks To Conservative Activists

Published 07/20/2017 10:03 AM

In a new interview, President Trump criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Also, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos faces protesters in Colorado, and ICE agents say their work has recently changed.

Betsy DeVos Speech Greeted By Protesters She Calls 'Defenders Of The Status Quo'

Published 07/20/2017 10:03 AM

The education secretary has longstanding ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, which backs school choice policies coast to coast.

The YouTube Star Who's Teaching Kids How To Bake

Published 07/19/2017 10:18 AM

Celebrity chef Rosanna Pansino hosts the YouTube show Nerdy Nummies and has more than 8 million subscribers. Among her fans are thousands of children who want to learn how to bake.

Private Student Loans: The Rise And Fall (And Rise Again?)

Published 07/18/2017 08:49 PM

They're less common than they were a decade ago, but still the most expensive and riskiest way to pay for college.

One University President's Candid Take On The Future Of Higher Ed

Published 07/18/2017 11:00 AM

"I do not want whoever sits here in 10 years to say, 'How could you be asleep at the switch?'" opines Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University.

Why Aren't Students Showing Up For College?

Published 07/18/2017 02:00 AM

According to research, between 10 and 40% of kids who intend to go to college at high school graduation don't show up in the fall. This phenomenon, known as "summer melt," has puzzled universities.

Students Compete In First-Ever International High School Robotics Competition

Published 07/17/2017 09:28 PM

The first-ever international high school robotics competition is happening in Washington, D.C., this week. Over 150 countries from six continents sent teams to compete.

What Do Schools Need To End Sexual Assault On Campus?

Published 07/17/2017 04:06 PM

When it comes to sexual assaults on college campuses, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says "many things are not working well."

Technology Can Be A Tool, A Teacher, A Trickster

Published 07/17/2017 01:26 PM

Shaping technology to some form of learning could depart pretty radically from the more familiar aim of shaping technology to the way we are now, says psychologist Tania Lombrozo.

When Black Hair Violates The Dress Code

Published 07/17/2017 10:45 AM

For wearing their hair in braids, two teenagers were threatened with suspension at their charter school. Similar incidents show that strict dress codes can punish students for their racial identity.

Number Of Teens Working Summer Jobs Declines

Published 07/16/2017 01:03 PM

The number of teens working summer jobs is down sharply from a generation ago. But economists say don't blame today's youth for being lazy.

Art Studio Helps Adults With Disabilities Turn Their Passion Into A Career

Published 07/16/2017 12:45 PM

This art studio works with adults who have a disability of some kind to make their art their employment. But all this takes money. And the new health care bill may impact the studio's funding.

Ex-CIA Director Hayden: Russia election meddling was ‘most successful covert operation in history’

Published 07/21/2017 10:20 PM

Michael Hayden, former head of the NSA and CIA, called Russia’s interference in the 2016 election the “most successful covert influence operation in history.”

How Far Can Trump Take His Pardon Power?

Published 07/21/2017 07:34 PM

Bob Bauer, former White House counsel under President Obama, talks with Rachel Maddow about whether Donald Trump would have to announce if he has pardoned someone and whether a pardon could be seen as an obstruction of justice.

Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to press

Published 07/22/2017 04:39 AM

Maybe hoping for the last word, Sean Spicer took another dig at the press in a “Hannity” appearance Friday.

U.S. warship crew found likely at fault in June collision: official

Published 07/21/2017 08:00 PM

The crew of the USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in the warship's collision with a Philippine cargo ship in June and had not been paying attention to their surroundings, according to initial findings in an investigation, a U.S. defense official told Reuters on Friday. Multiple U.S. and Japanese investigations are under way into how the USS Fitzgerald, a guided missile destroyer, and the much larger ACX Crystal container ship collided in clear weather south of Tokyo Bay in the early hours of June 17. The collision tore a gash below the Fitzgerald's waterline, killing seven sailors in what was the greatest loss of life on a U.S. Navy vessel since the USS Cole was bombed in Yemen's Aden harbor in 2000.

'Utterly Inhumane and Cruel.' Florida Police Say Teens Laughed Watching Man Drown

Published 07/21/2017 12:02 PM

Authorities in Cocoa, Florida say a group of teens watched and laughed as a man drowned in a retention pond last week.

