| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:24 PM
When students return to Perry Hall High School for the first day of school Aug. 27, they will find new safety measures in place, as well as an opportunity to get psychological counseling.
"We know the anxiety is going to go up," said Principal George A....
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Morgan State University is trying to raise $300,000 in donations by the end of the month to give 300 undergraduates emergency scholarships — the result of tighter lending standards that have hit historically black colleges and universities...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 2:15 PM
Just outside Chicago, a private school recently decided to add mandatory testing of students for alcohol abuse to its existing six-year-old drug test policy. States like Texas, Illinois and New Jersey have laws governing drug tests for student athletes....
| Jun 2, 2013
The "tea party" is back and is brewing trouble for the Republican establishment.
After the GOP debacle in the 2012 election, when Republicans not only failed to win the presidency but blew a chance to take over the Senate, party leaders paused to...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Meditate on this: The few schools that use meditation in the classroom report higher test scores, less absenteeism and less fighting. And there is a chance to bring a meditation program to your school absolutely free. Pathway to Peace led by meditation...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 11:56 AM
BOSTON (Reuters) - Seniors returning to classes at dozens of U.S. colleges and universities have one more hurdle to prepare for this school year: a new standardized test for graduating students intended to give prospective employers a measure of their...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 3:51 PM
The U.S. Department of Education has dismissed Jewish students’ contentions that anti-Israel protests at UC Berkeley created an illegally hostile and anti-Semitic atmosphere on that campus.
The department’s civil rights office has determined...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:29 PM
A warning from the federal government that Kansas schools must begin including student performance in teacher evaluations or potentially lose federal funds.
Last year Kansas joined dozens of states when it got a waiver from the controversial No Child...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Glendale Unified officials have renewed hope that the district can win a federal grant worth up to $30 million following the district's failed attempt to win the grant last year because it lacked support from the Glendale Teachers Assn.
In 2012, the...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:30 PM
In the wake of the departure of Andrés Alonso, a commanding CEO for the past six years, Baltimore City school bells may be ringing a different tune this year. And listeners will be wondering: Will his bold legacy last?
His best-known institutional...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 10:36 PM
The Los Angeles Board of Education on Tuesday ratified the unusual hiring of the mayor’s top education advisor, Thelma Melendez de Santa Ana.
Melendez will be brought on as an employee of the L.A. Unified School District, but with her salary and...