Three white freshmen at the University of Mississippi are being sought for questioning in the racially-charged vandalism of the school’s James Meredith statue, according to the university.
A noose and a Georgia flag from before 2003 (the year the state flag stopped including a Confederate battle flag) were discovered on the statue Sunday morning. Authorities had said they were looking for two men seen in the area and shouting racial slurs, but added that the third man’s name was also prominent in the investigation.Read full article >>
A three-year national study of colleges that do not require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores found only “trivial” differences in the college graduation rates or the cumulative grade point average of students between those who do and those who do not send in their standardized test results.Read full article >>
Virginia’s limits on the work schedule of part-time college instructors, imposed last year to minimize health insurance expenses of public community colleges under the Affordable Care Act, appear to be easing for at least some of the adjunct professors.Read full article >>
Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A legislator in Kansas was pushing legislation to allow teachers and parents to whack kids hard enough to bruise. Why? Out of the mistaken belief that beating up children is an effective disciplinary method.Read full article >>
There are plenty of college presidents skeptical of President Obama’s plan to rate their schools on value and access. But don’t overlook those who support the idea, such as F. King Alexander of Louisiana State University.Read full article >>
Fairfax County schools will host two upcoming events for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.
On Saturday, middle and high school students, parents and teachers keen to learn more about future trends in STEM-related fields can gather at Chantilly High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo will include presentations on how to prepare for a STEM career from experts from the CIA, Northrop Grumman, the FBI and Micron Technology. Exhibitors will also provide students with information on businesses, industries and educational opportunities involving technology, engineering, math and health and medical sciences. Those interested in attending the expo can register here.Read full article >>
The Alexandria School Board unanimously approved a plan Thursday night to re-consolidate the city’s middle schools, dissolving the five smaller schools within schools that were created just four years ago.Read full article >>