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  • Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women

    Fannie Lou Hamer Awards honor seven county women
    Seven Anne Arundel County women are being honored Sunday. Oct. 6, with the annual Fannie Lou Hamer Awards. Named for civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, the awards are given annually to women who honor Hamer's legacy with their community service. This...
  • HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources

    HBCU presidents believe court ruling could bring more resources
    Presidents of the state's historically black colleges and universities said Tuesday that a federal court ruling ordering remedies for persistent segregative policies in Maryland higher education could result in new opportunities and resources for their...
  • Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools

    Unusual collaboration at UMES, Salisbury benefits both schools
    Martin Ngwa, a student at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, plans to go into social work after graduation — though his school doesn't offer the major. Thanks to an unusual partnership between UMES, an historically black institution, and...
  • Commentary: Some truisms and falsehoods about schools

    False: American kids are failing. According to the U.S. Department of Education, tests scores are higher for Caucasian, African American, Hispanic and Asian students. The dropout rate is the lowest in our history. False: You cannot get rid of "bad...
  • Community college accreditation commission under scrutiny again

    Community college accreditation commission under scrutiny again
    SAN FRANCISCO — The nonprofit group that accredits California’s community colleges has come under fire again — this time for asking officials at the colleges it oversees to write letters of “support“ as it undergoes its own...
  • USC cracking down on weekday parties after fraternity incident

    USC cracking down on weekday parties after fraternity incident
    A USC fraternity has been placed on probation after a student from another college was hurt during an event last week, prompting campus officials to strictly enforce a ban on weekday parties on the campus' Greek Row for the rest of the semester,...
  • Troubled City College of San Francisco to name new leader

    Troubled City College of San Francisco to name new leader
    An educator who held posts at community colleges in Sacramento and Los Angeles has been named to lead City College of San Francisco, the troubled institution fighting to remain open after being sanctioned for financial and administrative problems. Arthur...
  • UConn students file sexual assault complaints

    Joining a growing list of students who allege that their colleges and universities have mishandled alleged sexual assault cases, seven current and former University of Connecticut students said Monday that they have filed a complaint with the U.S....
  • Segregating English learners in schools

    Segregating English learners in schools
    Segregating young children for whom English is a new language according to their fluency levels produces the best academic results, according to most research. So the Los Angeles Unified School District has little choice in the matter. As a result of a...
  • Former Occidental chief reportedly named U.S. education official

    Former Occidental chief reportedly named U.S. education official
    Ted Mitchell, the former president of Occidental College, is reportedly in line for an important education post in the Obama administration. Mitchell is expected to be named undersecretary at the U.S. Department of Education, replacing Martha Kanter,...
  • End comes for history study grant

    End comes for history study grant
    During the past 12 years, Glendale teachers have taken advantage of $4 million in grant funds to travel across the country to cities, museums and historical institutions to immerse themselves in stories of the past. But that appears to be coming to an...