| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:50 PM
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,...
| Aug 29, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Union School students are off to a great start for the 2014-2015 school year. On August 25th, students assembled by class on the sunny front lawn of the school for songs, the Pledge of Allegiance, and words of welcome from new principal Caitlin Eckler....
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:30 AM
High school seniors hunting for college scholarships and financial aid, beware: Scammers and scoundrels can't wait to meet you.
Families lose money to fraudulent financial aid scams every year, according to federal officials. And with many college...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Summer vacation is over. Not great news if you're a kid. But some of you parents may feel more than ready to send your charges back to school. But are you? Are you really? Here are a few things to consider.
What to do? Make sure your...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 6:29 AM
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...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 2:30 AM
DEAR JOYCE: I would like to go to graduate school but the vision of racking up thousands and thousands of dollars from day one of grad school --instead of after graduation -- is scary. Ideas? -- S.G.
Yes, graduate degree debt is scary, but do check the...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:40 PM
The California attorney general's office was unable to persuade a judge Friday to force an ailing for-profit college company to warn students of its dire financial situation.
Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. last week announced plans to sell off...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 5:16 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 4:09 PM
Ed O’Bannon is the only player in the last quarter-century to score at least 30 points and grab at least 15 rebounds in the NCAA tournament title game. His 30-and-17 performance in 1995 led UCLA past defending champion Arkansas, giving the Bruins...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:19 AM
Too much testing is "sucking oxygen out of the room" in many American schools, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said in a statement today. That focus on testing is making it hard for teachers to implement new academic standards -- think Common Core...