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Education Mar 04Early reviews say new SAT ‘wasn’t so bad’
WASHINGTON — Not so tricky. More straightforward. Guessing allowed. The newly redesigned SAT college entrance exam that debuts nationally Saturday is getting good reviews from some of the students who took it early this week.
Nation Feb 23Proposed rule to help minority students in special education
The Obama administration says too many minority students are being singled out for special education and is asking states to address the issue.
Education Jan 27FTC sues for-profit DeVry University over job, earning claims
WASHINGTON — Another large for-profit college is under government scrutiny — this time, it's DeVry University.
Education Dec 15U.S. high school graduation rate ticks up to 82 percent
WASHINGTON — The Education Department said Tuesday that the rate for the 2013-14 school year -- up from 81 percent the previous year -- was the highest since it started using a new, uniform measure in 2010. Still, the numbers…
Education Dec 10Obama signs No Child Left Behind rewrite, shifting power to states
WASHINGTON -- Calling it a "Christmas miracle," President Barack Obama signed a sweeping overhaul of the No Child Left Behind education law on Thursday, ushering in a new approach to accountability, teacher evaluations and the way the most poorly performing…
Education Dec 09What’s in the No Child Left Behind rewrite?
WASHINGTON -- Those federally mandated math and reading tests will continue, but a sweeping rewrite of the nation's education law will now give states -- not the U.S. government -- authority to decide how to use the results in evaluating…
Nation Nov 12HUD seeks smoke-free public housing
WASHINGTON — Smoking could soon be banned in the nation's public housing.
Education Nov 10Report shows big decrease in number of ‘dropout factory’ high schools
A new report says the nation has far fewer so-called "dropout factory" high schools these days, down sharply since 2008.
Nation Oct 14Pilot program expands student aid for non-traditional education
Thousands of students could be eligible for federal student aid as part of a new pilot program that will offer certificates and college credit for non-traditional programs.
Nation Sep 29Consumer agency will consider industry rules to better manage student loans
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says borrowers are reporting widespread problems with the companies servicing their student loans.