Tuesday, December 1, 2015
A committee made up of student body presidents from Kansas state universities has invited all students in the system to weigh in on a survey to gauge attitudes toward guns on campus. Results are expected sometime next month. (Mike Hutmacher/Wichita Eagle/TNS)

Kansas Colleges Prepare For Gun-Toting Students

As Kansas moves toward a time when guns will be as welcome on university campuses as laptops, students are starting to take notice and talk about how they’ll handle that day when it comes.

November 29, 2015
Tiffani Harper, a nursing student at the University of Central Florida, takes notes as she demonstrates her Personalized Learning web courses at UCF on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015. (Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel/TNS)

University Offers High-Tech Homework That’s Tailored To Students

Tiffani Harper’s online homework seemed to have a mind of its own. It knew that she learned best by watching videos and detected what topics she struggled to grasp.

November 25, 2015
College Protests Occidental College California

College Students Find New Power In Campus Protests

If the University of Missouri was the spark, then the fire didn’t take long to spread.

November 18, 2015

Transgender Student Rights: Education Department, Courts Not On Same Page

Among the most pressing questions is whether Title IX applies to transgender students.

November 11, 2015
Big Bird

Can Texas Districts Require Proof That Home-Schooled Kids Are Learning?

Home-schooled students in Texas don’t have to take standardized tests, learn a specific curriculum or be instructed by certified teachers. Texas requires only that home-schooling include five subjects: good citizenship, math, reading, spelling and grammar.

November 3, 2015

Corinthian College Students Sort Through Confusion, Bureaucracy After Company’s Fall

Students are caught in an agonizing bind — transfer credits or apply for a federal loan discharge.

November 2, 2015
More parents, students saying ‘no’ to homework

More Parents, Students Saying ‘No’ To Homework

Homework means stress, and so parents are fighting.

November 2, 2015
Ben Fields

Sheriff Fires Richland Deputy After Altercation With Student

Richland County Sheriff’s Department Senior Deputy Ben Fields was fired Wednesday, two days after an altercation between him and a female student at Spring Valley High School was caught on video and posted online.

October 28, 2015
math chalkboard blackboard

A Decade Of Academic Progress Halts, NAEP Standardized Test Scores Show

For the first time in about a decade, steady academic progress has halted for fourth- and eighth-grade students nationally and locally, according to new standardized test results released Wednesday.

October 28, 2015
shackles handcuffs jail

Violent South Carolina Classroom Arrest Adds To ‘School-To-Prison Pipeline’ Debate

The Richland County Sheriff’s Department says school resource officers have three roles: serve as deputies, provide a positive role model and counsel students with problems.

October 28, 2015
Geoff Marcy

UC Berkeley Astronomer Accused Of Sexually Harassing Students Resigns

Both students and Marcy’s colleagues in the astronomy department called on the university to remove him from his position.

October 14, 2015
Puerto Rican flag float parade

Schools Look To Puerto Rico In Search Of Bilingual Teachers

Puerto Ricans are already U.S. citizens, and don’t need a visa if they want to live on the mainland.

October 14, 2015

Of Course College Is Worth It

For a nation that needs more college graduates, we seem oddly hellbent on discouraging as many people as possible from getting degrees.

October 10, 2015
school teaching kids desks papers

Gates Foundation To Keep Pushing On Teacher Quality

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has acknowledged that they were surprised by the pushback against Common Core.

October 7, 2015

Students Are The Real Victims Of Censorship

What do these bizarre definitions of sexual or racial harassment do to the students’ heads? They, too, are free speech, but when they are shielded from counterarguments, they take on the air of “facts.”

September 24, 2015
A girl launches a self-made paper plane outside the Dutch embassy as people gather to commemorate the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 plane crash a year ago in Kiev

Federal Student Loan Application To Be Easier And Earlier Next Year

Education officials said they expect hundreds of colleges and universities to adjust their own financial aid calendars to align with the new tax information process.

September 15, 2015
Delta State University

Professor Fatally Shot At Mississippi University, Campus Locked Down

A professor was shot and killed on Monday at Delta State University in Mississippi, a county coroner said, and the school remained locked down after reports of an active shooter on campus.

September 14, 2015
college classroom

White House Launches New Online Tool To Help Families Make Informed Decisions On College

Department of Education officials said the administration backed away from a ratings system because it proved too complicated to develop and they were afraid it might confuse consumers.

September 14, 2015
it's not you, it's the math

Colleges Rethink The Math Students Need

More than any other subject, math trips up students who might otherwise thrive in college, especially those who don’t plan to go into technical careers that require proficiency with numbers.

September 9, 2015
Push is on for mandatory kindergarten in California

Push Is On For Mandatory Kindergarten In California

Kindergarten is what first grade used to be.

August 31, 2015
preschool kids singing

How Does A Child Get Kicked Out Of Preschool?

Cultural differences are parental and teacher support are only some of the reasons.

August 27, 2015
college classroom

It’s Time To Free Students From Debt

The nation’s fastest growing provider of higher education is unfortunately also the worst: private, for-profit schools.

August 19, 2015
graduation cap gown air tossing throwing

High School Graduation May Require More Than Just Grades, Test Scores

Defenses mean students actually get to showcase what they’ve learned, rather than taking school cavalierly.

August 11, 2015
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign event in West Columbia, SC

Loan Refinancing, Grants Key To Clinton’s College Affordability Plan

Making college more affordable has been an early theme of Clinton’s campaign since she launched her White House bid in April.

August 10, 2015
New College of Florida building south walkway brick

States To Colleges: Prove You’re Worth It

With money tight for both governments and parents, the policy is proving to be popular — and effective.

August 5, 2015
Menu Title