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  • Congresswoman aims to crack down on campuses' sex assault 'epidemic'

    Congresswoman aims to crack down on campuses' sex assault 'epidemic'
    A California congresswoman has announced plans to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses. In an appearance at UC Berkeley last week, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough)...
  • JHU suspends frat involved in rape accusation for unrelated concerns

    The Johns Hopkins University has suspended for a year the fraternity involved with a rape accusation for unrelated concerns and has ordered the members to leave their off-campus fraternity house. The suspension was announced to the university community...
  • Grasmick, education experts discuss common core, charter schools

    Grasmick, education experts discuss common core, charter schools
    Education reform measures from the Common Core standards to teacher evaluations have come under increasing criticism this year as the plans have started rolling out in classrooms. Just how difficult the reforms have been was clear at  Thursday night's ...
  • How to deal with the campus sexual assault crisis

    Not too long ago, a woman who was sexually assaulted on campus might understandably have felt that her experience was, if not unique, at least uncommon. Colleges, worried about their reputations, often downplayed such incidents, sweeping rape...
  • How far must we go to report sexual assault or harassment?

    There's been a lot of press lately on the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Right's decision to release the names of 55 colleges and universities being investigated for possible violations of federal law in how they handled sexual violence...
  • Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores

    Casting doubt on linking teacher evaluations to test scores
    A new study out of USC and the University of Pennsylvania finds that value-added measurements — a way of using student test scores to evaluate teacher performance — aren't a very good way of judging teacher quality. This isn't the first...
  • University of Baltimore to offer free final semester

    University of Baltimore to offer free final semester
    The University of Baltimore will offer free tuition to college students in their final semester if they can finish their degrees in four years, the school announced Tuesday. The unusual break could boost the college's flagging graduation rates and...
  • FSU faces Title IX investigation over its handling of Jameis Winston rape allegation

    FSU faces Title IX investigation over its handling of Jameis Winston rape allegation
    The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights reportedly is investigating whether Florida State University violated Title IX laws while handling Jameis Winston rape allegations. USA Today reported federal officials are attempting to...
  • Obama urges strong stand against college sexual assaults

    President Obama vowed Wednesday to combat sexual assault on college campuses, telling the estimated one in five women who are raped in college, “I have your back.” Flanked by senior members of his cabinet at a White House news conference,...
  • U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress

    U.S. Department of Education criticizes Md.'s Race to the Top progress
    Maryland has faced several challenges in fulfilling its $250 million promise to overhaul the way it educates students and evaluates educators, the U.S. Department of Education reported Wednesday. In a report on the state's progress in reaching goals...
  • Occidental reaches agreement with students who claimed harassment

    Occidental reaches agreement with students who claimed harassment
    Occidental College has reached a confidential agreement with a group of students who said they were sexually harassed by the school's athletic trainer. John Sweet had worked at the liberal arts campus in Eagle Rock for 37 years. In a federal complaint...