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The report by the nonprofit group Law School Transparency found that more law schools are admitting “at risk” students with lower admissions test scores.
The change, which Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña announced on Monday, is intended to encourage more students to apply to college.
The university responded to growing calls from student leaders in recent weeks to remove the divisive symbol.
Dr. Tisch, who has been New York State’s highest education official since 2009, announced she would leave at the end of her term in March.
Mr. Lessig, a Harvard professor focused on campaign finance, has raised over $1 million in his campaign for the Democratic nomination but has struggled to get noticed.
In many instances, schools are not carrying out their obligation to provide care for children with Type 1 diabetes, which puts a burden on parents.
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A new analysis, taking into account student demographics, finds the states in third and fourth place, after Massachusetts and New Jersey.
With its alternative to the Common Application, a group of selective colleges hopes to unearth a more “authentic” applicant as well as improve access. Some say it will merely up the ante.
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Superintendents are arguing that student tests imported from Utah were flawed and should not be used to give schools A-to-F grades.
Officials at Cardiff University cited the importance of free speech after rejecting a student petition to ban a campus lecture by the feminist author Germaine Greer.
The administration acknowledged its own role in the proliferation of tests, and urged schools to make exams less onerous and more purposeful.
Though evidence is thin on how well mindfulness and meditation might work at school, the use of inward-looking practices in the classroom is growing.
Demographic realities have not hindered achievement at Public School 172 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, where more than 85 percent of those attending are eligible for free lunch.
“Government understands the difficulty faced by students from poor households,” President Jacob G. Zuma said, ceding to university students’ demands.