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Education May 14Government opens public inquiry into potentially ‘harmful’ student loan servicing practices
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau opened a public inquiry Thursday into student loan servicing practices that it says can make paying back loans "stressful or harmful."…
Education May 08ACT to expand computer-based testing
WASHINGTON — ACT test takers take note: The No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of high school students will be able to take the college entrance exam on a computer next year.
Politics Feb 25White House may veto GOP efforts to overhaul ‘No Child Left Behind’
WASHINGTON — The White House threatened Wednesday to veto a Republican bill to overhaul the widely criticized No Child Left Behind law, calling the effort “a significant step backwards.” The veto threat came as lawmakers were set to debate the…
Education Feb 25White House threatens veto of GOP bill to fix No Child Left Behind
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.
Education Feb 16New standardized tests throw technology curve at some students
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…
Education Feb 05House Democrats discuss updates to ‘No Child Left Behind’ law
WASHINGTON — House Democratic lawmakers are clawing to get their views heard as Congress moves ahead on revising the much-maligned No Child Left Behind education law and its annual school testing requirements. They crowded into a small Capitol Hill hearing…
Education Jan 21Republicans begin revising ‘No Child Left Behind’
A Republican-backed proposal is on the table with two options: keep the testing mandate as is or allow states to decide how to test.
Education Jan 17Do students take too many tests? Congress to weigh question
On Wednesday, the Senate's education committee is set to take up the issue of whether federally mandated annual testing should remain a requirement under the No Child Left Behind law.
Politics Jan 12Education secretary says rolling back ‘No Child Left Behind’ testing would deprive students
WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that testing U.S. schoolchildren annually in math and reading is critical for measuring their educational progress, setting the stage for what is likely to be a contentious Capitol Hill debate on the…
Education Dec 11Justice Department: Majority of campus sexual assault goes unreported to police
WASHINGTON — Only about 20 percent of campus sexual assault victims go to police, according to a new Justice Department report providing insight into why so many victims choose not to pursue criminal charges.