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  • New bill targets underreporting of sexual assaults at state colleges

    New bill targets underreporting of sexual assaults at state colleges
    This post has been updated. See the note at the bottom for details. SACRAMENTO -- A new bill introduced Monday would impose new reporting requirements for crimes occurring at colleges and universities, a response to reports that several California...
  • College athletes should not be paid

     College athletes should not be paid
    In "A new day for athletes" (Oct. 30), Paul Marx demonstrates an embarrassing lack of knowledge and research about his subject. The graduation rate by 2011 for all freshmen entering at all U.S. colleges and universities in 2005 was 59 percent, 61...
  • New math preschool series debuts on PBS39

     
    PBS KIDS’ newest animated preschool series that teaches preschoolers math PEG + CAT premieres todat at 10 a.m. on PBS39. The show follows the spirited Peg and her sidekick, Cat, as they embark on adventures, solve problems and learn foundational.......
  • U.Va., VCU set to begin 'natural' basketball series

    During his college playing days at Green Bay more than 20 years ago, Tony Bennett craved games against state basketball heavyweights Wisconsin and Marquette. After all, what better way for a so-called mid-major program to measure itself than against...
  • Mindless testing fails kids [Commentary]

    Mindless testing fails kids [Commentary]
    This spring, tens of thousands of children across Maryland will be made to sit for hours in dead silent classrooms under the incessant flickering of fluorescent lights to take the Maryland School Assessment, a standardized test that serves little...
  • Baltimore County teachers file grievance over workload from Common Core

    Baltimore County teachers file grievance over workload from Common Core
    In an unusual move, Baltimore County teachers filed a grievance this week against the county school board saying new education initiatives are forcing them to work long hours beyond their normal day. Teachers in the county and the rest of the state have...
  • S.F. city attorney seeks injunction to block accrediting panel

    S.F. city attorney seeks injunction to block accrediting panel
    San Francisco’s city attorney filed for a preliminary injunction Monday to block a private commission from revoking the accreditation of City College of San Francisco, alleging that the panel is using stalling tactics and refusing to hand over...
  • Feds fault college-accrediting panel, advise giving it time to improve

    A panel that moved to revoke accreditation from City College of San Francisco should continue to have authority to review two-year colleges -- even as it works to correct its own deficiencies, according to a U.S. Department of Education report. The...
  • UCI receives grant to help English-language learners

    A UC Irvine professor will receive an $11-million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand a reading and writing program that assists English-language learners in Southern California middle and high schools. Carol Booth Olson, director of...
  • Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance

    Families get a lesson in applying for college assistance
    Ngoctram Tran stuffed the things she hoped would unlock thousands of dollars toward her daughter's college education inside a plastic bag: her driver's license, Social Security cards, bank statements and W-2s. But the most important thing she'd need...
  • Columbine shooting continues to cast shadow over schools

    Columbine shooting continues to cast shadow over schools
    JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — As she does every day, Kay Cates asked her 10-year-old son how his school day went. He shrugged. "We did math. We did reading. We had a lockdown," the Boulder fourth-grader replied. She froze. When pressed, the boy...