Topic: U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education convened its first summit on school bullying Wednesday. It comes as state lawmakers nationwide step up their efforts to pass anti-bullying laws.
08/11/2010 07:55 pm
Senators approved $10 billion in funding Thursday that will keep 140,000 teachers' jobs. The House, which is being called back from August recess by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is expected to approve the funding next week.
08/05/2010 06:07 pm
At a Senate hearing Wednesday, government investigators released evidence that some for-profit colleges encouraged students to falsify financial aid documents.
08/04/2010 04:30 pm
Polls suggest Sen. Harry Reid is now ahead of GOP challenger and 'tea party' favorite Sharron Angle. The GOP is sending reinforcements to beef up Angle's campaign staff.
07/28/2010 08:11 pm
Universities cannot use competitive cheerleading in their efforts to achieve gender balance in athletics and comply with Title IX, a judge ruled Wednesday.
07/22/2010 02:46 pm
Obama – and the Democrats – may well feel buoyed by better news about the Gulf oil spill, Senate passage of financial reform, and latest poll numbers for vulnerable Sen. Harry Reid. The president now gets a weekend away, in Bar Harbor, Maine.
07/16/2010 02:57 pm
A Democratic House leader wants Congress to spend $10 billion to save teacher jobs. The White House has threatened a veto. Meanwhile, funds for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are in limbo.
07/14/2010 10:20 am
The ‘Let’s Read. Let’s Move’ campaign is designed to combat the learning loss that can occur during the summer. Two cabinet secretaries touted summer reading at an event in Washington Wednesday.
07/07/2010 07:43 pm
For-profit colleges have come under government scrutiny for alleged practices driven more by profit margins than by educational goals. A Senate committee held a hearing on the issue Thursday.
06/24/2010 07:16 pm
The Supreme Court launched the desegregation of schools with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954. Now, once diverse districts like Goldsboro, N.C., are reverting to segregation, concerning civil rights advocates.
06/18/2010 05:41 pm