Federal New Federal Team to Work on Puerto Rico School Improvement, Oversight
The Puerto Rico Education Sustainability Team will focus on creating better learning environments and improving financial management.
Federal Miguel Cardona: Puerto Rico's Teachers Are Doing Their Best to Reopen Classrooms
In his first visit as education secretary to the island where he has family ties, Cardona said he sees a drive to improve education there.
Law & Courts Puerto Rico’s Former Education Secretary Pleads Guilty to Fraud Conspiracy
Julia Keleher pleaded guilty to federal fraud conspiracy charges, striking a felony plea bargain and potentially avoiding maximum jail time.
Education Funding Miguel Cardona Releases $912 Million for Puerto Rico's Schools, Easing Trump Restrictions
Puerto Rico has regained access to hundreds of millions of dollars for education to address the fallout of COVID-19 and other needs.
States Teachers' Union Leader Nominated to Be Puerto Rico's Education Secretary
The American Federation of Teachers describes Elba Aponte Santos as "a fierce defender of public education" in Puerto Rico.
Education Pandemic Piles on Schools Still Reeling From Fires, Floods, and Storms
The pandemic is compounding problems for students and schools already imperiled by natural disasters in recent years, the Government Accountability Office says.
Education FEMA Awards $2 Billion to Help Repair Puerto Rico's Schools
Puerto Rico's schools struggled with basic infrastructure needs long before Hurricane Maria, but the 2017 storm made the situation worse.
Education Education Department Restricts Puerto Rico's Access to COVID-19 School Aid
"The department cannot ignore the longstanding challenges that have been associated with Puerto Rico and PRDE's fiscal management of federal funds," a top Education Department official told Puerto Rican officials.
Education U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Financial Oversight Board for Puerto Rico
In a decision with implications for the island's schools and retired teachers, the justices turned away a constitutional challenge to the way members of a federal oversight board were appointed.
Student Well-Being Hurricanes, Earthquakes, and COVID-19 Make a Dire Trio for Puerto Rico's Schools
The pandemic is just the latest massive disruption for the U.S. territory's educational system, and has left students and teachers wondering how much they've lost and what comes next.
Education U.S. Supreme Court Nixes Payments to Puerto Rico Catholic School Pension Trust
The justices threw out rulings that required the Archdiocese of San Juan to pay nearly $5 million into a pension trust for employees of Catholic schools.
Education Judge Rejects Ex-Puerto Rico Schools Chief's Bid to Relocate Fraud Trial
A judge has denied a request by Julia Keleher, Puerto Rico's former secretary of education, to have her trial moved from the U.S. territory to the mainland.
Education Puerto Rican Teacher on Earthquakes: 'It's More Difficult Than Maria'
The Puerto Rican government announced Jan. 17, roughly three weeks after earthquakes began hitting the island, that of the 561 schools that had been inspected for damage, 326 were deemed eligible to open.
Education New Julia Keleher Arrest Involves Charge Company Acquired Part of a Public School
In a federal indictment, Keleher is accused of using her position as education secretary to get a sweetheart deal on an apartment, in exchange for allowing a company to acquire public school land.