Education

Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

Oct 19, 2017

Emory University officials say letters from a young Barack Obama to a girlfriend show a young man trying to figure out his place in the world

At Mississippi school: Goodbye, Confederacy. Hello, Obama

Oct 18, 2017

A Mississippi school will shed the name of the Confederate president and be named for the first African-American president of the United States

Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop cheerleader protest

Oct 18, 2017

A powerful state lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, boasting how they pressured a university president after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game

BC students walk out from classes after racial incidents

Oct 18, 2017

Students at Boston College are staging a walkout from classes to protest recent instances of racism on campus, including two posters that were defaced to say "Black Lives don't Matter."

Kentucky seeks big pension changes to stem tide of red ink

Oct 18, 2017

Kentucky's Republican leaders say they will close the state's troubled pension system for most new employees, offering them a 401(k)-style plan as they seek to stop the bleeding on one of the country's worst funded public retirement plans

Amazon has brought benefits - and disruption - to Seattle

Oct 18, 2017

Memo to the many places vying for Amazon's second headquarters: It ain't all food trucks and free bananas

The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until Monday

Oct 18, 2017

Officials say schools in Napa County will remain closed until Monday

VA seeks 'narrow' exemption to for-profit college ethics law

Oct 17, 2017

The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will proceed with a narrow waiver to an ethics law banning employees from receiving benefits from for-profit colleges

States sue DeVos to get for-profit college rule restored

Oct 17, 2017

17 states, DC sue Education Department over Obama-era rule designed to protect students from being defrauded by for-profit colleges

Attorney threatens to sue Ohio State over white nationalist

Oct 17, 2017

An attorney has set a new deadline for his threatened lawsuit against Ohio State University over a demand it allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus