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03:09, 2019-10-15

California Pushes Back School Start Times A new law ordered a later start at most public middle and high schools, citing research that says attendance and performance will improve if teenagers get more sleep....
01:17, 2019-10-15

Voters Near Baton Rouge Want Better Schools. First, They Need a New City. A group has tried unsuccessfully for years to create a new school district in East Baton Rouge Parish. This time, they want to establish a city of their own....
13:51, 2019-10-12

Radical Survival Strategies for Struggling Colleges Mergers, acquisitions, shorter degree programs and major shifts in course offerings are just some of the tactics being employed to lure more students....
15:34, 2019-10-10

She Was Raped by a Classmate. She Still Had to Go to School With Him. The case jolted a working-class town, prompting a walkout by students and a debate over whether school officials are equipped to address sexual assault....
16:34, 2019-10-05

College Admissions Scandal: Parent Gets 4 Months in Brazen Scheme Devin Sloane, who is accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into college, was the second parent sentenced in the sweeping case, after the actress Felicity Huffman....
03:17, 2019-09-25

Cornell’s Medical School Offers Full Rides in Battle Over Student Debt All costs — tuition, books, housing and food — will be covered for those who qualify for aid, adding Cornell to a growing list of institutions trying to ease the way for doctors-to-be....
04:17, 2019-09-17

2020 Democrats highlight education proposals during debate Chicago probe among increasing sexual violence cases, Education Department official says — Operators charged in alleged student loan debt relief schemes...
19:00, 2019-09-13

Kentucky Students to Speak with NASA Astronauts on Space Station Students from Kentucky will have an opportunity this week to talk live with NASA astronauts currently working and living aboard the International Space Station....
19:34, 2019-09-09

A School for Scandal Is a Haven for Student Journalists As part of an investigative journalism program at the University of Southern California, a student found dozens of new sexual abuse allegations against a former campus doctor....
02:00, 2019-09-09

Taking Out a Student Loan Is Better Than Dropping Out New research shows that students who borrowed more defaulted less, probably because the additional credits they were able to complete led to more stable careers....
12:51, 2019-09-06

NASA Seeks BIG Ideas from Universities for Tech to Study Dark Regions on the Moon NASA plans to land humans on the Moon by 2024 with the Artemis program. Before astronauts step on the lunar surface again, new technology instruments will study the surface....
17:17, 2019-08-22

FogCam Is Signing Off in San Francisco Long before streaming video, it captured images of campus life every 20 seconds. The quirky project, believed to be the longest-running public webcam, will shut down at the end of August....
21:51, 2019-08-20

Push for Ethnic Studies in Schools Faces a Dilemma: Whose Stories to Tell A struggle in California, one of three states creating K-12 ethnic studies materials, highlights some of the fraught questions around the discipline....
21:00, 2019-08-16

Students from Texas Make History and Celebrate a Historic Moment While a team of students from Lone Star College-CyFair in Texas reflected on this moment in history, they were getting ready to visit NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida to make their own mark....
05:00, 2019-08-10

Some districts, states scrambling to find teachers amid shortage Education Department to investigate complaint over Connecticut's policy on transgender athletes — Rhode Island edges closer to controlling Providence schools...
16:34, 2019-08-09

A School Laptop Under $500 That Isn’t Junk To get a laptop that’s usable for most schoolwork, you need to spend at least $450 to $500. I’ve tested dozens of laptops, and here’s what I’d recommend....
00:34, 2019-08-07

Emails Show DeVos Aides Pulled Strings for Failing For-Profit Colleges A House committee has a trove of documents that show top Education Department officials trying to prop up a for-profit chain as it careened toward collapse....
04:17, 2019-08-05

Triceratops Skull, 65 Million Years Old, Unearthed by College Student, 23 Passed over for an air-conditioned summer internship, Harrison Duran instead braved rattlesnakes in a remote area of North Dakota to help make a thrilling discovery....
18:34, 2019-07-31

Busing Worked in Louisville. So Why Are Its Schools Becoming More Segregated? Some desegregation plans faltered in the face of white resistance. Louisville’s plan has proved remarkably resilient, surviving riots and court rulings....
18:34, 2019-07-31

NASA Adds Events to Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Historic Moon Landing ​NASA is offering new opportunities, in addition to those announced July 2, for America to celebrate with the agency the 50th anniversary of the historic Apollo 11 Moon mission and look to the future ...
22:17, 2019-07-16

