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  • Nervous Fetty Wap greeted with cheers at hometown concert

    FILE - In this July 14, 2015 file photo, Fetty Wap attends the BODY at ESPYs party in Los Angeles. Hundreds of young people eager to see popular rap artist Fetty Wap at a free concert in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., have turned out for the event on Thursday, Aug. 27. (Photo by Paul A. Hebert/Invision/AP, File)PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — Popular rap artist Fetty Wap was greeted with wild cheers Thursday as he put on a concert for a crowd of high school students in his New Jersey hometown of Paterson.


  • Free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources for students and educators

    Free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources for students and educatorsGet ahead of the class by using these offers for free or discounted software licenses and cloud resources available to university students and educators around the world.


  • Study finds peak months for college students' 1st drug use

    FILE - In this Feb. 1, 2011, file photo, medical marijuana clone plants are shown at a medical marijuana dispensary in Oakland, Calif. College students are most likely to try marijuana, inhalants and alcohol for the first time during the summer, not the school year, according to the report released Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, which examined data from the annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)CHICAGO (AP) — Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.


  • Schools in Australia barred from showing gay film

    Same-sex couples can have civil unions or register their relationships in most states across Australia, but the government does not consider them married under national lawA film about children with same-sex parents has been barred from being shown in public schools throughout Australia's most populous state, despite the documentary makers insisting students will benefit. "Gayby Baby", which chronicles four children growing up with gay parents, was due to be shown in high schools in New South Wales as part of the student-led Wear it Purple initiative on Friday, which promotes diversity and inclusiveness. "I have directed the Department of Education to ensure the film is not shown during school hours," he said, in a move backed by state Premier Mike Baird.


  • U.S. court approves Corinthian Colleges' liquidation plan: WSJ
    The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million as debt relief to help former students pursue discharges for student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, the Journal said. Corinthian was not immediately available for comment. Late last year, Corinthian sold off more than half its campuses after it was subject to multiple federal and state probes into matters as whether it misled investors and students about its finances and job placement rates.More

  • Corinthian Colleges Wins Approval for Liquidation Plan
    A bankruptcy judge has approved Corinthian Colleges Inc.’s plan to liquidate its assets, largely concluding the defunct for-profit education company’s chapter 11 bankruptcy case. The liquidating plan sets aside more than $4 million to benefit former students in their efforts to pursue discharges of student loans incurred at Corinthian schools, including Everest, WyoTech and Heald colleges. Corinthian Colleges wound down under a chapter 11 process, giving the parties the flexibility to negotiate a fund for students that wouldn’t have been available in a chapter 7 liquidation.More

  • Dedicated New York State police unit to tackle campus sex assault

    New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to the media in HavanaNew York state is launching a specialized police unit to help crack down on sexual assault on college campuses, but some victims' advocates are wary, saying law enforcement has not been effective in tackling the issue in the past. A law signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo last month allocates $4.5 million for what officials have said is a first-in-the-nation police unit that will train college officials and local police units to respond better to sexual assaults on campus. The U.S. Department of Education is currently investigating 131 schools for violating federal law in their handling of sexual assault allegations, and New York leads the country with 20 schools on that list.


  • Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bill for exit exam reprieve

    Gov. Jerry Brown to sign bill for exit exam reprieveGov. Jerry Brown said he will sign a bill to rescue nearly 5,000 high school students who couldn't graduate this year because the state canceled a required exit exam.


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  • College Students Say Gay Memoir Is Too Graphic When It Comes to Depictions of Sex

    College Students Say Gay Memoir Is Too Graphic When It Comes to Depictions of SexA number of students have objected to reading Fun Home because of its illustrative depictions of sexuality, according to the school’s student newspaper, The Duke Chronicle. The autobiographical novel, which explores the lesbian author’s relationship with her closeted gay father in the aftermath of his suicide, was selected for summer reading by a committee from the Duke Common Experience Program. The staff- and student-led group annually designates one book for new students to read over the break and discuss with their peers during orientation week.


