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  • Va. historic marker to recognize divinity school

    PETERSBURG, Va. (AP) — A Petersburg school that prepared black men for the ministry is being recognized with a Virginia historical marker. The marker honoring the Bishop Payne Divinity School will be dedicated on March 29. The school was established in 1878 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church...

  • Revolt against the tyrants of standardized testing

    Have you had enough of the testing tyranny? Join the club. To be clear: I'm not against all standardized academic tests. My kids excel on tests. The problem is that there are too damned many of these top-down assessments, measuring who knows what, using our children as guinea pigs and cash cows.

  • In-state tuition bill survives close Florida Senate vote

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — An effort to allow qualified Florida students to pay in-state college tuition rates even if they are in the country illegally is deeply dividing the Republican-controlled Legislature. A Senate committee on Tuesday barely approved the legislation (SB 1400) after four GOP...

  • Wisconsin gubernatorial hopeful would cut school vouchers

    MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said Tuesday that the state should not have expanded the private school voucher program statewide or created a new private school tax deduction. Calling the tax breaks and voucher spending "a new entitlement program that...

  • Feds release report on Race to the Top progress

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Education Department says Maryland has taken important steps in implementing its $250 million Race to the Top grant and has shown encouraging signs, but a department progress report says the state faced multiple challenges in the third year of the initiative....

  • California's diversity undermining effort to reinstate college affirmative action policy

    Three Asian-American state senators killed an effort to reinstate affirmative action for college admissions in California. On Monday, Assembly Speaker John Perez announced he was shelving a bill that would have rolled back Prop 209, the 1996 ballot initiative that banned the practice, after the...

  • States looking at $0 community college tuition

    Nothing sparks consumer demand like the word "free," and politicians in some states have proposed the idea of providing that incentive to get young people to attend community college.

  • Amy Chua's latest is a tiger of a book

    Professor Amy Chua of the Yale law school is better known as a "Tiger Mom" because of her take-no-prisoners tough love approach to raising children. She and her husband Jed Rubenfeld (a fellow Yale law professor) have written what may turn out to be the best book of this year.

  • Arizona community college may freeze veteran enrollment

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Pima Community College may have to halt enrollment for military veterans due to problems with its record-keeping systems. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs requested last week an examination of whether the college should continue serving veteran students, the Arizona...

  • K-12 students receiving free breakfast on the rise in the U.S.

    Washington, D.C., is seeing a rapid growth in the number of K-12 students eating a free breakfast at school. In the District, the rate went up by 72 percent between 2009 to 2013, from 20,431 participating students to 35,038. Compared to all 50 states, D.C. saw the fastest growth. The number of...

  • Groundbreaking set for physics research facility at Michigan State

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A groundbreaking is scheduled for a $730 million physics research facility at Michigan State University. The school says an event celebrating the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams is planned for Monday morning on the university's East Lansing campus. U.S. Sens. Carl...

  • California union: Fewer teachers facing layoffs

    Fewer teachers are expected to be laid off this year than the previous four school terms according to the state's largest teachers union.

  • Obama puts target on for-profit colleges

    The Obama administration is making a new push to crack down on for-profit colleges, saying Thursday that it would stop the flow of taxpayer dollars to schools that don't properly prepare students for the job market. “Higher education should open up doors of opportunity, but students in these...

  • Has America lost its need for grit, education and success?

    Amy Chua, the "Tiger Mother" who launched a thousand panic attacks among ambitious but lenient parents, is back with an almost-great book about why some groups achieve spectacular success in America while others languish.

  • Utah Senate approves federalism course proposal

    The Senate has approved legislation requiring state and local government offices, the attorney general's office and legislative attorneys to ensure someone on staff learns more about state's rights.



From the Weekly Standard

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    “Just because something bears the aspect of the inevitable one should not, therefore, go along willingly with it.” ​—​Philip K. Dick

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    Polls are overrated, but they can be still instructive. So what’s to be learned from a Fox News survey of 1,012 registered voters conducted April 13-15? 

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  • As Goes North Carolina

    Raleigh, N.C.  To win the Senate, Republicans must win North Carolina. While it’s mathematically possible to take the Senate without ousting Democratic senator Kay Hagan, the chances of that...

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