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Harvard and UNC sued over racial admission policies

BOSTON (AP) -- Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation. The federal suits allege Harvard and UNC rely o ...

Number of foreign students in US hits record high

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of foreign exchange students studying at U.S. colleges and universities is at a record high, with nearly one-third coming from China. A report by the Institute of International Education, in partnership with the State Dep ...

Teacher suspended for Ferguson tweets to resign

DUNCANVILLE, Texas (AP) — A suburban Dallas teacher suspended for what administrators called "reprehensible" and racially charged social media posts about the killing of a black Missouri 18-year-old by a white police officer now says she's resigning. ...

Maryland school district removes religious holiday names from calendar

Public schools in Montgomery County are striking the names of religious holidays from their official school calendar. Next year, parents with students in public schools in the county will not see Christmas, Yom Kippur or Rosh Hashanah on their calend ...

English teacher may be fired over racist Ferguson tweets

DUNCANVILLE, Texas (UPI) -- An English teacher at a Texas high school has been suspended without pay for profanity-filled tweets that referred to white people as "crackers." Vinita Hedgwood, who is in her second year as a teacher at Duncanville High ...

Some NY schools resist educating illegal aliens

[caption id="attachment_32549" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immig ...

Philadelphia teacher's union irate over benefit cut

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and forces them to start paying health premiums of as much as $140 a month. The teachers union, with about 15,000 members, ...

Parents, students upset at dress-code enforcement

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Parents and students at a Utah high school say they're angry at the way school administrators enforced a dress code at a homecoming dance. Parent Chad Pehrson said his 17-year-old daughter was one of dozens of students at Bingha ...

Summer wave of illegal alien children enter US schools

[caption id="attachment_32549" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]FRANKFORD, Del. (AP) -- The group of mostly Spanish-speaking teenage boys with styled spiky hair and high-top sneakers enthusiastically pecks away on hand-held table ...

Wesleyan University orders fraternities to become coed

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within the next three years. The move was announced in a letter to the university community from President Mi ...


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