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LAUSD expands charter school probe

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Unified School District officials say they have expanded their financial probe of a charter school organization to include all eight locally operated institutions after moving to shut down two […]

07/22/2014

Evidence found of Islamic plot to control UK schools

LONDON (AP) — A British government investigation found evidence Tuesday that Muslim fundamentalists successfully gained control of some schools, raising fears that pupils are now vulnerable to radicalization. It said there was an “effective take-over” […]

07/22/2014

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Poor teens’ health may benefit from top schools

CHICAGO (AP) – Disadvantaged teens may get more than an academic boost by attending top-notch high schools – their health may also benefit, a study suggests. Risky health behavior including binge-drinking, unsafe sex and use […]

07/21/2014

President Barack Obama speak about education during a lunch meeting with teachers, Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Obama highlights push for better skilled teachers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most. Obama said the U.S. education system has “a problem” in that […]

07/07/2014

A customer enjoys a coffee at Starbucks. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

Starbucks contribution to scholarship overstated

NEW YORK (AP) — It turns out Starbucks isn’t contributing any upfront scholarship money to an online college degree program it introduced this week. The Seattle-based company unveiled a program Monday that included a scholarship […]

06/19/2014

In this Saturday, May 31, 2014 photo, the Starbucks logo is seen at one of the company's coffee shops in downtown Chicago. Starbucks is announcing a new program to help its baristas earn an online degree. The company is partnering with Arizona State University to make the program available to 135,000 U.S. employees who work at least 20 hours a week. They will be able to choose from a number of educational programs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Starbucks clears college degree path for workers

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks is giving its baristas a shot at an online college degree, an unusual benefit in an industry where higher education is often out of reach for workers. The coffee chain […]

06/16/2014

President Barack Obama stands on stage with class Valedictorian Naomi Desilets, left, and student body President Reginald Sarpong prior to delivering the commencement address for Worcester Technical High School, Wednesday, June 11, 2014 in Worcester, Mass. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama holds up technical school as model for US

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Saluting graduates as they leave the safety of high school behind, President Barack Obama held up a revitalized New England technical school on Wednesday as a model for the United States […]

06/11/2014

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Judge could change California teacher job security

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A judge plans to announce a decision Tuesday that could be a game changer for California teachers whose job security is on the line. Attorneys said the anxiously awaited ruling from […]

06/10/2014

Surrounded by college students, President Barack Obama signs a Presidential Memorandum on reducing the burden of student loan debt, Monday, June 9, 2014, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The president said the rising costs of college have left America's middle class feeling trapped. He says no hard-working youngster in America should be priced out of a higher education. Obama signed a presidential memorandum he says could help an additional 5 million borrowers. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Prodding Congress, Obama acts to ease student debt

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dubbing it a “no-brainer,” President Barack Obama expanded a program Monday capping monthly student loan payments for 5 million more borrowers at an unknown cost to taxpayers. Obama also threw his support […]

06/09/2014

Graphic shows reading and math scores for 12th graders in 2013.

Nation’s report card: No gains for 12th-graders

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abysmal showing, only about one-quarter of U.S. high school seniors performed solidly in math in a major assessment known as the nation’s report card, reinforcing concerns that large numbers of […]

05/07/2014

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