Surreal! Salvador Dali's moustache remains intact, embalmer reveals after exhumation

Published 07/21/2017 02:12 PM

Salvador Dalí’s famous moustache remains in a perfect state, witnesses to the surrealist artist’s exhumation for DNA testing have revealed. Narcís Bardalet, Dalí’s embalmer, said that upon opening his crypt, the body was found to be exactly as it was when it was interred 28 years ago.  The handlebars of his moustache were still “marking (the time of) 10 past 10” as he wished, he said. Workers bring a casket to the Dali Theatre Museum  Credit: Manu Fernandez/AP “His moustache remains intact, marking 10 past 10, as he desired,” Mr Bardalet told local television. “It’s a miracle. Dalí will be with us for a long time”. The Spanish master was raised from his tomb in his hometown of Figueres late on Thursday night in a highly controversial operation to settle a paternity claim from a TV fortune teller that she is his secret lovechild. Pilar Abel poses for the media upon her arrival to the Toxicology National Institute to undergo a DNA test, in Madrid earlier this month Credit: EFE via EPA Pilar Abel, 61, also from Figueres, has for more than a decade been fighting to prove she is Dalí’s daughter, claiming to have learned from her mother and grandmother at the age of eight that she was the product of an affair with the married artist.  Despite being dismissed by many as a fraud, Ms Abel in June won a court order to exhume Dalí’s body, a Madrid judge ruling there was no other way to settle the claim. Salvador Dalí’s moustache was an iconic trademark of his appearance Credit: AFP/Getty The artist’s two tibias have been extracted as well as nails and teeth, and will now be taken to Madrid for testing before being replaced to preserve the integrity of the body, Lluís Peñuelas, secretary of the Gala-Salvador Dalí Foundation, said. Just 15 people were present at the exhumation  Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty He stressed that the Foundation, which administers Dalí’s estate, regards the exhumation as “completely inappropriate” and Ms Abel’s claim as "baseless".  The exhumation was far from simple. Cranes were installed to lift the one and a half ton tombstone from Dalí’s crypt, which lies beneath the stage in the artist’s self-designed Theatre-Museum. Workers take scaffolding inside the Theatre-Museum Dali to be used in the exhumation  Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP The operation took place under the cover of night, with media banned and tarpaulins placed over the top of the building to prevent drones spying from overhead.  Just 15 people were present and all phones and cameras were prohibited to prevent images leaking out.  The exhumation took place at the Theatre-Museum Dali in Figueras Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP/Getty Marta Felip, the mayor of Figueres, said it was “grotesque” that the fortune teller’s claim had been taken so far. She said the results would be known in the first week of September, and said that if Ms Abel was found not to be the artist’s daughter, the Foundation and the local government would be seeking to recover their considerable costs. Tourists visit the tomb of Salvador Dali at the Theatre-Museum Dali following the exhumation  Credit: LLUIS GENE/AFP But if Ms Abel is proved right, she could be entitled to a 25 percent share of Dalí's considerable estate. That will open up another legal battle with the Foundation and the Spanish state, to which he left his works.  "The question of tracing any inheritance will be a difficult one," Michael Mylonas QC of London barristers' chambers Serjeants’ Inn told The Telegraph, suggesting that the Foundation "must be feeling some heat". Ms Abel told the Telegraph that she was unconcerned by the criticisms, and dismissed the Dalí Foundation’s questioning of the court order as “pathetic”. “I am very happy because at last it’s going to come to light, and this means a lot, it doesn’t matter to me what the Foundation says,” she said.  She insisted that she was not motivated by any potential inheritance but by a desire to know who she was. “It’s about my identity, and nothing else,” said Ms Abel, adding that the first thing she would do if the test came out positive was change her name. But then, she acknowledged, “probably I am going to ask for what is mine”. The fortune teller, who for eight years hosted a tarot card reading show on local television, claimed that the visionary Dalí was the source of her powers. “I have had this gift since I was little, and where else can it come from? It can’t be from anyone else but him.” Ms Abel said she believed the artist knew she was his child, relating an encounter told to her by her mother Antonia, who has given her blessing to the paternity suit. Her mother was pushing her in a pram when the pair ran into Dalí; he allegedly patted her head and remarked “So this is my daughter Pilar, eh?”. Ms Abel had crossed paths with him again as a teenager, and the pair had exchanged “looks that were more than looks”, she said. Shrugging off suggestions of an unseemly spectacle, the fortune teller said she was happy to have put Dalí back in the news. “It is what I wanted, to lift him up again. He deserves it. A great genius, a great person, and a great painter.”

