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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...
  • Teacher's 'kissing game' leads to review of New Hampshire school district

    MANCHESTER N.H. (Reuters) - A school district in southern New Hampshire is overhauling its sexual harassment policies after U.S. officials found a male high school teacher played a "kissing game" with students and made sexually charged comments, a city...
  • TMZ forced FSU, NFL, NBA to investigate Jameis Winston, Ray Rice, Donald Sterling

     TMZ forced FSU, NFL, NBA to investigate Jameis Winston, Ray Rice, Donald Sterling
    "A cowardly leader is the most dangerous of men." That famous line was written by Stephen King, the renowned author of twisted horror novels. However, it is a passage much more befitting of modern American sports writing, where the plot line too often...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Louisiana governor sues U.S. over education's Common Core

    NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on Wednesday sued the Obama administration, arguing that it has coerced states into adopting Common Core education standards. The move by the Republican governor, who is widely viewed as holding...
  • New rules could cut access to education

    By Curtis Austin Roger Vazquez knows more about what it takes to succeed than most people. Roger, a graduate of City College in Fort Lauderdale, is an emergency medical technician in Lauderdale Lakes who survived a traumatic accident of his own. In the...
  • Federal bills would crack down on college sexual assault

    Congressional legislators in California and several other states took aim at campus sexual assault Wednesday, introducing two bills that would require universities and colleges to provide more support and training to combat the problem. Campuses that...
  • Cellmate: Ex-prison doc talked about shooting judge

    PHILADELPHIA — The long, strange story of Dr. Erik von Kiel took a sinister turn Tuesday as his cellmate testified about the former Lehigh County Jail doctor's jailhouse talk of intimidating witnesses and assassinating a federal judge. Von Kiel,...
  • Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations

    Maryland gets waiver extension for teacher evaluations
    Maryland can put off using test scores to evaluate teachers through the next school year under a waiver to federal law. The U.S. Department of Education granted Maryland a one-year extension that will allow it to put off using annual test scores,...