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Another Republican Calls for Axing the Department of Education

Jason Salzman | Posted 02.05.2016 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Just as Colorado's GOP State Chair Steve House is telling his fellow Republicans to talk more about education and less about guns, GOP Senate candidat...

It Is Time To Eliminate Offensive Terms about People With Disabilities

Janice S. Lintz | Posted 02.04.2016 | Politics
Janice S. Lintz

Integrating people with disabilities requires not only strictly enforcing the ADA but also changing the perception of those with disabilities. This begins with changing our language.

Professor Says She Was Fired Unconstitutionally For Cursing

The Huffington Post | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 01.22.2016 | College

A former professor says she might still have her job if it weren't for the U.S. Department of Education's overly broad take on what constitutes sexua...

The Truth About Loan Forgiveness, Cancellation and Discharge

Equal Justice Works | Posted 01.15.2016 | College
Equal Justice Works

It's not a myth! Every student loan borrower has to repay their debt, even if they are unable to find a job after graduating or didn't graduate at all. However, some repayment options can lead to your federal student loans being forgiven, canceled, or discharged.

The Obama Administration Just Hired One Of Its Biggest Critics

The Huffington Post | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 01.14.2016 | Politics

A former federal regulator and Elizabeth Warren acolyte who has repeatedly questioned the Obama administration’s treatment of student loan borr...

Rohit Chopra Joins Department of Education

David Halperin | Posted 01.13.2016 | Education
David Halperin

Rohit Chopra, whose principled and determined leadership helped make the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau a strong force in addressing the abuses of predatory for-profit colleges, has joined the U.S. Department of Education as a senior adviser.

Youth Entrepreneurship - Top 10 Reasons Why the U.S. Department of Education Should Consider this

Craig Zamary | Posted 01.12.2016 | Education
Craig Zamary

In addition to the the previous article I published on Why Entrepreneurship Should be Taught in 1st Grade

Education Secretary: Congress Is Failing Our Children On Gun Violence

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.30.2015 | Politics

Arne Duncan spoke Wednesday about the impact of gun violence on America's youth and chastised Congress for not acting on the issue, while giving the ...

The 2015 Best and Worst in Higher Education

Dr. Alan Kadish | Posted 12.28.2015 | Education
Dr. Alan Kadish

As we look back at the many ups and downs of 2015, we are grateful for some areas of progress and at the same time, cognizant of changes that need to occur in order to improve the higher ed landscape.

Harvard Law Professors Put the Chill on Campus Sexual Assault Victims

Irwin Zalkin | Posted 12.17.2015 | College
Irwin Zalkin

There has been much discussion over the past year about the ways that universities adjudicate accusations of sexual assault. Much of that discussion i...

American Kids Are Graduating From High School At Record Rates

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics

The U.S. high school graduation rate reached another record high in the 2013-14 school year, with teens graduating at 82 percent, the U.S. Department...

Discharging Student Loans -- the Unicorn of the Bankruptcy World?

Richard Gaudreau | Posted 12.14.2015 | Business
Richard Gaudreau

I attended a free student loan webinar in March of 2014 entitled "Student Loans: The Next Big Thing for the Collection Industry." I'm not a collection lawyer but I wanted to see what collection companies were saying about my student loan clients.

Part One: Ten Things You Should Know About Public Service Loan Forgiveness

Equal Justice Works | Posted 12.14.2015 | College
Equal Justice Works

There's no way to make 120 payments in less than 10 years, even if you try to double up on the monthly amount. Since the program was enacted in 2007, the Department of Education will not begin accepting applications until 2017.

National Education Policy Could Look Pretty Different Soon

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.09.2015 | Politics

The Senate voted on Wednesday to pass an overhaul of No Child Left Behind called the Every Student Succeeds Act. The move comes after the House of Re...

The Connected School: How IoT Could Impact Education

Jeanette Cajide | Posted 11.11.2015 | Technology
Jeanette Cajide

The Internet of Things (IoT) will soon be called the Internet of Everything (IoE). By the year 2020, it is predicted that more than 50 billion conne...

The Misguided Promise of Pre-K for All

Natalie Flores | Posted 11.11.2015 | New York
Natalie Flores

Although every part of my being wanted to host a parade in celebration of such a promising measure, I could not help but to feel concerned about how the initiative will affect current and future preschool environments.

Who Is David Barton And How Has His Influence Sanitized History And Dumbed Down Our Children's Text Books?

Marvin Meadors | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics
Marvin Meadors

The goal of such a propaganda campaign is to teach conservative Republican values like unquestioned obedience to authority, the ethical superiority of capitalism, and the sanctity of American exceptionalism, which is a given if one erases our shameful history of slavery, the genocide of American Indians, and Jim Crow.

Philadelphia Tackles Literacy Crisis With Innovative Program

XPRIZE | Posted 11.05.2015 | Education

Five years ago, more than half a million adults in Philadelphia lacked basic literacy and work skills, imperiling their ability to land jobs and climb out of poverty, the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board reported.

Making the Digital Connections to Improve Education in the 21st Century

Frank Islam | Posted 10.21.2015 | Education
Frank Islam

That is a key connectedness challenge and the opportunity for the 21st century. It is being addressed and answers are being developed. Progress over the next decade will determine the adequacy of those solutions

Graduation Rate Gap Between Black And White Students Is Closing In Most States

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.23.2015 | Politics

High school graduation rates were on the rise during the 2013-2014 school year, according to new preliminary data released Monday by the U.S. Departm...

Students Want Schools To Reconsider Native American Mascots, Obama Administration Says

The Huffington Post | Travis Waldron | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

School districts that use Native American nicknames and imagery should analyze whether they are causing harm to their students an...

Preschool Suspensions: Young Children Who Are Being Left Behind

Diane Levin | Posted 10.07.2015 | Education
Diane Levin

Young children have now begun the new school year, many for the first time. How many will not be allowed to finish the school year due to being expelled or miss significant time in school due to suspension for unacceptable behavior or for violating some mandatory school policy?

Here Is What We Know About John King, The Next U.S. Secretary Of Education

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 10.04.2015 | Politics

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan is stepping down from his post in December to spend more time with his family, he announced Friday. Pres...

Friday Talking Points -- New Speaker's Speaking Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.15.2015 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Kevin McCarthy is not worthy. Of using the English language correctly, among other things. Amusingly, though, this will likely not stop him from becoming the next speaker of the House.

Public Interest Lawyers Help Us. Here's How We Can Help Them.

Equal Justice Works | Posted 09.29.2015 | Impact
Equal Justice Works

With so many low-income Americans struggling to find jobs, keep their homes, and supply basic needs for their families, the need for public interest lawyers has never been greater. These attorneys play a vital role in ensuring equality within the justice system in America