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Power outage cancels some UM classes
Some classes are canceled at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor following power outages on Central Campus       
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Atoning for slavery is not simple or cheap: Column
Renaming and preferential admissions will need to be followed by more difficult and costly steps.         
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Parents voice concerns after mercury found at Vegas school
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Concerned parents directed sometimes angry questions at school and federal officials after the discovery of a small amount of mercury prompted officials to keep more than a thousand students for up to 17 hours at a…
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Appellate Division stays HC order over income tax on private universities
The High Court verdict declaring income tax on private higher educational institutions as illegal has been stayed for two months.
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Editorial: Putting the arm on Emerson
Nice dorm proposal you’ve got there, Emerson College — shame if anything were to happen to it.That was the message we took from Boston City Councilor Josh Zakim, who wants the college to pony up more money as it tries to solve a temporary student housing problem.Emerson is renovating a dorm on Boylston Street. The college wants to lease the Boston Fenway Inn and house 115 students there from 2017 to 2019 while renovations are completed. The plan needs approval of the Boston Redevelopment Authority.And that’s where Zakim saw his opening.
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Maine students compete to register the most people to vote
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Students at schools throughout Maine are squaring off to see who can get the most voters registered this fall. The drive is called the 2016 Voter Reg Rumble and it's hosted by Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. The rumble is actually two competitions. One is for ...
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Angry parents pepper officials at town hall meeting with questions about mercury contamination
The meeting, originally planned as a forum for parents to ask questions of school district, police and EPA officials, turned into a free-for-all, with parents shouting questions at the officials.
430 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school Mercury United States Environmental Protection Agency Middle school Secondary school Mercury poisoning College Three-tier education
Editorial: ITT Tech closure strands students
The closure of ITT was handled clumsily, and the government has discouraged many students from attaining a degree        
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Program offers those with disabilities an education through college
For Mary Jane Conroy and Maria Rajakovich, being included has meant everything. 
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Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan offer Peace Corps Prep
NORMAL, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State and Illinois Wesleyan universities are teaming up to prepare students for work in the Peace Corps. A news release from the two universities in Bloomington-Normal says the Peace Corps Prep certificate program will prepare students for development work internationally or within the U.S. The ...
1 points by The Washington Times | Illinois Normal Illinois University Illinois State University College Student Education Abraham Lincoln
News Analysis: Crux of Connecticut Judge’s Grim Ruling: Schools Are Broken
A decision that threw out the state’s education financing system as unconstitutional spoke to a larger nationwide truth.
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California's schools won't be judged only by their test scores, school board votes
California is officially done with telling parents that schools are only as good as their test scores. The state Board of Education voted unanimously Thursday to rate schools using an evaluation that includes many more factors — among them academics, graduation rates, college preparedness and the...
303 points by Los Angeles Times | High school College School Education Grammar school Board of directors Evaluation Vocational school
UNLV hopes to fill top journalism school post by end of academic year
Asked to explain how UNLV is addressing shortfalls revealed by a scathing external review completed in May 2015, administrators told state higher education officials Thursday that sweeping changes will carry on for years at the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies.
7 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | University Management Journalism Journalism school College Barrett The Honors College Arizona State University Phoenix Arizona
Eastland Mall Target evacuated for bomb threat
Target at Eastland Center in Harper Woods was evacuated this afternoon because of a bomb threat, officials said.        
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State higher education board tweaks process for hiring school presidents
The 13-member Board of Regents on Thursday voted unanimously to decrease the number of regents required to serve on presidential search committees, which previously called for six members. Under the revised rule, committees can have four to six regents.
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Eastland Mall Target evacuated due to bomb threat
Target at Eastland Center in Harper Woods was evacuated this afternoon because of a bomb threat, officials said.        
10 points by Detroit Free Press | High school Security Nicollet Mall Target Corporation Police American football Education College
CCSD officials unclear on how mercury contamination occurred at Las Vegas junior high — VIDEO
Officials were still uncertain Thursday as to how a mercury contamination occurred at Johnson Junior High School, causing more than 1,000 students and faculty members to be locked downed and tested during a scare that lasted more than 16 hours.
