West Contra Costa, Calif., school district faces bond woes

Aug. 27, 2014
Loss of new bond money is just one of many challenges the district faces. The program has experienced increased scrutiny, including an investigation by the federal Securities ...

Department of Education implements high-quality preschool grant competition

Aug. 19, 2014
The goal of Preschool Development Grants is to support states in building, developing and expanding voluntary, high-quality preschool programs in high-need communities for children...
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School budgets force teens to be early risers

Aug. 14, 2014
Staggered school start times reduce the number of buses that school districts must maintain.

Colorado ponders school transparency law

Aug. 14, 2014
The new law has been met with a variety of responses—some districts think that compliance will be relatively easy, while others argue that it will be difficult to meet the requirements...

Administration approves states’ NCLB flexibility requests

Aug. 12, 2014
ESEA has been due for Congressional reauthorization since 2007. In the absence of reauthorization, President Obama announced in September 2011 that the administration would grant...
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler (L) speaks as commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel (R) listens during an open meeting on May 15, 2014 at the FCC headquarters in Washington, DC.

FCC approves E-Rate modernization plan

July 11, 2014
Created in 1998, E-Rate offers a government subsidy on broadband and telephone services. The approved order will gradually phase out non-broadband services over the next five ...

Texas comptroller wants more transparency on school construction spending

July 8, 2014
According to a report released June 30, the comptroller’s office had to file public information requests to get details on school construction spending. The research showed that...
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University of Maryland rail line draws mixed opinions

June 19, 2014
Unlike the other train lines in the area, the purple line will run above ground and have a stop in the center of the University of Maryland.

UNC students campaign to ‘Kick out the KKK’

April 29, 2014
A campaign is afoot to strip a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill building of its nearly century-old name because of its ties to the Ku Klux Klan.