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How The Federal Government Is Hurting Native American Students

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

As Congress squabbles over ending the federal government shutdown, Jim Gross, the superintendent of Selfridge Public School District #8 in North Dakot...

The Obama Administration Invents a Right to Wheelchair Basketball

Michael J. Petrilli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Education
Michael J. Petrilli

The American people are a compassionate lot. I have no doubt that they will support the notion that kids with disabilities should get to play sports, too. But let's put it to their elected representatives to decide how it might work, not the faceless bureaucrats in the Office of Civil Rights.

Audit: Feds Failed To Properly Monitor States' Charter Grant Spending

AP | CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 12.24.2012 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- An audit of the U.S. Department of Education's division overseeing hundreds of millions of dollars in charter school funding has critic...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

School District Considers Shutting Down Every Other Monday

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business

Snow days are so passé. Now it's all about budget cut days. Yes, faced with budget woes, the Burnsville School district is considering giving its ...

Private Education Consultants Reap Benefits Of Federal Grant Money Meant For Failing Schools

The Denver Post | Jennifer Brown | Posted 04.22.2012 | Education

They are among the 5,000 worst schools in America, where the percentage of kids who can read or do math at grade level often hovers in the teens or 20...

Atlanta To Return Hundreds Of Thousands In Federal Dollars For Cheating

AP | By DORIE TURNER | Posted 01.20.2012 | Education

ATLANTA -- Officials say the school district in Atlanta has agreed to repay more than $363,000 in federal money the district won by teachers and admin...

State Ed Dept. Threatens To Withhold $2.5 Million In Federal Funds From District

Posted 09.14.2012 | Education

In a unique move, Delaware education officials have threatened to withhold $2.5 million in federal funding from a district for failing to provide its ...

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 Can Compete For $200 Million In Federal Funds For STEM Education Focus

Posted 01.17.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, nine states that were the runner-up finalists from last year's Race to the Top competition can apply for a portion of the $200 mi...

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...

How Will Republican Wins Affect Federal Education Policy?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

As Republican candidates gain dozens of seats in the House, claiming a majority over Democrats, education leaders wonder how the shift will impact fed...

Goldman's For-Profit Colleges Battle Obama Crackdown

Mother Jones | Andy Kroll | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's a classic move by an industry player feeling the squeeze of pending regulation: Hire a lobbying firm to create the appearance of widespread oppos...

Education Department Proposes To End Federal Funding To For-Profit Colleges Whose Students Can't Get Jobs Or Repay Their Loans

AP | ERIC GORSKI | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The Education Department proposed much-anticipated regulations Friday that would cut off federal aid to for-profit college programs if too many of the...

Obama Proposes Sweeping Education Reforms, New Federal Commitment To Kids

AP | DORIE TURNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

ATLANTA — President Barack Obama is promising parents and their kids that with his administration's help they will have better teachers in impro...