After Woman’s Mysterious Death At Mexico Resort, Tourists Report Similar Incidents

Published 07/21/2017 07:01 PM

Twenty-year-old Abbey Conner died after drowning in chest-high water at a luxury Mexican resort this year.

Man Fatally Stabs Dog That Sided With Girlfriend in Arguments: Cops

Published 07/21/2017 07:36 PM

Cops in Florida say Mike Lado was angry the dog, Blue, showed favoritism toward his live-in girlfriend.

Ohio treasurer and Senate candidate takes on Anti-Defamation League over far-right ‘witch hunt’

Published 07/21/2017 09:25 PM

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, a candidate in next year’s Republican Senate primary, sided Thursday with two prominent right-wing nationalist commentators over the Anti-Defamation League, which put them on a watch list of what it called “alt-lite” figures.

Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles

Published 07/21/2017 11:26 AM

German luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions. "Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to make a contribution towards improving air quality," the Bavaria-based manufacturer said in a statement. Vehicles with affected engines would receive a free software upgrade that "will further improve their emissions in real driving conditions beyond the current legal requirements," Audi added.

Trump Team Grasping to Undercut Mueller Probe

Published 07/21/2017 07:43 PM

Walter Dellinger, former assistant attorney general and acting solicitor general, talks with Rachel Maddow about some of the excuses the Donald Trump team is trying out in search of a pretext for firing Robert Mueller as special counsel.

Powerful earthquake hits Greece and Turkey

Published 07/21/2017 06:17 PM

A deadly 6.7-magnitude undersea quake hit the Greek holiday island of Kos and the Turkish resort of Bodrum on Friday, injuring hundreds in areas abuzz with nightlife.

The many indignities of Sean Spicer

Published 07/21/2017 09:49 PM

White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigned his post Friday after six months and one half day on the job, surviving almost weekly predictions of his imminent departure at the hands of one or another of the president’s aides and advisers. The final indignity appeared to be Trump’s hiring of Anthony Scaramucci as the new White House communications director, which became public shortly before.

Teenage cheerleader accused of killing newborn baby and burying it in garden

Published 07/22/2017 10:49 AM

An 18-year-old cheerleader has been arrested after her child’s remains were found buried in her backyard, with investigators revealing the baby was alive at the time of birth. Brooke Skylar Richardson was charged with reckless homicide in the US state of Ohio on Friday after evidence emerged that the child “was not a stillborn baby”, according to the Dayton Daily News. Authorities determined the infant died more than two months ago and only found the child's remains because of a tip from a doctor's office.

Fukushima Robot Finds Nuclear Fuel Debris ‘Hanging Like Icicles’

Published 07/21/2017 08:07 PM

Authorities deployed a robot to enter areas deadly to human beings.

Minneapolis police chief resigns after shooting by officer

Published 07/22/2017 04:45 AM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police Chief Janee Harteau resigned Friday at the request of the mayor, who said she lost confidence in the chief after last weekend's fatal police shooting of an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911.

China aims to become world leader in AI, challenges U.S. dominance

Published 07/21/2017 09:00 AM

By Cate Cadell and Adam Jourdan BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has outlined plans to become a world-leader in artificial intelligence by 2025, laying down a challenge to U.S. dominance in the sector amid heightened international tensions over military applications of the technology. China released a national AI development plan late on Thursday, aiming to grow the country's core AI industries to over 150 billion yuan ($22.15 billion) by 2020 and 400 billion yuan ($59.07 billion) by 2025, the State Council said. With this major push into AI, China is looking to rival U.S. market leaders such as Alphabet Inc's Google and Microsoft Corp, as it is keen not to be left behind in a technology that is increasingly key from smart cars to energy.

Palestinians die in new clashes over Jerusalem holy site

Published 07/23/2017 06:10 AM

Two Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces Saturday as the army moved in to seal off an attacker's home after violence over security measures at an ultra-sensitive holy site. The UN Security Council will hold closed-door talks Monday about the spiralling violence after Egypt, France and Sweden sought a meeting to "urgently discuss how calls for de-escalation in Jerusalem can be supported". The deaths followed bloodshed on Friday, when a 19-year-old Palestinian killed three Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank and three Palestinians died in clashes with Israeli forces.

