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  • Iowa-based higher education consultants to merge

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A Cedar Rapids-based company that provides fundraising and enrollment management services to colleges and universities announced Thursday the acquisition of a company that specializes in higher education consulting and research. RuffaloCODY, founded in Cedar Rapids in...

  • Free courses aimed at helping workers, employers

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky's Labor Cabinet is planning to offer a series of free training courses later this month that it says will benefit workers and employers. The sessions will be held for four days beginning Monday at the Clarion Hotel in Lexington. The cabinet says participants can...

  • School sorry for making special ed kids sort trash

    JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Parents of special education students in a Southern California city say they were outraged to learn their children had been sorting trash as a school activity. The Press-Enterprise reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/XAQpTI) that Jurupa Unified Superintendent Elliot...

  • You're not crazy, parents: Textbook prices have soared since you were in college, and here's why

    How on Earth have textbooks become so wildly expensive?

  • Bill would block expulsion for 'willful defiance'

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The state Senate approved legislation Tuesday that would prevent California schools from expelling students for willfully defying school authorities, a punishment that activists say is unevenly applied and disproportionately affects minority students. Current law gives...

  • New York gives tuition break to veterans

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York is encouraging veterans to go back to school and making it easier for the families of service members who relocate to the state. A new state law signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday will give veterans in-state tuition rates at state colleges and universities even...

  • Public schools will soon be 'majority-minority' --- and that's without the help of illegal immigrants

    The influx of thousands of illegal student-age children is not the reason why -- it's because Asians and Hispanics are having more U.S.-born children.

  • Galesburg teachers remain on strike

    GALESBURG, Ill. (AP) — Teachers in the northwestern Illinois city of Galesburg remain on strike after the union and board of education were unable to reach an agreement on a contract. The (Galesburg) Register-Mail reports (http://bit.ly/YqPrtk ) teachers spent the weekend on the picket lines....

  • Obama administration wants fewer out-of-school suspensions

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday praised a suburban Washington school system for revising its rules to move away from out-of-school suspensions.

  • Kids' brains reorganize when learning math skills

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math. The take-home advice: Drilling your kids on simple...

  • North Carolina session marked by coal ash, teacher pay, length

    The 2013-14 General Assembly will be marked in North Carolina's history books as the first in more than 140 years in which the legislative and executive branches were simultaneously under Republican control. It ushered in a rightward shift in state government philosophy on taxes, education and...

  • Court: School district violates Voting Rights Act

    IRVING, Texas (AP) — A federal court has determined that a North Texas school district denies Hispanic residents an equal opportunity to vote and elect candidates of their choice. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Sidney Fitzwater in Dallas found that the current election process used by...

  • Spin city: PR flacks outnumber reporters 5-1, earn 35% more

    Note to journalism school freshmen: Switch to a communications, public relations major. Now.

  • Florida granted 1-year No Child Left Behind waiver

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Obama administration is granting Florida a one-year extension of its No Child Left Behind waiver. The waiver will give Florida flexibility from certain parts of the federal act in exchange for a state-specific accountability plan. No Child Left Behind has been due...

  • New York students improve in math, hold in English

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Most New York elementary and middle school students are still not on track to graduate ready for college, new test results showed Thursday, but education leaders saw progress in gains in math across all races and economic levels. "The overall picture here is one of...



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