Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images
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Public schools grappling with Confederate names, images

With a new school year dawning, education officials are grappling with whether to remove the names, images and statues of Confederate figures from public schools — especially since some are now filled with students of color. The violence at a white nationalist rally over a Robert E. Lee statue in Charlottesville, Virginia, is giving school … Continue reading

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Supreme Court says it will hear special education case

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court says it’ll decide the minimum that public schools must do to help learning-disabled students. The court agreed Thursday to resolve differences among federal appeals court over the standards schools must meet under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The justices will hear an appeal from parents of an … Continue reading

Report finds segregation in education on the rise
Education / National / Politics

Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, … Continue reading

Campus Life / Education

Virginia public colleges expect enrollment growth to slow

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Enrollment growth at Virginia’s public colleges and universities is expected to slow over the next six years, unlike private institutions in the state. Overall, public two- and four-year schools expect a 5 percent increase by 2021-2022. Four schools anticipate a decline in enrollment. The forecast is brighter at private, nonprofit higher … Continue reading

Education / U.S. News

James Patterson giving another $250,000 to school libraries

    NEW YORK (AP) — Just two weeks after launching a $1.25 million project to help publicschool libraries, James Patterson is adding another $250,000. The best-selling author has received more than 10,500 applications for funding, and Patterson announced Monday March 23, 2015, he wants to keep up with the “immediate and overwhelming response.” The … Continue reading