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Initiative That Would Shut Down Charter Schools In California Cleared To Gather Signatures

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Charter schools in California have come under criticism over the past few years, due to waste, mismanagement and fraud. While there are some excellent charter schools, a number of charter schools that have failed due to poor student outcomes or financial instability, suggests greater legislation and oversight is necessary… 23 more words

Clayton Valley Charter High School

Federal Trade Commission Accuses DeVry University Of Lying About Employment Potential

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — DeVry University, which has five Southern California campuses and one in the San Diego area, was sued by federal regulators Wednesday for allegedly lying about its students’ job prospects and earning potential. 347 more words

News

There's still time for Obama to stop the student debt crisis

The fourth quarter of the Obama presidency has been relatively active when it comes to higher education. Last year alone, the Administration announced a proposal to make two years of community college tuition-free, finalized and released a treasure trove of data on earnings and loan repayment data by college as a substitute for its once-vaunted plans for a College Ratings system, came out with a Student Aid Bill of Rights, and issued regulations intended to streamline the confusing set of student loan repayment options. 975 more words

In Case You Missed the US DOE IDEA 40 Celebration...

On Tuesday, November 17, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education sponsored a two-hour celebration to acknowledge the 40th anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).   17 more words

Advocacy

"I told them YES!"

Sitting in traffic on my way home from work, the speakers begin to ring, it’s home calling.

“Hello”

“Hey,” says my husband, “guess who just called?” 606 more words

US students can now get federal money to take college classes while still in high school

Taking college courses during high school is the classic overachiever’s move. It impresses recruiters, employers, and college admissions officers alike—and, as a bonus, it helps students skip ahead to advanced classes once they get to their universities. 333 more words

Math scores are slipping among American students, nationwide test shows

American students’ math scores just slipped for the first time in 15 years, in a nationwide test known as the “Nation’s Report Card.

Fourth and eighth grade students around the US averaged lower marks on the math portion of the US National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) than they did in 2013—the first dip since the test began in 1990. 170 more words