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By Matt Kibbe
The short-term deal will assure long-term overspending
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - U.S. Department Of Education
Construction of a Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial is no closer after the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on Thursday expressed new criticism of the beleaguered project's designs and voiced concern for visitors' overall impressions.
Maya Angelou, a well-known author and poet who’s been a major supporter of President Obama, now says he’s faltering on education, unwittingly driving away children from reading due to onerous standardized testing.
The number of homeless students has raised to record 1.1 million, according to new data from the U.S. Department of Education. States with the highest increase of homeless children include North Dakota, Maine and North Carolina.
The country's recent economic woes are still being felt in the classroom: The number of homeless American elementary and high school students has hit an all-time high, according to a new federal study released Thursday.
At two universities in the U.S., students earn degrees by proving mastery of skills and concepts instead of earning credit hours. The schools have federal government accreditation and federal approval. Others schools will follow.
A former Teach for America participant recently unleashed a scathing essay that impugns the program’s practices. However, a new study suggests TFA instructors teach more effectively than teachers hailing from traditional pipelines.
As they watched Penn State struggle to contain a child sex-abuse scandal that ruined its once-pristine name and took down the mightiest of college coaches, schools around the country realized they needed to examine what they were doing so they wouldn't see their reputations destroyed, as well.
A Los Angeles-area girl who wants to be a boy — but isn't — now has the legal right to use the boys' restroom and locker room at school, thanks to a settlement between school authorities and the U.S. Department of Education.
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.