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Commencement speaker rebukes students for their efforts to limit speech

The stunning move by a commencement speaker at Haverford College on Sunday to use the celebratory occasion to lambaste students who had protested against another speaker drew a standing ovation by many but also sharp criticism. William G. Bowen, form ...

2+2=What? Parents rail against Common Core math

An Iowa woman jokingly calls it "Satan's handiwork." A California mom says she's broken down in tears. A Pennsylvania parent says it "makes my blood boil." What could be so horrible? Grade-school math. As schools around the U.S. implement national Co ...

Harvard to host satanic black mass

Harvard and the Archdiocese of Boston are locked in a showdown over Satan as a club run by the Ivy League college's extension school prepares to host a controversial "satanic black mass" on campus next week. The mass will be re-enacted by Satanic Tem ...

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 ...


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