DeVos: Efforts to boycott Israel are a 'pernicious threat'

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says a movement to boycott Israel has become a "pernicious threat" and a source of anti-Semitism on college campuses. DeVos made the comments Monday w...

TV stars and coaches charged in college bribery scheme

BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders ...

Proposed order on campus speech follows wave of complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed executive order to protect free speech on college campuses follows a growing chorus of complaints from conservatives that the nation's universities ...

Proposed order on campus speech follows wave of complaints

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's proposed executive order to protect free speech on college campuses follows a growing chorus of complaints from conservatives that the nation's universities ...

Dems say DeVos' deputy tried to influence internal inquiry

BOSTON (AP) — Democrats in Congress are accusing the Education Department of interfering with an investigation by the agency's independent watchdog. Five lawmakers sent a letter to S...

Oversight of federal student loans is lacking, watchdog says

The Education Department's independent watchdog says the agency hasn't done enough to stop student loan servicers from breaking federal rules. An audit released Thursday by the depar...

Lawyers spar one more time as Harvard bias suit wraps up

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge will now decide a lawsuit alleging that Harvard University intentionally discriminates against Asian-Americans. Lawyers from both sides finished up thei...

States look to boost oversight of struggling small colleges

POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — After 185 years of educating students on its campus of brick buildings on Poultney's main street, Green Mountain College announced last month it would close after this academic ye...

At some big colleges, sexual assaults most likely off-campus

WASHINGTON (AP) — At some of the nation's largest universities, the vast majority of sexual assaults take place not in dorm rooms or anywhere else on school property but in the neighborhoods beyond ca...

University investments fare well in 2018, but worries linger

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of U.S. universities made strong returns on their financial investments last year, but experts worry the gains could be jeopardized by increased spending at many schools. ...

Colleges delay tuition, offer aid as shutdown hits students

A growing number of colleges and universities are postponing tuition payments, waiving late fees and providing emergency grants to students whose finances have been tied up by the longest government s...

With House, Dems eager to bring DeVos under closer oversight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding control of the House and a new set of investigative powers, Democrats are preparing to bring Education Secretary Betsy DeVos under the sharpest scrutiny she has seen since t...

For-profit college owner agrees to end $500M in student debt

A for-profit college company has agreed to clear nearly $500 million in debt incurred by former students as part of a settlement with 48 states and Washington, D.C. The Illinois-base...

Inquiry launched into DeVos' revival of troubled accreditor

The Education Department's independent watchdog plans to investigate Secretary Betsy DeVos' decision to reinstate a troubled accrediting agency terminated under the Obama administration. ...

Trump's safety panel seeks to revoke school discipline rules

President Donald Trump's school safety commission is proposing a rollback of Obama-era guidance that was meant to curb racial disparities in school discipline. The commission was led...