Visa issues take spotlight after Burundi teens exit event

Published 07/21/2017 11:08 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The big controversy leading up to the FIRST Global international robotics competition in Washington was whether a team of girls from Afghanistan would be able to participate, after their initial visa applications were denied.

Shelter Seeks Owner of 31-Pound Stray Cat, Will Soon Hold Drawing For its Adoption

Published 07/22/2017 07:41 PM

They said it was clear the cat was being fed.

Our Favorite Recipe Card Boxes –And Why We'll Always Love Our Old Ones

Published 07/21/2017 05:15 PM

Republicans Bashed This Budget Scorekeeper. Now Every Former Director Is Speaking Up

Published 07/21/2017 04:35 PM

Every former director of the Congressional Budget Office has signed a letter urging Congress to "respect" CBO.

Teacher convicted of having sex with her student suing teenage boy for defamation

Published 07/22/2017 05:47 PM

A 36-year-old teacher convicted of having sex with a person under the legal age of consent in California is suing the student she slept with for defamation. Tara Stumph, who is currently serving a 180 day sentence for having sex with a 16-year-old student, says that statements made by the young man hurt her reputation and her career. Stumph was named alongside her former employer, the Lucia Mar School District, in the lawsuit brought against her by her victim’s family.

6 of the most notable discoveries that have been revealed by melting ice

Published 07/22/2017 12:37 PM

Two frozen bodies uncovered in the Swiss Alps this week are only the latest secret shrinking glaciers around the world have given up.

How To Become A Navy SEAL: Brutal Military Program Gets First Female Applicants

Published 07/21/2017 06:46 PM

Women will have to complete the same strenuous training as male candidates.

Berlin reviews Turkish arms requests as crisis deepens

Published 07/21/2017 06:04 PM

By Orhan Coskun and Michelle Martin ANKARA/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Friday it was reviewing applications for arms projects from Turkey, accusing its NATO ally of ramping up covert operations as an attempt by a Turkish minister to calm a deepening bilateral crisis fell flat. While one minister in Berlin compared Ankara's behavior over the detention of six rights activists to the authoritarian former communist East Germany, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Germany to "pull itself together". Bilateral tensions were already high after bitter recriminations during a referendum in April on extending Erdogan's powers and a pullout of German troops from a Turkish air base that began this month.

Popularity tumbles for France's Macron: poll

Published 07/22/2017 11:57 PM

A poll out Sunday shows the popularity rating of France's new President Emmanuel Macron has slumped 10 points to hit 54 percent over the past month. The 39-year-old leader has also backed a controversial bill to toughen France's security laws that includes measures some rights groups have branded as draconian. According to an Ifop poll carried out for Journal du Dimanche newspaper, the number of French people satisfied with his performance fell 10 points from 64 percent in June.

A tenderloin gets an assist from dark brown sugar, paprika

Published 07/21/2017 02:35 PM

As its name implies, the tenderloin is one of the most tender cuts of pork, and comes from the full loin. It's mild in flavor and takes well to rubs, marinades and sauces. Tenderloins range in weight from 10 ounces to 1 1/2 pounds. I prefer the smaller 10-12 ounce tenderloins and look for those when I am shopping for meat.

NASA's Next Great X-Plane Will Try to Revolutionize Electric Flight

Published 07/21/2017 07:19 PM

The X-57 Maxwell is a whole new way of thinking about efficient aviation.

Freshen up: the best water-based moisturizers for summer

Published 07/21/2017 09:32 AM

Along with warmer weather, summer brings with it the ideal opportunity to switch up your beauty regime. Trade in heavier creams and lotions for one of these innovative water- or gel-based formulas, which are designed to cool and soothe the skin while also providing long-lasting hydration. Having already sold out twice at Sephora since it launched in April this year, Tatcha's The Water Cream is one of the beauty emporium's best-selling moisturizers ever.

Former A.G. Holder defends Mueller as White House reportedly sharpens the knives

Published 07/21/2017 03:13 PM

As President Trump’s White House reportedly gears up to attack the team recruited by Robert Mueller, the special counsel in charge of the Russia probe, former Attorney General Eric Holder defended the integrity of the independent investigation and said the president “cannot define or constrain” its scope.

5-Year-Old Girl Fined Nearly $200 for Holding Lemonade Stand

Published 07/21/2017 05:42 PM

"Have I done a bad thing?"

