As employers face labor shortages, Biden administration rolls out playbook for training workers
The Biden administration is releasing a playbook on best practices for training workers as the low 3.8% unemployment rate and years of underinvestment have left manufacturers, construction firms and other employers with unfilled jobs.
University of the People founder and Arizona State professor win Yidan Prize for education work
Shai Reshef, president and founder of the online, tuition-free University of the People, and Arizona State University professor and researcher Michelene Chi, who has developed a framework to improve how students learn, are the 2023 winners of The Yidan Prize, the biggest award in education.
Michigan State fires coach Mel Tucker for bringing ridicule to school, breaching his contract
Michigan State has fired Mel Tucker, saying the suspended football coach failed to present adequate reasons why he should not be fired for cause after having what he described as consensual phone sex with an activist and rape survivor.
Americans have poor math skills. It’s a threat to US standing in the global economy, employers say
The U.S. military, employers and economic development specialists have been raising alarms about the implications of American students' low math scores for the country's competitiveness and national security.
Mel Tucker's attorney: Michigan State doesn't have cause to fire suspended coach over phone sex
Mel Tucker’s attorney says Michigan State does not have cause to fire its suspended football coach after Tucker acknowledged having phone sex with an activist and rape survivor because he did not “engage in unprofessional or unethical behavior” or violate his contract.
US education chief considers new ways to discourage college admissions preference for kids of alumni
President Joe Biden’s education chief says he’s open to using “whatever levers” are available — including federal money — to discourage colleges from giving preference to the children of alumni and donors.
Debate over a Black student's suspension over his hairstyle in Texas ramps up with probe and lawsuit
The debate over whether a Black high school student in Texas should be serving in-school suspension for wearing twisted dreadlocks to class has intensified as the student’s family and his school district both took legal action.
Alabama school band director says he was ‘just doing my job’ before police arrested him
An Alabama high school band director says he was just “doing my job” when police officers arrested him and shocked him with a stun gun after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers following a football game.
West Point sued over using race as an admissions factor in the wake of landmark Supreme Court ruling
West Point has been sued in federal court for using race and ethnicity as factors in admissions by the same group behind the lawsuit that resulted in the U.S. Supreme Court striking down affirmative action in college admissions.
Video shows high school band director shocked with stun gun, arrested after refusing to stop music
Police body camera video shows an Alabama high school band director being shocked with a stun gun and arrested by officers in front of screaming students, in a chaotic scuffle that broke out after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers following a football game.
Full-time teachers get $65K base salaries in Florida lawmaker’s new bill
The minimum base salary for full-time classroom teachers and certified prekindergarten teachers in Florida will be no less than $65,000 starting next July, subsidized by the state’s education department itself; that is, if a bill filed last month in the House were to reach past the governor’s desk.
In a court filing, a Tennessee couple fights allegations that they got rich off Michael Oher
A Memphis, Tennessee, couple who took in former NFL offensive lineman Michael Oher when he was in high school denied in court documents filed Thursday that they used a legal agreement between them to get rich at his expense and lied about intending to adopt him.
Bunnell Elementary principal resigns amid investigation into assembly that singled out Black students
The principal of Bunnell Elementary School, who had been on leave since a controversial assembly that singled out Black students with low test scores, has officially resigned, according to Flagler Schools.
Coach who lost his job for praying on field kneels again in first game after years of legal battles
An assistant high school football coach in Washington state who lost his job during a controversy over his public post-game prayers was back on the field after the U.S. Supreme Court held his practice was protected by the Constitution.
FBI updates photo of University of Wisconsin bomber wanted for 53 years
More than 50 years after a Vietnam War-era bombing on the University of Wisconsin campus that killed a researcher, the FBI has released age-processed photographs of a suspect who has evaded law enforcement for more than half a century and been referred to as “Wisconsin’s state ghost.”.
US government cancels loans for former Ashford University students and plans to recoup costs
The Biden administration is canceling $72 million in student loans for 2,300 borrowers who say they were cheated by Ashford University, a former for-profit college that was purchased by the University of Arizona in 2020.
Alumni grieve for Jesuit-run university seized by Nicaraguan government that transformed their lives
The government of President Daniel Ortega described the Jesuit-run University of Central America in Nicaragua as a “center of terrorism” and seized its property, buildings and bank accounts on August 16.