More than half a billion dollars in surplus lottery funds, meant for Georgia’s college students, is sitting unused in the state’s coffers even as many drop out of school, unable to afford to continue.
By Andrew Ujifusa, Education Week
Late last month, congressional Republicans and members of the Trump administration released a general set of principles that are guiding the tax reform effort. Here are five items of particular interest for those working in schools.
By PBS NewsHour
In the age of standardized testing, screen time and what some see as a generation of excessively coddled children, a new movement of preschools is pushing kids outdoors, come rain or shine, heat or cold, to connect with nature and…
By Sally Ho, Associated Press
Depending on whom you ask, the programs are either another avenue for school choice drawing on the generosity of taxpayers, or a workaround to existing bans on giving public money to religious organizations — in this case schools — with…
By Danielle Gonzales and Ross Wiener
When the new federal education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), takes full effect this fall and federal rules in schooling become less prescriptive, how will state education leaders tackle equity for students?…
By Maria Danilova, Associated Press
DeVos, who marks six months in office this week, alienated many African-Americans in February when she described historically black colleges as "real pioneers when it comes to school choice."…
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos is considering dialing down federal guidance for how colleges and universities should handle sexual misconduct investigations. The Obama administration issued new requirements in 2011 changing how schools should handle investigations on their campuses, drawing both…
By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press and Maria Danilova, Associated Press
A day after The New York Times reported the department was seeking current attorneys interested in "investigations and possible litigation related to intentional race-based discrimination in college and university admissions," the Justice Department said the job ad was related to…
By Andrew Kreighbaum, Inside Higher Ed
The Department of Education will still roll out a website through which borrowers can repay their loans, regardless of their provider.
By Scott Jaschik, Inside Higher Ed
The Trump administration plans to investigate and sue colleges and universities over admissions practices.
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