48 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school United States Environmental Protection Agency Middle school Elementary school College
Middle school closed after mercury found on campus
Classes are cancelled at a Las Vegas middle school after the student body was quarantined for up to 17 hours over possible mercury exposure. The Clark County School District said all students and staff at ...
90 points by Las Vegas Sun | High school Middle school College Secondary school Three-tier education United States Environmental Protection Agency
Vegas middle school closed after mercury was found on campus
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Classes are cancelled at a Las Vegas middle school after the student body was quarantined for up to 17 hours over possible mercury exposure. The Clark County School District said all students and staff at Walter Johnson Junior High School in western Vegas were ordered to ...
1 points by The Washington Times | High school Middle school College Secondary school Three-tier education United States Environmental Protection Agency
Longtime University of Texas at San Antonio president retiring
Under Ricardo Romo's 17-year leadership, the university has expanded its enrollment by 68 percent. Last spring, 26,537 students, 85 percent of them undergraduates, were taking classes.
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10 Cuyahoga County school districts have new taxes on the November ballot: Here's the list
Four districts want more money for expenses. Another two want the OK to sell bonds that would raise money for school construction and renovation. The remaining four propose combination issues that would allow a district to sell bonds and levy a tax to pay for them while also allowing an additional tax for maintenance and further improvements.
13 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Tax Middle school Levy Taxation in the United States Finance Cuyahoga County Ohio College
Police reporting ‘active shooter’ at West Texas school
Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there’s an “active shooter” situation and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.
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Police in West Texas town of Alpine search for 'active shooter'
Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect. Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on whether anyone was hurt in the unspecified incident shortly before 9 a.m. Thursday....
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Police in West Texas town of Alpine search for 'shooter'
Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect. Police dispatcher Scarlet Eldred had no immediate information on ...
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De Blasio, Schools Chancellor push new graduation, reading goals
Mayor de Blasio and schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña said Thursday they want 80% of high school students to graduate on time by 2026.
374 points by Daily News | New York City High school Education College
EXCLUSIVE: Student arrested for bringing gun to Brooklyn school
A student was arrested with a loaded gun at a Brooklyn school on the first day of classes Thursday, officials said.
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A roundup of local sports briefs, news and announcements
JV resultThe Concord High JV football team fell to Pinkerton on a last-second touchdown in overtime, 28-22. Zack Miles and TJ Celestin led the offense and Dustin Kay led the defense.College standoutHopkinton’s Riley McNicholas, a redshirt freshman on the Johnson and Wales men’s soccer team, scored...
2 points by Concord Monitor | High school Middle school Association football College Secondary school Ice hockey Three-tier education New Hampshire
Some small Maryland colleges see large enrollment drops over 5 years
Many of Maryland's smallest colleges and universities have seen steadily declining enrollment over the past five years, in some cases by double-digit percentages, straining budgets and prompting layoffs.The declines occurred even as overall enrollment in four-year institutions in the state swelled,...
-1 points by Baltimore Sun | College University System of Maryland Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools University Maryland Higher education
Minor injuries when school bus runs onto bank of canal
METAIRIE, La. (AP) — A school bus carrying 34 students ran off a road and onto the bank of a drainage canal in the New Orleans suburb of Metairie.
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Students responsible for their own debt
Letters to the editor
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Teen kills himself after accidental shooting
A witness told police that one boy was shot by accident; the second became "distraught" and took his own life.        
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ITT Technical Institute shutdown stuns Mich. students
All five of ITT’s Michigan locations were affected by the sudden shutdown        
-1 points by The Detroit News | High school College Graduation Education ITT Technical Institute Debt University Associate's degree
It's learning, not grades that count for first-semester freshmen at Swarthmore
Emma Morgan-Bennett isn't sure whether she wants a career in the humanities or the hard sciences, or a piece of both.
