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Lawsuit to stop Sweet Briar from closing allowed to move forward

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:20pm
A judge will hear arguments Wednesday on whether to stop Sweet Briar College from closing, after a split decision Tuesday that allows the case to proceed.After college leaders announced last month that financial problems at the private Virginia college necessitated an abrupt and permanent shutdown this summer, Amherst County Attorney Ellen Bowyer asked for an injunction. She argued that charitable funds had been misused, that closing the 114-year-old college would violate the terms of the will which established the women’s college, and asked to replace the school’s leaders with a fiduciary board to manage its assets.Read full article >>

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‘Free-range’ parents plan to file lawsuit after police pick up children

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 2:06pm
A D.C-based law firm will file suit and pursue “all legal remedies” to protect the rights of the Maryland parents whose two young children were taken into custody for more than five hours Sunday after someone reported them as they made their way home unsupervised from a Silver Spring park, the firm said Tuesday.Read full article >>

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Nine Atlanta educators in test-cheating case are sentenced to prison

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 1:26pm
A furious Atlanta judge had a message for the 10 public school teachers, principals and administrators who — after months of testimony — stood before him, convicted of participating in a widespread conspiracy to inflate students’ scores on state tests.Read full article >>

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Lecturer in Biological Anthropology (Academic Level B) | Australian National University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/14/2015 - 11:08am
AUS - ACT, 1. Doctorate in a field involving the biological anthropology of hominin or primate evolution. 2. Demonstrated track record of research and publication activity, and evidence of a continuing rese
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