After the Great Recession laid waste to the housing market, decimated portfolios and cost Kaylene Murzin's father his construction job, the 15-year-old found another way that she, like many teenagers, didn’t want to emulate her parents: financially.
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Texas’s school system “has really struggled” under Governor Rick Perry, a Republican candidate for president, and the state’s substandard schools do a disservice to children.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin called for an examination of for-profit medical schools in the Caribbean that have access to federal student loans yet may be subject to standards below those set for medical students in the U.S.
California lawmakers moved closer to sending Governor Jerry Brown a bill to overhaul standardized testing of school children, even as federal officials say they may withhold funding if the measure becomes law.