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Wesleyan University orders fraternities to become coed

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — Wesleyan University in Connecticut on Monday ordered its fraternities with houses on campus to become coeducational within the next three years. The move was announced in a letter to the university community from President Mi ...

Teacher assigns comparison of George Bush and Adolph Hitler to 6th graders

A Washington, D.C. public school teacher promised to apologize after asking her students to compare a recent lesson on Adolf Hitler with the presidency of George W. Bush. Sixth grade students at McKinley Middle School were given a homework assignment ...

Teachers get aggressive in active shooter training

[caption id="attachment_33947" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]As they looked around the biology classroom at Parkway West High, the teachers began to see its typical components much differently than before. A power cord could h ...

Los Angeles schools roll back discipline

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles ...

Public School Demographics are Changing

KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- The cheerful sign outside Jane Cornell's summer school classroom in Pennsylvania's wealthiest county says "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos" in polished handwriting. Inside, giggling grade-schoolers who mostly come from homes whe ...

First armed school marshals trained in Fort Worth

FORT WORTH -- The first seven school marshals in Texas -- armed employees in the classroom, ready to respond to an active shooter situation -- are being trained in Fort Worth at Tarrant County College's Northwest campus. The new class of law enforcem ...

CU survey: Only 9% of faculty members identify as Republicans

A University of Colorado social climate study found that while the majority of students, faculty members and employees feel respected on the campuses, there are some areas for improvement, including respect for political affiliation. The Board of Reg ...

California teacher tenure ruling may fuel debate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California's public school teachers Tuesday, saying such laws harm students — especially poor and minority ones — by saddling them with bad teachers who are almost impossible ...

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 ...


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