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Iowa school administrators to wear body cameras

BURLINGTON, Iowa, (UPI) -- School administrators will begin wearing body cameras this year to capture interactions with students and parents, an unusual step aimed at upping the ante on "personal accountability." The move at Burlington Community Scho ...

Can't see past your phone? Use texting lane

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — One Utah university is giving students glued to their cellphones a place to call their own: a designated lane for texting while walking. The neon green lanes painted on the stairs to the gym at Utah Valley University were intend ...

Teacher resigns after reading gay fable to third graders

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After a third-grader tearfully recounted how another boy had called him "gay" during gym class, teacher Omar Currie chose to raise the issue during story time by reading his students a fable about a prince who falls in love with ...

Miami schools remove principal for thought crime

The principal of North Miami Senior High was swiftly removed from his position on Wednesday after he waded into a racially-charged national debate about how police treat minorities. The Miami-Dade County school district announced Wednesday that Alber ...

Walker makes case for education reforms nationwide

[caption id="attachment_2996" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Scott Walker touted changes he's made to K-12 education as governor in Wisconsin in a newspaper column published Wednesday, saying there's "no re ...

Penn school district holds staff inservice with local mosque

With its large Hispanic population, teaching children from different cultures is nothing new for Lebanon School District's teachers. But with the added dimension of religion, teaching children from Arabic nations whose families practice Islam provide ...

Public university presidents see increase in pay and benefits, survey says

WASHINGTON (UPI) -- Presidents of public universities saw their median salary grow to $428,250 in 2014, a seven percent increase, with two presidents earning more than $1 million. A report by The Chronicle of Higher Education provides data on 238 chi ...

Minneapolis private school takes students to sex toy store

Some parents are outraged after the leader of a small Minneapolis private school took about a dozen middle- and high-school-aged students on a sex education field trip to an adult novelty store late last week. "It's just a major breach of trust," sai ...

Boston Univ. professor in worse trouble

Troubling tweets disparaging white male college students may be just the tip of the iceberg for incoming Boston University professor Saida Grundy, who has a history of Internet misdeeds, the Herald has learned. Grundy used the identity of a Virginia ...

Columbia University student carries rape protest mattress to graduation

Emma Sulkowicz, a Columbia student who carried her dorm room mattress on her back to protest the school’s failure to expel her alleged rapist, brought it with her to the university’s graduation ceremony on Tuesday. Sulkowicz had told the media last f ...


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