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 Department officials announced that the 2014 gainful employment rule will be rescinded effective July 1, 2020.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 ...

Biden uses education rollout to promote his 1994 crime bill

2020 Campaign 05/28/19, 19:39

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is calling for a renewed ban on certain military-style guns and ammunition, pitching it as part of his proposal on education priorities. The former vice president is using his education rollout, his first detailed policy proposal, to lean into his leadership on a 1994 crime bill, ...

Ore. lawmakers add Holocaust education to school curriculum

U.S. 05/28/19, 16:11

Oregon will require public schools to teach about the Holocaust under a measure sent to the governor. Lawmakers unanimously voted Tuesday to add Holocaust instruction to the school curriculum starting in the 2019-2020 school year. Ten other states require some level of genocide education in schools. Under the measure, high schools in ...

Kansas forward De Sousa gets year of eligibility back

Sports 05/24/19, 14:21

Kansas forward Silvio De Sousa finally got some good news from the NCAA on Friday.His education and career had been in limbo after the organization ruled in February that De Sousa was ineligible this past season and next season. But after the school appealed what it considered overly harsh sanctions ...

Texas governor announces $1.6B deal for teacher raises

U.S. 05/23/19, 16:06

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says $1.6 billion in teacher raises are coming in a deal driven by classroom unrest and Republicans who sharply changed course on public education ahead of 2020.The announcement Thursday would make Texas the latest state — and now the largest — to pour more money into ...

Devos becoming a favorite foe for Democrats on 2020 trail

Politics 05/23/19, 11:35

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is becoming a lightning rod for Democrats on the 2020 campaign trail. Several candidates have taken jabs at DeVos at recent campaign events as they try to energize voters and curry favor with the nation's two major teachers unions. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts said this month that ...

Teachers rally as California lawmakers limit charter schools

U.S. 05/22/19, 20:16

California lawmakers have narrowly advanced a teacher-backed measure that would give local school districts more power to reject charter schools.The Assembly acted Wednesday as teachers rallied at the state Capitol. They're calling for more money for public education as part of a statewide day of action.The California Teachers Association is ...

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