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  • Va educators unveiling online Spanish courses

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia educators are launching a new series of online Spanish courses for students. The Virginia Department of Education is unveiling the prototype for the program on Tuesday. Officials say the new virtual courses for beginning, intermediate and advanced Spanish will...

  • U.Va.'s Darden dean to return to faculty in 2015

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The dean of the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia is returning to the faculty in 2015. Dean Robert F. Bruner has been Darden dean for nearly a decade and has taught for 23 years. U.Va. announced his return to teaching Monday, saying he will...

  • Obama administration's push for equality in discipline goes to absurd lengths

    Last January, the departments of Justice and Education published a "guidance" letter describing how schools can meet their obligations under federal law to administer student discipline without discriminating on the basis of race, color or national origin.

  • Wisconsin schools turn more often to voters for money

    A growing number of Wisconsin school districts are asking to raise taxes to cover salaries, utilities and other basic costs, and voters are approving their requests at record rates.

  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

    RWAMAGNA, Rwanda (AP) — Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi. That's a positive sign for Rwanda, which is now observing the 20th anniversary of its genocide, a three-month killing spree that, according...

  • Report: Education limited for Dominican-Haitians

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Children of Haitian descent born in the Dominican Republic are increasingly being barred from attending school following a court ruling that could lead to tens of thousands of people being stripped of their citizenship, according to a report released Friday....

  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali: What I would have said at Brandeis

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the Somali-born women's rights activist and former Dutch parliamentarian, took her commencement speech to the pages of the Wall Street Journal on Friday after Brandeis University buckled to the demands of the Islamist extremist lobby and disinvited her.

  • GOP senator says NLRB college sports ruling endangers women's Title IX sports

    Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said Thursday that a recent ruling by a National Labor Relations Board regional director in favor of college sports unionization is a threat to college athletics in general and to women's sports under Title IX in particular. In a joint speech on the Senate floor,...

  • Jeb Bush's candor on immigration and education could win the day

    Agree with him or not, you have to respect Jeb Bush's honesty. On two issues, immigration and Common Core in education, Bush recently went on record stating positions at odds with some powerful activists in his own party.

  • Student Virginia Education Association meeting set

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Student Virginia Education Association is holding its annual convention in Virginia Beach. The group of future teachers representing 36 colleges in Virginia will participate in instructional workshops Saturday and elect a president and vice president. More than...

  • Northwestern University appeals NLRB's college athlete unionization ruling

    Northwestern University has formally requested that the National Labor Relations Board overrule and reverse a decision by one of its regional directors that said the school's athletes were really employees and therefore had the right to unionize. "While we respect the NLRB process, we disagree...

  • Spring means yet another student protest season

    Spring is in the air, and one senses that it is again time for the college students of the land to engage in protest. It all began in the late 1960s, and one of the legacies of that period is that the campuses are evacuated as soon as possible. By May, the student body will be vamoosing....

  • Attacking Jews is fine, but attacking Muslims is not, apparently

    It appears that anyone who speaks up about the horrors perpetrated against women in the Middle East is an “Islamophobe,” according to the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

  • Universities fear being lumped in with ‘patent trolls’ by reform proposals

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Academic institutions are among those players often not addressed in the current patent reform debate. They don’t have the financial resources that big businesses like Apple and IBM, two companies that are part of a coordinated lobbying campaign, do....

  • Md. governor signs bill expanding pre-K program

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has signed his first bill of the year, expanding the state's pre-kindergarten program to another 1,600 children from low-income families. The ceremony was held Tuesday, hours after the General Assembly session ended. O'Malley included $4.3 million...



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