Education

  • Security experts say the U.S. is ill-prepared to respond to cyberthreats. A new high school curriculum in Alabama aims to attract more young people to the field.
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    6:50pm Sep 11, 2013
    National National Education

    Army Looks To Schools To Find The Next Cyberwarriors

    Security experts say the U.S. has a dearth of professionals qualified to take on cyberthreats like attacks on power grids or defense systems. A school district in Alabama and the U.S. Army Cyber Command have teamed up to help prepare a new generation for cyberwarfare careers.
  • Lila Hillman is starting her first year as principal at Milwaukee Parkside School for the Arts in Wisconsin. Nearly one-fifth of the city's public schools have new principals this year.
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    12:06pm Sep 11, 2013
    National National Education

    School Districts Struggle To Get Principals To Stay Put

    As the school year begins, many principals are leading their schools for the first time. Keeping principals is a problem in many schools, and high-poverty, urban districts often have particularly high rates of turnover. Some experts say that revolving door can hurt student achievement.
  • 7:54am Sep 11, 2013
    Education Education

    Getting College Credit For What You Already Know

    The University of Wisconsin System will soon offer a new option for working adults who want to complete their bachelor's degree. Under the Flexible Option, students can earn credits and a degree, by proving they've mastered competencies. The Flex Option is aimed at helping more than 700,000 residents who have college credit but no degree, and adults who don't have time to attend classes.
  • 8:39pm Sep 07, 2013
    National National Education

    New School Year Brings Sequestration Pain For Many Districts

    As the nation's public schools reopen this fall, many are facing budget deficits and scarce money due to sequestration. Experts say districts with large numbers of poor students are hit the hardest.
  • 10:06am Sep 01, 2013
    National National Education

    What Makes The 'Smartest Kids In The World'?

    Compared to the rest of the world, American schools don't stack up like they used to. But what's the best way to educate children? Author Amanda Ripley followed students and teachers across the globe to find out for her new book, The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way.
  • 5:17am Aug 27, 2013
    World News World News Education

    Thousands Of Striking Teachers Disrupt Mexico City

    The teachers are protesting education changes that would institute evaluations and reduce the power of unions in hiring educators. It's common practice for teachers in Mexico to buy and sell tenured positions. The protests in Mexico City have caused traffic mayhem, and at one point blocked access to the international airport.
  • 11:39am Aug 24, 2013
    National National Politics & Government Education

    Obama Campaigns For College Affordability Plan

    The president returned from vacation to take to the road, touring college towns in New York and Pennsylvania to talk about higher education. He's proposing a system that would rank colleges' affordability, which could then be tied to federal aid — but in Washington, a budget battle is waiting.
  • 7:25am Aug 23, 2013
    Politics & Government Politics & Government Education

    Obama Takes To The Road To Push College Affordability Plan

    Day 2 of President Obama's education-themed bus tour rolls into Binghamton, N.Y., and then travels to Pennsylvania for a stop in Scranton. On Friday, the president will have more praise for colleges that work hard to keep costs down and degree production up.