  • Skip the Scantron: Americans Are Fed Up With Standardized Testing

    Skip the Scantron: Americans Are Fed Up With Standardized TestingThe survey found that 64 percent of respondents believe there’s too much emphasis on standardized testing in their local public schools. Just 14 percent of public school parents polled responded that test scores, which usually arrive after the school year is over, are very important. The poll found that nearly 80 percent of Americans responded that “how engaged students are with their classwork and their level of hope for the future are very important for measuring the effectiveness of the public schools in their community,” according to a statement from PDK.


  • Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers
    "I think that a lot of people forget that in middle school and high school we have so many more students than the elementary school teachers have," says Stephanie Richardson, an English teacher at North Harrison High School in Ramsey, Indiana. While an elementary school teacher may teach 25 to 30 students, she says, she is expected to give each of her 150 to 175 students the same amount of attention. Suggestions contributed via Twitter and collected in interviews are below.More

  • Poll: Low marks for grading teachers based on kids' tests

    FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2015 file photo, students walk into Lafayette Elementary for the first day of classes in the Lafayette County School District in Oxford, Miss. Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey. As schools prepare for a return to classrooms in the coming weeks, the Gallup Poll to be released Sunday, Aug. 23 finds 55 percent of parents surveyed oppose linking teacher evaluations to their students' test scores. (Bruce Newman/Oxford Eagle via AP, File) NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDITWASHINGTON (AP) — Many Americans, especially public-school parents, give low marks to rating a teacher based partly on how students perform on standardized tests, according to a survey.


  • Mexico's jailed teachers' union leader denied home detention
    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Call it the curse of El Chapo.More

  • Fatal shooting by campus cop prompts colleges' reviews
    CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer's fatal shooting of a motorist he stopped over a missing front license plate has grabbed other colleges' attention, prompting discussions and reviews of their own police policies.More

  • Shaq teams up with Mayor Ras Baraka for Newark high school basketball tournament

    Shaq teams up with Mayor Ras Baraka for Newark high school basketball tournamentThe basketball legend returned to his hometown, teaming up with Mayor Ras Baraka to co-host a basketball tournament for high school students.


  • Washington tragedy highlights firefighters' youth, passion

    This undated photo provided by the Zbyszewski family, shows Tom Zbyszewski at an unknown location. Zbyszewski, was one of three firefighters killed battling wildfires in Washington State Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015. Zbyszewski, Andrew Zajac, 26, and Richard Wheeler, 31, died when, authorities said the men's vehicle crashed and flames rolled over them before they could escape, near the north-central town of Twisp, Wash. (Courtesy Zbyszewski family via AP)TWISP, Wash. (AP) — One was a college student for whom fighting fires was a summer job. Another had graduated and wanted to make firefighting his career. The third was already a professional firefighter who had gone back to school to earn his master's degree.


  • Clinton pledges to expand public-service program, tuition assistance

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks during a town hall meeting in Las Vegas, NevadaBy Amanda Becker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton would more than triple enrollment in the public-service program AmeriCorps to 250,000 and offer participants increased college aid as part of her plan to make higher education more affordable, her campaign said Thursday. AmeriCorps participants who complete two-year assignments at nonprofit entities, community organizations or public agencies, followed by an additional year of public service, would receive $23,000 in tuition assistance, double the current maximum of $11,550. "Young people willing to commit to public service deserve to live free from the crushing burden of student debt," Clinton said in a statement.


  • Malloy's chief of staff to temporarily oversee Regents board
    Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's outgoing chief of staff was appointed Friday to head Connecticut's Board of Regents for Higher Education, promising he'll listen to the concerns of college presidents, ...More

  • How to Save Money on Private School
    Nationwide, approximately 4.9 million students have either started or are preparing for the new academic year in a private school. Private schools might suffer from the false idea that they're only for "rich kids," but many students (and parents) from all different income levels seek out private schooling. Parents may equate private school with a premium price tag.More