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Eric Holder Warns Schools About Bias Against Illegal Aliens

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite a 32-year-old court ruling, school districts continue to raise barriers to enrollment for children brought into the U.S. illegally, the Obam ...

Public Schools Fail

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Handing out dismal grades, the Nation's Report Card says America's high school seniors lack critical math and reading skills for an increasingly competitive global economy. Only about one-quarter are performing proficiently or bett ...

CA Middle School assignment questioned validity of the Holocaust

Rialto -- The Rialto Unified School District is defending an eighth-grade assignment that asks students to debate in writing whether the Holocaust was "merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain." The district says the ass ...

What are parents for?

[caption id="attachment_31306" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]MIDDLETOWN -- With a successful breakfast program established this year, the school district has begun testing a supper program for students participating in after-s ...

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 ...


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