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Entries by William McGuinness from 02/2013

Public School Management By For-Profits Attracts New Skepticism

Posted 02.01.2013 | Business

JACKSON, Miss. — When state officials here tried last year to recruit a for-profit company to manage schools in rural Tate County, the community out...

Yale Tailgate Death: Brendan Ross To Take Plea Deal

Posted 02.01.2013 | Crime

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Yale University student received a special form of probation Friday that will leave him with no criminal record for an accident ...

Teachers And Policy Makers: Troubling Disconnect - NYTimes.com

Posted 02.01.2013 | Education
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Can the school reform movement accept constructive criticism? Gary Rubinstein hopes so. Mr. Rubinstein joined Teach for America in 1991, the program...

School Snacks On A Diet With New Department of Agriculture Rules

Posted 02.01.2013 | Parents

WASHINGTON — Goodbye candy bars and sugary cookies. Hello baked chips and diet sodas. The government for the first time is proposing broad new ...

Harvard Cheating Scandal Ends In Dozens Of Forced Withdrawals

Posted 02.01.2013 | College

BOSTON — Harvard University said Friday it issued academic sanctions against approximately 60 students who were forced to withdraw from school f...

Rob Gronkowski Photographed Boozing Shirtless With Coeds At LSU Bar

Posted 02.01.2013 | Sports

Is this the beginning of the Winter Of Gronk? A Reddit user caught a shirtless Rob Gronkowski pounding a few beers on a smartphone earlier this w...

Clarence Mumford Sr., Longtime Tennessee Educator, Pleads Guilty In Testing Fraud

Posted 02.01.2013 | Crime

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A longtime Memphis educator accused of leading a 15-year scheme to help teachers cheat on qualification exams changed his plea to gu...

Best-Paying College Majors Are Mostly In Engineering: Forbes List

Posted 02.03.2013 | Business

A new survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says STEM majors -- that’s science, technology, engineering and mathemat...

Concerns About A.D.H.D. Practices And Amphetamine Addiction - NYTimes.com

Posted 02.04.2013 | College
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VIRGINIA BEACH -- Every morning on her way to work, Kathy Fee holds her breath as she drives past the squat brick building that houses Dominion Psychi...

Israeli and Palestinian Schoolbooks Fault Other Side In Conflict

Posted 02.04.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — A new study weighed in on one of the hot-button subplots of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Monday, saying schoolbooks of both side...

Best Value Public Universities: Princeton Review List 2013

Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

Since college tuition costs and average student debt are at all-time highs, a college's value proposition has never been more important. In 2010, the ...

Texas School System Finance Plan Unconstitutional, Judge Rules

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- The system Texas uses to fund public schools violates the state's constitution by not providing enough money to school districts and ...

Critics Of Montana’s Public Schools Press Lawmakers For Options - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: Legislature

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

HELENA – A mother from Laurel did something unexpected when testifying at a hearing – she held her cellphone to the lectern’s microphone and pla...

Muskegon Heights High School Has A New Principal, Again | MLive.com

Posted 02.05.2013 | Detroit

MUSKEGON HEIGHTS, MI -- Muskegon Heights High School has a new principal -- the third and some could argue fourth -- since the school was turned into ...

Kiefer Sutherland Named Man of the Year By Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals

Posted 02.05.2013 | Celebrity

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Golden Globe-winning actor Kiefer Sutherland has been named Man of the Year by Harvard University's Hasty Pudding Theatricals...

Literacy By Third Grade A Renewed Priority For States

Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Flunked, retained, held back. Whatever you call it, increasing numbers of states are not promoting students who are struggling to...

Jalen Rose, ESPN Analyst, Parties With Indiana University Students After Michigan's Big Loss

Posted 02.06.2013 | Sports

ESPN analyst and former NBA journeyman Jalen Rose didn't let Michigan's 81-73 loss to Indiana University send him to his hotel room early. Instead, ph...

Brooklyn College BDS Event Defended By Mayor Bloomberg After City Council Threatens Funding Cut

Posted 02.06.2013 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted City Council members who threatened Brooklyn College's funding over a controversial panel the college in...

Typhoid Fever Reported At Purdue University

Posted 02.06.2013 | Business

A cafeteria worker at Purdue University has been diagnosed with typhoid fever, CBS station WLFI and FOX 59 report. Purdue also issued a release on beh...

Haitian Educators Embrace Creole In Attempt To Reform Broken School System

Posted 02.06.2013 | World

CROIX-DES-BOUQUETS, Haiti -- Teenagers in blue-and-white uniforms pour out of classrooms of this boarding school at the edge of Haiti's capital, chatt...

In Newtown, An Effort To Preserve A Mountain Of Sympathy Cards - NYTimes.com

Posted 02.07.2013 | Good News

NEWTOWN, Conn. -- In the 1,500 or so cards and letters in Box 58 at the Newtown Municipal Center, a mother named Ursula recalled the 6-month-old she l...

Spring Arbor University Will Help Struggling Graduates Repay Loans

Posted 02.08.2013 | Business

Spring Arbor University, a small liberal arts school in Michigan, has announced that it will offer loan repayment assistance to its incoming class if ...

Prom Canceled Over Water Balloon Fight, Says Withrow High School

Posted 02.08.2013 | Teen

CINCINNATI -- An Ohio high school has canceled its prom to punish students for a prank: a massive water balloon fight at lunch. The Cincinnati Enquir...

Utah Valley University Gives Teens Full Scholarships, Then Takes Them Away (WHOOPS)

Posted 02.08.2013 | Teen

OREM, Utah -- The offer seemed too good to be true: A four-year scholarship at Utah Valley University just for the asking. Turns out, it was a mistak...

Brianna Bifone, Stony Brook University Student, Struck And Pinned By Police Cruiser

Posted 02.11.2013 | Crime

NEW YORK -- A campus police officer's cruiser hit a Stony Brook University student late Thursday night when the officer lost control of the car while ...