270 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | University College Bryn Mawr College Liberal arts college High school Liberal arts colleges Political science Swarthmore College
ITT Tech shutters all campuses after federal aid sanctions
The for-profit college chain ITT Technical Institute is shutting down all 130 of its U.S. campuses, saying Tuesday it can't survive recent sanctions by the U.S. Department of Education.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | For-profit universities and colleges Vocational education Barack Obama ITT Technical Institute ITT Corporation United States College Carmel Indiana
After hunger strike, Dyett reopens as arts-focused neighborhood high school
Freshmen walking through the doors of Walter H. Dyett High School for the Arts on the South Side experienced feelings similar to those of new high school students everywhere, a mix of first-day jitters and bashful excitement. But for the Washington Park and Bronzeville neighborhoods, the first...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | High school College Education Grammar school School types Vocational school Nat King Cole Middle school
Trenton schools to dismiss early due to heat, humidity
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Trenton's public school district says staff and students will be dismissed early every day this week due to expected high temperatures and humidity. The district announced that students in elementary schools and the Stokes Early Childhood Center will dismiss at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | High school School types Middle school Secondary school College Grammar school
Suit: $12M for nine struggling schools in New York
Parents and advocates are suing to force state officials to cough up more than $12.4 million in extra funding for nine struggling schools.
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Study mischaracterized success of Michigan colleges
A recent report ignores swaths of the student population when figuring graduation rates and cuts in state funding.        
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Segregation or integration? Danish school says ‘ethnic quota’ in classes to help locals stay
A school in Denmark has been criticized for limiting the number of students from ethnic minorities in several classes. According to the headmaster, while the benchmark would select “Danish-sounding” names, the policy actually aims at better integration. Read Full Article at RT.com
395 points by Russia Today | Denmark High school College Race Ethnic group United Kingdom Secondary school Grammar school
New Vicksburg high school offers college credits at no cost
VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - A new public high school has opened in Vicksburg that is offering students the opportunity to take college courses as part of their high school curriculum at no cost. The Vicksburg Post (http://bit.ly/2c0hauG ) reports that River City Early College High School, housed in a building ...
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State university faculty union voting on whether to strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are voting on whether to authorize a strike. The Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties announced the vote last month. The faculty vote began Wednesday and is scheduled to end on Friday. Coaches belonging to the union are ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | Pennsylvania College Trade union University Higher education Jon Stewart Strike action Madrasah
Cleveland adds more schools to its heat closings list
Heat is shutting down a growing number of Cleveland school district schools today for the second straight day. CLEVELAND, Ohio - High temperatures today will keep at least 23 Cleveland schools from opening, the district announced early this morning, with the total continuing to increase. These closings come a day after the district closed 10 schools mid-day because of heat. The schools closed so far are: Bard High School Early College, Benjamin Franklin, Charles Eliot, Charles Mooney, Collinwood High School, Facing History New Tech High School, Garrett Morgan, Iowa-Maple, Louis Agassiz, McKinley, Michael R White, New Tech West High School, Newton D. Baker, O H Perry, Patrick Henry, Sunbeam, Tremont Montessori, Valley View Boys Leadership Academy, Walton, Whitney Young, Wilbur Wright, William Cullen Bryant and Willow. District spokesperson Roseann Canfora said temperatures in the schools were already high at 4 a.m., prompting the first 20 closures. More schools were added to the list as time went on. "The decision was made based upon samplings of INTERNAL temperatures taken between 4:00 and 4:30 am after building windows had been opened and fans running," she said. "Temperatures inside of several buildings were already in the high 80s." The National Weather Service urges extreme caution when the heat index - a combination of temperature and humidity - rises over 90.  