Education

Common Core Creates Professional Possibilities

Common Core educational standards can bring students and the teaching profession to new heights.

Making Student Loans More Affordable

Federal government expected to expand popular student loan repayment plan.

When 1+1+1 Doesn’t Add Up

Conflating testing and evaluation with education standards threatens Common Core.

Improving Federally-Funded Youth Programs

Agency proposes new standards for homeless and runaway youth programs receiving federal grants.

Indiana Becomes First State to Abandon “Common Core” Educational Standards

New state law requires Indiana to establish its own education standards and benchmarks.

Free Lunch for All

Proposed rule would extend free lunch to all students in qualifying schools.

Department of Education Seeks Feedback on Strategic Plan

Agency issues draft focused on closing achievement gap and leading the world.

Are Colleges Exploiting Their Tax-Exempt Status?

An IRS multi-year study finds compliance issues with the tax returns of several colleges.

Fixing 15% of the Student Loan Debt Problem

CFPB seeks to remedy issues with private student loans.

Federal Government Proposes to Expand Relief to Student Loan Debtors

Proposed program would apply to loans disbursed as early as October 2011.

Gainful Employment Rule Hurts College Students and Schools

New Department of Education rule places excessive restrictions on federal funding for higher education.