Final Rules For K-12 Standardized Testing ReleasedAiming to reduce test-taking in America's classrooms, the Obama administration has released final rules to help states and school districts take a new approach to the standardized tests students must take each year.
Education Secretary King Calls For End To Paddling StudentsEducation Secretary John King is urging governors and school leaders in states that allow student paddling to end a practice he says would be considered "criminal assault or battery" against an adult.
Government Severs Ties With For-Profit Colleges AccreditorThe Education Department has moved to sever ties with the nation's largest accreditor of for-profit schools. That means hundreds of for-profit colleges could close, leaving up to 600,000 students scrambling to find other schools.
Trouble Remains Following Failed For-Profit Schools' RevivalWhen one of the country's largest for-profit college companies failed in 2014, the Education Department faced a choice. It could shut down the college, incurring a $1 billion loss to taxpayers and sending students scrambling, or it could find someone to take the school off its hands.
Texas Wins Conditional 'No Child Left Behind' ReprieveThe U.S. Department of Education has granted Texas a conditional waiver to avoid academic accountability standards under the No Child Left Behind law.
SMU Taking Steps To Once Again Be Title IX CompliantSouthern Methodist University is taking steps to return federal compliance after being found in violation of sex assault and anti-harassment guidelines. SMU is vowing to return to compliance by Thursday night.
Data Crunchers Help North Texans Choose A CollegeData crunchers hope to help North Texans choose a college.
Study: Waivers Leave Behind At-Risk StudentsMillions of at-risk students could fall through the cracks as the Education Department gives states permission to ignore parts of No Child Left Behind, according to a study education advocates released Tuesday.
New "Shopping Sheet" Breaks Down College CostsTo help parents and students, starting next fall, the actual cost of college will be spelled out in a one-page summary. The financial information is called a “shopping sheet.”
Dallas Schools To Get Gender Equality TrainingOfficials from the U.S. Department of Education have reached an agreement with the Dallas Independent School District requiring that district employees receive gender equality training after an investigation into a boys-only field trip.
Child's Case Illustrates Differences In Diagnosing AutismWhen a Fort Worth boy was diagnosed by doctors to have autism, his mother asked his school place him in a separate class. But the school's experts didn't find him to have the condition. The issue, experts say, is that autism is difficult to diagnose and may differ between doctors.