This is “Sit Down And Shut Up,” Watchdog.org’s podcast examining education issues at the national, state and local levels.Read More →
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org
Student loan fraud is rapidly on the rise. Since 2009, about $187 million in student loans and aid have been stolen, according to a U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General report.
But why is this type of fraud exploding?
Frank Abagnale is a former con man who posed as an airline […]
By Moriah Costa | Watchdog.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — All hope is not lost for students from low-income families hoping to receive tax-credit scholarships to attend private schools.
The Educational Opportunities Act was reintroduced byU.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, last week and would provide individual and corporate tax credits for scholarships for students […]
The D.C. charter high school graduation rate declined seven percentage points last year, and some schools say it’s because students are spending more time preparing for college.Read More →
By Evan Grossman | Watchdog.org
PHILADELPHIA — No issue more seems to be important to Pennsylvanians at the moment than education, according to several polls.
So it makes perfect sense that Philadelphia mayoral candidates have made schools a top talking point as they jockey for position heading into the May primary.
In reality, though, Philadelphia’s next mayor will have as […]