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(27-04-2011)
  • Workers Without College Degrees Are Getting Crushed in This Economy

    Workers Without College Degrees Are Getting Crushed in This EconomyWhile the United States has added 11.6 million job since the Great Recession, not all workers have been able to enjoy the recovery. Of the new jobs, 8.4 million have gone to workers with a bachelor’s degree or higher, while just 80,000 have gone to workers with a high school diploma or less, according to a new report, America’s Divided Recovery: College Haves and Have-Nots, from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. “The modern economy continues to leave Americans without a college education behind,” Anthony Carnevale, report author and director of the Georgetown Center said in a statement.


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  • Would California bill infringe on religious liberty of Christian colleges?
    When the Supreme Court declared same-sex marriage a constitutional right last year, many religious conservatives worried that simply maintaining their traditional views could be considered acts of discrimination. The California legislation, passed by the state Senate in May and taken up by the state Assembly on Thursday, would allow lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students to sue religious educational institutions if they were denied married student housing, dorms, or bathrooms consistent with their gender identities, or otherwise subject to rules of conduct that singled out their sexuality or identity.More

  • Illinois governor signs bill ensuring schools stay open and providing colleges and social services money for 6 months
    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois governor signs bill ensuring schools stay open and providing colleges and social services money for 6 months.More

  • Chicago Public Schools meets pension payment deadline
    The Chicago Public Schools met a Thursday deadline to complete a $676 million contribution to its teachers pension system, a school spokeswoman said. The nation's third-largest public school system had to fully tap an $870 million bank line of credit to make the payment, according to Emily Bittner, the spokeswoman. With fiscal 2016 ending at midnight Thursday, Bittner said the district has about $83 million in cash, which is up from a projection of just $24 million CPS made after it sold $725 million of bonds in the U.S. municipal market in February.More

  • Pittsburgh school board OKs new supe despite resume concerns
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A superintendent who faced questions about information on his resume and possible plagiarism can begin his new job this week after the Pittsburgh Public Schools board rejected one member's request to rescind the hiring.More

  • Illinois moves toward a possible budget deal
    Illinois’ Republican governor and Democrat-led state legislature inched toward a possible breakthrough in their record-setting, yearlong budget impasse, but neither side would characterize a spending framework negotiated on Wednesday as an outright deal. The state House and Senate were poised to take up budget bills on Thursday, including a significant increase in state and local contributions to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher pensions. Illinois is the only U.S. state without a complete budget for the fiscal year that ends at midnight Thursday.More

  • Making It Easier for Homeless Youths to Get Cash for College

    Making It Easier for Homeless Youths to Get Cash for CollegeGetting financial aid to help pay the cost of college just got a little easier for the nation’s homeless students. On Tuesday the Department of Education announced changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that will make the form more consistent and efficient for youths who don’t live at home with their parents. In a letter to Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., who has written to the DOE several times about homeless youths, Education Secretary John B. King Jr. wrote that the department would “clarify and simplify” the language in the FAFSA and streamline the application process.


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  • Oklahoma teachers fight education cuts by winning elections

    Mickey Dollens poses for a photo with one of his campaign signs in the library at U.S. Grant High School, where he used to teach English, in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, June 29, 2016. Dollens said he decided to run for the state House in Oklahoma to fix what he saw as problems the GOP-controlled Legislature was inflicting on education. Then the 28-year-old got laid off as a result of state-imposed cuts to public schools. Dollens won his Democratic primary with more than 90 percent of the vote and now advances to face a Republican in November. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Inner-city high school English teacher Mickey Dollens was fed up with low pay and cuts to public education, so he decided to run for the state Legislature to fix the problem.


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  • Virginia schools luring NC teachers with big bonus

    Virginia schools luring NC teachers with big bonusGiven the state of teacher pay in North Carolina, many teachers have found themselves exploring their options.


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  • Relieving the fears of the college-bound
    A Consumer Reports poll of Americans with student loans offers a critical insight into the current state of higher education: More a quarter of those with college degrees said their education was not worth the cost. About 41 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in federal student loans – the biggest such burden of any country. On Tuesday, for example, Hillary Clinton proposed that $10 billion in federal money go for “alternative” education, such as online courses in computer coding, to ensure job-ready skills for innovation and entrepreneurship.More

  • DC schools chief Kaya Henderson to step down

    FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2010 file photo, then-interim D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson attends a news conference in Washington.Henderson is stepping down after more than five years as chancellor of the District of Columbia’s public schools. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Kaya Henderson is stepping down after more than five years as chancellor of the District of Columbia's public schools, ending a long tenure that included improvements in standardized test scores but a stubborn achievement gap between black and white students.


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  • Egypt's president offers apology over leaked exams
    CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi has apologized to high school students over the leaking of national exams.More

  • University of Connecticut revokes Cosby's honorary degree

    FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, in Norristown, Pa. A 72-year-old New Hampshire woman who says Bill Cosby raped her in 1965 has withdrawn her civil defamation lawsuit against the comedian after a federal judge had allowed the case to move forward. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut on Wednesday revoked an honorary degree awarded to Bill Cosby, saying he engaged in conduct "incongruent" with the university's values.


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  • Supplies run out in southern Mexico amid teachers' protests

    In this Sunday, June 19, 2016 photo, riot police are forced to fall back as they battle with protesting teachers who were blocking a federal highway in the state of Oaxaca, near the town of Nochixtlan, Mexico. The teachers are protesting against plans to overhaul the country's education system which include federally mandated teacher evaluations. (AP Photo/Luis Alberto Cruz Hernandez)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Business leaders and government officials said Wednesday that supplies of gasoline, food and other goods are running out in southern Mexico because protesting teachers have blockaded key highways.


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  • Defrauded Student Loan Borrowers May Soon Have Discharge Options
    In 2015, the Corinthian College conglomerate collapsed after federal officials found that the school had fraudulently inflated its job placement rates. The Department of Education sanctioned Corinthian while further investigations continued, at which point the school filed for bankruptcy, essentially leaving U.S. taxpayers with possibly tens of millions of dollars in federal student loans. In response, the Department of Education is undertaking a negotiated rulemaking procedure to clarify definitions and a process for borrower defense to repayment, an old and rarely used rule.More

  • College students take to social media to take on terrorism
    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Students at one New York college are taking to social media to tackle terrorism.More

  • UConn Revokes Bill Cosby's Honorary Degree
    More than two dozen other colleges and universities around the country have rescinded the actor-comedian's honorary degrees or are considering doing so in the wake of allegations that he drugged and molested dozens of women.More

  • With Google’s new Expeditions app, teachers can take their whole class on a VR field trip

    With Google’s new Expeditions app, teachers can take their whole class on a VR field tripThere are already more than 200 different Expeditions which can be taken -- with each one curated with integrated descriptions, talking points, and questions. Currently, trips include visits to historical landmarks, diving underwater with sharks, and even journeys into outer space


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  • Kansas Supreme Court accepts latest school funding changes
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court signed off Tuesday on a new state law increasing aid to poor school districts, formally ending a threat that the state's public schools could be shut down.More

  • Short-term budget fix for Illinois close, but not schools

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to reporters about the state budget and education funding, in his office at the Illinois State Capitol, Monday, June 27, 2016, in Springfield, Ill. Rauner said there's general agreement on a partial-year budget to keep Illinois state government going past Thursday's end of the fiscal year. The House and Senate return to session Wednesday in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner said Monday he's close to a compromise with Democratic lawmakers on a partial-year budget plan with just three days left in the fiscal year, but the gap between the two sides on a second measure to open public schools on time became apparent late in the day.


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