JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed legislation Monday that would have allowed specially trained teachers to carry concealed guns, asserting that the move could jeopardize student safety in public schools. …read more
(Reuters) – Apollo Education Group said the U.S. Department of Education will review the University of Phoenix’s administration of federal student financial aid programs. The review is expected to begin on August 4, Apollo disclosed in a filing on Monday. Shares in Apollo fell 7 percent to $27.59 in extended trading. They closed at $29.57 on the Nasdaq. (Reporting by Mridhula Raghavan in Bangalore; Editing by Don Sebastian) …read more
By Fiona Ortiz Spain(Reuters) – (Refiled story from July 10 in fourth paragraph to clarify that source was referring to Madrid policymakers) Francesca Munoz, the principal at Sant Miquel primary school near Barcelona, is fighting a linguistic crusade that has fuelled a remarkable recovery of the local Catalan tongue – and of the region’s secessionist movement. For 30 years, public schools in Spain’s Catalonia region have taught most subjects in Catalan, not the national Castilian Spanish language. There are now some 10 million Catalan speakers in or near the region bordering France and the Mediterranean, putting the language in a league with Swedish and Greek after it was repressed under the 1939-1975 dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Such is the strength of the Catalan renaissance that it is prompting a backlash among some parents concerned their children are getting short-changed on Spanish, the world’s second-most spoken language by native speakers after Mandarin. …read more
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SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they’ll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.
WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Education. …read more
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.
Legislation allowing Philadelphia to impose a sales tax on cigarettes to help fund public schools there has cleared its most difficult hurdle.