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  • Kindergarten teacher Sue larue, tries out an iPad Tuesday, April 12, 2011 in Auburn, Maine. Five kindergarten teachers were given iPads to try out in preparation for next year when nearly 300 kindergarteners will be given their own iPad2s.  (AP Photo/Joel Page)

    iPads take a place next to crayons in kindergarten

    Kindergarten classes are supplementing crayons, finger paints and flashcards with iPads, a development that excites supporters but that detractors worry is wasted on pupils too young to appreciate the expense.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS This Nov. 24, 2009 photo, shows the entrance to the DeVry University in Miramar, Fla. Students aren't the only ones benefiting from the billions of new dollars Washington is spending on college aid for the poor. An Associated Press analysis shows surging proportions of both low-income students and the recently boosted government money that follows them are ending up at for-profit schools, from local career colleges to giant publicly traded chains such as the University of Phoenix, Kaplan and Devry.

    EDITORIAL: Feds vs. higher ed

    The Obama administration's default position always happens to amass more power for big government. An example is the White House's proposed set of new regulations for higher education.


  • President Barack Obama is greeted by National Urban League President and CEO Marc Morial before delivering remarks at the National Urban League 100th Anniversary Convention in Washington, Thursday, July 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    EDITORIAL: For-profit schools serve the poor

    The Education Department is expected to issue a final rule this month against for-profit colleges such as Phoenix University and Strayer University. The move would reject loans for programs whose previous students have shown, via a rather arbitrary formula, a propensity to accrue debts higher than they can repay. The theory is that these pre-professional programs demonstrate their ineffectiveness by their students' subsequent failures.


  • Illustration: Energy Department by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times

    NUGENT: DOE must go

    One has to wonder what end zone the Obama administration is running toward by shutting down oil drilling in the Gulf of Mexico for the next seven years.


  • Illustration: College

    ARMSTRONG: Obama regulations threaten colleges

    Within weeks, the federal government, through the Department of Education, will have the regulations in place to control potentially what's taught in our nation's private colleges and universities.


  • **FILE** Sharron Angle shakes hands of supporters in Las Vegas on June 8, 2010, after winning the Nevada Republican U.S. Senate primary election race. Angle will face Sen. Harry Reid in November. (Associated Press)

    'Tea party' hopefuls target Education Department

    Conservatives have talked wistfully for years about eliminating the Education Department, but a host of Republican "tea party" candidates this election year are saying it's time to move beyond talk and force Congress to vote.


  • CASTELLAW: Let veterans decide what school is right

    Even as Congress and the Obama administration have attempted to make higher education more affordable for veterans through the expanded GI Bill, others are proposing arbitrary rules that will make it a lot harder for our warriors to gain their educational goals.


  • Illustration by Nancy O'Hanian

    MODANY: Ungainful regulations

    Earlier this summer, the Department of Education proposed regulations that raise serious issues for all of higher education. At stake is the ability of students to choose the schools they want to attend, the role the federal government should have in those choices and how the federal government should measure the quality of postsecondary education programs.


  • Armstrong Williams (Courtesy of armstrongwilliams.com)

    WILLIAMS: When truth itself isn't what matters

    In this modern era, American voters often find ourselves faced with a choice between the lesser of two evils.


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