The death of a New York high school football player Wednesday was one of three high school football-related deaths this week. Safety protocols have made the game safer since the 1970s, but the deaths point to a need for continued vigilance.
Prosecutors charge that 35 teachers and administrators, right to the top, inflated student test scores by erasing incorrect answers, telling children to change their answers, or coaching students on the answers in advance of the test.
Gov. Jerry Brown has signed a law making California the first state to adopt an affirmative consent standard for sexual relations, which will apply to all colleges and universities that accept state funding.
On Tuesday, hundreds of students in Jefferson County, Colorado, a political swing district near Denver, walked out of classes to demonstrate their unhappiness with the curriculum review of an AP history course proposed by the school board.
California State University – the largest in the US – announced it will appoint advocates for victims of sexual assault on all 23 of its campuses. Lawmakers praised the move, saying it could spur similar action around the country.
Nearly 1.3 million homeless children and teens were enrolled in schools in the 2012-13 school year, an 8 percent increase from the previous school year – and an 85 percent increase since the beginning of the recession.
The White House has taken a lead when it comes to forcing colleges that get federal aid to toughen rules dealing with sex assault allegations. While critics say this has alienated many male students, Obama announced an 'It’s On Us' campaign to encourage men to step in to protect women.
US News & World Report issues its annual rankings of America's colleges and universities Tuesday. But the 30-year-old ranking faces not only criticism but increased competition, from everyone from Money and Forbes to the White House.
California lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would require colleges to set a standard of ‘affirmative consent’ for sexual activity. If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state to handle campus sexual assault this way.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal charges that the US Department of Education is strong-arming states into accepting base-line standards once viewed as voluntary. Backers say that Common Core is voluntary, because some states declined to adopt it.
To help first-generation and low-income high school graduates follow through on the needed steps to get to college, customized text messages over the summer can make a difference, researchers have found.
The likelihood of graduating is 'closely predicted by student background,' says a co-author of the new study, which is calling into question some of the ideas the Obama administration has been touting.
The flood of migrant children is straining municipal budgets as children are reunited with families in cities already struggling with social issues. But in Chelsea, Mass., an outpouring of volunteer support has eased the crisis.