04/15/14 05:00 AM
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...
04/15/14 05:00 AM
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...
By Walter Williams | 04/14/14 10:34 AM
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.
By M.L. Johnson | 04/14/14 08:45 AM
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.
04/11/14 04:33 PM
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...
04/11/14 04:30 PM
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....
By Charles Hoskinson | 04/11/14 02:25 PM
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.
By Sean Higgins | 04/11/14 01:55 PM
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,...
By Linda Chavez | 04/11/14 10:28 AM
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.
04/11/14 06:00 AM
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...
By Sean Higgins | 04/10/14 04:29 PM
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...
By R. Emmett Tyrrell | 04/09/14 03:38 PM
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....
By Ashe Schow | 04/09/14 01:11 PM
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.
04/08/14 06:11 PM
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....
04/08/14 02:30 PM
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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