| Sep 29, 2014
| 8:05 PM
– A $10 million federal grant is heading to the Lehigh Valley's community colleges to help the schools better prepare the next generation of welders, health care administrators and machine-repair workers.
The grant money announced Monday is part of...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 7:05 AM
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Rahm Emanuel won election as mayor of Chicago three years ago in part because of his strength in the African-American community, but enough black voters have since soured on him that a black labor leader is emerging as a potential...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 3:34 PM
For Orange County Public Schools, co-winning the Broad Prize for Urban Education means more than just prestige — it also comes with $500,000 in college scholarships for the Class of 2015.
The nation's top prize for urban schools, which was...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 8:30 AM
WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eric Holder said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general, setting up a potentially bruising Senate fight to confirm a successor who can tackle a long list of pending challenges at the Justice Department....
| Sep 20, 2014
| 3:03 PM
A countdown clock in Orange County's school headquarters is marking the final hours until the district learns whether it has won the Broad Prize, the nation's top honor for urban school districts.
"Let this be a time for our entire community to get...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 3:11 PM
About 13.1 percent of Illinois college students who recently took out federal loans defaulted on those loans shortly after borrowing, according to data released Wednesday by the federal Department of Education.
That's slightly lower than the...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 4:32 PM
The percentage of students who are defaulting on federal loans has declined to some of the lowest levels in recent years, according to findings released Wednesday by the U.S. Education Department.
Students who began repaying loans in 2011 are defaulting...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
Eric Holder, an unapologetic liberal voice and one of President Barack Obama's closest allies, said on Thursday he would step down as U.S. attorney general after a term marked by advances in civil rights and frequent battles with Republicans in Congress....
| Sep 25, 2014
| 3:35 PM
WASHINGTON Attorney General Eric Holder announced his resignation Thursday, signaling an end to his six turbulent years in office and setting the stage for a potentially bruising confirmation battle in the Senate over his eventual replacement.
| Sep 9, 2014
| 11:37 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - It's not often that the good folks who run the nation's state education departments are publicly praised for a job well done. But then there's Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe.
A few weeks back, Diane Ravitch -- the...
| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:00 PM
Final exams will be given to Central Florida students this school year in almost every subject and in every grade, even to kids young enough to be working on sounding out words.
The new end-of-course tests are needed to meet the demands of Florida's...