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  • Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up

    Chicago Public Schools reports graduation rate up
    Following national trends and building on years of growth, Chicago Public Schools on Tuesday reported a higher graduation rate for high school students in the last school year. The CPS graduation rate has been climbing for the past decade except for one...
  • Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights

    Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds, says Common Core violates states' rights
    Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal filed a suit against the Obama administration Wednesday, joining a conservative-led effort to challenge controversial national education standards knows as the Common Core, which Jindal says violate states' sovereignty.   ...
  • Letters: Anti-Semitism at UC?

    Re "Federal probe clears 2 UCs of bias," Aug. 29 It's a shame that the U.S. Department of Education has exonerated University of California campuses for fostering anti-Semitic climates. One of the offensive tactics used by pro-Palestinian activists is...
  • McManus: 'Tea party' tempest brewing

    McManus: 'Tea party' tempest brewing
    The "tea party" is back and is brewing trouble for the Republican establishment. After the GOP debacle in the 2012 election, when Republicans not only failed to win the presidency but blew a chance to take over the Senate, party leaders paused to...
  • Anticipating an anxious first day for Perry Hall High students

    Anticipating an anxious first day for Perry Hall High students
    When students return to Perry Hall High School for the first day of school Aug. 27, they will find new safety measures in place, as well as an opportunity to get psychological counseling. "We know the anxiety is going to go up," said Principal George A....
  • USC kickers compete for field-goal duties

    USC kickers compete for field-goal duties
    Long after nearly all USC players had left the practice field Monday, special-teams coach John Baxter oversaw and evaluated kick after kick by Andre Heidari and walk-ons Alex Wood and Craig McMahon. With Heidari struggling, USC interim Coach Ed...
  • Coppin State again targeted for transformation

    Coppin State again targeted for transformation
    When Tasha Wilkie helped out in the math department as an undergrad at Coppin State University, she dealt with some students who came in without basic skills. They didn't know their multiplication tables or how to work with fractions. "We have...
  • Teel Time: ACC television revenue increased 64.5% in 2011-12

    Teel Time: ACC television revenue increased 64.5% in 2011-12
    ACC television revenue nearly tripled from 2008-12, while the conference’s bowl income increased 50 percent and league basketball tournament receipts declined. This according to the ACC’s five most recent federal tax returns. The net...
  • Inside Sandy Hook School: Learning To Heal

    Inside Sandy Hook School: Learning To Heal
    On those nights when Amy DeLoughy's children can't sleep, haunted by memories of the massacre at their elementary school, or on those mornings when they can't face the daily routine, she calls in the ducks. Doctor ducks, military ducks, postal worker...
  • Push On To Curb Wild Fraternities

    Incidents at two Connecticut colleges — and others — show that institutions of higher learning must do more to curb the negative behavior typically associated with fraternity membership. •A former Wesleyan University student who says...
  • Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education

    Companies back STEM efforts as Maryland seeks to revamp science education
    Students across Maryland would see revamped science classes under curriculum standards the state school board will consider Tuesday — part of a broader effort by educators, researchers and businesses to kindle innovation in children well before they...