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Prisoners Could Soon Be Eligible For Financial Aid To Take College Courses Behind BarsSome federal and state prisoners could soon be eligible for federal student aid to take college courses while behind bars.
Mexico Drops Strict Certification Requirements For US-Educated KidsMexico has finally dropped the onerous requirement that all foreign-schooled children get officially notarized, translated copies of previous school records in order to study in Mexico.
US High School Graduation Rate Rises To 81 Percent HighThe latest high school graduation rate has reached 81 percent, the Education Department said Thursday in an analysis of the 2012-2013 school year.
La. Gets Break From 'No Child Left Behind' RulesFederal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.
Obama Administration Issues New Guidance Reminding Schools To Enroll Children Brought In US IllegallyDespite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obama administration said Thursday, characterizing reports of hindrances as troubling.
Education Department: Immigration Complaints Against DC Schools Have Been ResolvedThe Education Department says complaints against two District of Columbia charter schools related to students' immigration status have been resolved.
Education Department Investigating 55 Colleges For Their Handling Of Sexual Abuse AllegationsSome of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they're cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking.
Report: US High Schools Hit 80 Percent Graduation Rate, All-Time HighU.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma.
First Lady to Students: Apply For Federal AidMichelle Obama has a message for students who are thinking about going to college: fill out the federal financial aid form.
Study: 29 Percent Of College Enrollees Drop Out Before GraduationOnly 4 in 10 students who entered college in 2007 have earned degrees from the school where they started.
Education Dept. Gives 3 More States Waivers On No Child Left BehindThree more states have received permission to ignore parts of the federal No Child Left Behind education law.
Government Site Exposes Financial Info of Thousands of College Students
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