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The choice of Betsy DeVos, well known for her views on K-12 education, sent college officials scrambling just before the long Thanksgiving weekend to find anything DeVos might have said about higher education.
The Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study, known as TIMSS, is an assessment given every four years to students in fourth and eighth grades in dozens of education systems around the world. It was last given in 2015, and the results were just released. Here they are, as described by my Post colleague Emma […]
A veteran teachers looks at the news .... Court rulings, Trump, DeVos, charter schools and more.
As victims of a violent attack at Ohio State University were treated at hospitals Tuesday, classes resumed on a shaken campus.
Southern Poverty Law Center says that “we’re seeing something new in its intensity and ferocity.”
Cost-conscious families are forcing colleges and universities to keep a tight rein on tuition increases as competition for students remains fierce, Moody's says.
Eighth-graders showed some improvement, but fourth-grade performance was stagnant.
Authorities said people had stab wounds and were struck by a car during the attack.
Almost all students here are refugees - and they speak 16 uncommon languages. How this school makes it work.
Fifth in a series on schools that provide opportunities for all students. This is about Rochester International Academy, which provides a strong transitional program for newly arrived immigrant and refugee students.
Competency-based learning rethinks what an education should look like and can produce the type of job candidates that companies are looking to hire.
It’s not clear whether Trump’s Education Department will uphold the regulations.
If true, it means Betsy DeVos wasn't Trump's first choice.
Some want to see the voucher program, currently for low-income children, extended to all D.C. students.
All Cardozo seniors must take Advanced Placement English Literature. Will it work?
Will she develop a Trump version of Obama's “Race to the Top?"
You will be surprised to learn who turned Thanksgiving into the holiday we celebrate today.
Alana Jackson said her son, Jordan, sustained a broken arm and a concussion when he was attacked by white children in Louisiana.
Maryland is making a play for a generation of would-be homebuyers with one thing in common: student debt.
DeVos is hardly a household name, but she has helped reshape the education landscape.
Betsy DeVos is a longtime advocate of school privatization.