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Education Dec 05Federal watchdog reveals ethics violations in Native American schools contract
WASHINGTON – Federal officials appear to have violated ethics rules governing impartiality in awarding a contract to evaluate schools attended by tens of thousands of Native American students, a federal watchdog says. The report comes as President Barack Obama makes…
Education Nov 13College prices continue to inch higher
WASHINGTON — Time to stock up on the ramen noodles. The average cost of attending college crept up again this year, the College Board said Thursday.
Education Nov 06For-profit colleges aim to fight regulation with new lawsuit
WASHINGTON — The for-profit college sector filed a lawsuit Thursday that seeks to halt new regulations of its industry.
Education Oct 30For-profit colleges face ‘gainful employment’ rule
WASHINGTON -- For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule being announced Thursday by…
Nation Sep 22Homelessness among school children on the rise
WASHINGTON — The number of homeless school children is rising in U.S. schools. Education Department statistics released Monday say 1.3 million homeless children were enrolled in U.S. schools in the 2012-2013 school year — an 8 percent increase from the…
Education Sep 10Gov. report shows seniors owe $18 billion in student loan debt
WASHINGTON -- Rosemary Anderson could be 81 by the time she pays off her student loans. After struggling with divorce, health problems and an underwater home mortgage, the 57-year-old anticipates there could come a day when her Social Security benefits…
Education Jul 07Department of Education launches plan to attract good teachers to high-poverty schools
As part of the initiative, the Education Department said it will ask states to develop new, comprehensive educator equity plans. It is also investing $4.2 million to start a new technical assistance network to help states and districts create and…
Education Jul 04For-profit college to sell off 85 campuses
The troubled for-profit education company Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the Education Department reached an agreement late Thursday that has 85 of the company's 100-plus campuses going up for sale, and 12 others closing.
Education Jun 30Interest rates on new student loans will increase Tuesday
The change stems from a high-profile, bipartisan deal brokered last year by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama that ties the rates to the financial markets. Interest rates go from 3.86 to 4.66 percent on undergraduate Stafford loans. Graduate…
Nation Jun 19White House pushes for better statistics on college sexual assault
The Education Department announced Thursday it is proposing a rule change to provide a better picture of these problems on campuses.