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Mom, Dad, I'm moving back home

More than 60 percent of college students plan to live with their parents after graduation, according to the results of a survey released last week by jobtrack.com, a job-listing service for students. Twenty-six percent of 1,000 college students and recent graduates indicated they planned to limit their time at home to less than six months. Twenty-four percent planned to stay for more than a year. "These results are part of a growing national trend where students, despite their claims and desires to be independent, return to the security of the home nest," says Richard White, career services director at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

Colorado passes school antiviolence law

DENVER - A new law in Colorado requires police and school officials to share information on potentially troubled students, The Denver Post reported. The law, contained in the Colorado School Violence Prevention and Student Discipline Manual, includes requirements for creating dress-code policies and removing disruptive students from class, as well as information relating to parental accountability and the types of bullying that constitute criminal activity. Officials from several schools said most of the provisions are in effect at their schools, including dress codes, locker searches, and classroom discipline.

Kansas likely to keep evolution theory

TOPEKA, KAN - The hotly debated science standards that play down the theory of evolution for Kansas public schools are likely to be overturned following the defeat of three conservatives for seats on the State Board of Education. Two incumbents and another candidate who support the state's newly adopted science standards were defeated in Republican primaries last week. The winning moderate Republicans and the Democrats they face in November elections say they want to scrap the new guidelines - which passed last year on a 6-to-4 vote - when the new board starts work in January. Critics argued that the board's decision to play down evolution in science classes made the state look backward; proponents said it lets local school districts decide what to teach.

- Compiled from wires by Stephanie Cook and Amanda Paulson


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