U.S. Department Of Education

Latest U.S. Department Of Education Items
  • **FILE** Attendees observe the anniversary of the Virginia Tech shootings on April 16, 2008, that a year earlier took the lives of 33 faculty and students. (The Washington Times)

    Feds: Va. Tech violated law during 2007 shootings

    Virginia Tech could be fined or lose federal aid because it broke the law by waiting too long to notify students during a 2007 shooting rampage, according to a federal report issued Thursday.

  • Illustration: Department of Education by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

    RAHN: Put Department of Education in timeout

    The U.S. Department of Education was created with the primary stated goal of increasing students' test scores, but test scores for 17-year-old American students have remained essentially flat since 1970. The department's budget has grown to a whopping $107 billion this year. Per pupil, taxpayer-financed education spending (adjusted for inflation) has risen by more than 200 percent since 1970 (and 150-plus percent since 1980). Clearly and unambiguously, the department deserves a grade of F.

  • CONDA: Crashing the classroom

    Is the U.S. Department of Education undermining the for-profit higher-education sector? The department recently rolled out its so-called "gainful employment" regulations governing the eligibility of college students at for-profit institutions to quality for government-sponsored Title IV student loans.

  • Education inventors get boost under new programs

    A movement is under way to make it easier for entrepreneurs to navigate the lucrative and sometimes-tricky education market and introduce new technology and products into classrooms.

  • CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Online learning gains approval

    Time spent away from teachers and in front of a computer screen may not be as bad as once thought.

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