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For decades, national sororities have banned alcohol, but amid debate over how to address sexual assaults, many of them at fraternity parties, female students are questioning that policy.
President Obama talked about a lot of things in his State of the Union message on Tuesday night, but what was striking was what he didn’t mention — at least in the education world.The big debate at the moment in education centers around No Child Left Behind and how Congress, which is taking up a rewrite of the law, will address growing concerns about annual standardized testing that the law requires in Grades 3 — 8, and once in high school. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican from Tennessee who has taken over leadership of the Senate education committee, is holding his first hearing on NCLB on Wednesday.Read full article >>
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan Wednesday to invest $20 million in new support programs for black and Latino male students in the District, including opening an all-boys college preparatory high school east of the Anacostia River.Read full article >>
A current measles outbreak, now at 48 confirmed cases, began with a visitor to Disneyland, and quickly spread beyond those directly exposed there.
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, delivering his State of the State address along with a budget proposal heavy on infrastructure, said New York State must take the lead in solving national problems.
It’s trivia time for all those in education circles who were riveted by Wednesday’s well-attended Senate hearing on standardized testing. And the question is: Name the two pairs of men in the hearing room who crossed paths as teenagers or young adults. Read full article >>
For gluten-free families, the increasing concerns about arsenic and rice are a source of worry and guilt. But how much should parents blame themselves?
(Update: College Board says it is aware of reports of possible cheating on Jan. 24 SAT in Asia)The College Board was forced to withhold some scores on the SAT in Asia in October, November and December because of allegations that some students cheated, and now, there are new concerns that the integrity of the exam being administered in Asia on Saturday has been compromised.Read full article >>
The Senate began its most serious attempt in years to rewrite the country’s main education law with a hearing Wednesday focusing on an issue that has caused an uproar nationwide: Whether states should be required to test students every year.Read full article >>
Brown and Duke universities — two of the nation’s elite schools — are cracking down on illegal behavior at parties this semester, with each college sanctioning fraternities in the past week as part of an effort to curb excessive drinking and address sexual assault.Read full article >>
A New York University student set fire to the bed in his dorm room — where a 19-year-old woman was fast asleep and intoxicated, according to the New York Daily News. The attacker allegedly filmed this all on Snapchat, singing as the flames spread, the newspaper reported.Read full article >>
Education Secretary Arne Duncan gives Congress a 50-50 chance of reaching a deal to rewrite No Child Left Behind, the federal education law that expired in 2002.“We would love to find a way to fix it. We think obviously much of it is outdated,” Duncan said Wednesday, speaking at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington. “The only way we’re going to fix it is if folks in Washington work in a bipartisan way. There’s a chance that will happen, but it’s not a guarantee.”Read full article >>
The weather is a great topic for English Language Learners — it’s an issue that affects them every day. There are opportunities to discuss it all the time. Praising a nice day is nice, but who doesn’t love to complain about a bad one? And the topic provides easy reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities
You may not remember (if you knew at all) that education historian and activist Diane Ravitch, who as much as anybody else led the movement in recent years against No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, once worked for Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who now chairs the Senate education committee but was once the U.S. secretary of education.Read full article >>
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