This story has been updated.As a racist video from the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter went viral Sunday night, one comment echoed again and again: They knew all the words.The video apparently shows a bus full of SAE brothers wearing tuxedos in a celebratory mood chanting what sounds like: “There will never be a n—— SAE/There will never be a n—— SAE/You can hang ‘em from a tree, but it will never start with me/There will never be a n—— SAE.”Read full article >>
Two fraternity members expelled from the University of Oklahoma after a racist chant was caught on video — and went viral on social media — apologized Tuesday night.[Is SAE racist? Or did a racist chant on a bus tarnish 15,000 brothers?]Read full article >>
A student board debated whether the religion of a second-year economics major meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions, and the discussion has upended the campus.
A Montgomery County high school student was named one of three first-place winners in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition Tuesday night, earning a prize of $150,000 as one of the nation’s most promising young scientists.Read full article >>
Officials said the two students with Sigma Alpha Epsilon had been identified as having played a leading role in singing a racist chant on a bus.
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A report from the O.E.C.D. revives an old debate about girls’ math abilities, while it raises questions about boys’ overall educational achievements.
Charter schools are far less likely than traditional schools to have libraries or librarians, surveys show. During the 2011–12 school year, 49 percent of public charter schools reported having a library media center compared to 93 percent of traditional public schools in the United States, according to a survey by the National Center on Education Statistics.Read full article >>
Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category.Barron’s Educational Series Inc., a private publisher of materials to help students prepare for standardized tests, included in its “Barron’s AP European History,” 7th Edition, a graphic that lumps conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with the Ku Klux Klan as “those who want things like they used to be,” and is linked with an arrow to the words “reactionary/fascist.”Read full article >>
The order directs federal agencies to make it easier for college students to finance their education, pay back loans and avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous lenders.
That fifth lollipop in the bunch that’s just been distributed to four kids? If your child thinks it’s rightly his, that may be on you.
Chiefs for Change, an advocacy group created by former Florida governor Jeb Bush to promote many of his K-12 education policies around the country, is breaking away from its origins and expanding to try to attract big city school leaders. Read full article >>
Two students were expelled from the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday for allegedly leading a racist chant that was caught on a video that went viral on social media as shocked and horrified people shared the clip.Read full article >>
My wife’s maternity leave will be over before our daughter is fully out of the newborn stage. I’m going to need help.
Amelia Currin, a 17-year-old from rural North Carolina, survived all the stress of the college-admissions process — or so she thought. She writes about how she found out that the president of Sweet Briar College, the small private women’s college in Virginia she expected to attend in the fall, announced the school would shut down forever this summer. And while she now knows alumnae are fighting to save the 114-year-old college, she has a problem: Where will she go to school this fall? Amelia tells her story:Read full article >>