Education secretary says he backs annual testing
Foreshadowing what could be a contentious battle with Congress, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Monday that rolling back federal testing requirements in math and reading would deprive students, parents ...
Nations want to be the ruler of the internet – at least within their own borders
While there is only one world power on the internet, that situation will not last forever. The internet's underpinning technologies were mostly created in the US, the initial networks were based there – ...
UK surveillance programmes challenged at tribunal
Civil liberties campaigners began a legal challenge Monday against the alleged use of mass surveillance programmes by the British intelligence services, in what they said were historic public hearings sparked ...
Report: US spies on prominent Muslim-Americans
An online magazine reported Wednesday that the National Security Agency and the FBI covertly scanned the emails of five prominent Muslim-Americans under the government's secret surveillance program aimed at foreign terrorists ...
Essay explores male authority in religous, social movements
As the violent militant Islamic group Boko Haram recently kidnapped more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, it sparked intentional outrage, particularly over the girls being sold into slavery.
Schools in US growing more separate and still unequal
(Phys.org) —Sixty years after the U.S. Supreme Court ended "separate but equal" in public schools, the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles released a report today showing the segregation ...
Gloomy Americans foresee a downhill slide to 2050
(AP)—Ask Americans to imagine life in 2050, and you'll get some dreary visions.
ACLU will appeal NY NSA phone surveillance ruling
A civil rights lawyer says the American Civil Liberties Union is very disappointed that a New York judge has found that a government program that collects millions of Americans' telephone records is legal. ...
Facebook 'Like' button is free speech right: US court
Hitting the "Like" button on Facebook is an element of free speech protected by the US constitution, a federal court ruled Wednesday, in a case closely watched by employment lawyers.
Obama threatens veto of cybersecurity bill
President Barack Obama threatened on Tuesday to veto a major cybersecurity bill unless Congress amends it to include more protections for privacy and civil liberties.
Inequality in schools threatens US prosperity, scholars say
Decades of reform have failed to create a strong and fair school system in the United States, with poor and minority students at an increasing disadvantage, a new report says.
Clash in US on mobile privacy protection
Law enforcement officials and civil liberties advocates clashed Thursday at a US congressional hearing on a proposed law to protect the "location privacy" of people using mobile phones.
Online piracy pact ACTA hit by new EU setback
A controversial global pact to battle counterfeiting and online piracy faced a new setback on Thursday as the European Parliament's pointman on the legislation urged fellow lawmakers to reject it.
Israel gives green light to Google Street View
Israel's ministry of justice said on Monday that it has given the go-ahead for Google Street View to start photographing streets in Israel to put on its 3D-mapping website.