Education groups battle teachers unions in state races

By Rachel Baye

Groups funded by billionaires back state-level candidates who want to weaken teachers unions and promote charter schools.

Excerpts from this story referencing "David Tepper":

"… ngton Post story that named billionaire New Jersey hedge fund manager David Tepper, a major Mitt Romney supporter, among StudentsFirst’s funders. The artic …"

Obama to lament DeVry grad's student debt

By Daniel Wagner

Graduates of for-profit company’s schools default at much higher rates than national average.

GI bill covered tuition for nearly a million post-9/11 veterans without tracking their progress

By Meg Wagner, Anthony Cave and Hannah Winston

News21 investigation finds that despite billions spent, no federal agency keeps track of veterans who use the GI Bill.

Excerpts from this story referencing "White House":

"… /11 GI Bill is estimated to hit $42 billion next year, according to VA and White House projections. The VA has not released a 2011 breakdown of payments to indi …"

Jeb Bush's education nonprofit rakes in cash

By Michael Beckel

Former Florida governor, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, has raised millions to push education reform.

New federal statistics reveal harsh discipline for minority students

By Susan Ferriss

New federal statistics reveal blacks, Latinos students face harsher punishments than whites

Excerpts from this story referencing "America":

"… eral collection’s history, coming from schools serving 85 percent of all American students. “The sad fact is that minority students across America f …"

"… l American students. “The sad fact is that minority students across America face much harsher discipline than non-minorities, even within the same sch …"

FACT CHECK: Santorum exaggerates U.S. dropout rate

By FactCheck.Org

Republican presidential candidate misquotes education study on 'Face the Nation'

Chicago: Charter schools collect almost $400,000 in discipline "fees"

By Susan Ferriss

Charter schools lauded by Mayor Emanuel face parent unrest for collecting $5 fines that have added up to almost $400,000 since 2009

Pentagon lacks funding to fix public schools on military bases

By Emma Schwartz

A senior Pentagon official says DOD is a billion short of what's needed to fix troubled public schools on military bases

Many public schools on military bases get poor or failing report card

By Emma Schwartz

Pentagon confirms nearly 40 percent of public schools on bases are in poor or failing condition

Excerpts from this story referencing "The Pentagon":

"… ublic schools can be seen here. Rankings of Pentagon-run schools are here. The Pentagon’s explanation of its rankings can be found here]Among the schools with t …"

Poor schools didn’t have enough time to plan spending of $3 billion stimulus windfall

By Corbin Hiar

$3 billion stimulus windfall to poorly-performing schools didn’t allow enough planning time

Spotlight on Richard Cordray: CFPB nominee faces stiff opposition in Senate

By Shirley Gao

White House nominee for top CFPB job has history of fighting for consumers

Excerpts from this story referencing "Richard Shelby":

"… ture, and from businesses that fear he will overstep his regulatory bounds.Richard Shelby , the top Republican on the Senate Banking Committee, called the nominatio …"

The military children left behind: Decrepit schools, broken promises

By Kristen Lombardi

While parents sacrifice, children endure deterioration and disrepair

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colin Powell":

"… ordon, a former West Point political science professor and aide-de-camp to Colin Powell, pointed to an Obama administration focus on military families as proof of …"

Lombardi Named Nieman Fellow

Center Staff Writer Kristen Lombardi has been named a 2011 Neiman fellow. She is one of 24 journalists from the U.S. and abroad who will tak

Grading the billionaires on education reform

Billionaires deliver B-minus to C-minus grades on education reform

Excerpts from this story referencing "Stanford University":

"… 0 low-income students. Pleased with the progress, but no results released. Stanford University experts found a third of students at Walton-backed charters scored better …"

Back to school for the billionaires

By Rita Beamish

Business titans find reforming schools much harder than just writing checks

Excerpts from this story referencing "National Governors Association":

"… l." Bill Gates, prep school grad and college dropout, had come before the National Governors Association seeking converts to his plan to do something about it — a plan that …"

Teachers' union spends big bucks to defeat Buck

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A reader in Denver alerted us to an ad that went up yesterday in Colorado by the NEA Advocacy Fund, blasting Republican Senate candidate Ken

For-profit schools with Web, health care classes depend more on federal student aid

By Julie Vorman

For-profit schools that specialize in health care, offer web-based classes, and/or are owned by a publicly-traded company depend most heavil

Student loan scandal costs students

By The Center for Public Integrity

Schools steered students toward "preferred lenders," who charged students inflated rates and bribed schools

Industry donors

By Kevin Bogardus

Profiles of the top industry donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "American Federation of Teachers":

"… commissions by Illinois Gov. James Thompson; Edward J. McElroy, president, American Federation of TeachersPlaces: California topped the list of education interests' political c …"

Starr Struck: Part one

By Florence George Graves

BOSTON, April 1, 1998 — The Kenneth Starr assailed by the Clinton administration as an agent of a vast right-wing conspiracy is the same Ken

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pentagon":

"… s most prominent defenders of the First Amendment who made his name in the Pentagon Papers case, says Starr and other independent counsels investigating membe …"

"… national scene when he successfully represented The New York Times in the Pentagon Papers case after the newspaper published articles in 1971 based on classi …"

"… rmer New York Times general counsel perhaps best known for his role in the Pentagon Papers case, say there is persistent talk in media law circles about subpo …"