Canfora said the early temperatures and humidity already put schools in the extreme caution stage. As temperatures rise, the schools would likely have a heat index the Weather Service classifies as dangerous. Click here for other schools in Northeast Ohio closed today because of heat. As of a year ago, the district had 20 schools that did not have air conditioning. At the time, Students of at least seven of those schools were scheduled to have air conditioning by the time the district's school construction project is finished in 2019, but 13 schools were still in limbo and may be left out. The buildings on the far left that are scheduled to be replaced will all have air conditioning. An additional school, Charles Eliot elementary, will go into the new Whitney Young schools. 20 Non air conditioned buildings in the district Buildings scheduled to be replaced under Issue 4 Buildings that may be replaced or renovated under Issue 4 Schools to be relocated to other buildings Schools to be refreshed Iowa Maple (Segment 9) Michael R White (By 2019) McKinley to be relocated into Wilbur Wright Ben Franklin Newton D Baker (By 2018) Tremont Montessori (By 2019) Charles Eliot to relocate to new K-8 building on Whitney Young site Brooklawn (has partial a/c) OH Perry (By 2017)     Carl Shuler (Bard) Sunbeam (By 2017)     Charles Mooney (has partial a/c) Valley View (By 2018)     Collinwood Whitney Young (By 2017)     Garrett Morgan       Louis Agassiz       Wilbur Wright       William C Bryant       Willow
67 points by The Plain Dealer | High school Weather Left-wing politics Far left College Temperature Vocational school Grammar school
Bells ring as summer ends for 130K Philadelphia public school students
Ringing giant bells and declaring optimism, School Superintendent William R. Hite Jr. and Mayor Kenney formally opened the 2016-17 school year for 130,000 Philadelphia students Wednesday.
-1 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | High school Education College School district Secondary school School School types Superintendent
Millis-Hopedale WR Brian Espanet rises above
MILLIS — One glance at Brian Espanet and you can see why he drew the attention of several colleges.Powerfully built at 6-foot-4, the standout wide receiver is blessed with quickness, agility and terrific hands, helping him to emerge as one of the Bay State’s top talents. His skills combined with his top tier work ethic earned him a scholarship offer from the University of Maine.Millis-Hopedale coach Dana Olson said as soon as Espanet stepped on the field he knew there would be a wide net of college coaches coming after him.
130 points by Boston Herald | College Coming out High school TheStart
NYC education plans aim to diversify, restore failing schools
The nation’s largest public school system roars back to life Thursday as more than a million New York City kids return to class.
8 points by Daily News | New York City High school Education Teacher The New School School College Greenwich Village
PHOTOS: A look back at beautiful fall colors around Colorado
Can't wait for the leaves to turn? Here's a selection of fall color photos from around Colorado in recent years, captured by Denver Post photographers.
33 points by The Denver Post | Pulitzer Prize winning newspapers Peoria Illinois Illinois Hutchinson Kansas Mississippi River College Ohio Ohio University
Arkansas State reports record enrollment at Jonesboro campus
JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) - Arkansas State University officials are reporting a record enrollment at the system's flagship campus in Jonesboro. ASU said Wednesday that 14,074 students are enrolled for the fall semester. The number is a five percent increase over the fall 2015 enrollment and breaks the record of 13,900 ...
2 points by The Washington Times | Arkansas College Graduate school Arkansas State University University Jonesboro Arkansas Postgraduate education School
Local colleges reach out to students displaced by ITT Tech closings
Several local colleges, including Harcum, Peirce, and Community College of Philadelphia, are reaching out to students who have been displaced by the sudden closing of ITT Technical Institute's campuses.
92 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | University Vocational education College Associate's degree For-profit universities and colleges ITT Technical Institute ITT Corporation Carmel Indiana
Unknown substance causes lockdown at Las Vegas junior high school
A Las Vegas junior high school is on lockdown Tuesday afternoon while a hazardous materials team investigates an unknown substance found in the school’s gymnasium, police said.
97 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | High school College Dangerous goods Middle school School types
Exclusive: ACT partners with test-prep firms despite signs of cheating in Asia
LONDON/SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - Standardized testing giant ACT Inc continues to partner with Asian test-preparation operators, despite widespread cheating at overseas education centers it licenses.
183 points by Reuters | SAT Education in the United States College Board ACT Computer algebra system South Korea High school College