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Education Jun 13New rule aims to streamline debt forgiveness for victims of rogue for-profit schools
The Education Department says a rule proposed Monday would lay out a clear relief process for borrowers who believe they were lied to about job prospects after college or otherwise deceived in order to enroll in the school.
Education Jun 08Data reveals how many U.S. students chronically miss school
The government is out with discouraging figures on how many students are habitually missing school — and an AP analysis finds the problem is particularly acute in the nation's capital, where nearly one-third of students were absent 15 days or…
Education Jun 07Lots of absences, disparities with school discipline, report finds
WASHINGTON — It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show about 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year.
Education May 26New federal rules could narrow school achievement gaps
The guidelines, being released Thursday, spell out a broad framework for states to consider as they seek to improve schools and narrow achievement gaps.
Nation May 17Segregation of black, Hispanic students on the rise, report finds
WASHINGTON — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children.
Education May 16These 44 colleges will accept Pell grants from high schoolers who want college credit
WASHINGTON — Thousands of low-income students in nearly two dozen states will soon be able to get federal grants to take college courses while still in high school, part of a program the Obama administration plans to begin this summer.
Education Apr 27Math scores slip, reading flat for nation’s 12th-graders
WASHINGTON — The nation's high school seniors are slipping in math and failing to make progress in reading, with just one-third of the 12th graders ready for the academic challenges of college.
Nation Apr 12New steps help people with disabilities pay student loans
The Obama administration is taking steps to help people with disabilities who are struggling to repay their student loans.
Politics Apr 03Trump overwhelmingly leads rivals in support from less educated Americans
Trump overwhelmingly leads his rivals for support among the less educated, and draws more modest backing from college graduates and those with postgraduate study.
Politics Mar 14Senate votes to confirm King to head Education Department
WASHINGTON — The Senate has narrowly voted to confirm John B. King Jr. as the nation's education secretary.