Radio station cancels Richard Dawkins appearance over Islam tweets

Published 07/22/2017 03:42 PM

A US radio station invited Richard Dawkins to speak about his latest book, and then cancelled the ticketed event over his tweets about Islam. The evolutionary biologist was due to discuss Science in the Soul: Collected Writings of a Passionate Rationalist at a benefit event for KPFA, a listener-funded station in Berkeley, California. Tickets were snapped up ahead of the anti-theist’s planned talk on 9 August – but KPFA cancelled the event on Thursday, claiming it had recently discovered that his comments about Islam had upset people.

This Is The Best Happy Hour Spot In Your State

Published 07/22/2017 08:48 PM

Egypt kills 30 extremists in Sinai: military

Published 07/22/2017 09:18 AM

Egyptian forces have killed 30 extremists during several days of security operations in the Sinai Peninsula involving the army, air force and police, the military said Saturday. The Egyptian authorities are battling an insurgency by the Islamic State (IS) group in North Sinai that has killed hundreds of members of the security forces. The military did not specify to which group the 30 extremists belonged but described them as "extremely dangerous".

Moldova calls on Russia to withdraw troops from breakaway region

Published 07/21/2017 02:52 PM

By Alexander Tanas CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldovan lawmakers on Friday called on Russia to pull troops out of the pro-Moscow breakaway region of Transdniestria, speaking out in a stormy parliament session that underlined the split in the nation's loyalties between the West and Russia. Sixty-one MPs in the 101-member assembly approved a symbolic statement that called for Russia to withdraw troops, weapons and other military equipment from Transdniestria, which seceded from the ex-Soviet republic in 1990. The main opposition Socialists left the chamber in protest, calling it a provocation that would worsen relations with Russia and damage efforts to achieve a lasting settlement of Transdniestria's status.

Hundreds of sheep killed after bear chases them over cliff

Published 07/22/2017 05:23 PM

More than 200 sheep have died after they hurtled over the edge of a cliff in the Pyrenees mountains while being chased by a bear. Their deaths have reignited the bitter debate over the presence of bears in the mountain range that straddles the French-Spanish border, where they were reintroduced 20 years ago after disappearing in the early 1990s. The sheep belonged to a farmer in the Couflens area on the French side of the border, but their bodies were found last Sunday at the foot of a cliff just over the border in Spain. The rest of the large flock was missing after dispersing over the mountains while fleeing the attack. Local authorities sent experts to examine the scene during the week and they concluded that the sheep had been running away from a bear. The sheep’s owner will be compensated for each of the 209 animals found dead,  which is standard practice in such cases as part of the deal made between the government and farmers when brown bears from Slovenia were introduced in the late 1990s. Firefighters rescue Dolly the sheep from 15ft fall into rock crevice 00:47 But the deaths provoked an angry statement from the militant Confédération Paysanne (Farmers’ Federation) which demanded immediate action to stop deadly attacks by bears on livestock. “Pastoralism, which is a guarantor of biodiversity and of a living and welcoming mountain region, is not compatible with the reintroduction of large predators,” it said in a statement. “The state, which is responsible for the reintroduction of the bears, should remove the ones that are causing problems and should not reintroduce any more bears,” it said. The verbal protest was the latest battle in the long-running war between livestock farmers and animal conservationists who believe bears have their rightful pace in the mountain range. Herd of bison sees off pack of wolves in incredible footage 01:22 A similar battle is going on over the growing presence of wolves in France. On Thursday the government gave the green light for the cull of dozens of wolves in mountain areas, mostly in the southeast, where they have killed around 8,000 farm animals, mostly sheep, over the past year. The cull of up to 40 wolves by July next year represents a little over 10 percent of France's total wolf population. Wolves were eradicated in France in the 1930s but began to arrive back from Italy in the 1990s.

Ina Garten's favorite kitchen tool costs less than $10

Published 07/21/2017 12:29 PM

If you've binge-watched a Saturday-morning marathon of Barefoot Contessa, chances are you're probably gawking at Ina Garten's magnificent kitchen in the Hamptons just as much as you are learning how to roast the perfect chicken.

Disney Is Getting a New Restaurant That's Out of this World

Published 07/21/2017 03:33 PM

This article, Disney Is Getting a New Restaurant That's Out of this World, originally appeared on Chowhound. At last week’s D23 Expo, Disney announced plans to open a space-themed restaurant at Epcot. The news comes in preparation of Walt Disney World‘s 35th anniversary.