DeVos deals final blow to ‘gainful’ rule Treasury unveils rules for university endowment tax — School choice advocates praise SCOTUS for taking case on public funding for private religious schools...
19:17, 2019-07-01

Beechwood: 'I can't believe the evil that happened there' A victim of the regime at a notorious children's home has come forward to tell her story - one of hundreds of accounts of abuse heard by a national inquiry....
06:17, 2019-06-18

Bulletin Board Graduation guidance, e-learning around the globe, a scholarship program for refugees — and more. A collection of views and news from a special report on Learning....
17:34, 2019-06-07

Vote on Los Angeles schools tax hike today Trump administration rollback of school lunch rules to face scrutiny on the Hill — House Democrats to probe Education Department on disaster response...
18:17, 2019-06-04

4 Years of College, $0 in Debt: How Some Countries Make Higher Education Affordable When we asked people around the world what sort of financial burden they bore for their higher education, we heard how much it varies from country to country....
11:17, 2019-05-28

Trash, the Library and a Worn, Brown Table: The 2019 College Essays on Money Each year, we ask high school seniors to submit college application essays they’ve written about work, money, social class and related topics. Here are five that moved us....
00:51, 2019-05-23

NASA Invites Public to Submit Names to Fly Aboard Next Mars Rover Although it will be years before the first humans set foot on Mars, NASA is giving the public an opportunity to send their names — etched on microchips — to the Red Planet with NASA's Mars 2020 rover,...
00:17, 2019-05-22

Bernie Sanders’s Education Plan Laments Rise of Charter Schools In a 10-point declaration of his education policy priorities, the Vermont senator framed efforts to curtail charter schools as a means to “desegregate” public education....
00:17, 2019-05-22

House Democrats take on school segregation Gates Foundation forms commission to look at post-high school certificates, degrees — Study: D.C. voucher program didn't affect student achievement...
19:34, 2019-05-21

NASA Hosts University Students to Discuss Future of Space Exploration NASA is giving university students an opportunity to interact with agency leadership, including NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, as well as astronauts abroad the International Space Station, during...
17:34, 2019-05-21

NASA Celebrates Earth Day with Social Media, Public Events This Earth Day, April 22, NASA invites you to celebrate our beautiful home planet by participating in a global social media event and local events around the country....
17:34, 2019-05-21

NASA Brings Moon and More to Visitors at COSI Science Festival NASA will host a range of activities and demonstrations, including a virtual reality chair and Oculus Go trip to the Moon, at the COSI Science Festival Wednesday, May 1, through Saturday, May 4, in Co...
17:34, 2019-05-21

NASA Announces University Student Design Challenge Winners NASA’s Glenn Research Center in Cleveland has chosen scholars from The University of Akron, Akron, Ohio and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, a...
17:34, 2019-05-21

NASA Invites Media to Attend 'NASA Day in Baton Rouge' Activities May 8 NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans invite media to attend NASA Day in Baton Rouge activities May 8 at Southern University Laborato...
17:34, 2019-05-21

Teams 3D Print Planetary Habitats, Awarded $700K in NASA Challenge After 30 hours of 3D printing over four days of head-to-head competition, NASA and partner Bradley University of Peoria, Illinois, have awarded $700,000 to two teams in the final round of the 3D-Print...
17:34, 2019-05-21

NASA STEM Partnerships: Bridging NASA Missions With Classroom Instruction NASA missions are out of this world, literally. When new missions and scientific discoveries from these missions emerge, there are several ways they are employed here on Earth....
17:34, 2019-05-21

Your Money: Trash, the Library and a Worn, Brown Table: The 2019 College Essays on Money Each year, we ask high school seniors to submit college application essays they’ve written about work, money, social class and related topics. Here are five that moved us....
14:32, 2019-05-21

Why High-Class People Get Away With Incompetence People who came from higher social classes were more likely to have an inflated sense of their skills, a new study found. This overconfidence was interpreted by strangers as competence....
14:32, 2019-05-21

Low-Income College Students Are Being Taxed Like Trust-Fund Babies Higher education officials are calling on Congress to fix a provision in the Trump administration’s tax overhaul that has caused unintended tax increases....
14:32, 2019-05-21

Morehouse College Graduates’ Student Loans to Be Paid Off by Billionaire Robert F. Smith, who founded Vista Equity Partners and became the richest black man in America, said that he and his family would pay the Class of 2019’s debt....
14:32, 2019-05-21