Latest Education policy News

Report faults University of Idaho over sex assault complaint

Aug. 1, 2018 1:39 PM EDT

MOSCOW, Idaho (AP) — An independent investigation has found that insufficient education and understanding of policies contributed to the University of Idaho's botched handling of a woman's sexual assault complaint against a football player. The report made public on Tuesday also says lack of training...

AP Exclusive: Billionaires fuel US charter schools movement

Jul. 16, 2018 3:05 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Dollar for dollar, the beleaguered movement to bring charter schools to Washington state has had no bigger champion than billionaire Bill Gates. The Microsoft co-founder gave millions of dollars to see a charter school law approved despite multiple failed ballot referendums. And his private...

Top Mexico presidential candidate vows to undo school reform

Jun. 24, 2018 12:20 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — It was a signature achievement by the government that took over Mexico five years ago: educational reforms aimed at improving schools, rooting out incompetent teachers and breaking the grip of unions on hiring and firing them. Now the man favored to win the presidency July 1 is vowing to...