Wednesday, April 1, 2015
education
Bobby Jindal

To Balance Budgets, Governors Seek Higher Education Cuts

Republican governors across the country are using education cuts to fill their budget shortfalls.

March 30, 2015
A Starbucks restaurant in Toronto, Canada (BargainMoose via Flickr)

Before ‘Conversation On Race,’ We Need Education On Race

America isn’t nearly ready for a serious discussion of race.

March 30, 2015
Online College, Education, Missouri, Students

Online College Provides Access To Nontraditional Students

Rise in the popularity of online colleges puts “a dent in the estimated 36 million Americans who’ve completed some college but didn’t earn a degree.” But is their parity between traditional and online schools?

March 26, 2015
Education, Affirmative Action, Race, Admissions, Higher Education

Affirmative Action Thrives At Most Selective Colleges

Higher education institutions struggle to balance selectivity, diversity, and fairness with race-conscious admissions processes.

March 24, 2015
HuntingGround

Fraternities Lobby Against Campus Rape Investigations

College fraternities and sororities, concerned that students accused of sexual assault are treated unfairly, are pushing Congress to make it harder for universities to investigate rape allegations.

March 24, 2015
President Barack Obama addresses the crowd at McCamish Pavillion on college affordability and access to quality higher education at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, March 10, 2015, in Atlanta. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/TNS)

Reining In High Cost Of College Should Be Priority

The cost of education is out of control — and Congress is doing absolutely nothing about it.

March 19, 2015
Education, Pre-K, de Blasio, New York City, Religion, Religious Freedom, Civil Liberties, Politics

Secular de Blasio Sows Confusion As New York Pre-K Allows Prayer

For Mayor de Blasio, inclusivity in public schools wins favor with religious groups and garners a faithful voter base, but antagonizes secular progressives as a result.

March 19, 2015
assault rifle

Florida Senate Panel Approves Campus Guns Bill

The NRA has won a frightening victory in Florida.

March 17, 2015
The U.S. Capitol under construction in October, 2014 (Mike Maguire via Flickr)

A Federal Funding Fight Over D.C. Vouchers

Republicans on Capitol Hill are lining up in defense of D.C.’s school voucher system.

March 17, 2015
U.S. President Barack Obama meets with the Council of the Great City Schools Leadership in the Roosevelt Room of the White House March 16, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss efforts to strengthen educational opportunities for students in city schools. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Obama, School Officials Talk Education Goals

The White House has issued a veto threat against House Republicans’ education bill.

March 16, 2015
U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during an event to mark Nowruz on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at the White House in Washington, D.C. Nowruz is a holiday that is celebrated by more than 300 million people in diverse ethnic and religious communities across the Middle East, Central and Southwest Asia, and Eastern Europe. (Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/TNS)

Michelle Obama Looks Overseas In Final Years As First Lady

Find out what’s next for First Lady Michelle Obama.

March 16, 2015
Student Loans

The Student Debt Time Bomb

The cost of higher education is out of control — and college debtors are fighting back.

March 11, 2015
Summit on violent extremism

College Tuition Hits Home For Obama

The high price of education is personal for the president.

February 24, 2015
Patty Murray

Tough Slog Ahead In Congress For No Child Rewrite

Can Republicans and Democrats get together to fix the education law?

February 17, 2015
Copies of US President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 Budget proposal are available for sale at the Government Publishing Office Bookstore in Washington, DC, February 2, 2015

Deep-Sixing 529s Could Add Up To Zero For Tax Overhaul

Is tax reform already dead in Congress?

February 3, 2015
Dartmouth Hall

Dartmouth College Bans Hard Alcohol On Campus As Part Of Reforms

Find out how Dartmouth College hopes to take the lead in fighting sexual harassment and violence.

January 29, 2015
Nancy Pelosi

Obama Drops Proposed Tax Increase On College Savings Plans

Pressure from the left caused the White House to drop a proposed tax hike.

January 28, 2015
Obama visits Lawrence, Kansas

Free Tuition At Community College Should Just Be The Start

Expanding access to education isn’t a socialist redistribution plot — it’s common sense.

January 27, 2015
Obama LCCC

Unraveling The Myths Of Community College

Opponents of President Obama’s community college plan should try visiting one.

January 22, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015

Obama Moves To Lift Legacy, Party’s 2016 Outlook With Tax Plans

President Obama is shifting his agenda to the left in the fourth quarter of his presidency.

January 19, 2015
US President Barack Obama speaks in Knoxville, Tennessee on January 9, 2015

The Community College Cause

Why enemies of inequality should love President Obama’s new education plan.

January 12, 2015
US President Barack Obama waves from Air Force One prior to departing from Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, January 7, 2015

Obama Proposes Plan To Make Community College Free For Everyone

Inside the president’s plan to change the face of higher education.

January 9, 2015
Pritzker School, Chicago

Chicago Public Schools Inspector General: Employee Orchestrated $870K Billing Fraud

Find out how an employee bilked Chicago schools of nearly $1 million.

January 5, 2015
Patty Murray

Patty Murray Switches Senate Committees To Work On Family Issues

The liberal leader and former teacher is turning her attention back to education.

January 2, 2015
US allocates a whopping $65 million for new Guantanamo school

U.S. Allocates A Whopping $65 Million For New Guantanamo School

The base with the most expensive prison in the world will soon have one of the most expensive schools.

December 30, 2014