An internal report from the NYPD leaked this week to the Associated Press confirmed that for the past 10 years the NYPD has been conducting surveillance on Muslim student organizations across the Northeast United States. The report paints a surprising portrait of just how far the NYPD's intelligence division went in monitoring American Muslims for terrorist activity.
Sen. Michael Bennet said he's heard from many high-tech companies that they can't find enough talented students with degrees in science, technology, engineering and math. So he's introduced a bill to keep more students with those skills in the United States, including undocumented immigrants and those here only on a student visa.
No Child Left Behind is about a decade old. It's been up for renewal for 10 years. But as Congress has dead-locked over proposals to modify or reform the controversial law, President Barack Obama on Thursday issued waivers from its strictest requirements to 10 states.
Rhode Island is one of the most religious states in the country, heavily Catholic. So when a teenager protested the prayer that stands in her public school's gym, she knew it wouldn't be popular. But since a court ruled it must be taken down, she's received death threats and been called evil by elected officials.
In Florida, in order to earn a diploma from a state high school, you must have passed the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. But an Orange County School Board leader who took the test says it emphasizes the wrong skills and is unfair to students.
Public school districts struggling with whether to teach ethnic studies, or climate change, or even evolution, are just enacting the latest act of long American drama. History, as presented in American classrooms, isn't always the final word on what happened.
Tucson's school district was told that its Mexican-American Studies program violated an Arizona law barring ethnic studies, but they were never told how, or why. Now teachers say the school district is implementing draconian actions to try and stay in compliance with a law no one understands.
In North Branch, Minn., voters have repeatedly said they're not interested in raising their taxes to make up for declines in state funding. So, after cutting 90 employees over five years, the district decided to try something else: switching to a four-day school week.
Maurice Ashley, 45, is one of just 1,000 ches grandmasters in the world. He's also the only African-American and he's hoping to use that status to inspire a new, younger generation of African-Americans to take up the sport.
Next week, the NCAA will consider a proposal to allow colleges to give their student athletes larger stipends, coming closer to covering the actual cost of attendance. Many universities want nothing to do with it, but some outsiders say it doesn't even go far enough.