Social Media Mocks Education Dept For Misspelled TweetsThe Education Department is getting social media criticism after misspelling the name of a prominent African-American sociologist — and then mistyping again when apologizing for the error.
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.