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Multinational testing giant Pearson has been caught spying on students’ social media accounts in a supposed effort to detect any “security breaches” that might compromise the integrity of its tests.
Arkansas Republicans on March 17 abandoned their push for a bill that would have allowed the privatization of school districts deemed academically distressed.
New York University’s administration and graduate student union have, after more than a year of stalled negotiations, reached a tentative contract that would raise pay and expand health care and other benefits.
Thousands of oil workers and their employers reached a national contract agreement on March 12, bringing the country’s largest refinery strike in 35 years a big step closer to resolution.
Enrollment in teacher-training programs across the country is declining.
Closing the education gap between the nation’s rich and poor students could significantly boost the economy and government revenue, the Washington Center for Equitable Growth reports in a new study.
Billionaire Eli Broad has suspended his foundation’s $1 million annual award to honor the best urban school systems, out of concern that school districts are not improving quickly enough.
Stealing a page from ex-Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s corporate playbook, the North Carolina State Board of Education on Feb. 5 released A–F letter grades for all of the state’s public schools.
So-called “right-to-work” laws are all the rage among Republican governors in the Midwest.
A New Jersey judge ordered Gov. Chris Christie to reverse a $1.57 billion cut he made to New Jersey’s public pension system
Just 1 percent of the world’s population holds nearly half of all wealth, and their share is growing.
Labor unions joined with progressive lawmakers, consumer advocates, environmentalists, and social justice and human rights lobbyists to launch a campaign against trade legislation that would allow the president and Congress to speed approval of free trade agreements.
More than half of all U.S. public school students now receive free or reduced-price lunch, a new analysis of 2013 federal data reveals.
A major political fight has broken out in Washington, D.C., over whether to change the No Child Left Behind Act’s annual testing requirements, considered by many to be its defining feature, as Congress gears up to reauthorize the chief federal education law.
Adjunct professors are organizing unions at a growing number of colleges across the country, especially in California, where part-time faculty at almost a dozen colleges are now in the midst of organizing drives or first-time contract negotiations.
Students in the Los Angeles Unified School District will soon be required to take ethnic studies in order to graduate from high school.
Teach for America may miss its recruitment goal for new “corps members” for the next school year by more than 25 percent, according to officials with the organization.
Striking graduate students at the University of Oregon triumphantly ended their walkout on Dec. 10 after eight days on the picket line.
New York University has acknowledged that procedures meant to protect workers during construction of its new campus in Shanghai were not followed.
The American Civil Liberties Union of Delaware and the Community Legal Aid Society filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights on Dec. 3 charging that the state’s charter school laws have led to de facto resegregation of Delaware’s public schools that violates the rights of minority students and students with disabilities.