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Some employees in a large Mary...

Jul 1, 2017 by

As Maryland orders an investigation into whether grades were manipulated to drive up graduation rates in Prince George’s County,...

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Minority teachers in U.S. more...

Apr 16, 2017 by

By Valerie Strauss – The number of minority teachers more than doubled in the United States over a 25-year period but still...

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A teacher asked kids ‘how comf...

Apr 12, 2017 by

By Kristine Phillips – A Florida middle school teacher was fired after giving her students an assignment that asked them how...

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Teacher: About that sulky, def...

Apr 7, 2017 by

By Ashley Lamb-Sinclair – I see Connor in the back room of the downtown coffee shop where I’ve asked him to meet. He is reading...

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Feds kick off restoration of g...

Apr 4, 2017 by

The Education Department said Monday will begin identifying students who burned through federal Pell grants to pay for colleges that...

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Trump budget cuts could hit re...

Mar 29, 2017 by

President Trump’s budget proposal to slash federal research funding and end financial support for the arts could hurt the bottom line...

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Trump does his hires no favors...

Mar 21, 2017 by

This is a story of no good deed going unpunished. Robert S. Eitel did everything you’d want a public servant to do. An attorney in...

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Senate overturns Obama-era reg...

Mar 9, 2017 by

The Senate voted 59 to 40 Wednesday to overturn Obama administration regulations meant to ensure that new K-12 public school teachers...

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School offers ‘incentives’ to ...

Mar 9, 2017 by

By Valerie Strauss – We’ve seen in years past pep rallies, parties, raffles and other sorts of enticements — which some might...

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The student Trump hailed as a ...

Mar 5, 2017 by

Denisha Merriweather is a veteran advocate for school choice. If you watched President Trump deliver his recent address to Congress,...

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivit...

Feb 17, 2017 by

By Amy Ellis Nutt – For the first time, scientists can point to substantial empirical evidence that people with...

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A Hitler Valentine’s Day card ...

Feb 9, 2017 by

  “My love 4 u burns like 6,000 jews,” read the card handed to two students by a member of the College Republicans group...

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Democrats seek to delay confir...

Jan 7, 2017 by

Democrats are pushing to delay next week’s confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for education...

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Virtual school operator K12 In...

Dec 16, 2016 by

Virginia-based K12 Inc. is the largest operator of for-profit charter schools in the country and is a national leader in running...

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Teacher to Trump’s education p...

Dec 13, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – The selection of Betsy DeVos by President-elect Donald Trump as his education secretary nominee has been...

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Why Americans should not panic...

Dec 7, 2016 by

By Valerie Strauss – Here we go again. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has just released the latest...

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Why my 5-year-old grandson nee...

Dec 4, 2016 by

By Jay Mathews – One of my grandsons participated in a lottery this past spring. No, he didn’t buy a Powerball ticket. He’s...

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Michelle Rhee takes herself ou...

Nov 22, 2016 by

The former D.C. schools chancellor tweeted that she was not pursuing the position. Michelle Rhee, who rose to national prominence as...

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Oberlin College dismisses prof...

Nov 16, 2016 by

The academic had said, among other things, that Jews were behind the 9-11 terrorist attacks. Eight months after the Oberlin College...

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A Holocaust scholar compared D...

Nov 14, 2016 by

Frank Navarro, a high school teacher, was placed on paid leave after a parent complained about his teaching methods. A high school...

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