Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Here's another feather for the cap of advocates who want to establish solid lines that link actual teaching to actual learning.
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that beginning with the 2014-2015 federal student aid form, the Department will — for the first time — collect income "from a dependent student's legal parents regardless of the parents' marital status or gender, if those parents live together."
About 90 percent of the $7.8 million decline in revenue for Penn State's athletic department was due to a loss of one-time fees related to football club seat and suite renewals that were not budgeted for in 2012.
Students and administrators at historically black colleges and universities say that policy changes and eligibility requirements by the U.S. Department of Education are placing a particular burden on minority families. And they're not ruling out going to court to force the Obama administration to change its mind.
The U.S. Department of Education announced last week that it is awarding $50,000 to Chicago-area schools to help "recover from multiple shootings."
No one who truly cares about education (as opposed to the politics of education) should shed a tear if the waivers granted by the Obama administration to 34 states and the District of Columbia expire with congressional reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind law.
The last of the college applications have been rewritten, tweaked and polished and at last entrusted to the tender mercies of the U.S. mail or the Internet.
As a newly minted physician, I recently amassed more than $240,000 in loans to pay for medical school. Paying off those loans is hard.
Virginia teachers are joining a chorus of national educators who are imploring Congress to address the looming "fiscal cliff" and are warning that state school systems stand to lose big if nothing is done.
With American children continuing to lag behind their international peers, governors from both parties on Monday joined the Obama administration in embracing more classroom time for students.
The nation's capital had the worst four-year high school graduation rate in the country in 2010-2011, a finding that suggests the city has more work to do to reform its historically troubled school system.
Maryland voters will have the opportunity in November to vote for or against homosexual "marriage." A vote for Question 6 is a vote to affirm the Maryland General Assembly's narrow vote to legalize homosexual "marriage," while a vote against Question 6 is a vote to keep the traditional definition of marriage as the union of one man and one woman.
Late last month, the University of Colorado made national news with its decision to segregate students who hold concealed carry permits in their own dormitory. CU's latest announcement on the subject -- it floated a different idea in April -- comes in response to its stunning defeat at the Colorado Supreme Court in March 2012.
A long-awaited report by the D.C. office of the inspector general says investigators found no evidence of widespread cheating among city public school students from 2008 to 2010, despite alarming testimony that some teachers at Noyes Education Campus in Northeast pointed out incorrect responses on standardized tests until students filled in the right answers.
More than 1,700 students from the District will get the chance to attend a private school this year through a federal voucher program, despite an ongoing debate among leaders in the city and on Capitol Hill about whether "school choice" should stay within the bounds of the public school system.