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U.S. Department of Education

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  • Federal sanctions threaten sustainability of Corinthian Colleges

    A besieged chain of for-profit colleges based in Orange County has signaled that it is in danger of shutting down after the U.S. Department of Education sharply cut back its access to federal money for student loans and grants. Plagued by complaints...
  • Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion

     Judge denies Occidental request to seal suit over expulsion
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge refused to seal portions of a lawsuit against Occidental College on Wednesday, denying such a request from attorneys for the liberal arts school. Lawyers for Occidental had asked Judge Luis A. Lavin to make...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges in O.C. warns it could shut down

    A besieged chain of for-profit colleges based in Orange County is in danger of shutting down after the U.S. Department of Education levied new restrictions on its students' access to federal student aid. Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc., which...
  • Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors

    Folly Quarter Middle ends year with celebration of national honors
    As the school year in Howard County came to a close last week, the Folly Quarter Middle School community was celebrating its National Blue Ribbon honor when school officials announced another recent accolade — an online education resource named...
  • Obama moves to ease student-loan burdens, but is it enough?

    If President Barack Obama is calling 2014 his year of action, then this must be student loan summer. And the president has just checked one college-debt initiative off his to-do list. In an effort to relieve some of the financial burden on borrowers...
  • Once-mighty Corinthian Colleges chain is at the end of its run

    MIAMI When Marcela Cash visited the Pompano Beach campus of Everest University recently, the for-profit school wooed the Fort Lauderdale woman with promises of a good new job as a medical assistant. School reps touted their job placement department, and...
  • 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...
  • HU professor pens book on STEM education

    HU professor pens book on STEM education
    Hampton University education professor Clair Berube recently released a book about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) that focuses on problem-based learning, according to a news release. The book, titled "STEM and the City,"...
  • Districts differ on offering free meals to all at low-income schools

    Districts differ on offering free meals to all at low-income schools
    Many impoverished Central Florida kids eat their most nutritious school meals at no charge, but qualifying for the free and reduced-price meals can sometimes be a headache for families and schools. Now, the federal government is serving up a new way...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others

    For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others
    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled for-profit college corporation, announced it will sell off the vast majority of its campuses over the next six months amid heightened scrutiny from the federal government. As part of an agreement late Thursday with...
  • Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze

    Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze
    If I showed you the headline "Weak Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Dealing," you'd probably assume it's the latest shoe to drop in the unfurling scandal of FUSE, the punch-drunk charter school group attempting to run schools in Hartford, New...