Deluged by discrimination complaints against U.S. colleges, the Education Department is taking years to resolve cases involving alleged sexual assault at Harvard Law School and Princeton University, and lawmakers are questioning the agency’s ability to enforce its own rules.
House Republicans are trying to roll back school-lunch nutrition requirements -- passed in 2010 with the backing of First Lady Michelle Obama -- saying the rules bust local budgets and micromanage what children eat.
When it comes to big data projects, there are none bigger than the National Security Agency's massive surveillance programs that were exposed by former contractor Edward Snowden a year ago. In internal documents, the agency crowed about the scope of its mission, which was encapsulated in one phrase: "Collect it all."
Tufts University entered a voluntary agreement with the U.S. Education Department to resolve a complaint of its handling of sexual-assault reports two weeks after revoking its signature on a similar accord.