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Government tightens payments to for-profit college ITT Tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Education Department officials are placing new limits on federal student aid administered by struggling for-profit college chain ITT EducationalServices, which serves about 50,000 students in 27 states. The move comes after the government determined that ITT was failing to comply with previous orders to improve its financial controls. ITT has not … Continue reading

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New film recounts football team’s faith after integration

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A new independent film recounts the faith and unity of a Birmingham high school football team in the years after integration and the movie’s co-director said he hopes its message resonates with current students and helps them realize the power of perseverance. Andrew Erwin, co-director of the film “Woodlawn,” was on … Continue reading

VCU police say razor blades found in 2 books at bookstore
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VCU police say razor blades found in 2 books at bookstore

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University police are investigating razor blades discovered in two books at a bookstore on campus. University police tell media outlets that students and staff have been alerted about the incidents. Police say employees at the Barnes & Nobles bookstore on the Monroe Park campus discovered a razor blade in … Continue reading

2 more colleges revoke honorary degrees given to Bill Cosby
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2 more colleges revoke honorary degrees given to Bill Cosby

BOSTON (AP) — Two more colleges announced Thursday they have rescinded honorary degrees given to Bill Cosby, adding to a growing list of schools distancing themselves from the entertainer embroiled in allegations of sexual assault. Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, said it withdrew an honorary doctorate of arts it conferred on Cosby in 2000, along … Continue reading

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Harvard’s prestigious debate team loses to NY inmates

BOSTON (AP) — Months after winning a national title, Harvard’s debate team has fallen to a group of New York inmates. The showdown took place at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility, a maximum-security prison where convicts can take courses taught by faculty from nearby Bard College, and where inmates have formed a popular debate … Continue reading

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Woodrow Wilson library raising funds to digitize documents

STAUNTON, Va. (AP) — The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library is launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise money for a digital document project. The library is working to digitize Wilson’s papers. The crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo seeks to raise $14,000, the amount needed to complete the project’s first phase. In addition to raising funds, library lead … Continue reading

4 Virginia schools to participate in pilot solar program
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4 Virginia schools to participate in pilot solar program

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Four public schools in Virginia have been selected to participate in a pilot solar education program. The Dominion Foundation’s Solar for Schools program will provide each school with a 1-kilowatt system that converts sunlight into electricity. The schools also will receiveeducational materials and technical support. Schools participating in the program are: … Continue reading

School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand
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School hazing gets stern penalty in military-ruled Thailand

BANGKOK (AP) — At a military facility outside Bangkok, a drill sergeant barks orders at a group of film students learning the hard way that creative license has its limits in Thailand. “You are here to learn discipline,” the officer shouted. “Do you understand?” “Yes, sir!” shouted back the group of 53 aspiring artists — … Continue reading

2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class
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2 globe-trotting college professors bring world to class

MIDDLETOWN, Va. (AP) — When Ann and Robert “Rob” Simpson took a group of Lord Fairfax Community College students to the Galapagos Islands for a three-weekeducational visit, their tour guide showed up in a mini skirt and go-go boots. “Wait a minute,” Ann Simpson recalled saying after realizing they had hired a tour guide who … Continue reading

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Government says students can apply earlier for college aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aspiring college students will be able to apply for federal financial aid three months earlier than now and submit a previous year’s tax return, changes aimed at helping more people pay for school, the White House said Sunday. Under the current system, students planning to start school in the fall of 2017 must … Continue reading

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Education Forum Connects Leaders at Forefront of Making in Education

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — (Marketwired) — 09/21/15 — Maker Media, publisher of Make: magazine and producer of Maker Faire, announced the Make: Education Forum, a new event added to the lineup for Maker Faire Week New York, September 21-27. The program is slated for Friday, September 25, from noon to 5 p.m. Partnering with Make: … Continue reading

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UVA reaches agreement to end Title IX investigation

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia and the Department of Education have reached an agreement over its handling of sexual assault complaints, ending a years long federal investigation into the school’s procedures and policies, university and federal officials said Monday, Sept. 21. UVA has been under investigation since 2011 for not following Title … Continue reading

Safety experts question classroom barricade devices
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Safety experts question classroom barricade devices

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A nationwide push allowing schools to buy portable barricade devices they can set up if an active shooter enters their building has school security and fire experts questioning whether they’re really safe. Those opposed to the devices say they’re complicated to install under stress and could lead to dangerous unintended consequences … Continue reading