Education

Manslaughter Charges for 12 in FAMU Band Hazing

A fatal beating that began as a welcome to the famed Florida A&M marching band and became a symbol for the anti-hazing movement has resulted in expanded charges.


Oberlin College Cancels Classes

Ohio's Oberlin College cancelled classes Monday after the latest in a string of vandalism and hate-related incidents on campus in the last month, it said.


Cellphones Flood Classrooms, Survey Finds

Cellphones are becoming more popular as a teaching and learning tool in K-12 classrooms, as shown by a survey released Feb. 28.


Texas A&M System Implementing Outsourcing at Other Campuses

The Texas A&M University System has announced system-wide outsourcing that will privatize nearly a thousand landscaping, building maintenance and custodial services jobs across the state. Officials said the move will save the 16 affected A&M system campuses a combined $92 million over the 12-year life of the contract.


Angela Davis Lectures on 'New Day' in US at Georgia College

Anyone who thinks Black History Month is passe and the struggle is over should listen to Angela Davis.


NYC Mayor Bloomberg Named as Stanford Commencement Speaker

Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City and founder of a global multimedia empire that bears his name, was announced Monday as the 2013 commencement speaker at Stanford University.


School Takes a Hogwarts Leaf Out of Harry Potter's Book

School has adopted a Hogwarts style house system to encourage productive alliances.


Dems Look to Increase Education Funding in Nevada

Democrats in the Nevada Legislature want to increase education funding by roughly $310 million -- and that's the floor of what they want to spend.


Pearson Books to Digital Future, Axes Jobs

Media giant Pearson is axing a raft of jobs as part of a major new reorganisation at the Penguin books-to-Financial Times owner.


El Paso Med School Could Be Independent Campus

Separated by more than 300 miles, El Paso and Lubbock are different in many ways and that is clear in how their medical schools operate, according to Texas Tech officials pushing to give the border campus more autonomy.


Texas Protesters Demand Education Changes

Ten thousand protesters marched on the Texas Capitol demanding changes in the state's testing system and more money for public schools, rally officials said.


Technology Center Pays off South Penn Campus

Good stewardship was the theme of Thursday evening's meeting of the Moore Norman Technology Center board of education on its South Penn campus in Oklahoma City.


Florida in Top 5 for Student Success in AP Classes

Florida high-school students took Advanced Placement courses and passed the tough AP exams last year in greater numbers than ever before, according to a new national report.


New Flagpole Is Latest Step in UTEP Makeover

As part of the campus' ongoing facelift, UTEP officials decided to relocate the flagpole from Memorial Triangle to the corner of the Psychology Building at Hawthorne Street and Kerbey Avenue.


K-5 Teacher Overload: Too Many Trained, Too Few Jobs

The nation is training twice as many elementary school teachers as needed each year, while teacher shortages remain in math, science and special education.


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