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  • Florida colleges revise sexual assault policies

    Florida colleges revise sexual assault policies
    Few rapes have been reported on Florida's college campuses, and many see that as a problem. Sexual assault tends to be the most under-reported crime, often because victims are "afraid of the system" or think no one will believe them, said Michaela Denny,...
  • Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case

    Morgan State under federal investigation for handling of sexual assault case
    The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows. The...
  • Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze

    Hustlers Cash In On Charter School Craze
    If I showed you the headline "Weak Charter School Laws Enable Scams, Insider Dealing," you'd probably assume it's the latest shoe to drop in the unfurling scandal of FUSE, the punch-drunk charter school group attempting to run schools in Hartford, New...
  • For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others

    For-profit Corinthian Colleges to sell 85 schools, close 12 others
    Corinthian Colleges Inc., the troubled for-profit college corporation, announced it will sell off the vast majority of its campuses over the next six months amid heightened scrutiny from the federal government. As part of an agreement late Thursday with...
  • Real education reform isn't about tests

    I agree that the Obama administration hasn't done a particularly good job of setting education policy, but please don't blame lawmakers for leaving No Child Left Behind on the books. With no valid education policy coming from the White House, where...
  • Congress' assignment: school reform. Why not start with No Child Left Behind?

    Congress is taking up a large number of education bills this year. Unfortunately, the issue it is ignoring — as it has for years — is the one that most needs its attention: an overhaul of the No Child Left Behind Act. It would be an...
  • Panel considers plan to keep San Francisco community college open

    Panel considers plan to keep San Francisco community college open
    San Francisco's only community college and its 80,000 students won a victory this week when a private panel announced new rules that could allow the troubled institution to remain open. The Novato-based Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior...
  • Regulating sex on campus

    The Times is right to question legislative attempts to micromanage sex on campus, like California's SB 967, which would "tell young people what steps they must take in the privacy of their own dorm rooms" by requiring "affirmative consent." ("Sex and...
  • L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy

    L.A. Unified suspension rates fall but some question figures' accuracy
    In the heart of Watts, where violence in nearby housing projects can spill over onto campuses, two of the city's toughest middle schools have long dealt with fights, drugs and even weapons. Administrators typically have handled these problems by...
  • S.F. college supporters hope new policy will extend accreditation

    S.F. college supporters hope new policy will extend accreditation
    Supporters of San Francisco’s embattled community college are waiting to learn if a proposed policy change will keep the school from being stripped of accreditation next month. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges...
  • Appeal seeks making Richmond, Davis K-5 schools again

    Appeal seeks making Richmond, Davis K-5 schools again
    Unsatisfied with a Kane County judge's decision last fall requiring the St. Charles school district to develop a new improvement plan for Richmond and Davis schools, an attorney representing parents asked justices in the state's appellate court on...