U.S. Dept. of Education

Trump’s granddaughter has a rival who speaks Mandarin like a Chinese news anchor

<i>US President Trump's granddaughter, Arabella, sings a song in Mandarin (Screenshot)</i><p>As we all know by now, US President Donald Trump proudly showed …

News (China)

For Franken, a rising trajectory, and then the accusations

WASHINGTON — "Many of you have jobs, many of you have families," Sen. Al Franken told Virginia Democratic leaders gathered on the eve of what seemed …

Al Franken

The Ultimate in Deregulation

In the first 10 months of the Trump presidency, the blueprint for peeling back regulations has looked something like this:<p>First, issue executive …

Conservative View

OK, so it’s Thanksgiving

Who am I supposed to thank? Should I just be shouting “thank you” into the void, or feel generically grateful without cause or purpose, or be looking …

Betsy DeVos

Curriculum

How can we help children understand what they see and hear on the news?<p>How can teachers bring about national change to the education system?<p>What do …

Education

Burst main floods parts of Warrawong High School

SCHOOL FLOODED: A burst water main has flooded parts of Warrawong High School.<p>The main quad at Warrawong High School resembled a large swimming pool …

Education

Republicans Love Welfare—for the Rich. It’s Called the Carried-Interest Loophole.

Despite Trump’s promise to shut down the tax break that mostly benefits hedge-fund managers, it’s still there in both versions of the Republican tax …

U.S. Politics

States suspend your driver's license over inability to pay court fines, costing you your job and any ability to repay

Massive income inequality, combined with Republican attacks on the taxation of the wealthiest, has produced a situation in which the state …

Betsy DeVos

Superintendent Accused of Child Rape Is Fired by School District

(BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio) — An Ohio superintendent facing rape and other charges for allegedly sexually assaulting a young girl has been fired.<p>The …

Crime

Dept. of Education changing guidelines on systemic discrimination

The Education Department will no longer look for systematic discrimination in schools following individual complaints, according to the Associated …

U.S. Politics

Don't Look Now, but Betsy DeVos's Private School Voucher Project Is Steaming Along

This is being written before a final vote has been taken on President Trump's higher-taxes-for-the-middle-class-and-the-poor bill has been voted on, …

Education

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince to Testify Before House Intelligence Committee

The suspected architect of the back-channel between President Donald Trump‘s campaign and the Kremlin has been summoned to Congress. Erik Prince, …

Donald Trump

THE NEW TAX ATTACK ON OVERLY ELITE COLLEGE ENDOWMENTS HAS POTENTIAL MERIT – BUT THE LEGISLATION WOULD HURT STUDENTS, TOO.

It is already clear that many supporters of President Trump and the Republican Congressional majority have a dim view of higher education in America. To some degree, this animus is warranted, especially with respect to the nation’s most elite colleges and universities. When schools of this type …

Education

Education Dept to limit scope of civil rights investigations at schools

The Education Department is considering changing how civil rights investigations are conducted at schools, requiring probes focus on one specific …

Rights & Freedoms

Two pupils die in car crash: Gauteng education department

Education

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D.C. Councilmember David Grosso (I) introduced a bill on Tuesday that would limit the use of suspension and expulsion in kindergarten to eighth grade …

Education

'I never thought I'd miss the Gove days. But at least with him, you knew where you stood'

Never have I experienced tougher times. Money is unbelievably tight and colleagues are leaving the profession in droves (never the ones you want to …

Education

Eastern Cape pupils’ maths lit marks fall 15%

Eastern Cape pupils’ performance in the subject of mathematics literacy, perceived to be an easier alternative to pure maths, has dropped by more …

News (South Africa)

The internet is freaking out over this note a principal sent to parents during exam week

• <b>A letter from a principal to parents was uploaded to Reddit and has resonated with readers.</b>• <b><br>The letter urges parents to worry less about test scores.</b>• <b><br>The principal points to entrepreneurs, musicians, and athletes all have different strengths.</b><p>Standardized testing has been called a motivation killer. …

Education

Father's 'disgust' following 'racist incident' involving son (10) in school

A 10-year-old boy of mixed ethnicity claimed he was racially abused by an 11-year-old Irish old boy in a Munster national school.<p>The father pointed …

News (Ireland)

To back up claim that schools must change, DeVos cites made-up statistic about the future of work

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made a remarkable claim: “Children starting kindergarten this …

Education

Facing Title IX discrimination suit, Penn settles with student accused of rape

The University of Pennsylvania has quietly agreed to pay a student accused of rape an undisclosed amount after he sued the school claiming Penn’s …

Philadelphia

Indiana schools facing possible per-student funding cut

The state Department of Education is warning Indiana public schools that they could receive less money than expected because of an unanticipated …

Business

Commentary: Under the House Tax Plan, Grad Students Would Help Pay for Trump’s Kids to Inherit His Estate

Every year, millions of college students face sky-high tuition and burdensome student debt. Now they can also look forward to funding handouts for …

Education

The Trump Administration’s Slow But Steady Undoing of the Department of Education

Nearly one year ago, on November 23, 2016, then-President-elect Donald Trump announced that he would nominate Betsy DeVos, a pay-for-play billionaire …

Education

Philadelphia takes control of schools, but state still owes pupils

Mayor Kenney said he wanted to end state oversight of the School District of Philadelphia as a necessary step toward reclaiming local control of our …

Education

­­­In the Night Studio

A Conversation with Shellyne Rodriguez about Making Space in Museums<p><i>This</i> <i>series of posts</i> <i>celebrates the 80th anniversary of The Museum of Modern Art’s</i> …

Education

Only About Children Rose Bay charged after 'chemical splashed in child's face'

Charges have been laid against premium childcare operator Only About Children after a young boy allegedly had a corrosive chemical splashed in his …

Education

Education Department withdraws ‘bomb threat checklist’ that used ‘ebonics’ as an identifier

The U.S. Education Department recently handed out a “bomb threat checklist” to dozens of employees that included adjectives to help identify someone making a threat by phone, including one for “ebonics,” or African American Vernacular English. It was the only indicator on the list addressing race …

U.S. Government

What’s next for the CFPB’s work on education issues

<i>With help from Benjamin Wermund</i><p><b>WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE CFPB’S WORK ON EDUCATION ISSUES:</b> As President Donald Trump looks to reshape the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau following the resignation last week of its Obama-appointed director, it could spell major changes for some of the bureau’s work on …

Government