Education

Lawsuit: Teacher shamed student over pledge protest

Oct 18, 2018

A Connecticut teenager who says she was mocked and shamed for not standing up during the Pledge of Allegiance filed a federal lawsuit this week against her teacher and the school board

Harvard emails illuminate power of wealth in admissions

Oct 17, 2018

A series of emails among top Harvard University officials illustrates the role wealth can play in the admissions process

AP FACT CHECK: Noem lacks proof Sutton supports income tax

Oct 17, 2018

AP FACT CHECK: Republican governor candidate Kristi Noem alleges her Democratic opponent, Billie Sutton, supports an income tax in heavily conservative South Dakota. The claim is mostly false.

Email: Political appointee tapped to lead Interior watchdog

Oct 17, 2018

The Trump administration is apparently reassigning a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead an internal watchdog agency at the Interior Department

Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

Oct 16, 2018

In a win for students, a court orders a delayed Obama for-profit fraud protection rule into force

New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

Oct 16, 2018

A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign aimed at building support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices

Buckled track blamed in fiery Indiana freight derailment

Oct 16, 2018

Officials say a buckled stretch of track is believed to have caused a fiery freight train derailment in southwestern Indiana that belched black smoke into the sky and forced the evacuation of nearby homes

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

Oct 16, 2018

On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials

Warren's DNA test: 'Pocahontas' pushback, possible 2020 prep

Oct 15, 2018

Sen. Elizabeth Warren's release of a DNA analysis that she has Native American ancestry is a pointed pushback to Donald Trump's derisive nickname for her.

Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chances

Oct 15, 2018

A group suing Harvard University says the school uses a loosely defined "personal rating" to discriminate against Asian-Americans who apply to the school

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