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  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in...

  • Arbitrator awards raises to Hawaii principals

    HONOLULU (AP) — About 850 principals, vice principals and other education officials at the school and district level are getting raises. The Honolulu Star-Advertisers reports (http://is.gd/7tXOpS) an arbitration panel has awarded 4.5 percent annual pay raises to the Department of Education...

  • Supreme Court upholds Michigan's ban on affirmative action in college admissions

    The justices said in a 6-2 ruling Tuesday that Michigan voters had the right to change their state constitution to prohibit public colleges and universities from taking account of race in admissions decisions.

  • Dominion to promote tree plantings at Va. schools

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The philanthropic arm of energy company Dominion is involving Virginia students in a tree-planting project leading to Arbor Day. Called "Project Plant It!", the program will be busy through Friday with Dominion and its forestry team leading tree-planting programs at...

  • Gates-funded student data group to shut down

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The head of a student data processing organization says it will shut down in the coming months following criticism that led to the recent loss of its last active client — New York state. The Atlanta-based nonprofit inBloom was started with $100 million in financing from...

  • Alaska lawmakers plan to power through on education

    After blowing past midnight on what was supposed to be the last day of session, Alaska lawmakers planned to plow on with their work on Monday in a bid to resolve their differences on education.

  • Brand names in NY standardized tests vex parents

    NEW YORK (AP) — "Just Do It" has been a familiar Nike slogan for years, but now parents are wondering what it was doing on some of New York's Common Core standardized English tests. Brands including Barbie, iPod, Mug Root Beer and Life Savers showed up in questions on tests that more than a...

  • Schools slash heating bills with stimulus project

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Years after federal stimulus dollars funded a Maine Forest Service Project to heat with local wood products, schools and other facilities report they have slashed energy bills in half while supporting jobs in the state's struggling timber industry. However, some project...

  • The gender, race and diversity issues with Dartmouth

    Dartmouth College has a problem. Protestors occupied the president's office at the Ivy League school a couple of weeks ago and demanded more "womyn or people of color" faculty, coverage of sex-change operations on the student health plan, and "gender-neutral bathrooms," among other things.

  • Oklahoma House's top Democrat: No time for tax cut

    The top Democrat in the Oklahoma House said Thursday that legislators shouldn't cut the state income tax this year, citing declining revenue and critical public education and transportation needs.

  • U.Va. visitors to weigh tuition increases

    ABINGDON, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia Board of Visitors meets next week to set tuition rates for the next academic year. The U.Va. administration is proposing a 4.5 percent increase in tuition and mandatory fees for in-state undergraduates. For out-of-state students, a 6 percent...

  • Michelle Obama says high school not good enough, 'you have to go to college'

    Having a high school diploma isn’t good enough to make it anymore, first lady Michelle Obama warned high school and college students at Howard University. “No longer is high school the bar. That is not enough in today’s globalizing economy. You have got to go to college, or get some kind...

  • Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be a few years before the first daughters head to college, but Michelle Obama is already brainstorming a dorm room checklist while encouraging high school students to dream big about their education beyond graduation. The first lady told a group of students Thursday...

  • 9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A women's legal organization claims that nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students. The Title IX discrimination complaints by the Women's Law Project were...

  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. "In just a couple easy steps they can figure...



From the Weekly Standard

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