Education News

State news roundup for March 9, 2014

This week we talk about a Supreme Court decision on school funding in Kansas, the FEA president’s response to Gov. Rick Scott’s State of the State in Florida, a flawed academic standards bill in Wisconsin and teachers rallying against high stakes testing in Washington.

Education News

Clock ticking on student loan interest rates

by Mary Ellen Flannery Students should not have to “mortgage their future” to pay for college, said U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) on Wednesday, as he called on his colleagues to quickly pass his legislation, the Stop the Student Loan Interest Hike Act, and avoid an impending doubling of the interest rates on federal student loans.