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  • Asian American Activists Are Refusing to Join the Fight Against Affirmative Action
    It’s been called the “bamboo ceiling”—the perception that highly qualified Asian American high school students face an unspoken quota at the nation’s elite universities. College admissions directors, the argument goes, often pass over Asian American kids for less-qualified African American and Latino students for the sake of manufactured campus diversity.More

  • Two teenagers shot near Miami area high school
    By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - Two youths were shot near a Miami-area high school on Thursday afternoon, according to Miami-Dade County Public Schools. The two victims were minors and were not students at the school, said John Schuster, spokesman to the school district. The condition of the pair was not immediately known. No suspects have been arrested and police are still searching for the shooter, Schuster said. Three schools were placed on lockdown before students were released to their parents. ...More

  • 'Kissing disease' outbreak closes Oklahoma school district
    OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A small Oklahoma school district has ordered all of its students to stay away from classes until December due to an outbreak of mononucleosis, officials said on Thursday. Woodland Public Schools in Fairfax, about 100 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, said it made the decision so as not to put the nearly 200 students in the district at risk of the contagious disease. "The closure is due to a high infection frequency of mononucleosis in our community," the school board said. ...More

  • IUDs: Is This Kind of Birth Control Right for You?
    While earning her master's degree in architecture, Emilie Schmitz barely had time to sleep, let alone remember to take a birth control pill every day. She'd already tried the contraceptive patch -- a thin plastic strip that sticks to the body and delivers hormones through the skin -- but it had given her a rash. She didn't like needles and had no desire to choose Depo-Provera, the pregnancy-preventing shot. ...More

  • Malawi: Children protest over teachers' strike
    BLANTYRE, Malawi (AP) — About 500 schoolchildren broke classroom windows and damaged cars to protest a strike by their teachers in Malawi's commercial capital, Blantyre, on Wednesday.More

  • Scuffles break out as students protest in central London

    Demonstrators pass Downing Street as they participate in a protest against student loans and in favour of free education, in central LondonLONDON (Reuters) - Scuffles broke out and missiles were thrown at police as thousands of students marched through the center of London on Wednesday to protest against a rise in higher education fees. Some 5,000 demonstrators marched to Parliament Square where a small group broke away and breached temporary barriers to confront police outside the Houses of Parliament. "Various missiles were thrown at the officers," Scotland Yard said in a statement. Three officers suffered minor injuries. By mid-afternoon there had been no arrests, it added. ...


  • Joel Klein: Education key to ending income inequality
    Joel Klein, a leading voice in the national conversation on education reform says it’s impossible to close the income gap without addressing shortcomings in our public education system. Klein sat down with Yahoo Finance Editor-in-Chief Aaron Task to discuss his thoughts on how to confront the challenges faced in public schools across the United States, which he also outlines in his newly-published memoir “Lessons of Hope: How to Fix Our Schools.”More

  • 6 Answers for Consumers About the New Gainful Employment Rule
    The U.S. Department of Education has once again issued a final set of gainful employment regulations. If this sounds familiar, it's because the department has issued final gainful employment rules in the past too, only to have most of them dismissed in court as a result of a lawsuit filed by an association that represents for-profit colleges and universities.More

  • Police launch porn probe over Oregon teen sex videos
    By Courtney Sherwood PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - Police in Oregon are investigating reports that high school students videotaped peers engaging in sexual activity and distributed the footage via social media in a case that could lead to child pornography charges, authorities said on Tuesday. Portland police Sergeant Pete Simpson said a small group of students were involved in the case, but he declined to say how many or elaborate on the content of the videos. It was also not clear whether the teens depicted in the footage consented to being filmed. ...More

  • University of California wants tuition hike or more funding

    Pedestrians pass Sproul Hall, the University of California at Berkeley's administration building, in BerkeleyBy Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - University of California president Janet Napolitano would back off a proposed tuition hike if the state increases funding by $100 million next year, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a very public battle over higher education in the most populous U.S. state. Napolitano, the former U.S. ...


