Northwestern University football players are scheduled to vote Friday whether to join a union, part of a labor battle that is drawing intense scrutiny from colleges with major athletic programs, national union leaders and higher education lobbyists in Washington.Read full article >>
The Education Department is for the first time yanking one of the waivers it gave to states that exempts them the most onerous parts of the flawed No Child Left Behind law.
As a result, Washington state will now have to comply with all parts of No Child Left Behind. Because of the peculiarities of the law, this means that virtually all of the state’s public schools will be seen as failing because they didn’t not meet set performance goals.Read full article >>
The former executive director of a D.C. public charter school was sentenced to nine months in prison Thursday after admitting to embezzling $29,000 in school funds, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.’s office.Read full article >>
An 18-year-old student at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense after he and a 14-year-old student allegedly had consensual sex in a school hallway in late February.Read full article >>
There is never an optimal time for a university to confront the disclosure of a string of e-mails, possibly originating from some of its own students, that refer to rape, assault and wild parties in crude and offensive language.Read full article >>