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  • Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., veteran educator

    Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., veteran educator
    Dr. Richard G. Thomas Jr., a longtime Baltimore County educator who helped in the integration of county public schools in the 1950s, died Thursday of complications of a stroke at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. The Harwood resident was 82. The son...
  • UC task force unveils guidelines on fighting campus sexual misconduct

    Aiming to create a national model to combat sexual misconduct, the University of California unveiled recommendations Wednesday aimed at a more uniform, systemwide approach to preventing and responding to violence on campus. In the first of two reports, a...
  • UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct

    UC proposes systemwide plan to fight sexual misconduct
    In a sweeping effort to combat sexual misconduct on campus, University of California officials unveiled a systemwide plan Wednesday, calling for mandatory training for all students, staff and faculty, improved support for victims and more thorough...
  • Obama, others launch effort to reduce college sexual violence

    President Obama and other federal officials are scheduled to launch a campaign Friday aimed at encouraging more college students, especially men, to prevent sexual violence. The effort will be known as "It's on Us" and will team with media companies,...
  • Feds sue Corinthian Colleges, alleging predatory lending

    The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sued Corinthian Colleges Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the ailing Orange County for-profit college operator deceived tens of thousands of students and operated an "illegal predatory lending scheme." The...
  • 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...
  • LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads

      LAUSD's students need better libraries, not iPads
    Like Supt. John Deasy and others in the Los Angeles Unified School District, I am concerned about the educational civil rights of the district's students. While the iPad-for-every-student controversy has gotten much media coverage lately, a long-term...
  • ACLU complains about Volusia, two other school districts' single-gender classes

    ACLU complains about Volusia, two other school districts' single-gender classes
    The Volusia County school district and two other Florida school systems violate federal anti-discrimination laws by running single-gender classrooms, the ACLU charged in complaints announced today. The American Civil Liberties union filed complaints...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...