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Stories with organization: U.S. Department of Education
  • 9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades.

  • Topeka Boys, Girls Clubs get federal grant 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:04 am
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - The Boys and Girls Clubs of Topeka have been selected to receive more than $272,000 from the U.S. Department of Education to provide an integrated physical activity and nutrition program.

  • Missouri chancellor vows changes after rape case 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 6:26 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - The University of Missouri's new chancellor said Tuesday he is prepared to make the school "accountable and responsible" after an independent review faulted its response to the suicide of a former swimmer who told health professionals before her death that she had been raped by several football players.

  • Physical fitness grants awarded in Oklahoma 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:23 pm
  • OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Education has awarded four grants in Oklahoma to be used for physical fitness programs.

  • Mansfield schools awarded physical fitness grant 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 1:10 pm
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Mansfield School District in western Arkansas has been awarded a $160,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Education for physical fitness programs.

  • US to Manchester district: Improve minority access 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 4:59 pm
  • MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - New Hampshire's largest school district must to do more to enroll minorities in college and career prep courses and should consider revising how it assigns students to strict academic levels, the U.S. Department of Education said Thursday.

  • Florida St faces investigation after Winston case 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 8:11 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - A federal query into whether Florida State University adequately investigated whether Heisman Trophy-winner Jameis Winston sexually assaulted another student could result in the school losing federal funding, but history suggests a settlement will be reached instead, officials said Friday.

  • Nation's top education official visits Hawaii 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 10:13 pm
  • WAIANAE, Hawaii - The nation's top education official is vowing to look into concerns about assessments for students attending Hawaiian-language immersion schools and how Native Hawaiian-focused charter schools are funded.

  • Audit questions agency management under Cindy Hill 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:31 pm
  • CHEYENNE, Wyoming - An independent audit found questionable management practices in the Wyoming Education Department when it was under the control of Superintendent Cindy Hill. But the audit left it up to state attorneys to determine if any laws were broken.

  • Department of Ed revives Bright Futures probe 
    Updated: Mar-23-14 12:23 pm
  • TALLAHASSEE, Florida - The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights has revived a probe into Florida's Bright Futures scholarship program, which critics charge is increasingly out of reach for the students who need it most.

  • Indiana minority students face more punishments 
    Updated: Mar-21-14 6:37 pm
  • INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana is part of a continuing national trend of educators shelling out greater punishments to black and other minority students, data released Friday by the U.S. Department of Education's civil rights division shows.

  • Federal agency settles with SC charter schools 
    Updated: Mar-20-14 4:00 pm
  • WASHINGTON - An arm of the U.S. Department of Education has reached an agreement with the South Carolina Charter School District regarding access to the Internet for people with disabilities.