Education


According to data from the US Department of Education, students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately subjected to restraints and seclusion in schools.
House Democrats Call for a Ban on Restraints and Seclusion in Schools

Data from the US Department of Education, reveals that students with disabilities and Black students are disproportionately affected by the practices.

Student loan payment moratorium ends on Dec. 31. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Moratorium on Student Loan Payments Ends Dec. 31—Three Weeks Before Biden Becomes President

Over the weekend, the Department of Education began reminding borrowers via texts and email that their monthly payments will resume on Jan. 1.

Jill Biden
After the DeVos and Trump Years, Having Jill Biden as First Lady Is a Huge Deal for Teachers Everywhere

“Having Dr. Biden in the White House could mean the world to public education in this country, including community colleges."

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos arrives for an event in the State Dining room of the White House, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Washington. A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
All the Bad Betsy DeVos Policies Biden Is About to Rip Up

The Biden administration can reverse controversial decisions on how colleges adjudicate sexual assault cases, reopening schools during COVID, and quickly examining fraudulent student loans.

Jill Biden
Jill Biden Returns to Her Montgomery County Roots to Talk Education

The wife of former Vice President Joe Biden addressed a parking lot full of local educators and union members during a drive-in rally at her alma mater.

A sign describes safety precautions on a mostly empty campus at the University of California, Irvine in Irvine, CA on Friday, October 2, 2020. Classes started Thursday, October 1st but most are online, leaving few students on campus due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions. (Photo by Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images)
Low-Income College Students Dropping Out, Not Enrolling in College Due to COVID

Federal student aid applications are down by nearly 100,000, a drop of four percentage points, as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

The Scranton School District administration building. (Google Maps)
AG: Scranton School Officials Hid Asbestos, Face Felony Child Endangerment Charges

The former superintendent, former operations director, and a maintenance supervisor allegedly knew school buildings had asbestos and did nothing about it.