Topic: U.S. Department of Education
Atlanta's new interim superintendent has given new powers to whistleblowers and is eyeing bonus policies that rewarded high test scores.
07/08/2011 04:20 pm
Affordable colleges might be easier to track down now with a new online tool out from the US Department of Education, which compares the cost of attending different kinds of institutions. We put together a list of the most and least expensive 4-year or longer institutions, in three categories: public institutions, not-for-profit institutions, and for-profit institutions. Prices are based on the "net cost" of each, which is the average price after grants or scholarship aid is subtracted from the total cost of attendance. Often, the average net cost is quite different from an institution's listed tuition. The numbers here are based on costs for the 2008-2009 academic year.
07/06/2011 03:16 pm
The latest Civil Rights Data Collection shows, as never before, the education inequities that hold various groups of students back.
06/30/2011 07:24 pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan says time is running out to reauthorize No Child Left Behind. If Congress doesn't move soon, he said he'll take matters into his own hands.
06/13/2011 08:36 pm
Financial aid dollars from the US government represents up to 90 percent of revenues of for-profit colleges. When the Department of Education laid down new conditions for financial aid access, the colleges' shares didn't tank. They soared on Wall Street.
06/06/2011 01:30 am
The Department of Education's new rules aimed at making sure graduates of career colleges find 'gainful employment' could be a starting point for Congress to demand accountability of all higher education.
06/03/2011 03:41 pm
Sen. Kay Hagan (D) of North Carolina announced the School Turnaround and Rewards (STAR) Act on Thursday. She hopes it will be incorporated into a more comprehensive overhaul of No Child Left Behind.
05/12/2011 06:34 pm
Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel taps Jean-Claude Brizard, superintendent in Rochester, N.Y., to head city schools. Brizard is a long-time educator, unlike new leaders of other big-city districts.
04/18/2011 05:22 pm
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired controversial schools chancellor Cathie Black just three months after he'd named the publishing executive to head the nation's largest school system.
04/07/2011 08:00 pm
The Obama administration announced Monday a new directive outlining schools' responsibilities when students bring complaints of sexual assault or sexual harassment on campus.
04/04/2011 08:42 pm