Law and policy

OPINION: Educators must prepare for the dismantling of affirmative action

Five things to think about while helping all students move forward, not backward

May 2, 2018, Washington D.C. — Education Secretary Betsy Devos at the Teacher of the Year ceremony at the White House.

OPINION: Betsy DeVos’ slippery slope of religion, ethnicity and race

Rutgers case will likely impact how history is taught in schools

Striking Tacoma Teachers walk a picket line, Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in front of Lincoln High School in Tacoma, Wash. Fights over teacher salaries and work conditions are escalating along the West Coast, and the disputes are particularly acute in Washington, a state that has infused at least $1 billion for teacher pay to resolve a long-running court battle.

Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your pain!

Strikes can help ensure class cabinets are fully stocked

The baseball bat, cement hall pass and bug spray that high school teacher Margo L. has imagined using in an active shooter scenario.

To teach, protect and serve

Nine educators on what it means to work in education in the age of mass shootings and widespread gun violence

A student walks past the Bender Library on the American University campus in Washington, D.C. American is one of 32 colleges and universities with an accelerated program that lets students earn bachelor’s degrees in thee years instead of four, which one management expert has criticized for helping only undergraduates who are already very well prepared.

Critics warn that well-meaning reforms may be lowering the quality of college

Signs emerge that some are cutting corners to produce more graduates more quickly

student loans

What happens when a borrower defaults on student loans

Defaulting on federal student loans can be as bad as it sounds

OPINION: Many student-parents drop out because they don’t have enough time for their schoolwork, research shows

How changes to federal financial aid policies would likely improve their plight

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July 11, 2018 - Washington, D.C. - Judge Brett Kavanaugh meets with senators on Capitol Hill ahead of the confirmation hearings for his nomination as associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.

STUDENT VOICE: Lost on campus in the Supreme Court’s shuffle?

Vulnerable groups, like DACA and LGBTQ youth, can’t afford to stay silent

The United States Supreme Court building in Washington, D.C.

A conservative Supreme Court could threaten the education of immigrant students

When they come for our rights, who will you stand with — and who will stand with you?

North Carolina's attorney general shut down the Charlotte School of Law before it was scheduled to open this past fall.

As feds pull back, states step in to regulate for-profit colleges and universities

Securities filings show an industry increasingly vexed about state oversight, enforcement

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