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  • School district wins Green Ribbon award

    Palm Beach County schools can tie a green ribbon around their old banyan trees: They are among the most environmentally sustainable schools in the country, according to the U.S. Department of Education. After being awarded a Green Ribbon Schools District...
  • 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...
  • Malloy Says He Wants To Cut Time That Connecticut Students Spend Taking Tests

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he wants to reduce the time Connecticut students spend taking standardized tests, and he released a letter in which he asked U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan to consider ways to relieve the burden on 11th...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests

    Malloy Says 11th Graders Should Have To Take Fewer Tests
    Governor Dannel P. Malloy thinks stressed out 11th graders should have to spend less time taking tests. He announced Friday that he has written to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan, saying, “I am eager to explore solutions for the...
  • Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action

    Scott to feds: End one-size-fits-all policy for students learning English or face possible legal action
    As promised, Gov. Rick Scott today demanded that U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan "reverse course" and allow Florida to include students learning English in its school grading system under its own, long-standing rules. Scott's letter requested...
  • 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...
  • 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...