Russlynn Ali, the hard-charging head of the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights, is stepping down from the post. Her last day was Nov. 30.
Miami-Dade will receive $30 million from the federal government's latest education grant competition, called Race to the Top.
Study surmises that families in the four largest federal programs to subsidize housing for those in poverty do not end up with better access to high-quality schools than other low-income parents, particularly if they are black or Hispanic.
America Economia magazine placed the executive education program at the University of Miami School of Business Administration in its second-highest slot, it was announced.
DonorsChoose.org will distribute $5 million from Google through a competitive process by inviting more than 800 public high schools throughout the country to participate in the "AP STEM Access program."
California ranks fifth-lowest in the nation in students' vocabulary -- but Hispanic, Asian and African-American fourth-grade scores improved.
Teens who aspire to go to college speak better than those with no ambitions or desire to leave their community, U.S. researchers say.
It's the state's turn to present its case in a challenge by school districts in Texas that alleged the Legislature hasn't met its constitutional obligations.
Researchers suggest that by about 2035, Arizona will become a majority-minority state and by about 2042, a Latino-majority state. With those statistics in mind, panelists at a community forum Wednesday in Yuma spoke about their concerns as to what that could mean for the future of Arizona and its economy if the achievement gap in education between the growing population of Latino students and non-Hispanic white students is not addressed.
The announcement was made Monday at a special meeting of the university's Staff Senate. University officials said the decision on the layoffs was difficult.
Illinois State University is being recognized among the top 25 public institutions in the country by The Education Trust for improvements in the graduation rates of Hispanic students.
James Fairfield-Sonn is stepping down as dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford on June 30.
Florida has one of the lowest graduation rates in the country, according to preliminary data released this week by the federal government.
Leaders of a project dubbed JustPublics@365 hope to change academic conversations about what research looks like and connect research to wider audiences through social media.
It wasn't much, but Georgia education officials could always puff their chests and point to other Southern states where graduation rates are lower. No more.