Education

Cuts Disproportionately Hit Native American Schools

The mandatory, across-the-board budget cuts from the federal sequestration are causing little noticeable effect on most school campuses, but schools for Native Americans are already feeling the pinch.


Congress Passes Bill to Reinstate Tuition Assist for GIs

Congress will force military officials to reinstate tuition assistance funding for the rest of the fiscal year after troops and veterans protested the end of the education benefit.


Closing 'Achievement Gap' Still a Challenge, County Schools Chief Says

First, some good news: San Luis Obispo County students living in poverty or still learning English continue to make academic strides.


So. Calif. Students Win HSF Awards

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) will honor a new generation of Southern California students, parents, teachers, schools and volunteers at the third annual Leaders in Education Awards on April 18.


Chicago Schools Backpedal Order to Pull 'Persepolis'

Chicago Public Schools chief Barbara Byrd-Bennett is asking principals to disregard an earlier order to pull the graphic novel "Persepolis" out of schools by the end of Friday, but she asked that schools stop teaching the book to seventh-graders.


McGeorge Takes a Tumble

The recession, technologies offering low-cost legal services and shrinking demand for lawyers are all behind University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law tumbling in a ranking of its peers, a school official said.


Career Possibilities for High School Girls

Foothill High School junior Nanika Cross had always thought science careers were boring. No different than chemistry class, where the subject matter dealt with covalent bonds and the periodic table of the elements.


Cacique Teams Up With UNO to Support Hispanic Children's Education

Leading brand of Hispanic cheeses, chorizos and creams partners with UNO Charter School Network offering students and parents a new platform to raise funds and give back to their schools.


Seattle's Special-ed Program Gets California Educator

Seattle Public Schools has hired California administrator Zakiyyah McWilliams to direct its special-education department, which has long lacked stable leadership and been plagued with complaints that it ill serves students.


New Online Tool Compares Graduation Data Nationwide

Parents can now see how their children's school compares to others across the nation thanks to a new tool by the U.S. Department of Education that reports school-level graduation rates.


UTEP Prof Nets $488,000 Grant for Computer Gaming

Computer gaming, which uses sophisticated mathematical models, can be used to come up with decision-making strategies that will benefit government agencies, businesses and other institutions, according to a UTEP professor who received a prestigious grant to help further his research.


Army, Marines Cut Tuition Assistance

Fort Irwin combat engineer Justin King has been taking community college courses on base through Barstow Community College, and he hoped to enroll in more classes next school year.


El Paso Lags on Passing Rates of STAAR Test

Despite some improvement, El Paso area students continue to fall behind the statewide passing rates on the new state-mandated test and end-of-course exams, preliminary data show.


Girls Making Gains in Science Studies

Move over, St. Patrick's Day. This month is about creative and innovative female thinkers.


Harvard Deans' Emails Searched

Harvard University officials secretly searched 16 deans' email accounts, looking for a media leak in the Massachusetts school's cheating case, officials said.


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