| May 21, 2014
| 8:33 AM
The way the Tallahassee Police Department and Florida State University have handled the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation keeps getting more and more suspicious.
The latest embarrassment came Tuesday when two of Winston's teammates -- Chris...
| May 13, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Gov. Rick Scott yesterday signed a bill meant to increase single-gender education in Florida. The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal civil rights complaint against the Hillsborough County school district, arguing its existing single-...
| May 8, 2014
Letters to the editor for the May 8 TribLocal print edition from Bourbonnais, Tinley Park and Bolingbrook.
Here we go again on another front. The federal government, tasked with very few responsibilities by the U.S. Constitution, is trying...
| Apr 6, 2014
This weekend's Final Four is more old school than a two-handed set shot. Past champions, power conferences, oversized budgets. Kentucky, Wisconsin, Florida, Connecticut.
This was not preordained. Wichita State was absolutely Kentucky's equal, and the...
| Apr 6, 2014
Janice Peete-Bey didn't stay long at the Baltimore trade school where she enrolled 25 years ago, leaving after the class seemed useless. But the student loan debt from her noneducation haunts her to this day.
Her wages have been garnished, her tax...
| Mar 30, 2014
| 1:57 PM
Theo Jones is set to graduate from Sojourner-Douglass College with a nursing degree in November, but instead of celebrating as he nears the finish line, he's left wondering if he should transfer to another school.
Sojourner-Douglass was ordered this...
| May 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Congress is taking up a large number of education bills this year. Unfortunately, the issue it is ignoring — as it has for years — is the one that most needs its attention: an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act. It would be an...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:39 PM
Butte College administrator Al Renville was never trained as a police investigator, but that's close to the job he found himself in when two students had a sexual encounter off campus that led one to file a complaint with the school.
Renville said his...
| May 12, 2014
| 6:32 PM
Not too long ago, a woman who was sexually assaulted on campus might understandably have felt that her experience was, if not unique, at least uncommon. Colleges, worried about their reputations, often downplayed such incidents, sweeping rape...
| May 13, 2014
There's been a lot of press lately on the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Right's decision to release the names of 55 colleges and universities being investigated for possible violations of federal law in how they handled sexual violence...
| May 16, 2014
| 2:30 PM
If there were a medal of valor for members of Congress, Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kirsten Gillibrand would deserve it for their success in reforming the U.S. military. Thanks largely to their efforts, the armed services must radically change the way they...