• coronavirus March 30, 2021 8:01 am

    US Education Secretary to Visit Boston as School Pool Testing Shows Low Transmission

    Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona visits Boston Tuesday to discuss best practices for returning to in-person learning as findings from Massachusetts’ first-in-the-nation pool testing initiative shows transmission rates well below 1% in schools.

  • EDUCATION SECRETARY December 23, 2020 1:10 pm

    Biden: Cardona Is a ‘Secretary of Education for This Moment'

    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s education chief and a lifelong champion of public schools, to serve as education secretary

  • EDUCATION SECRETARY December 22, 2020 1:01 pm

    5 Things to Know About Dr. Miguel Cardona, Biden's Education Secretary

    President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Dr. Miguel Cardona, Ed.D., to serve as Education Secretary. Here are five things you need to know.

  • EDUCATION SECRETARY December 23, 2020 12:35 am

    Biden to Pick Connecticut Schools Chief Miguel Cardona as Education Secretary

    President-elect Joe Biden has chosen Miguel Cardona, Connecticut’s education chief and a lifelong champion of public schools, to serve as education secretary.

  • coronavirus September 22, 2020 1:07 pm

    Demand for in-Person Learning Plans Draws Ire of Massachusetts Teachers

    A major Massachusetts teachers union is accusing the state’s top education official of pressuring more than a dozen school districts for asking them to come up with plans for in-person learning. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley sent a letter to the districts Friday, taking issue with the “stark discrepancy” between local public health data and...

  • Massachusetts September 21, 2020 6:38 pm

    Mass. Makes Push for in-Person Learning Outside of Hot Spots

    Many students across Massachusetts are doing remote learning even though their communities have low rates of COVID transmission, and state education officials are asking why.

  • coronavirus September 22, 2020 9:28 am

    Mass. Pushing Schools to Bring Back Students in Low-Risk Coronavirus Towns

    Massachusetts education officials are putting pressure on schools in 16 low-risk coronavirus communities to bring students back into the classroom, demanding a timeline within 10 days. Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Commissioner Jeff Riley sent a letter to the districts Friday, taking issue with the “stark discrepancy” between local public health data and their reopening plans. All 16 districts…

  • Massachusetts April 29, 2020 8:02 pm

    Coronavirus Raises Questions on Schools' Education Standards

    As students, parents and teachers adjust to remote learning, there are questions on the standards students will need to follow to advance to the next grade.

  • D.C. October 30, 2019 7:35 pm

    American Students' Performance Lags on Nation's Report Card

    The latest Nation’s Report Card is painting a dismal picture of math and reading achievement among American fourth and eighth graders despite a few bright spots. Students in the nation’s capital, which faced multiple scandals in its public school system last year, made significant gains in both reading and math this year, according to the National Assessment of Education Progress....

  • federal judge October 25, 2019 1:39 pm

    DeVos Held in Contempt of Court in Loan Forgiveness Dispute

    A federal judge has held Education Secretary Betsy DeVos in contempt of court for violating an order to stop collecting loans from thousands of former for-profit college students. U.S. Magistrate Judge Sallie Kim issued the ruling Thursday in San Francisco. She also fined the Education Department $100,000. Kim previously ordered DeVos to stop collecting federal loans from former Corinthian Colleges...

  • BOSTON September 5, 2019 4:59 pm

    Michigan State University Fined $4.5 Million in Nassar Case

    The government on Thursday ordered Michigan State University to make sweeping changes and pay a $4.5 million fine after determining that it failed to adequately respond to sexual assault complaints against Larry Nassar, a campus sports doctor who molested elite gymnasts and other female athletes. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced the penalty after the conclusion of two federal investigations. She...

  • King September 2, 2019 4:35 pm

    Hong Kong Students, Workers Strike as Commutes Disrupted

    Clad in gas masks along with their formal white school uniforms, tens of thousands of students in Hong Kong boycotted the first day of classes Monday as part of a citywide strike following a violent weekend of demonstrations. High school students added gas masks, goggles and hard hats to their traditional uniforms, while university pupils crowded into a square at...

  • Donald Trump August 19, 2019 11:18 am

    Amash Dumped Trump, and Now Mich. District May Dump Amash

    Eirran Betka-Pope was on her lunch break when she spotted hundreds of Donald Trump supporters protesting outside the office of Rep. Justin Amash, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to say Congress should begin impeachment proceedings against the president. The protesters, who stood on the sidewalk with “Squash Amash” signs, saw his comments as the ultimate betrayal of a president...

  • JUDGE July 25, 2019 8:21 am

    Puerto Rico's Incoming Governor Faces Crisis, Wary Populace

    The woman set to become Puerto Rico’s next governor has been criticized for her reluctance to confront problems in Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s administration during her nearly two years as the territory’s top law enforcement official. That criticism is likely to complicate Justice Secretary Wanda Vázquez’s ability to complete Rosselló’s term in the face of widespread public anger toward the departing...

  • Facebook July 25, 2019 11:36 am

    Puerto Rico's Governor to Quit Aug. 2 in Face of Protests

    Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló announced late Wednesday that he will resign Aug. 2, conceding power after nearly two weeks of furious protests and political upheaval touched off by a leak of crude and insulting chat messages between him and his top advisers. A crowd of thousands outside the governor’s mansion in Old San Juan erupted into cheers and singing...

  • Governor July 25, 2019 12:06 am

    Puerto Rico Governor Silent as Impeachment Process Looms

    Legislators prepared to begin an impeachment process for Puerto Rico’s leader as thousands of protesters gathered around the governor’s mansion late Wednesday and chanted, “We want peace, and they want war!” as they demanded his ouster. Frustration and anger began building as the silence from Gov. Ricardo Rosselló stretched late into the night despite promises from his spokesman that the...

  • Governor July 23, 2019 6:58 pm

    Cellphones Sought in Puerto Rico as Political Crisis Deepens

    A Puerto Rico judge issued search warrants for the cellphones of government officials involved in a crude online chat whose leak has set off a political crisis that threatens to bring down the U.S. territory’s governor. One of the search warrants said that government officials used the chat to transmit official and confidential information to private citizens in potential violation...

  • Donald Trump July 22, 2019 9:18 pm

    Betsy DeVos and Family See Profits Soar After Trump Tax Reform Bill, Deregulation Efforts

    Business leaders and their companies have profited royally off of President Donald Trump’s pro-business policies. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and her family are among the groups that have seen an income boon of millions through their own investments since Trump’s tax reform plan was signed, according to her latest annual financial disclosure report.

  • Facebook July 23, 2019 10:53 am

    Tens of Thousands of Puerto Ricans Demand Governor Resign

    Waving flags, chanting and banging pots and pans, tens of thousands of Puerto Ricans jammed a highway Monday to demand the resignation of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló in a crisis triggered by a leak of offensive, obscenity-laden chat messages between him and his advisers....
    The demonstration appeared to be the biggest protest on the island in nearly two decades. “Finally, the government’s...

  • head July 17, 2019 10:16 pm

    Protests Over Puerto Rico Governor's Scandal Turn Violent

    More than 20 law enforcement officers were injured amid increasingly violent demonstrations in San Juan on Monday night, where protestors called for Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation.

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