Online Schools Enhances Homeschooling

For many people, the idea of attending an online school raises many questions and worries, including whether it is the right path toward their educational goals. However, online learning is becoming more popular as more and more universities and colleges … Read the rest

Selecting the Best Online School for Your Needs

Online schools are becoming more common these days, as a growing number of people want the convenience of earning a degree without compromising other responsibilities, such as a full-time job, or raising children. But with so many online schools to … Read the rest

Pittsburgh school board OKs new supe despite resume concerns

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A superintendent who faced questions about information on his resume and possible plagiarism can begin his new job this week after the Pittsburgh Public Schools board rejected one member's request to rescind the hiring.

Illinois moves toward a possible budget deal

Illinois’ Republican governor and Democrat-led state legislature inched toward a possible breakthrough in their record-setting, yearlong budget impasse, but neither side would characterize a spending framework negotiated on Wednesday as an outright deal. The state House and Senate were poised to take up budget bills on Thursday, including a significant increase in state and local contributions to Chicago Public Schools (CPS) teacher pensions

Making It Easier for Homeless Youths to Get Cash for College

Getting financial aid to help pay the cost of college just got a little easier for the nation’s homeless students. On Tuesday the Department of Education announced changes to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid that will make the form more consistent and efficient for youths who don’t live at home with their parents. In a letter to Sen.

Relieving the fears of the college-bound

A Consumer Reports poll of Americans with student loans offers a critical insight into the current state of higher education: More a quarter of those with college degrees said their education was not worth the cost. About 41 million Americans collectively owe more than $1.2 trillion in federal student loans – the biggest such burden of any country. On Tuesday, for example, Hillary Clinton proposed that $10 billion in federal money go for “alternative” education, such as online courses in computer coding, to ensure job-ready skills for innovation and entrepreneurship.