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School discipline replaced by relationship therapy

After a decade in classrooms, cheering on young people and believing in their progress, David Levine's faith finally wilted. Three of his top students had walked into the front office at Big Picture High School reeking of marijuana at the precise mom ...

Government Schools Increasingly Serving 3 Meals a Day to Students

[caption id="attachment_30149" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Many of the students at Kingsley Elementary School in a low-income neighborhood of Los Angeles eat breakfast and lunch provided by the school. Fo ...

Syracuse Appoints Nation of Islam Member to School Board

[caption id="attachment_37663" align="alignright" width="300"] Mayor Stephanie Miner, Democrat[/caption]Critics are calling into question Syracuse mayor Stephanie Miner's decision to appoint Mark Muhammed, a member of the Nation of Islam, to the scho ...

Exams Postponed for Law Students Traumatized by Ferguson

Columbia Law School is granting final exam postponements to students who say they were traumatized by recent grand jury decisions not to indict white police officers responsible for killing unarmed black men in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island, N.Y. ...

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 ...


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