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Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3 Crime
Calif. High School Shooter Opens Fire on Crowded Quad, Killing 2 and Injuring 3

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. — Authorities said the shooting at Saugus High School that left two students dead and three wounded Thursday occurred over a 16-second period in which a classmate pulled out a gun in the quad area and opened... Read More

Murphy, Diaz-Balart  Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees Education
Murphy, Diaz-Balart Lead Bicameral Push to Help School Districts Accommodate Hurricane Refugees
2019-11-12 22:46:26
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Stephanie Murphy and Mario Diaz-Balart, both of Florida, are leading a push in the House to ensure that states receive the extra education funding they need to accommodate refugee students from hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The bill, called... Read More

McBath Plays Key Role In Moving Landmark Higher Ed Bill Out of Committee Education
McBath Plays Key Role In Moving Landmark Higher Ed Bill Out of Committee
2019-11-08 21:26:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After two full days of debate, the House Education and Labor Committee voted to advance the College Affordability Act, including four pieces of legislation and an amendment introduced by Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga. The act, also known as... Read More

House Democrats Advance Federal Student Aid Overhaul Political News
House Democrats Advance Federal Student Aid Overhaul

WASHINGTON — The House Education and Labor Committee on Thursday voted 28-22 to approve a massive overhaul of federal student loans and other higher education programs that they touted as an overdue move to address the costs of higher education.... Read More

Chicago Teachers Stay Off Job Despite Tentative Deal Education
Chicago Teachers Stay Off Job Despite Tentative Deal

CHICAGO - Striking Chicago Teachers Union members planned to rally at City Hall Thursday morning, refusing to return to classrooms despite a tentative agreement on a contract until city officials agree to pay them for the days they have been... Read More

How Philly Kids Will Learn From 2 Black Men’s Wrongful Arrest at a Starbucks In The News
How Philly Kids Will Learn From 2 Black Men’s Wrongful Arrest at a Starbucks

PHILADELPHIA — After a national furor over the 2018 arrest of two black men sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without purchasing anything, Philadelphia agreed to a settlement with Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson. Each man got $1 and a pledge... Read More

Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness Education
Trump Student Loan Official Quits, Calls for Debt Forgiveness

NEW YORK — The Trump administration’s point person for overhauling the federal student loan system abruptly resigned Thursday after calling for the government to wipe out most of the nation’s $1.6 trillion of student debt. A. Wayne Johnson — a... Read More

Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students Political News
Problem Solvers Caucus Endorses JOBS Act to Expand Pell Grant Eligibility for Students
2019-10-24 14:03:28
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus on Thursday threw its support behind a proposal to expand Pell Grant eligibility for short-term training programs that will allow more Americans to gain industry-recognized credentials. The House bill, H.R. 3497, also called... Read More

PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap Education
PPI Calls for Bolder, Innovative Initiatives to Bridge Modern Skills Gap
2019-10-18 20:18:14
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Progressive Policy Institute is calling for a more aggressive approach to bridging America’s skills gap following House Democrats’ introduction of major legislation to reauthorize the landmark Higher Education Act. The centrist public policy think tank said though... Read More

Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian Americans, Judge Rules Education
Harvard Does Not Discriminate Against Asian Americans, Judge Rules
2019-10-01 21:35:44
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — A federal judge in Boston ruled Tuesday that while "not perfect" Harvard University's admissions process does not discriminate against Asian Americans. U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs' ruling comes in a 2014 lawsuit filed by the group Students... Read More

New UCLA Institute Will Study — And Spread — Kindness Education
New UCLA Institute Will Study — And Spread — Kindness

LOS ANGELES — A friendly smile. A food pantry donation. Or, a remarkable act of Los Angeles benevolence — allowing a driver to cut in front of you. Such acts of kindness have a self-serving upside, too, as science has... Read More

‘Do Something’: Active Shooter Trainings Teach How to Fight Back Against a Gunman In The News
‘Do Something’: Active Shooter Trainings Teach How to Fight Back Against a Gunman

GOLDEN, Colo. — The gunman paced the hallways of the charter school, passing framed paintings of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson before stopping outside classroom 138. There, he took a deep breath, yanked open the door and began firing. GOLDEN-CO-AUGUST... Read More

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