Education Policy

Who Are They?

Yesterday I read one of those articles I was semi-used to in the Bush era and now am very used to in the Trump era. Trump has a new “labor” advisor. …

Education

The Retreat on Higher Education

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “Education Bill Erases Obama-Era Protections for Students” (news article, Dec. 13):<p>As a predictor of social mobility, higher education remains the most promising path to entering the middle class. Understanding this, President Barack Obama made higher education a clear priority, …

Higher Education

Universities praised by Human Rights Commission for action after sex assault report

Almost all Australian universities have implemented the recommendations of the Human Rights Commission following shocking reports of sexual …

Australian Universities

Darlington School sex abuse suit dismissed but will be refiled

Wilcox Hall at the Darlington School in Rome was a boys’ dorm where former students say they were sexually abused in the 1970s and 1980s. BOB …

Education

Fitchburg, former principal settle 'whistleblower' lawsuit

FITCHBURG -- A former South Street Elementary School principal who alleged he lost his job for calling attention to health and safety<p>concerns at his …

Massachusetts

Students help groups to pursue climate action

How could preserving forests in Alaska or reducing nitrogen fertilizer runoff on farms in the Midwest help an organization mitigate its own climate …

Law

Success, Failure, and “Mediocrity” in U.S. Schools (Part 2)

*Dictionary definition of “mediocrity.”<p><b>mediocrity (n.)</b><p><i>early 15c., “moderation; intermediate state or amount,” from Middle French médiocrité and</i> …

Education

UC Berkeley conservative student aims to bridge the divide and revitalize 'civil discourse and political decency'

On a recent evening at UC Berkeley, liberal and conservative students argued for nearly an hour about healthcare, economic policy and climate change.<p>There wasn’t a police officer or security guard or heckler in sight. No one waved protest signs. Observers applauded politely.<p>At the epicenter of the …

News

Cruz Amendment in Tax Bill Allows 529 Benefits for K-12

A tax break for parents who send their children to private school in the GOP overhaul of the tax code is “smart policy” that’ll be a “big win” for …

Ted Cruz

Trump's Christmas tax bill spares Jewish schools a big worry

Lawmakers finalizing the proposed Republican/Trump tax overhaul reportedly have removed a provision that had sent shivers through the graduate …

Donald Trump

Can a Moderate Republican Win in Kansas?

He’s Midwestern all right. Looks you in the eye, dotes on his family, goes to church, makes sure to exercise. And standing in a nondescript Emporia …

Culture

City school under rights scanner

A premier city school has come under the scanner following cases in the High Court and Kerala State Commission for Protection of Child Rights, …

Education

Zuma throws next ANC president under the bus with free education announcement.

<b>- In a recent speech Zuma announced free education for the poor</b><p><b>- This could be a ploy to garner votes for Dlamini-Zuma</b><p><b>- Economists think the policy</b> …

South African Politics

Oregon universities must hold ground for sex assault survivors: Guest opinion

<b>BY MELODY ROSE</b><p>By now we have all read many accounts of sexual assault and the misuse of power by politicians, professional athletes and other …

Rights & Freedoms

Throwing Good Money after Bad Doesn't Improve Government Schools

Whenever I discuss education policy with one of my leftist friends, it usually follows the same script. They’ll ask whether I want a good education …

Education

Final Tax Bill Would Spare Some Higher-Ed Worries, but Could Lead to State Budget Cuts

The Republican legislation is headed for votes in Congress without a tax on graduate-student tuition waivers but with a tax on big college endowment …

Education

Donald Trump & Betsy DeVos Hate Public Education, But Love Public Money!

Donald Trump

Zuma's free education announcement not meant to sway conference: Maine

President Jacob Zuma’s announcement on free higher education was not made to sway votes at the ANC’s national elective conference‚ Youth League …

Education

The Republican tax bill saves grad students' tuition benefits

The final draft of the Republican tax bill kills a proposed tax on tuition waivers. It is a big win for grad and PhD students, and higher ed …

Education

MKMVA welcomes Zuma's commitment to free higher education

The Umkhonto we Sizwe Military Veterans’ Association (MKMVA) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma’s announcement that government will provide free …

News (South Africa)

Comment from Penn President Amy Gutmann on joining the President’s Alliance on Higher Education and Immigration

Immigrants are as vital as anyone can be to our university, our community, and our country. Nothing less than America’s leadership and progress in …

Higher Education

Republicans' College Endowment Tax Will Impact Research Funding and Financial Aid

Truthout is a nonprofit media organization that survives on a no-frills budget, provided almost entirely by donations from readers like you. Want to …

Liberal View

Statement on Recent Legislative Developments

Dear Members of the Emory Community,<p>The United States Congress is moving to address a number of issues that have the potential to affect our …

Education

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A former Dixie State University student is turning to the courts to rectify what she calls “egregious” behavior by officials on the St. George …

Education

Teen says he's running for state House district seat

CLOSE<p>Polls open until 8 p.m. at Exhibition Hall at Montana ExpoPark in Great Falls.<p>A Great Falls teen has tossed his hat into the ring to run as a …

Montana

DeVos wants to delay special-education rule intended to protect minority students

Education Secretary Betsy ­DeVos wants to delay an Obama-era rule designed to protect children of color from being disproportionately sent to special-education classrooms or from being unfairly disciplined.<p>The Education Department on Thursday posted a notice online signaling that it wants to …

Education

Law School Is Hot Again as Politics Piques Interest

The number of people applying to law school has risen 12%, in the first significant boost in years<p>It’s cool to go to law school again.<p>After years of plummeting enrollment and hand-wringing over the value of a law degree, interest in law school is starting to rebound. The number of people applying …

Education

Guess Who Really Doesn't Want the SALT Deduction Stripped from the U.S. Tax Code? The Country's Most Aggressive Teachers Union

As Congress moves towards final consideration of the GOP tax plan, there’s a lot of grumbling about the fact that it will eliminate the State and …

Conservative View

Final Tax Bill Keeps Teacher Deduction at $250, Cuts State and Local Deductions

<b>UPDATED</b><p>After extensive negotiations, a congressional conference committee has agreed to a final tax reform bill that could impact state and local …

Education

Law school enrollment shows loss and gain—both slight

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Law school enrollment shows loss and gain—both…<p>Law Schools<p>There’s a 0.7 percent decrease in law students at ABA-accredited schools …

Law