  • Daughter suing parents for college tuition prompts calls for law change

    Daughter suing parents for college tuition prompts calls for law changeJust days after Action News first broke the story about a 21-year-old New Jersey woman suing her parents to help pay for her college tuition, a judge ruled in her favor, telling the parents to pay up.


  • University of California wants tuition hike or $100 million funding increase
    By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - University of California president Janet Napolitano would back off a proposed tuition hike if the state increases funding by $100 million next year, a spokeswoman said, the latest in a very public battle over higher education in the most populous U.S. state. Napolitano, the former U.S. ...More

  • Teachers, doctors struggle on without pay in eastern Ukraine

    School children listen to their teacher in Donetsk school number 32 on November 18, 2014With Kiev cutting off their salaries and pro-Moscow rebels struggling to set up their statelets, teachers and doctors in eastern Ukraine are left wondering where their next pay cheque will come from. For English teacher Alla Rusinkevich, stopping work is simply not an option. Maybe someone else will pay," she says, sitting on a school chair in an empty classroom at School Number Nine in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk. A colleague sitting with her, Yury Kholyavkin, has also had to dig into his savings to get by.


  • Erdogan slams ridicule of 'Muslims discovered Americas' claim

    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan (C) at the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, on November 10, 2014 in AnkaraTurkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday hit back at ridicule of his claim that Islamic explorers discovered the Americas three centuries before Columbus, accusing his Muslim critics of lacking "self-confidence". In an aggressive rebuttal of the criticism heaped in some quarters on his comments, Erdogan also suggested that the purported "discovery" of the Americas by Muslims should be taught in schools. "A big responsibility falls on the shoulders of the national education ministry and YOK (higher education board) on this issue," Erdogan said at a ceremony in Ankara. Erdogan, a pious Muslim who has been in power for more than a decade, stirred up controversy on Saturday when he claimed the Americas were discovered by Muslims in the 12th century, nearly three centuries before Christopher Columbus.


  • 10 Colleges Where Most Early Applicants Get In
    The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.More

  • Iran parliament spurns Rouhani pick for universities minister for 4th time

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gives a news conference on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters in New YorkBy Michelle Moghtader DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's parliament on Tuesday rejected for the fourth time President Hassan Rouhani's nominee to head the sensitive Ministry of Higher Education in a further setback to his attempts to liberalize universities. The choice of Minister of Science, Research and Higher Education is significant as it sets ideological guidelines for universities, which have been arenas for pro-democracy activities and clashes with conservative hardliners. ...


  • Polish board game mocks communist rationing system

    High school students play a new board game that ridicules the communist-era food and goods rationing system as the game is launched in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, Nov. 17, 2014. "Regulation. The Coupons Game" was launched Monday by the state-run National Remembrance Institute, which teaches about Polish history. In the game, players are tasked with duties like cooking a dinner or doing the washing and need to cleverly trade their rationing coupons to be able to buy the necessary products before they run out. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A new Polish board game that ridicules the communist-era rationing system was launched Monday, with high school students straining their brains and then laughing at their own wins and losses.


  • Some Colleges May Use the FAFSA in Unexpected Ways
    College applicants can demonstrate their desire to attend a school by visiting campus, interviewing with admissions counselors and following up on their applications.More

  • The Ultimate Guide to Choosing a 529
    You know you need to save for your child's college education. You have had a general savings account established since her birth, but now you're hearing you need to look into investment options too. Where, or when or how do you start?More

  • College Students: These Soft Skills Lead to Academic Success
    The growing importance placed on soft skills both in education and in the workplace is affecting the way students prepare for college. While standardized testing is still competitive and hard study skills certainly remain in play, high school seniors should make sure to also hone the soft skills that can improve the way they approach their work and their interactions with others.More

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