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  • Bail denied for ex-prison doctor who threatened judge

    Bail denied for ex-prison doctor who threatened judge
    Given Erik von Kiel's interest in moving to South America and his threatening statements toward a judge, no combination of conditions could ensure the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's safe release from prison or that he would return for his trial, a...
  • Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools

    Scott, education leaders to ask U.S. DOE to reverse decision, stop micromanaging Florida schools
    Gov. Rick Scott announced today he will ask the U.S. Department of Education to reverse itself and allow Florida to decide how students still learning English should be counted in its A-to-F grading system. The governor said "bureaucrats in Washington"...
  • Corinthian Colleges sued for not paying rent at corporate headquarters

    Corinthian Colleges sued for not paying rent at corporate headquarters
    Add this to the lengthy list of woes facing Corinthian Colleges Inc.: The Santa Ana company was more than $381,000 behind on rent at its corporate headquarters this month, and the landlord sued. The lawsuit filed last week in Orange County Superior...
  • Police deliver the Christmas goods

    Police deliver the Christmas goods
    Fifteen members of the Laguna Beach Police Department handed out gifts to preschool-aged children at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach. Each year police employees select an underprivileged child and become their "Santa" for the day, according to...
  • City College of San Francisco to remain accredited pending trial

    City College of San Francisco to remain accredited pending trial
    A private commission cannot revoke the accreditation of City College of San Francisco until a trial is held to determine if the action is lawful, a judge ruled Thursday. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges had moved to strip...
  • Report gives local Teach for America educators high marks in math

    Report gives local Teach for America educators high marks in math
    Just a few months before Artemus Werts stood before classes in Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, he had to relearn math concepts he hadn't reviewed in years. Werts, a 2011 Rutgers graduate who joined Baltimore's teaching corps through Teach for...
  • 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...
  • Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]

    Guidelines aim to end disparity in school discipline [Commentary]
    The nation's top cop and principal visited Frederick Douglass High School in Baltimore this week, but not for reasons you think. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan visited Douglass to release federal...
  • Students outraged by sudden closure of vocational school

    Students outraged by sudden closure of vocational school
    Dozens of students gathered outside a South Los Angeles trade school Thursday, angry that the college where they had been taking classes -- and had paid thousands of dollars to attend -- had shut without notice. Authorities confirmed that...
  • Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school's closure

    Students and faculty blindsided by for-profit school's closure
    Hundreds of students and faculty at a financially troubled South Gate trade school were left angry and unsure of their fate Thursday, after the school abruptly closed its doors and federal officials said students would no longer be eligible for...
  • Bold choice for FAMU leader holds promise: Editorial

    It was an unexpected decision by Florida A&M University standards. But in naming Elmira Mangum FAMU's next president, the trustees not only made history, but took a giant step forward in putting the historically black university back on the road to...