More than a million students, including many in the District, will be able to download Microsoft software for free at home, through an agreement between the non-profit Communities in Schools and the technology giant.Read full article >>
Should students have a right to higher education, the way they now have a right to elementary and secondary education?
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 5 Travel article, “On the ‘Wild’ Movie Trail in Oregon.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?
RICHMOND — Virginia lawmakers on Thursday heard two hours of sometimes emotional testimony about campus sexual assault — and then threw up their hands.On the heels of high-profile cases of rape on college campuses, lawmakers are struggling with how to punish the perpetrators without taking away victims’ rights when they are most vulnerable.Read full article >>
President Obama proposes to make community college free for two years for qualifying students. Education ideas that Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo endorsed include a tax credit for charitable contributions to public, charter and parochial schools.
Two former University of North Carolina athletes have filed a lawsuit against the school and the NCAA in the wake of a far-reaching athletics scandal, alleging that they were deprived of a high-class education because of substandard courses.Read full article >>
A Prince George’s County high school principal who was accused of bullying employees and of discriminating against a white, male teacher is no longer employed by the county school system.Angelique Simpson-Marcus, who led Largo High School, was at the center of several discrimination lawsuits filed against the county — claims that alleged the principal mistreated teachers and secretaries at the school. A jury awarded one teacher $350,000 last summer, and the county school system settled a second case later in the year.Read full article >>
Michelle Rhee isn’t breaking any news today. She’s not here, in this private banquet room at a D.C. restaurant, as the polarizing former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. She’s here to answer questions from women who are eager for inspiration: How did Rhee find the confidence to take on a high-profile job for which, she openly says, she lacked obvious qualifications? How has she — founder of the national lobbying group StudentsFirst and a leader in the education reform movement — managed life as a working mom?Read full article >>
The aftermath of the killings at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market near Paris exposed serious cultural rifts, teachers say.
As part of the Obama administration’s tax plan, money from 529 plans could no longer be withdrawn tax-free.