WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is taking steps to expand the Pell grant program to prisoners. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have scheduled a visit to the Maryland Correctional Institution in Jessup, Maryland, on Friday to announce the plans. Duncan previewed the plans in a speech Monday on higher education....
WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions. Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply to the school. "Although...
NEW YORK (AP) — Jeanene Worrell-Breeden had what she called a dream job running a public school linked with Columbia University's Teachers College when she killed herself by jumping in front of a subway car this spring. Three months later, the city Department of Education says there was more to her sad story: The principal...
The latest filings in the ongoing McCleary lawsuit were filed Monday, and now the justices will decide whether lawmakers made enough progress this session.
The state’s aerospace-industry coordinator, Alex Pietsch, is leaving the Governor’s Office to take a position as associate vice president for industry relations at Washington State University.
Making housing and zoning policies more inclusive for low-income families could help break up concentrations of poverty in schools.
A University of Washington student could be charged by prosecutors in the theft of $32,000 in university funds over a three-year period.
Boeing and the family of the late Bill Boeing Jr. announced a joint $30 million donation to promote STEM education programs at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
From one Washington to the other, discussion heats up on school discipline, the federal role in public education, and whether Washington state should lower the passing score that high-school students need on graduation tests.
An advisory committee has recommended swapping school start times in Seattle, with middle and high schools starting later than elementary schools.