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U.S. Department of Education

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  • No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable

    No Child Left Behind overhaul should keep states accountable
    The No Child Left Behind Act, a product of good bipartisan intentions and bad legislative drafting, is closer than ever to a rewrite that was supposed to have happened eight years ago. Two senators who were carrying widely divergent bills to reauthorize...
  • Texas schools pressed to accommodate influx of young immigrants

    Texas schools pressed to accommodate influx of young immigrants
    A year ago, the Las Americas Newcomer Middle School serving the low-income Gulfton neighborhood started the semester with 150 immigrant and refugee students. When the new school year began last month, enrollment skyrocketed to 325 students, most of them...
  • Corinthian Colleges sued for not paying rent at corporate headquarters

    Corinthian Colleges sued for not paying rent at corporate headquarters
    Add this to the lengthy list of woes facing Corinthian Colleges Inc.: The Santa Ana company was more than $381,000 behind on rent at its corporate headquarters this month, and the landlord sued. The lawsuit filed last week in Orange County Superior...
  • Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe

    Corinthian Colleges tells investors it is facing a criminal probe
    After months of financial uncertainty and battles with regulators, Corinthian Colleges Inc. told investors Wednesday about the prospect of a criminal investigation by federal prosecutors. The beleaguered Orange County for-profit college company said...
  • HU receives $3.5 million grant from U.S. Department of Education for STEM

    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...
  • How often are teachers absent?

    How often are teachers absent?
    When a child misses school, there's an empty desk. But when a teacher is absent, a substitute often takes over, and students can struggle. Yet teacher attendance "has received relatively little attention," according to a recent study by the Washington,...
  • Another whistle-blower is shown the door

    Another whistle-blower is shown the door
    The purpose of some lawsuits is to get recompense for an injured party. Others seek to make changes to big bureaucratic systems to make their operations more fair. A lawsuit filed against the Lake County School District by a whistle-blower last week...
  • Mavericks in Education: Failing to make the grade

    Mavericks in Education: Failing to make the grade
    Mavericks in Education Florida launched a network of charter schools more than five years ago, drumming up publicity with prominent pitchmen and pledging to turn dropouts into graduates. But more than a thousand pages of public records obtained by the...
  • Attorney for Jameis Winston accuser says FSU letter to supporters filled with errors

    Attorney for Jameis Winston accuser says FSU letter to supporters filled with errors
    An attorney for Jameis Winston's accuser says FSU's letter defending its review of the sexual assault allegation is filled with errors. John Clune, a Title IX attorney representing the woman who accused Winston of rape, has long argued Florida State...
  • Jameis Winston reportedly set to face FSU sexual assault conduct hearing

    Jameis Winston reportedly set to face FSU sexual assault conduct hearing
    FSU officials reportedly informed star quarterback Jameis Winston Friday night he may be charged with as many as four university code of conduct violations in connection with an alleged sexual assault in December 2012, according to ESPN.com. In a letter...
  • USC quarterback Cody Kessler might take more chances

    USC quarterback Cody Kessler might take more chances
    USC Coach Steve Sarkisian, in search of what he describes as more "explosive" passing plays, said this week that he wants quarterback Cody Kessler to "let it rip" on deeper routes. Asked Wednesday if he was hesitant to throw long passes, Kessler did not...