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 "lobbyist":

"… ee’s representatives met in February 2012 with former Assemblyman-turned-lobbyist Thomas Calderon, brother of Ron and Charles, to gain support for a bill th …"

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 "Consumer Financial Protection Bureau":

"… g investigated by state attorneys general, the Justice Department, and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for misleading prospective students about the likelihood that they will fi …"

"… gest single source of consumer debt aside from mortgages, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. More than $1 trillion of those loans are held or guaranteed by the govern …"

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 "Iraq":

"… said. …"

"… g, and faculty research and scholarship. Green, who served three tours in Iraq before leaving in June 2012, balances a seasonal job as a high school foot …"

"… care about accomplishing anything. After returning home from two tours in Iraq in 2007 and 2008 with post-traumatic stress disorder and a traumatic brain …"

"… d by traditional four-year graduation rates. Corwin Cherry, who served in Iraq in 2003, enrolled in what then was Pensacola (Fla.) Junior College after h …"

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

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ohio":

"… ve-time champion and winner of $45,303 on the game show Jeopardy in 1987 …"

"… e confirmed as director of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau?As Ohio's top policemanl from 2008 to 2010, Cordray filed lawsuits again …"

"… ilding his reputation as a consumer advocate as a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives and then as Ohio state treasurer,the Daily Caller …"

"… te as a Democratic member of the Ohio House of Representatives and then as Ohio state treasurer,the Daily Caller reports. Those credentials may not d …"

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 "federal government":

"… e, the money has gone for new copier machines and paving parking lots. The federal government gives districts wide latitude in how the money can be used.In Kansas, ever …"

"… s tax. “Finger pointing” broke out between the local community and the federal government, said Sullivan. Ralston, school liaison officer at Fort Sill, summed up th …"

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

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 "Education":

"… ch data was available from the nationally recognized Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. iWatch News also looked at the holy grail of the educati …"

"… have been," says James Kemple, author of a study just published by Harvard Education Press that cites real gains from the Klein reforms in New York. "We are no …"

"… a 16-state sample tested better than in traditional public schools. A U.S Education Department-commissioned study last year was similarly mixed. “Putting t …"

"… to be commended." Lois Leveen, communication director for Grantmakers for Education, a nonprofit association representing 260 foundations, agrees. "The overa …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Nelnet":

"… ompanies, including the eight largest in the country: Citbank, Sallie Mae, Nelnet, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Wachovia, and College Loan …"

Industry donors

By Kevin Bogardus

Profiles of the top industry donors in 2003 and 2004

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 …"