Trump Jr., Manafort in talks with Senate panel

Published 07/22/2017 01:40 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman are discussing being privately interviewed by a Senate committee investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election, the panel confirmed Friday.

This Mercedes G-Wagen/E-Class mash-up is the off-roader we've always wanted

Published 07/21/2017 08:00 PM

No, this is not some sham or gimmick of a rendering—this Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain 4x4² is very real and it comes straight from the brilliantly twisted mind of a Mercedes-Benz engineer. The Mercedes-Benz E-Class All-Terrain was revealed last year as the brand's answer to the Audi and Volvo soft-roading wagons of the world. It's currently sold exclusively in Europe with a choice of diesel engines.

Warren Buffet Blames ‘Stupidity’ For Not Investing In Amazon

Published 07/21/2017 11:30 PM

Here's what the famed billionaire had to say about the e-commerce giant.

BBQ Power Bowls Are The Perfect Healthy Summer Lunch

Published 07/21/2017 05:27 PM

All the best parts of barbecue in one bowl!

Eight killed in rare Mexico City gun battle

Published 07/21/2017 11:25 AM

Marines killed eight alleged drug traffickers in a rare Mexico City gun battle on Thursday - and presumed gang members retaliated by burning vehicles in unprecedented unrest in the country's safest city. "Felipe de Jesus 'N' was head of an extremely violent criminal organization" that operated in eastern Mexico City, the navy said in a statement, referring to an alleged drug trafficker nicknamed "El Ojos" ("The Eyes"). Hundreds of police and soldiers rushed to Tlahuac in vans and armored vehicles when the shooting broke out.

U.S. withholds Pakistan reimbursement over Haqqani network: Pentagon

Published 07/21/2017 09:57 PM

The United States will withhold $50 million remaining in military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 because Defense Secretary Jim Mattis believes that Islamabad has not done enough to blunt the Islamist militant Haqqani network, a U.S. official said on Friday.

Ford’s newest police pursuit vehicle isn’t a car at all

Published 07/21/2017 06:26 PM

Plenty of crooks have attempted to leave the police in their dust by ditching the pavement and going off-road, but Ford's latest police-only pursuit vehicle is ready to give them a run for their money. It's packed with power, durability, and enough upgrades to handle just about any type of terrain, and it's like no other police car you've ever seen — because it's not a car at all. The automotive company just revealed the F-150 Police Responder, and it's an absolute beast. http://www.ford.com/campaignlibs/content/brand_ford/en_us/wired/f150policeresponder/jcr:content/par/introduction_1251521581.img.jpg/1500496635078.jpg To build a pickup truck worthy of being in a high-speed chase, Ford took its already impressive F-150 with the FX4 off-road upgrades and made it even better. The final product boasts a V6 engine, which might sound fairly weak for a high-powered highway machine, but that modest mill is equipped with not one, but two turbochargers. Rated at a healthy 375 horsepower, that gas-guzzling heart is mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission for smooth and rapid acceleration. The truck also gets upgraded suspension and brakes which have been "police-pursuit calibrated" to give it the edge in handling, as well as underbody skid plates for protection. Ford says it's the first pickup truck that qualifies as "pursuit-rated." The capabilities of the F-150 Police Responder will be tested this year by both the Michigan State Police and the Los Angeles County Sheriff's office, and is slated to formally launch early next year, when it will no doubt make its presence felt on back roads and snow-covered highways across the country.

What to Know About Justice League Villain Steppenwolf

Published 07/22/2017 11:33 PM

He's not as well-known as say, Lex Luthor or the Joker, but he's a formidable foe. Fans got a first glimpse of him at San Diego Comic-Con.

Iran's Revolutionary Guards detain Saudi fishing boat, arrest crew: IRNA

Published 07/22/2017 03:19 PM

Iran's Revolutionary Guards have detained a Saudi Arabian fishing boat and arrested its crew, an Iranian state news agency reported on Saturday, at a time of increased diplomatic tension between the two regional powers. Five Indian nationals on the vessel were detained on Friday after they crossed into Iranian territorial waters in the Gulf, Ardeshir Yarahmadi, a spokesman for the fisheries department of Bushehr province, was quoted as saying by the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA). Yarahmadi said it was the second time in the past month that a Saudi boat and its crew had been detained.

