Education reform in NYC: eliminates inequity or more injustice?

New York 06/04/21, 01:36

According to concerned parents, the Department of Education (DOE) is sending high achievers to low, competitive schools in pursuit of equity in education, which, according to concerned parents, causes more unfairness than it seems to tackle. The New York Post reported that the central Department of Education has tried to ...

Biden is ‘finishing the job’ of my presidency says Barack Obama

Opinion 06/04/21, 00:30

A Democrat, who likes to reminisce about his time as president, revealed his former second-in-command is just doing unfinished business in the Oval Office. Barack Obama openly admitted President Joe Biden is using the Oval Office to grant his predecessor's wishes. "I think that what we are seeing now, is Joe and ...

US to require Chinese officials to report American contacts

Politics 10/16/19, 14:19

The Trump administration said Wednesday that it will soon require Chinese officials in the U.S. to notify the State Department ahead of any contacts they plan to have with American educators, researchers and local and state governments. The release of the new rules was accompanied by notices to American educational and ...

DeVos revokes Obama-era rule policing for-profit colleges

Politics 06/28/19, 17:24

The Trump administration on Friday revoked an Obama-era rule that aimed to terminate federal funding to for-profit college programs. Department officials announced that the 2014 gainful employment rule will be rescinded effective July 1, 2020. The agency's announcement said the rule focused too narrowly on graduate earnings and unfairly targeted for-profit ...

Legacy of teacher walkouts could be more political activism

U.S. 06/15/19, 09:52

Betty Collins was born and raised in Tulsa, but the eighth grade history teacher hadn't been to the state Capitol in Oklahoma City until last spring, when she educators throughout the state walked off the job to protest for better wages and public school funding.Since that successful walkout, Collins has ...

Trump administration reviewing foreign money to US colleges

U.S. 06/13/19, 17:47

The U.S. Education Department is opening investigations into foreign funding at Georgetown University and Texas A&M University as the Trump administration increases its scrutiny of international money flowing to American colleges. Letters sent to the schools Thursday and obtained by The Associated Press accuse the schools of failing to report gifts ...

Principal accused of copying Kutcher speech is suspended

U.S. 06/12/19, 03:10

A West Virginia, principal accused of plagiarizing Ashton Kutcher in an address to his school's graduating class has been suspended without pay for five days.The News and Sentinel reports Parkersburg High School Principal Kenny DeMoss was suspended Tuesday at a Wood County Board of Education meeting. DeMoss apologized for heavily ...

English classes, legal services cut for immigrant kids

U.S. 06/05/19, 19:19

Immigrant children in the care of the U.S. government may no longer have access to English-language courses and legal services, officials said Wednesday. The Health and Human Services department notified shelters around the country last week that it was not going to reimburse them for teachers' pay or other costs such ...

Former Oklahoma student alleges university misreported data

U.S. 05/30/19, 16:38

The University of Oklahoma misreported data used to nationally rank the school for nearly 20 years, seriously impacting its prestige and reputation, a former student alleges in a federal lawsuit that seeks class-action status.The lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Oklahoma City estimates as many as 350,000 current and ...

Charter schools accused of stealing $50M from California

U.S. 05/29/19, 19:14

A network of charter schools in California stole more than $50 million from the state by creating phantom institutions that enrolled unwitting students it found through other schools and youth programs, prosecutors said Wednesday.A3 Education recruited small public school districts to sponsor the charter schools in exchange for oversight fees. ...

Deadly knife attack near Tokyo raises alarm on child safety

World 05/29/19, 02:23

A deadly knife attack on a group of mostly schoolgirls near Tokyo this week raised concerns Wednesday over the safety of schoolchildren in Japan, a country known for its low crime rate and where children usually walk to school on their own or in groups.Officials say the knife-brandishing man ran ...

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