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Melinda Gates: The rocky rollout of Common Core showed that ‘community buy-in is huge.’
The Department of Education is denying a request from the Center for Excellence in Higher Education, a Utah-based chain of career colleges, to switch its status to nonprofit.
Many colleges and universities are leaving students with no better than a 50/50 chance of graduating or landing good jobs.
Montgomery County expects 2,500 additional students in the fast-growing system as statewide enrollment also is expected to increase.
Although Medtech officials have not confirmed if the action led to the shutdown, federal financial aid is a critical lifeline for colleges and universities.
University of California President Janet Napolitano said that an investigation "found numerous instances where Chancellor [Linda] Katehi was not candid."
A shakeup in the security department of ACT Inc. is being reported after revelations about cheating overseas in a program run by the giant testing nonprofit organization. Reuters, which has published a series of stories about cheating on high-stakes tests that students around the world take to get into college, has a new story that […]
A Florida mom wonders why it has become 'bold' for school districts not to do things that aren't good for kids.
Under current funding strategies, states like Colorado, Louisiana, Iowa, Michigan and Arizona soon could be spending nothing on public higher education.
It seems intuitive that more science, technology, engineering and math classes would help, but here's why something else is needed.
Police officers who complete a degree in the human sciences will be much better equipped to respond to the people they serve in the community.
A team of undergraduate engineering students created the first non-custom-made prosthetic that can be used with high-heel shoes.
Girls Who Code taught 120 D.C.-area teens to code during a free, seven-week summer program.
The Education Department is imploring colleges and universities not to make any changes to their financial aid deadlines out of concern that low-income students will be negatively affected.
Some comments sent to the Education Department about its proposed regulations on "accountability" are tough.
The group wants states to pattern their educational systems on high-performing nations.
A group of Virginia lawmakers asked for a more complete explanation from the University of Virginia about its $2.2 billion strategic investment fund.
Options Public Charter School has been under investigation for three years.
Teacher: I'll ask a pilot how to fly a plane, not a CEO. Why won't policymakers listen to educators?
"Even when well-meaning people say to the educators they meet, 'Oh, I could never do what you do, and good for you for following your calling, they are perpetuating the narrative that teaching is not a skillful profession full of experts in their fields, but rather a service teachers render to better society out of the goodness of their hearts. It is difficult to imagine someone telling a pilot, 'Good for you for following your calling.'"
Eleven schools open Monday as part of a plan aimed at boosting academic achievement.