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Gov. Jindal Sues Obama Administration Over Common CoreGov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.
Rape Case At Hopkins Prompts Federal InvestigationThe U.S. Department of Education is investigating Johns Hopkins University for its handling of sexual assault complaints.
White Students To No Longer Be Majority At U.S. SchoolsFor the first time, U.S. public schools are projected this fall to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fueled by growth in the number of Hispanic children.
2 Va. Schools Blamed for Secluding, Restraining Disabled Students The U.S. Department of Education has concluded that two Virginia schools denied students with emotional disabilities the right to an appropriate public education by frequently using seclusion and physical restraint.
D.C., Md. Schools Considering How To Make Up Snow DaysWith D.C. public schools and more than half of Maryland's 24 school districts having reached or exceeded their allocated snow days this year, officials are weighing their options about how to make up the days they've used.
Secretary Duncan: 'I Used Some Clumsy Phrasing That I Regret'Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday said he regretted his "clumsy phrasing" in singling out white suburban moms for opposing new higher academic standards.
Study: 1 In 6 People Have Defaulted On Government-Backed Student LoansA new survey shows that millions of people have defaulted on their government-backed student loans.
Virginia Students Find Math SOLs More ChallengingVirginia education officials say the state's new, more rigorous mathematics tests proved to be a challenge for students during the last school year.
Test Fees For Low-Income Students Gets DOE FundingWest Virginia will receive nearly $53,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to cover fees charged to low-income students who take Advanced Placement tests.
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