More than two-thirds of states quickly adopted Common Core in 2010, but four years later, the standards seem to have become, among other things, a proxy for whatever in education people are unhappy with.
There is no 'Obama Forgiveness Program,' and some of the services that debt settlement companies sell are available for free. Illinois is taking to court two firms that target people struggling under student debt.
A Boulder County clerk, citing a US appeals court ruling against Utah's ban, has issued more than 100 marriage licenses to same-sex couples, saying she believed she had a moral and legal obligation to do so.
Washington allowed legal sales of recreational marijuana for the first time Tuesday, taking lessons from Colorado's experience. Pot-laced 'edibles,' which can be especially potent, are one product getting extra attention.
President Obama announced executive actions Monday to help ease student loan burdens. Experts say it will help students with large loans particularly, but some question whether it's fair – or sound economically.
A limited program already exists to cap student-loan repayments at 10 percent of a borrower's annual income. Obama moved Monday to expand eligibility to about 5 million more borrowers. Wrong approach, say critics.
Two 12-year-olds charged with a grisly stabbing of another girl in Waukesha, Wis., apparently acted to gain approval of a fictitious online character, authorities allege. The suspects believed Internet's Slender Man to be real, police say.
Results from NAEP, also known as the 'nation's report card,' have now been linked with academic preparedness for college. Currently, at least a quarter of college students need to take remedial-level courses.
Christine Lagarde joins several high-profile commencement speakers who have withdrawn or been 'disinvited' because of protests. Free-speech advocates worry that today's students only want speech they like.
The storm that hit the Colorado Rockies over the weekend coated Boulder, Colo., in 7 inches of snow and carpeted parts of Utah and Wyoming in the white stuff, as well. That's far short of Boulder's record for May, though.
Strapped from the recession, states foisted more of the cost of public college tuition onto students. In 45 states, tuition rose more than 20 percent since 2008. The trend is only now starting to ease.