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.
High School Sex Ed Teaching 'Yes Means Yes' Rape PreventionThis is the new look of high school sex ed: A roomful of teens, 14-year-olds mostly, is told that a girl and boy meet at a school dance. The boy drives her home. They kiss. What happens next, over the girl's protests, leaves him confused and her crying, no longer a virgin.
Texas Needs Extra Year For New Teacher EvaluationsTexas will need an extra year to unveil a new teacher evaluation system that's required as the state seeks relief from some curriculum standards mandated by No Child Left Behind.
Feds Grant Texas No Child Left Behind WaiverThe U.S. Education Department on Monday excused Texas from the most strenuous requirements of the Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, granting the state a reprieve from some of the standardized testing-based accountability standards it helped pioneer.