Education

Texas A&M Lets Students Opt Out of Funding LGBT Center

The Texas A&M student senate passed a bill aimed at letting religious students opt out of funding the university's Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgendered Resource Center.


Wells Fargo's CollegeSTEPS Offers Students Free Money

Through its CollegeSTEPS program, Wells Fargo bank is offering free money to cover education costs.


Obama Preschool Plan Backed in Sacramento

Will Congress heed President Obama's call for more preschool funds? California school superintendents hope so.


GEO Deal Adds to FAU Controversies

The president of Florida Atlantic University says she never anticipated the furor over GEO group's $6 million stadium-naming deal.


NRA School Safety Recommendations Considered in Ohio

Schools should give weapons training to certain staff and have at least one armed guard on hand, the director of a National Rifle Association-sponsored study said Tuesday.


Deadline Extended for prePAID Tuition

The Virginia529 College Savings Plan deadline to enroll in its prePAID tuition program at 2013 prices has been extended through April 5.


Prison Firm Backs Off Bid to Name FAU Stadium

GEO Group withdrew an announced $6 million gift to Florida Atlantic University that had been intended to get the company's name on the school's football stadium, after students launched a series of protests.


Cheating Widespread in El Paso Schools: Audit

Cheating remained endemic at the El Paso Independent School District even after a disgraced superintendent was arrested, according to an audit released Monday.


Bilingual Student Helps Others Boost Performance

Watching Daniela Rodriguez stroll across the Glynn Academy campus one would think she's been a Georgia resident forever. But that's not the case.


'Parent Trigger' Laws Get Traction, Despite Ones Already on Books

The push for the "parent trigger" option for turning around struggling schools continues, with new laws under consideration in about a dozen states.


Study Correlates English Use, Dropout Rate

English-language learners are twice as likely to drop out of school as their peers who are either native English speakers or former ELLs who have become fluent in the language, concludes a report by the California Dropout Research Project.


Speaker Touts STEM Science and Math Skills

For the next several years, nearly 30,000 jobs in Washington state will go unfilled due to a shortage of candidates with the necessary math and science skills.


UTEP Top Producer of Hispanic Engineers

For the first time, UTEP has been ranked as the top producer of Hispanic engineers at the graduate level in the nation, and second in the country for undergraduate engineers.


NJ to Take Over Camden Schools

Saying the school district in Camden, N.J., is at a "breaking point," Gov. Chris Christie said Monday the state would take over its operation.


Federal Cuts Deal a Blow to Calif. Head Start

Merced, California's Head Start office is waiting for guidance from its Washington, D.C., headquarters on the extent of federal budget cuts and how they should be implemented locally.


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