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Crime At U.S. Public Schools On The Decline, Report Shows

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 04.23.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Violent crime at the nation's schools is declining, and students and schools are reporting less bullying and gang activity. But new gov...

Feds Have Harsh Criticism, Disappointing Reviews For States' Education

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- In its initial review of No Child Left Behind waiver requests, the U.S. Education Department highlighted a similar weakness in nearly every a...

Education Department Seeks Public Input To Prevent Cheating In Schools

AP | Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON -- The Education Department wants the public's input to develop guidelines to prevent and detect cheating. The effort comes after several c...

Easing Student Loan Repayments

Jason Alderman | Posted 03.19.2012 | College
Jason Alderman

If you're having difficulty paying off your student loans and want to avoid defaulting, Income-Based Repayment and other options are available that might help.

States Backtracked On Reform Commitments, Face Threats To Federal Funds

AP | By CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 01.10.2012 | Education

MIAMI -- Several states that won a slice of the U.S. Department of Education's $4.3 billion Race to the Top competition have had to delay plans to imp...

Application For Hebrew Charter School In New Jersey Raises Concern

The New York Times | Michael Winerip | Posted 03.10.2012 | Education

In the last couple of years, Sharon Akman, a real estate agent, applied to the state of New Jersey three times to open a new charter school in the Hig...

Matt Damon And Mom Reject Award Nomination

Posted 01.14.2013 | Education

Matt Damon and his mother, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, have declined a nomination for the Friend of Education award from the National Education Association'...

Jon Huntsman: As President, I'll Modernize U.S. Education

Posted 03.04.2012 | Education

Jon Huntsman, like his GOP opponents, wants to localize education, and he's taken to the presses to hash out his educational platform. In a Sunday ...

Joy Resmovits

American Dream At Stake Before School Starts

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 12.20.2011 | Education

As states revamp their early childhood education to grab a slice of federal education dollars, some education experts are urging policymakers to look ...

9 States Win Race To The Top Early Learning Grant

AP | KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 02.15.2012 | Education

WASHINGTON — Nine states won a collective $500 million Friday from the federal government to help make pre-K and other early learning programs m...

School Board Member Who Took State High School Exam: Tests Lack Accountability

Posted 12.08.2011 | Education

To take state standardized exams to the test, a Florida school board member sat down to take a version of the state's high-stakes 10th grade math and ...

Education Department Analysis Of State Bullying Laws Shows Improvement, Room For Growth

Posted 08.10.2012 | Education

Most states now have bullying laws that require schools to adopt bullying policies, and efforts to combat school bullying have escalated over the last...

State's Bid For Federal Education Grant Rejected By Department Of Education

| John Fensterwald and Kathy Baron | Posted 01.26.2012 | Education

This story comes to us courtesy of Silicon Valley Education Foundation's Thoughts On Public Education blog, TopEd.org. In another cockfight between...

States Missing Out On Revenue From Whistle-Blower Law

Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

(Andrew Longstreth) - For many states, a law intended to root out corruption also has been good for the bottom line. Over the last decade, more...

WATCH: Americans Are 'Sick And Tired Of Our Educational System'

Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

The Republican presidential candidates have been vocal in their stance to reduce the size of the federal government. Michele Bachmann has repeatedly n...

Northwest Denver Gears Up

Posted 11.17.2011 | Denver

A seven-year federal grant of $4.8 million has been awarded to eight northwest Denver schools in the hopes of encouraging and improving college prepar...

WATCH LIVE Today: #AskArne Twitter Town Hall

Posted 01.14.2012 | Education

To kick-start American Education Week, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will host a Twitter town hall today at 5 p.m. EST. John Merrow, educati...

Bachmann: To Fight Bullying, Ax Department Of Education

Posted 12.29.2011 | Education

Speaking at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) responded to an audience member's question about what she would do ab...

Joy Resmovits

At News Corp. Forum, Four GOP Hopefuls Outline Education Platforms

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.09.2012 | Education

NEW YORK -- The desire for a lighter federal hand in the nation's schools ruled the discussions at an education forum Thursday night with four of the ...

Why A School District Rejected $2.54 Million In Federal Funding

The Oregonian | Nicole Dungca | Posted 12.24.2011 | Education

The Oregon City School District has decided to reject a $2.54 million federal grant meant to reward top educators, partly because of philosophical con...

Lizzie Schiffman

Chicago Charter School's 'A Disciplined Life' Program Could Spread Nationwide

HuffingtonPost.com | Lizzie Schiffman | Posted 12.20.2011 | Chicago

The U.S. Department of Education announced more than $4 million in grants Monday that will be distributed to select charter schools across the country...

LISTEN: The Tutoring Boom's 'Tutoring Industrial Complex'

Posted 12.18.2011 | Education

As students settle in to the new school year and as mid-semester grades start trickling in, students who are looking for another boost in their academ...

Federal Probe: LA Schools Failed To Provide Equal Education For Minority Students

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG and KIMBERLY HEFLING | Posted 12.11.2011 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- A 19-month civil rights investigation of the Los Angeles Unified School District found that the district failed to provide an equal edu...

Margaret Spellings: Federal v. Local Control In Education

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.03.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

We do need to be clear about the appropriate role of the federal government in education. A lot of hard earned taxpayer dollars are at stake so it's important to get it right

How Widespread Is Online Bullying Among Young People?

AP | CONNIE CASS and STACY A. ANDERSON | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education

WASHINGTON — Catherine Devine had her first brush with an online bully in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. Someone s...