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As ‘free college’ plans proliferate, more is being learned about what’s covered and what’s not. The bottom line, say students: Read the fine print.
Many educators say textbook publishers are behind in providing useful climate change content. As cash-strapped schools seek trustworthy lesson plans, they're confronted by offerings from climate change doubters and the oil industry.
A fresh debate emerges over a U.S. program designed to cancel student loans for certain public workers, but which has largely failed to deliver. Some Republicans see the program as a lost cause, while a group of Democrats propose a new bill that would simplify the rules.
Thirty-three wealthy parents have been charged in what authorities call the biggest college admissions case ever prosecuted by the Justice Department. Two parents pleaded not guilty Monday to charges they paid half a million dollars to land their daughters in a California school.
Two student survivors of the 2018 Parkland mass shooting died by suicide in March. Now the surrounding community is pursuing programs to prevent more from happening. Some Parkland parents say their children frequently refuse the help that is offered to address trauma.
Across the U.S., school shootings over the past five years has prompted states to invest in school mental health initiatives. As studies show depression and anxiety are on the rise among U.S. teens, some states are pondering if emotional support is as important as security systems.
The Key Worldwide Foundation, which bribed coaches and school officials to accept the children of wealthy parents, grew its revenue to $3.7 million in just three years. The case has drawn criticism of the Internal Revenue Service for its limited ability to police wrongdoing.
More than 50 people across the nation were charged Tuesday in a scheme where coaches and administrators were bribed in order to win admittance for students at elite schools. It is the biggest college admissions scam ever prosecuted by the U.S. Justice Department.
Hundreds of Kentucky teachers staged a "sick out" this week to register their discontent with a tax credit bill that would favor private school funding. Teacher uprisings and strikes across the nation advocating for better pay and funding continue to gain momentum.
A proposed federal tax credit would benefit groups helping students attend private schools. Anticipating pushback, the education secretary says the bid wouldn't steer "a single cent" away from local public schools.
Ending a three-day walk-out, Denver teachers returned to their classrooms with a tentative deal to raise their pay. Colorado’s example is the latest in a national movement launched by West Virginia teachers' "Red4Ed" strike a year ago.
Spurred by teacher activism nationwide, Denver educators are challenging one of the nation's oldest incentive pay systems – a practice they say creates competition within schools and does not equitably pay teachers struggling to make ends meet in a rapidly growing city.
Even though there's bipartisan consensus on increasing school spending and better pay for teachers, political division and budget constraints complicate how that money should be spent.
Welcome to "poli-rad," a class in Worthington, Ohio, where seniors study, listen to, and then converse with extremists. The class strives to teach its students how to engage respectfully and to ask questions when confronted with groups who hold beliefs different from their own.
As the government shutdown settles into its second month, several colleges and universities have started offering grants and allowing students to defer tuition payments. The measures are a welcome relief, but the number of affected students continues to rise.
After a 21-hour bargaining session, a Los Angeles teachers union and school officials voted to ratify a deal. The compromise ended a six-day strike in the nation’s second-largest district, with commitments to raise the educators’ pay and reduce class size.
Apps, websites, and software that contain video game elements help teachers connect with students whose lives are increasingly intertwined with technology. Although the game-based approach may be effective, some worry that the emphasis on pursuing rewards may be harmful.
President Trump's federal school safety commission was tasked with improving security in America's schools, and on Dec. 18 it issued its recommendations – among them, suggestions for arming teachers and 'hardening' school buildings against attackers.
After the Darien, Conn., school system banned parents from visiting their elementary schoolers during lunch, a debate has arisen about the role of parents in children's schooling, and what "collaboration" between schools and parents truly means.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos wants to overhaul how cases of sexual misconduct are handled on school campuses as a way to simplify existing policies and grant those accused of misconduct a presumption of innocence throughout the disciplinary process.
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