For parents fed up with the growing numbers of tests and the increasingly high stakes, 'opting out' is now the popular form of protest. Critics say it aims at the wrong target and ignores importance of data gleaned.
The number of sexual assaults included in college crime statistics has nearly doubled, from about 3,300 in 2009 to just over 6,000 in 2013, according to new federal data. It's a sign of growing awareness of the problem.
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Corinthian Colleges, once one of the largest for-profit educational institutions in the country, announced it will close its remaining 28 campuses, effective immediately. How can the government prevent this from happening again?
Shanna Peeples, a high school English teacher in Texas, works with many immigrant students. 'She teaches kids who have never been in a classroom before and students who want to go to Ivy League schools,' says one former student.
Liberty now claims more than 100,000 students, including 13,500 who take classes on campus. The university's 7,000-plus acres are part campus, part construction zone, with a $500 million construction program.
Many sexual assault activists worry that fallout from the Rolling Stone story will put a chill on the coverage of sex crimes. But transparency and thoroughness in reporting can lead to better outcomes, media experts and others say.
The discovery of a noose at Duke University is only the latest in a string of racially charged incidents on campuses nationwide. Colleges might be serving as a crucible for America's seismic racial shifts.