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55 US schools face federal sex assault probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — From huge state universities to small colleges and the Ivy League, 55 schools across America are facing federal investigation for the way they handle sexual abuse allegations by their students. For the first time, the Education Depa ...

March against zero-tolerance planned

Michael Reynolds is willing to go to extremes to shed light on what he says is a big problem: zero-tolerance policies that are driving kids like him out of school for often-minor offenses. He and dozens of others will march from Detroit to Lansing fr ...

Brandeis reneges on Honorary Degree for Muslim Womens' Rights Advocate

After taking heat from some of its own over a decision to grant an honorary degree to an advocate for Muslim women who has made comments critical of Islam, Brandeis University withdrew the honor Tuesday night. The university said in a statement that ...

CO accused of allowing race to play role in school discipline

DENVER -- Colorado schools are involving police in discipline issues less often -- an almost 9 percent improvement in a single year -- unless the student happens to be black or Native American. For those students, law enforcement involvement increase ...

Should schools be checking students for obesity?

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — The Chula Vista school district not only measures the academic progress of Marina Beltran's second-grader, it also measures her son's body fat. Every two years, Antonio Beltran, like his classmates, steps on a scale. Traine ...

Schools in liberal northern state most racially segregated

NEW YORK (AP) — New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation, with many black and Latino students attending schools with virtually no white classmates, according to a report released Wednesday. The report by the Civil Rights Pr ...

Indiana withdrawing from Common Core standards

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana on Monday became the first state to formally withdraw from the Common Core education standards in a move that did little to appease critics of the national program, who contend the state is simply stripping the "Common Cor ...

California Asian-Americans block affirmative action revival

Stunned by an unexpected uprising within their party's minority base, Democratic lawmakers on Monday dropped a push to reverse California's 16-year-old ban on affirmative action in college admissions. Constitutional Amendment 5 -- which would have pu ...

'Pop-Tart' gun bill would protect children from zero tolerance

TALLAHASSEE -- The Florida affiliate of the National Rifle Association has a new priority: the right to bear Pop-Tarts. The group is supporting a proposal that would prevent children from being disciplined for playing with simulated weapons in school ...

Colorado students use vapor pens to smoke marijuana in class

Vapor pens that allow marijuana users to smoke undetected, without the telltale aroma or smoke, are in use in classrooms, a Colorado high school principal said. The pen is similar to an e-cigarette and can be bought for $25 in grocery stores. It does ...


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