The Department of Education Puts the Brakes on a Texas Schools Civil Rights Investigation
Betsy Devos is leading a movement to roll back the initiatives used by the Obama administration to reduce racial discrimination in school punishments.
As Voucher Programs Proliferate Nationally, Failing Charter Schools Have Begun to Privatize
A recent nationwide review found that at least 16 failing or struggling charter schools in five states have gone private with the help of publicly funded voucher programs.
Betsy DeVos Faces Pushback After Scaling Back Investigations Into Civil Rights Complaints
More than 30 "disappointed and alarmed" senators penned a letter chastising civil rights enforcement at the Department of Education.
The Department of Education Demands Greater Accountability From College Accreditors
Accreditation agencies have recently come under fire for failing to keep schools accountable. Now the Education Department is looking to change that.
Who Keeps Billions of Taxpayer Dollars Flowing to For-Profit College?
Accreditation agencies are supposed to make sure that colleges are putting students in a position to succeed. That’s not happening at schools overseen by one accreditor in particular.
The Big Gap in Graduation Rates Between Poor and Wealthy Students
For the first time ever, the public can see the graduation rates for Pell grant recipients at over 1,000 schools.
Justice Alito Defends the Lethal Injection Expert Who Did His Research on Drugs.com
The expert ended up prompting a back-and-forth between Supreme Court justices, who narrowly upheld use of a lethal injection drug.
Why a Key Expert in the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Case Did Most of His Research on Drugs.com
It’s becoming nearly impossible to find experts to defend the practice.
'A Message of Hope': Obama Grants Clemency to 22 Prisoners in a Single Day
Is this the beginning of a new trend in commutations?
The Washington Legislature Makes a Move to Keep Schools From Pinning Down and Isolating Kids
It’s the latest in a national trend to reduce restraints of school-age children.
Lethal Rejection: Will the Supreme Court's Lethal Injection Review Kill the Death Penalty?
The Supreme Court is reviewing lethal injection for the first time in seven years. Here’s what it means for the death penalty.
Schools Pin Down Kids and Then Say It Never Happened
All school districts in the country are required to tell the federal government how many times kids have been restrained in their schools. But some districts aren’t following through.