Education

UC San Diego ranked 17th on ‘green’ schools list

University of California San Diego (UCSD) has been lauded by the Sierra Club's magazine for its efforts to conserve water during the state's unrelenting drought.

According to the Sierra Club's magazine released on Tuesday, UCSD grabbed the seventh rank in the sustainability efforts of... read more

The University of Iowa (UI) reopens the ground-floor of the Iowa Memorial Union (IMU) on Wednesday, seven years after it was damaged by floodwaters in 2008. IMU served as a student hub and was one of the most cherished buildings at the university campus.

The historic IMU building was... read more

Corinthian Colleges to close more than two dozen schools on Monday

Corinthian Colleges will close all of its 28 campuses in California effective Monday. After the federal and state investigations, the Corinthian Colleges management has already sold majority of its schools to a student loan servicer. The for-profit Corinthian Colleges Incorporated has been under... read more

Laurence Bolotin

On Friday, a University of Florida fraternity ousted three of its members following allegations that they spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City resort. According to Zeta Beta Tau Executive Director Laurence Bolotin, the three members were expelled by the group after... read more

Department of Education levies 30-million Fine on Corinthian Colleges

On Tuesday, the US Department of Education has fined Santa Ana-based Corinthian Colleges Inc. $30-million. The DOE has alleged that for-profit college operator has enrolled students with increased job placement rates.

Already, Corinthian has been selling off and closing a number of its... read more

Over 90% of New York City’s Public School Teachers rated as Effective Instructors

On Tuesday, New York's Education Department released a report, which unveiled that more than 90% of state's public school teachers were rated as successful teachers. The teachers have been rated under a new and strict evaluation system made compulsory by the state.

Across the state, 9.2%... read more

L.A. school district Halts iPad Contract

The LA times has reported that the L.A. School District's plan to equip all students with $500 million worth iPads and software has officially ended, as FBI seizes documents because of clouds of suspicion over the contract.

Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines, in charge for the matter stated... read more

Harvard University faces lawsuit over admission policies

Harvard University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been sued by a nonprofit advocacy group for limiting the applications from qualified Asian American applications. The universities face lawsuits in Boston and Greensboro, N.C.

The Project on Fair Representation has... read more

Parents and Students against history class review

A suburban Denver school board's majority has voted in favor of change as to how the district reviews parts of its curriculum. Debates were taking places over academic freedom and what should be taught about American history.

For past two weeks, protests have been carried out by students... read more

UC president to examine non-California students’ enrollment levels

University of California (UC) System President Janet Napolitano announced on Tuesday that she would examine the controversial issue of high enrollment levels of non-California students at nine undergraduate UC campuses.

The issue of whether some of the campuses, particularly UCLA and UC... read more

332 Schools Named As National Blue Ribbon Schools For 2014

Uniontown's West Bourbon Elementary School including other 332 schools have been named as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2014 by the U.S. Secretary of the Department of Education (DOE), Arne Duncan, on Tuesday.

The National Blue Ribbon Schools Program is a non-profit 501(3) organization... read more

California allows community colleges to offer 4-year degrees

More than a dozen community colleges in California will now be able to offer baccalaureate or 4-year degrees in certain fields where skilled workers are specially needed, thanks to a new measure signed into law by Gov. Jerry Brown.

The new law, a pilot program approved recently by Mr.... read more

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