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  • Feds sue Corinthian Colleges, alleging predatory lending

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the ailing Orange County for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands of students and operated an "illegal predatory lending scheme." The...
  • 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...
  • LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads

      LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads
    Like Supt. John Deasy and others in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I am concerned about the educational civil rights of the district's students. While the iPad-for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term...
  • ACLU complains about Volusia, two other school districts' single-gender classes

    ACLU complains about Volusia, two other school districts' single-gender classes
    The Volusia County school district and two other Florida school systems violate federal anti-discrimination laws by running single-gender classrooms, the ACLU charged in complaints announced today. The American Civil Liberties union filed complaints...
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...
  • Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests

    Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests
    Governor Dannel P. Malloy thinks stressed out 11th graders should have to spend less time taking tests. He announced Friday that he has written to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying, “I am eager to explore solutions for the...
  • Malloy Says He Wants To Cut Time That Connecticut Students Spend Taking Tests

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th...
  • Students allege UC Santa Barbara mishandled rape discipline

    Students allege UC Santa Barbara mishandled rape discipline
    A group of UC Santa Barbara students said they have filed complaints with the federal government alleging that university administrators did not properly discipline a student who was found responsible for raping another undergraduate.  The allegations...
  • Florida colleges revise sexual assault policies

    Florida colleges revise sexual assault policies
    Few rapes have been reported on Florida's college campuses, and many see that as a problem. Sexual assault tends to be the most under-reported crime, often because victims are "afraid of the system" or think no one will believe them, said Michaela Denny,...
  • New rules could cut access to education

    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...
  • Financing a grad school education

    Financing a grad school education
    Americans with advanced degrees are more likely to be higher earners than those with bachelor's degrees or less education, and less likely to be jobless, according to representatives from student loan giant Sallie Mae. In December, the unemployment...