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  • Texas schools pressed to accommodate influx of young immigrants

    Texas schools pressed to accommodate influx of young immigrants
    A year ago, the Las Americas Newcomer Middle School serving the low-income Gulfton neighborhood started the semester with 150 immigrant and refugee students. When the new school year began last month, enrollment skyrocketed to 325 students, most of them...
  • Vermont to Washington: Your education policy is broken

    BOSTON (Reuters) - It's not often that the good folks who run the nation's state education departments are publicly praised for a job well done. But then there's Vermont Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe. A few weeks back, Diane Ravitch -- the...
  • Alumni group says Ohio university fired band director to placate probe

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio State University alumni group critical of the firing of a popular band director said on Friday his dismissal was a bid to appease Title IX investigators probing sexual harassment and abuse at the school. Jon Waters was fired...
  • Column: What to do when your college shuts down

    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The collapse of Corinthian Colleges Inc. and the abrupt shutdown of several other for-profit campuses this year have left tens of thousands of students wondering about the future of their education - and their debt. For many...
  • Attorney of accuser reportedly expects FSU to bring code of conduct charges against Jameis Winston

    Attorney of accuser reportedly expects FSU to bring code of conduct charges against Jameis Winston
    TALLAHASSEE - FSU coach Jimbo Fisher said the Seminoles’ football program isn’t focused on the latest inquiry into an allegation Jameis Winston raped an FSU student two years ago. University officials interviewed Winston’s accuser last...
  • Students allege UC Santa Barbara mishandled rape discipline

    Students allege UC Santa Barbara mishandled rape discipline
    A group of UC Santa Barbara students said they have filed complaints with the federal government alleging that university administrators did not properly discipline a student who was found responsible for raping another undergraduate.  The allegations...
  • Some Philadelphia university students give crime reports low grades

    PHILADELPHIA In January 2011, a University of Pennsylvania student was assaulted about three blocks from campus, allegedly by a "flash mob" of up to 40 youths. Penn did not issue an alert to students about the incident. On Easter weekend last year, a 20-...
  • 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...
  • READER SUBMITTED: A Beautiful First Day at Union School

    Union School students are off to a great start for the 2014-2015 school year. On August 25th, students assembled by class on the sunny front lawn of the school for songs, the Pledge of Allegiance, and words of welcome from new principal Caitlin Eckler....
  • Problems persist for high-profile back surgery firm, patients

    Christine Harrison suffered from a chronically sore back. Watching Fox & Friends one morning, she saw an interview with a doctor who promised "excellent pain relief" for people like her. The doctor was promoting North American Spine, a high-profile...
  • California passes 'yes-means-yes' campus sexual assault bill

    (Reuters) - Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt "affirmative consent" language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses. The measure, passed...