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 "National Rifle Association":

"… tion. The Michigan Chamber of Commerce, the Michigan Republican Party, the National Rifle Association, Business Leaders for Michigan and Right to Life Michigan all funded outsi …"

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.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… who carries a massive debt burden after attending a school owned by DeVry Education Group, one of the biggest for-profit Education companies, according to a g …"

"… Vry students defaulted in their first two years of repayment, according to Education Department data. That’s well above the national average of 14.7 per …"

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 "Texas":

"… y 2010. VA numbers also show that students in five states — California, Texas, Virginia, Florida and New York — have been granted the most GI Bill fun …"

"… ust 2009: at least $7.8 billion, according to a News21 review. California, Texas, New York and Florida are the top four states with the most for the number …"

"… ected GI Bill funds. The University of Maryland at No. 8 and University of Texas at No. 10 were the only public institutions that made the top 10 list. Ha …"

"… s never been a more generous GI Bill,” said Rod Davis, director of the Texas A&M University System Veterans Support Office. “We’re in better sh …"

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "executive director":

"… nal appropriations is the larger deficit discussion,” said Joyce Raezer, executive director of the National Military Families Association. “If everything is on the …"

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

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

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 "Victoria":

"… cockroach infestations, Tina French has noticed her 12-year-old daughter, Victoria, picking fights during deployments. Her Army mechanic husband has done fou …"

"… yments. Her Army mechanic husband has done four stints in Iraq. Each time, Victoria, a sixth grader diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome, has regressed at sch …"

"… she’s stressed,” said French, who has found herself in the office for Victoria’s discipline referrals.Trenton LeForge, the three-year-old son of an Arm …"

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

Back to school for the billionaires

By Rita Beamish

Business titans find reforming schools much harder than just writing checks

Grading the billionaires on education reform

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… r his views on Education funding.An arm of the 3.2 million-member National Education Association, the NEA Advocacy Fund filed a Form 1 Statement of Organizatio …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bank of America":

"… ight largest in the country: Citbank, Sallie Mae, Nelnet, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and College Loan Corporation. Some of these compan …"

Industry donors

By Kevin Bogardus

Profiles of the top industry donors in 2003 and 2004

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arnold Schwarzenegger":

"… NEA study, the Golden State has become a battleground for education. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has broadcast radio ads to counter criticism by NEA's largest state affili …"

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 "director":

"… magazine would neither confirm nor deny receiving subpoenas.Eileen Murphy, director of media relations for ABC News, says the network has received one subpoen …"

"… nas issued by Starr that have not been made public.Sandra Baron, executive director of the Libel Defense Resource Center, says, “My distinct impression is t …"

"… m by companies, among them Revlon (where Clinton friend Vernon Jordan is a director).Starr’s office must have thought Morrow was an easy mark. According to …"

"… een Lewinsky go into Clinton’s office one Saturday. The station’s news director, Bob Morford, says he provided aired interviews but refused to turn over u …"