Education

Girls Making Gains in Science Studies

Move over, St. Patrick's Day. This month is about creative and innovative female thinkers.


Harvard Deans' Emails Searched

Harvard University officials secretly searched 16 deans' email accounts, looking for a media leak in the Massachusetts school's cheating case, officials said.


U.S. Gov't Sequester Kills Army, Marine Tuition Aid

The Army and the Marine Corps have announced that they will suspend their participation in the Department of Defense program, which helps active military pay for college courses and high-school equivalency programs.


Philadelphia to Close 23 Schools

The Philadelphia School Reform Commission said it voted to close 23 schools in the city after months of debate.


Calif. Dream Act Students Apply for Financial Aid for First Time

More than 20,000 college-bound students are seeking state financial aid for the first time under California's new Dream Act laws that allow them to get the help despite their immigration status.


Apple Offers Cheaper iMac for Schools

Apple has announced a new version of its iMac computer with scaled-down specifications and a lowered price, aimed at educational institutions.


Chavez/Huerta K-12 Prep Named to NCLR

The National Council of La Raza recently accepted the Chavez/Huerta K-12 Preparatory Academy into its affiliate network of organizations that work with Latinos throughout the nation.


Disney Elementary to Debut dual-language Immersion Class

Beginning this fall, a 30-student kindergarten class at Disney Elementary will spend 80 percent of their day speaking and learning in Spanish as part of a new dual-language immersion program being launched by the Burbank Unified School District.


Number of Calif. School Districts in Financial Distress has Declined

The number of California school districts in financial jeopardy has dropped by a third in the last year, state schools superintendent Tom Torlakson said.


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.


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