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  • Broward School District wins national 'green' award

    The Broward County School District was recently awarded a 2014 Green Ribbon by the U.S. Department of Education. The district was this year's only Green Ribbon award recipient from Florida. The award recognizes schools that follow a practice of...
  • Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., veteran educator

    Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., veteran educator
    Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., a longtime Baltimore County educator who helped in the integration of county public schools in the 1950s, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Harwood resident was 82. The son...
  • Bethlehem schools hope for grant to salvage after-school program

    Bethlehem Area School District is hoping to win a $1.2 million grant in order to offer a scaled-down version of a discontinued after-school program. The district plans to apply for a three-year, $400,000-per-year 21st Century Community Learning Center...
  • Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault

    Congressional legislators in California and several other states took aim at campus sexual assault Wednesday, introducing two bills that would require universities and colleges to provide more support and training to combat the problem. Campuses that...
  • U.S. wants states to give best teachers to students who need them most

    U.S. wants states to give best teachers to students who need them most
    The U.S. Department of Education announced a new initiative Monday to help states put "great educators" in schools with the neediest students. The department said that too often school districts "shortchange" black and Hispanic youngsters and kids from...
  • Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds

    Corinthian boosted figures to obtain federal funds
    After wrapping up a nine-month electrician training program at Everest College-San Bernardino in 2011, Kenneth Dewar hoped to get the career placement assistance he had been promised. Then he spotted his own photo on a campus wall featuring...
  • Tuition going up at University of Pittsburgh

    University of Pittsburgh students this fall will see a 3.9 percent tuition increase on the main campus and a 2 percent price hike on the school's four regional campuses. The new rates were established Friday by school trustees as the university's...
  • Case of alleged student rape at Morgan State still open

    Case of alleged student rape at Morgan State still open
    The city police investigation into the alleged rape of a Morgan State University student earlier this year remains open, contrary to a report by the university last week. The U.S. Department of Education opened an investigation into Morgan's handling of...
  • Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations

    Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations
    Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law. The U.S. Department of Education granted Maryland a one-year extension that will allow it to put off using annual test scores,...
  • Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says

    Scams target people struggling with student loan debt, Illinois says
    After injuring her back on the job and getting a stomach illness, Sharone Brown of Chicago had trouble making her student loan payments, even after she sold her condo. Then she heard a radio ad from a debt-settlement company. The firm told her it...
  • U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says

    U.S. colleges fall short in handling sexual assault cases, report says
    U.S. colleges and universities are failing to effectively investigate sexual misconduct cases on campus, with efforts hobbled by inadequate training and limited reporting channels, according to a national survey released Wednesday. The survey, which...