California lawmakers passed a bill Thursday that would require colleges to set a standard of ‘affirmative consent’ for sexual activity. If the bill becomes law, California would be the first state to handle campus sexual assault this way.
Texas trains its first class of school marshals in a bid to ensure a quick response to life-threatening situations in schools. Some critics question the concept, but say it's a step above letting any school employee with a permit carry a gun into a school.
Many current and former members of the Ohio State marching band are coming to the defense of Jonathan Waters, who was fired last week. But the university president appears to be standing by his decision.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal charges that the US Department of Education is strong-arming states into accepting base-line standards once viewed as voluntary. Backers say that Common Core is voluntary, because some states declined to adopt it.
To help first-generation and low-income high school graduates follow through on the needed steps to get to college, customized text messages over the summer can make a difference, researchers have found.
The likelihood of graduating is 'closely predicted by student background,' says a co-author of the new study, which is calling into question some of the ideas the Obama administration has been touting.
The flood of migrant children is straining municipal budgets as children are reunited with families in cities already struggling with social issues. But in Chelsea, Mass., an outpouring of volunteer support has eased the crisis.
More than two-thirds of states quickly adopted Common Core in 2010, but four years later, the standards seem to have become, among other things, a proxy for whatever in education people are unhappy with.
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The Title IX lawsuit, brought by five current and former UConn students, alleged the mishandling of sexual assault and harassment complaints. UConn has been taking a variety of steps to address the issues.
The Dartmouth Summit on Sexual Assault comes at a watershed moment, as colleges face a new level of pressure to do right by victims and help shift a culture that too often excuses or even glorifies rape.
A federal appeals court has ruled in a case that made it all the way to the US Supreme Court. The University of Texas' method for partially using race in admissions is essential to creating a diverse student body, the court said.
Many US colleges are failing to follow some of the most basic practices for responding to and preventing sexual assaults, concludes a first-of-its kind national survey released by Sen. Claire McCaskill.
Many students who paid for school meals are opting out, revenues are declining, and too many kids who are forced to take a fruit or vegetable as part of the nutrition standards are junking it, one school group says.
Among other things, the rules add categories of crimes that need to be reported annually and strengthen protections for victims. Student pressure has been mounting to improve responses to sexual assault.