U.S. Department of Education

ABA letters on accreditation reflect contracting market for law schools

When the American Bar Association posted a letter on its website in November saying Western Michigan University's Thomas M. Cooley Law School was not …

Education

Montana's funding for preschool programs coming to an end

CLOSE<p>Want your 5-year-old to be ready for kindergarten? Here are some things you can do right now.<p>BILLINGS (AP)—Montana has added hundreds of open …

Montana

Year One Check-In: What's Trump Done on K-12 Compared to Other Presidents?

President Donald Trump was sworn in one year ago this week, and at this point in their tenure, the past five presidents had gotten at least one …

Education

Study: Looming Student Loan Default Crisis Will Be Worse Than Projected

The looming student loan default crisis will be worse than previously thought, according to a recently published Brookings Institution report.An …

HBCUs

Special education caps were the Texas Legislature's idea, educators say

After a federal report blasted Texas for failing kids with disabilities, educators and public education advocates are pointing the finger directly at …

Education

Three quarters of U.S. public school spending cuts restored

A majority of recessionary budget cuts to education have been restored. National Center for Education Statistics, National Spending for Public …

Education

Texas failed to educate, monitor disabled students: federal report

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas violated federal law by failing to identify and educate students with disabilities and deliberately working to decrease the number of students enrolled in special education programs, the U.S. Department of Education said in a report on Thursday.<p>The report concluded …

Education

For-Profit College Students Are Defaulting on Their Loans at an Alarming Rate

A new report shows just how risky they are.<p>New research on student borrowing has just added more evidence that for-profit colleges load up students …

Family

From band director to chief data cruncher: Trump’s choice to lead U.S. education statistics agency raises eyebrows

The people appointed to lead the flagship U.S. agency that collects and vets education statistics typically have spent many years working for the …

Education

After Trump Insult, Educators Rally Around Haitian, African Students

Educators across the country are rallying around their students of Haitian and African descents after President Donald Trump demanded to know why the …

Immigration

Rutgers Launch 2018 With Yale Dual Meet On Friday

The Bulldogs come in at 37th in the CollegeSwimming.com dual meet rankings with 777.35 points. Yale is undefeated in dual meet format this season …

College & University

Ohio middle school teacher threatens black student with lynching

“Sometimes we mess up,” the school said.<p>A Mason, Ohio teacher admitted to using racist language when disciplining a 13-year-old black student last …

Education

Education Department awards debt collection contract to company once tied to DeVos

A company that once had financial ties to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was one of two firms selected Thursday by the U.S. Department of Education to help the agency collect overdue student loans. The deal could be worth hundreds of millions of dollars.<p>The decision to award contracts to Windham …

Betsy DeVos

Texas Violates Federal Law, Education Department Finds

By setting an enrollment target for special education, the Texas Education Agency violated federal law that ensures a free, appropriate public education to all students with disabilities. That's what the U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday, after a 15-month investigation.<p>"I think this …

Education

Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

For years, Texas education officials illegally led schools across the state to deny therapy, tutoring and counseling to tens of thousands of children with disabilities, the federal government said Thursday.<p>In a letter to the Texas Education Agency, which oversees education in the state, regulators …

News

Amazon’s Education Hub, Amazon Inspire, Has Quietly Restored ‘Sharing’ Function

By Jeffrey R. Young     Jan 11, 2018<p>mirtmirt / Shutterstock<p>Amazon has quietly re-opened a previously-controversial sharing feature that allows allow …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Academia's #MeToo Moment: Allegations of Groping, Lewd Comments and Rape

In December, five years after an incident that she says helped drive her out of academia, Samantha Ainsley went online and posted entry No. 1,132 to a spreadsheet entitled “Sexual Harassment In the Academy: A Crowdsource Survey.”<p>Without including names, she wrote that when she was a Ph.D. student, …

Education

Fish market owner charged for forcing kids to work for no pay

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Four people have been charged after former members of a North Carolina-based religious group complained that a minister forced …

Crime

For baby's brain to benefit, read the right books at the right time

Parents often receive books at pediatric checkups via programs like Reach Out and Read and hear from a variety of health professionals and educators …

The Brain

'Delayed or denied': Feds find Texas schools violated special education laws

An arbitrary special education enrollment target, set by the Texas Education Agency, led school districts in Texas to delay or deny special education …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Student-Loan Contractor Seeks to Throw Out Mismanagement Suit

A major U.S. student-loan contractor urged a judge in Boston to throw out a lawsuit accusing the company of mismanaging a federal program that allows …

Business

Educators, disability-rights advocates say Teacher Protection Act will widen school-to-prison pipeline

CLOSE<p>State Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt (R-Fond du Lac), chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee, proposed a bill that would create the Teacher …

Education

Offspring of Purdue’s Controversial Kaplan Purchase Now Has a Name

The offspring of Purdue University’s purchase of Kaplan University has been christened Purdue University Global. In a news release, Purdue said the …

Education

California Could Soon Have Its First Fully-Online Community College

Postsecondary Learning<p>California Could Soon Have Its First Fully-Online Community College<p>By Sydney Johnson     Jan 11, 2018<p>Peshkova/ …

U.S. Dept. of Education

Minnesota’s school oversight plan approved by federal education officials

Minnesota has a new system for holding schools accountable to ensure every child gets an equitable education.The U.S. Department of Education …

Education

Point Pleasant Beach Makes Top 50 List Of Sports Programs In NJ

Point Pleasant Beach ranked 44th out of 50 top sports programs, according to Niche.com<p>POINT PLEASANT, NJ - Sports programs at Point Pleasant Beach …

New York City

Homeschooling: Requirements, Research, and Who Does It

Published:<p>—Ryan Henriksen for Education Week-File<p>Even as recently as 1980, home schooling was illegal in a majority of states­—and didn’t become …

Education

Feds approve Minnesota's Every Student Succeeds Act plan

The Minnesota Department of Education says the state has won federal approval for its updated plan on how it holds schools accountable.<p>State …

Education

MLKing, Jr. Citywide Memorial Worship Service Announced

The Martin Luther King Jr. Observance Day Association, Inc., announced plans for the 39th annual King Citywide Memorial Worship Service. The speaker …

HBCUs

Framingham State Gets $1.5 Million To Train ESL Teachers

The grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education .<p>FRAMINGHAM, MA—<b>Via Framingham State</b>: Framingham State University has been awarded a …

Boston