WASHINGTON — No Child Left Behind is a widely criticized law, but a GOP bill intended to fix it isn’t winning popularity contests among House Democrats. Continue reading
Student loan balances climbed to $1.2 trillion at the end of 2014, and delinquencies are rising even as they fall for most other types of debt. In fact, students with the smallest balances are most likely to default. Judy Woodruff learns more from Megan McClean of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and William Elliott of the University of Kansas. Continue reading
When letters of admission go out soon from colleges and universities to hopeful applicants, they’ll be quickly followed by offers of financial aid some advocates for students say require a college degree to understand. Continue reading
Eleven Wesleyan University students were hospitalized this weekend with symptoms consistent with use of the club drug known as Molly. One sophomore is in critical condition.
Children’s entertainment giants like Jim Henson TV, DreamWorks, Sesame Street and programs like Thomas the Tank Engine are partnering with YouTube to push content on the new app. Educational programs like National Geographic Kids and YouTube stars like vlogger Hank Green, executive producer of SciShow and SciShow Kids, will also provide content via the app.
Earlier this month, students and parents in Washington, D.C. and Miami learned that massive amounts of student information gathered by schools had been compromised or stolen. In Miami, a man was arrested with students’ names, social security numbers and birthdays … Continue reading
Editor’s Note: The U.S. recognizes February as Black History Month, prompting many educators to address the extensive history of the African diaspora. But it is important to show students that this history, and a larger conversation about racial equality in … Continue reading
Standardized tests have multimedia components, written essays and multi-step calculations needed to solve math problems that go beyond just using rote memory. Students in some states will take adaptive versions in which questions get harder or easier depending on their answers. Continue reading
More American high schoolers are graduating on time than ever before, according to federal data released today.
During a speech at the Detroit Economic Club last week, Jeb Bush veered from topics strictly fiscal. He touted his record improving Florida’s schools during his time in the governor’s office, including claiming that Hispanics in the state were “two grade levels ahead of the average.”