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014

Published 07/22/2017 02:40 PM

Councils say child homelessness has reached unsustainable levels with the numbers rising sharply.

Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam

Published 07/21/2017 01:24 PM

Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.

School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol

Published 07/21/2017 12:26 AM

New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem

Post-16 maths to get government cash boost

Published 07/20/2017 05:16 PM

Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says.

Students to have value-for-money contracts with universities

Published 07/20/2017 03:20 PM

Universities Minister Jo Johnson says students should have contracts to protect their rights to teaching hours.

Half of pupils expelled from school 'mentally ill'

Published 07/20/2017 02:56 PM

A study suggests if those with undiagnosed problems were included, the rate would be much higher.

University first-class degrees soaring

Published 07/20/2017 01:05 PM

Universities awarding first-class degrees to over 40% of students.

How I got a first at university

Published 07/20/2017 04:34 PM

The number of people getting first-class degrees at UK universities is rising. Three students explain their success.

Johnson attacks 'excessive' pay for university heads

Published 07/20/2017 01:05 AM

Universities Minister Jo Johnson is going to challenge universities over excessive pay for vice-chancellors.

Chelmsford school will cut teaching hours from autumn

Published 07/19/2017 07:21 PM

Head teacher Joe Wincott says cutting teaching hours is the only way to balance his budget.

Labour: We never pledged to write off tuition fee debts

Published 07/19/2017 04:13 PM

The opposition says it would reduce the financial burden on graduates but not introduce a debt amnesty.

NI health and education benefit in £131m funding boost

Published 07/19/2017 05:08 PM

Brokenshire announces £131m of additional funding to "keep Northern Ireland's finances functioning".

EBacc target for 90% of pupils delayed

Published 07/19/2017 05:34 PM

The 2020 target for pupils in England to study the English Baccalaureate has been abandoned.

Tackling university drop-out rate 'is vital'

Published 07/19/2017 06:07 AM

The national drop-out rate in England steadily rises, and London is the worst area.

Teaching union calls for school lockdown plan

Published 07/19/2017 12:39 AM

A strategy is needed in case of dangerous events on school premises, a teaching union says.

Instagram tops cyber-bullying study

Published 07/19/2017 12:11 AM

Seven per cent of young social media users said they had been bullied on the photo-themed app.

Extra cash in school budgets in funding shake-up

Published 07/17/2017 09:43 PM

£1.3bn to protect core school budgets, with cuts to be made on free school spending.

Call to 'overhaul' bullying in schools across Wales

Published 07/18/2017 06:19 AM

Some schools are "reluctant" to record bullying in case it reflects badly on them, a commissioner's report warns.

Children 'exercise less as they get older'

Published 07/17/2017 12:00 AM

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Smacking ban would criminalise parents, campaigners warn

Published 07/17/2017 12:27 PM

Campaigners say moves to scrap the reasonable chastisement defence will leave parents facing jail.

Secondary school pupil numbers set for 19% rise by 2026

Published 07/14/2017 01:16 PM

The baby boom of the early 2000s is the reason for the increase in the number of students.

Schools failed fire safety checks in wake of Grenfell blaze

Published 07/13/2017 01:50 PM

Cladding on two of the schools tested so far has failed combustibility tests, the government says.

Norfolk parents fined for unauthorised holiday absence

Published 07/13/2017 06:19 PM

A couple are told to pay £450 in fines and charges for taking their children on holiday in term time.

UK university applications fall by 4%, Ucas figures show

Published 07/13/2017 08:59 AM

Figures show 25,190 fewer people have applied to UK universities this year.

Schools in Derby a serious concern, says Ofsted

Published 07/13/2017 08:48 AM

Ofsted inspectors raise the alarm over educational standards in Derby.

Nayland Primary schoolchildren 'helped' by new dog

Published 07/19/2017 10:26 AM

A new "teacher's pet" is brought in to provide calm for anxious pupils.

How do you get ready...

Published 07/20/2017 09:20 AM

for big school? Children get ready for the next step and describe their expectations.

Huddersfield primary school takes part in lockdown training

Published 07/19/2017 12:37 AM

Reinwood Junior School is one of several in West Yorkshire which carries out lockdown drills.

Decorated World War Two veteran, 97, graduates from high school

Published 07/17/2017 06:18 PM

The Great Depression and World War Two got in the way of Charles Leuzzi getting his diploma before.

