| Oct 4, 2014
| 11:00 AM
"Kevin, Kevin, come see us!" yelled a man pushing a stroller.
"Yo, K.J., stop by the community garden!" urged a friend from the old neighborhood.
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson beamed as he walked through the heart of Oak Park, a long-struggling...
| Oct 31, 2014
The Obama administration is stepping up regulation of for-profit career colleges, announcing rules that could cut off federal funding to institutions that leave students with massive debts they can't repay.
The U.S. Department of Education's effort,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 7:21 AM
President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce more than $1 billion in public and private investments in preschool programs, a small step toward the kind of infusion the White House says is needed.
Fewer than a third of the country's 4-year-olds...
| Jul 26, 2014
By Curtis Austin
Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In 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 30, 2014
| 3:57 PM
HAMPTON — Armstrong School for the Arts was one of only seven public schools in Virginia to be designated as a National Blue Ribbon School.
The announcement was made Tuesday by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan.
"These great schools are...
| Oct 1, 2014
Hampton University received a $3.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to promote learning in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics fields.
The university received the federal funds for STEM education under a new initiative...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:54 PM
The Department of Education recently honored Holy Cross School in Deerfield by designating it a Blue Ribbon School.
Holy Cross – a private K-8 institution in the Archdiocese of Chicago Catholic Schools – shares the accolade with 21 other...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Illinois school districts have employed hundreds of educators to teach everything from science to special education even though they lacked proper credentials in those subjects, a Tribune investigation has found.
The assignment of teachers not...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 1:13 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has reversed course and given Florida approval to continue counting students learning English in its A-to-F school grading system as it has for years.
The federal department this summer turned down Florida's plan,...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 4:55 AM
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