Despite #MeToo era, most top colleges share little about sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Despite the rise of the #MeToo movement, most of the nation’s largest public universities are less than transparent about how they handle sexual assault cases on campus.  A six-month-long investigation by Capital News Service found that among the…

Bill would provide protections to student loan borrowers

At the urging of the Maryland attorney general, legislation passed the state’s General Assembly that provides protections for student loan borrowers when working with loan servicers. The legislation comes months after a report by the Office of the Inspector General claimed servicers placed borrowers in adverse situations.

Frosh’s broad legal power: Partisanship or ‘long overdue’?

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh was granted broad authority to sue the federal government last year. In the 19 month since, he has made good on his newfound autonomy.

DeVos draws fire for plan to change handling of campus sexual assaults

WASHINGTON – Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday overturned an Obama administration directive on campus sexual assault that may have long-ranging implications for the more than 300,000 college and graduate students in Maryland. “The era of rule by letter is…

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos draws reaction on social media with Title IX speech

Social media users reacted to a speech by Betsy DeVos about Title IX programs.

Maryland senators vote against DeVos confirmation

WASHINGTON – Elisabeth “Betsy” DeVos on Tuesday was confirmed narrowly by the Senate as the secretary of education after Vice President Mike Pence cast an historic, tie-breaking vote, but Maryland’s two senators opposed her, warning she was not qualified. Maryland…

PARCC results to serve as new baseline, will allow individual and itemized assessment

PARCC testing results come out later this month and the state Department of Education says the results will serve as a new baseline for student assessment.