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Survey Finds Health Care, Unemployment, Immigration, Education Top List

30 Jan 2017 | U.S. News

Health care, unemployment, immigration, and education top a lengthy and varied list of the American public's policy priorities for 2017, according to a new national survey conducted by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. read more »

Former Chief Executive Of Chicago Public Schools Indicted For Accepting Bribes

9 Oct 2015 | U.S. News

A federal indictment has charged Barbara Byrd-Bennett with using her position atop the Chicago Public Schools to award lucrative no-bid contracts to her former employer in exchange for bribes and kickbacks.read more »

More U.S. Secondary Schools Serve Healthier Lunches

30 Jul 2015 | U.S. News

Secondary students found healthier foods on more lunch menus in 2013 than in 2011, resulting in fewer nutrition disparities for small schools or those with racially diverse student bodies.read more »

Legacy Of Slavery Still Impacts Education In The South: Researchers

23 Jun 2015 | U.S. News

Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the south, according to a new Rice University study.read more »

The Classroom Is A Lonely Place For Many US Teachers, Study Finds

19 Apr 2015 | U.S. News

U.S. teachers continue to work largely in isolation, reporting they engage less often in collaborative efforts viewed as beneficial to both teachers and students, according to a conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in 2013.read more »

Teachers More Likely To Label Black Students As Troublemakers: Study

15 Apr 2015 | U.S. News

Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings published in Psychological Science.read more »

Don't Blame Kids If They Do Not Enjoy School, Study Suggests

9 Apr 2015 | SciTech

When children are unmotivated at school, new research suggests their genes may be part of the equation.read more »

Phi Kappa Psi National Fraternity Expresses Outrage At Rolling Stone Apology

7 Apr 2015 | U.S. News

Phi Kappa Psi National Fraternity says as a result of the unfounded rape claims in the now retracted Rolling Stone article, the civil rights of its University of Virginia Chapter members have been infringed; their characters impugned and the course of their education disrupted. read more »

Two Dead And Four Injured Following School Shooting In Washington State

24 Oct 2014 | U.S. News

Two people are dead and four injured following a shooting in the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington state, police said.read more »

Bullying In Schools Is Still Prevalent, National Report Says

23 Oct 2014 | SciTech

Despite a dramatic increase in public awareness and anti-bullying legislation nationwide, the prevalence of bullying is still one of the most pressing issues facing our nation’s youth, according to a new reportread more »

Obama And Congress Fail To Make Breakthrough On Government Shutdown

2 Oct 2013 | US Politics and Govt

President Obama and key congressional leaders failed again to reach an agreement on Wednesday night on how to end the government shutdown, which is nearing its third day.read more »

Arvind Mahankali Wins 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee

31 May 2013 | U.S. News

A 13-year-old speller from Bayside Hills, N.Y., Arvind Mahankali,won the 2013 Scripps National Spelling Bee Thursday night.read more »

First Lady Michelle Obama Announces Program To Bring Physical Activity Back To Schools

28 Feb 2013 | US Politics and Govt

First Lady Michelle Obama has launched "Let’s Move! Active Schools" – an unprecedented collaboration to bring physical activity back to America’s schools. read more »

President Obama Says Inaction Near Sequester Deadline 'Troubling'

19 Feb 2013 | US Politics and Govt

President Obama says it is troubling that just 10 days from now, Congress might allow a series of automatic, severe budget cuts to take place that will hit the U.S. economy hard.read more »

Transcript: President Barack Obama State Of The Union Address 2013

13 Feb 2013 | US Politics and Govt

President Obama has delivered a wide ranging State of the Union address including jobs, the economy, tackling inequality, withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, tax reform and reducing the deficit. Here's a full transcript of his speech as delivered. read more »

U.S. Teachers Report Alarmingly High Rates Of Student Violence

8 Jan 2013 | U.S. News

Teachers across the United States report alarmingly high rates of personally experiencing student violence and harassment while at school, according to an article published by the American Psychological Association.read more »

Man Arrested for Posting School Shooting Threats On Internet

20 Dec 2012 | U.S. News

The FBI has arrested a Grants, New Mexico man after he posted an alleged threat to shoot people at his school on the Internet.read more »

Academics Summarize What We know About School Shootings

20 Dec 2012 | U.S. News

An academic examination of school shootings at American elementary, secondary and higher education institutions over the past forty years has concluded there are not enough similarities to develop any distinctive profile of a potential shooter.read more »

Newtown Mass Shooting: Victims Named

16 Dec 2012 | U.S. News

Connecticut State Police have released the names of the 26 people murdered in the Newtown School Shooting, with most aged six or seven years old.read more »

Loveland Man Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Commit Internet Extortion

16 Nov 2012 | U.S. News

A resident of Loveland, Ohio, has pleaded guilty to a charge of conspiracy to commit Internet extortion, where they threatened to release data from the University of Pittsburgh server.read more »

Federal Budget Deficit $1.1 Trillion in 2012, Which Was Lower Than 2011: CBO

5 Oct 2012 | Business

The federal government’s fiscal year 2012 has come to a close with the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimating that the federal budget deficit for the year was about $1.1 trillion, approximately $200 billion lower than the shortfall recorded in 2011.read more »

Student Debt Reaches Record Number of Families

27 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

As college enrollment has risen the number of U.S. households incurring college debt has soared as well, engulfing one in five, according to new data.read more »

Baton Rouge Man Charged In Connection To LSU Bomb Threat

21 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against a Baton Rouge man in connection with the bomb threat that on Monday caused the evacuation of LSU’s campus.read more »

Majority Of U.S. Schools Not Ready For Next Pandemic, Researchers Say

17 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

Many U.S. schools are not prepared for bioterrorism attacks, outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases or pandemics, despite the recent 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic that resulted in more than 18,000 deaths worldwide, Saint Louis University researchers say.read more »

Emanuel Seeks Court Order to End Chicago Teachers Strike

17 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is heading to court seeking an injunction to end the teacher's strike that is enterning its second week, reports said Monday.read more »

Kids Wont Eat Carrots? Try Calling Them "X-ray Vision Carrots."

17 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

Giving plain old vegetables such as carrots more attractive names such as "X-ray Vision Carrots" can dramatically increase kid's consumption of veges, according to a new study.read more »

Chicago Teachers Walk Out on Strike

11 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

Tens of thousands of Chicago teachers walked out on strike Tuesday, idling 400,000 students and forcing Mayor Rahm Emanuel to stop raising money for President Obama's reelection campaign so he can devote his attention to the crisis.read more »

26,000 Teachers Union Members To Strike In Chicago

10 Sep 2012 | U.S. News

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) says members will begin striking today for the first time since 1987 with over 26,000 teachers and support staff walking off the job.read more »

Shy Preschool Children At Greater Academic Risk

29 Aug 2012 | U.S. News

A new study by the University of Miami (UM) shows that overly shy preschool children are at greater academic risk than their chatty and boisterous peers.read more »

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