Schools will gain from funding shake-up, says Greening

Published 07/17/2017 07:54 PM

The education secretary says every school in England will gain from a shake-up of how funding is allocated.

School budget boost 'not new money'

Published 07/18/2017 03:04 AM

An extra £1.3bn for schools in England is being taken from other education budgets, Labour says.

Grandmother, 86, awarded doctorate from University of Bristol

Published 07/19/2017 10:40 AM

Peggy Styles left school at 15 with no formal qualifications having come to Britain as a WW2 refugee.

'Growing uncertainty' over prospects for young people

Published 07/12/2017 12:50 AM

Almost half (46%) of adults polled said today's youth would have a worse life than their parents.

Gran designs: Canada's innovations in global aid

Published 07/19/2017 12:07 AM

Canada's Grand Challenges projects are using research and ingenuity to tackle global problems.

School funding not always linked to results

Published 07/12/2017 08:13 AM

The OECD's head of education says effective school funding is about much more than supplying enough cash.

Trump's biggest fans? Canadian universities

Published 07/12/2017 08:20 AM

Canadian universities are seeing a surge in applications from overseas students.

How do you train to be a tennis umpire?

Published 06/28/2017 12:07 AM

You've heard the shouts for line calls. But how do you get to be an official at a tennis match?

Superstars plan next career with Harvard course

Published 07/06/2017 12:58 AM

Sports and movies stars sign up for a Harvard course to help them build a business after their fame fades.

Historic violin lent by Oxford University to Syrian refugee

Published 06/19/2017 02:58 PM

A violin is taken out of an Oxford University museum collection and lent to a young Syrian refugee.

UN warns 'no progress' on 260 million missing school places

Published 06/21/2017 12:39 AM

Despite international pledges, many of the world's poorest children do not get a chance to go to school.

School's out!

Published 07/21/2017 03:49 AM

Parents ponder whether to relax and pack away the school books - or get ahead for next term.

Call me Passchendaele

Published 07/21/2017 10:24 AM

How "battle name babies" and their descendants were called after battles such as "Passchendaele".

F1 tech for babies

Published 07/04/2017 12:04 AM

F1 tech has influenced sectors from aeronautics to public transport - now healthcare is benefiting.

Secret peacemaker

Published 07/03/2017 12:52 AM

A German Lutheran peacemaker spent decades hosting secret negotiations and ceasefires during the Troubles.

Student debt

Published 07/05/2017 06:15 PM

Ben Jones is graduating two years after his sister Florence - but he's in about £15,000 more debt than her.

How much?

Published 07/04/2017 11:26 PM

The tutors charging thousands of pounds to help secure a British education for wealthy overseas children.

Peace lessons

Published 06/29/2017 12:15 AM

Is it possible to find peace in Thailand?

Rihanna's school plea

Published 06/27/2017 12:57 PM

Global pop star tweets world leaders to commit to educating young people in developing countries and Canada's Justin Trudeau is in.

'Near full-scale riot'

Published 06/28/2017 12:05 AM

A former teacher reveals what it was like to work at a school given Ofsted's lowest rating.

Rookie research

Published 06/17/2017 01:37 AM

Schoolchildren as young as eight are doing cutting edge research alongside university lecturers.

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The Purpose of Accreditation
Historically the term ACCREDITATION meant having faith or trust in a person, organization, or assembly. The word has its roots in both French and Italian. More....

Student Blog Postings

Ziyi (Joy) Wang Scores Successes in the United States Post Date 05/01/2016

Linda Christas Students Report Their College Successes Post Date 09/25/2015

Socially Proactive Teen Will Attend Coe College Post Date 04/11/2015

Amelia (Xintong Hou) Shows Us How to Deliver an Outstanding College Interview Post Date 02/12/2015

NEW COURSES ANNOUNCED TO HELP TOEFL AND SAT TAKERS Post Date 12/14/2014

Burma Star Recipient Accepts Linda Christas Award - Dame Vera Lynn Post Date 09/12/2014

Earlham College Provides John Zhang a Star to Steer By Post Date 07/30/2014

Two Stars Trust Their Future to Linda Christas Post Date 07/17/2014

Linda Christas Beijing Conference Held Post Date 03/29/2014

Welcome Peter Nwaebo - Nigeria Post Date 12/09/2013