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

More than 1,000 racism complaints at US colleges. What happened?

Since Barack Obama's 2008 inauguration, a moment that optimists at the time suggested would herald a healing of race relations in the United States, more and more students and staff have filed complaints of racial harassment with the Department of Education: 1,073 in total, an average of 134 per year, compared to about 50 annually during the previous administration. University students and staff may file – or drop – racial harassment charges for a variety of reasons, many of which have nothing to do with an increase or decrease in actual racism on campus, such as the time elapsed since the incident, a decision to file a lawsuit instead, or simply the increased awareness that one can file such a complaint, for example.

Colleges grapple with best ways to address race incidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials were slow to handle racial incidents at the University of Missouri, and that contributed to protests, a student hunger strike, a threatened boycott by the football team and ultimately, the resignations of two administrators.

Dozens injured as bus filled with college students overturns in Virginia

The bus, carrying some 50 people, most of them students, from Richmond back to Virginia Tech, Radford University and the University of Virginia, flipped onto its side on the Powhite Parkway near Chesterfield, media reported, citing State Police and emergency responders. The Virginia State Police could not be reached to verify the reports' details.

Washington state girl, 16, found tied up in high school bathroom

A 16-year-old girl in Washington state was physically assaulted on Tuesday and tied up in a bathroom at her Seattle high school, law enforcement and school officials said. The victim said two females assaulted her, tied her up and left her in the bathroom in an early morning incident at Highline Public Schools' Evergreen Campus, King County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Cindi West said.

10 Colleges Where Applying Early Increases the Chances of Getting In

The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College, The Short List: Grad School and The Short List: Online Programs to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.