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Students protest Mormon university’s beard ban

  PROVO, Utah (AP) — A group of Brigham Young University students is protesting the Mormon church-owned school’s ban on something its namesake once sported: a beard. About 50 students, some donning paper beards, biked, skateboarded or rollerbladed their way from the Provo City Library to campus during the “Bike for Beards” protest on Friday night. “I [...]

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California approves landmark ‘yes means yes’ law

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown announced Sunday that he has signed a bill that makes California the first in the nation to define when “yes means yes” and adopt requirements for colleges to follow when investigating sexual assault reports. State lawmakers last month approved Senate Bill 967 by Sen. Kevin de Leon, [...]

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Va. education officials: Graduation rate increases

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia education officials say about 90 percent of students who entered high school in the fall of 2010 earned a diploma within four years. And for the first time since the state increased graduation requirements, more than half of the graduates received an Advanced Studies Diploma. State Superintendent of Public [...]

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Denver area students walk out of school in protest

ARVADA, Colo. (AP) — Hundreds of students walked out of classrooms around suburban Denver on Tuesday in protest over a conservative-led school board proposal to focus history education on topics that promote citizenship, patriotism and respect for authority, in a show of civil disobedience that the new standards would aim to downplay. The youth protest [...]

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4 students hurt, 1 seriously, in Denver lab fire

  DENVER (AP) — Authorities say four students have been burned and one suffered serious injuries after a fire erupted in a Denver high school chemistry lab during a demonstration involving methanol. School spokeswoman Lindsay Neil says three students were treated and released after the fire on Monday, and the other was transferred to another hospital because [...]

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Va. educators debate falling English test scores

  NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — English test scores are falling in Virginia and elsewhere, and some educators and parents fear that the trend reflects societal changes that will be tough to overcome. Children today read less in their free time, goes one widely accepted argument. Another, which garners more debate, is that they’re increasingly likely to text, [...]

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Alexandria schools on alert after weapon report

  ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Alexandria school officials say all schools went on lock-in after a report of a person brandishing a weapon near one school, but students are now on their way home. An Alexandria police spokeswoman says police received a report of a person with a weapon in the area of Matthew Maury [...]

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History books spark new Texas classroom battle

  AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation’s Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases. The Board of Education will approve new history [...]

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Police resume search for missing Virginia student

  CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years. The shift in the search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham is based on video that police obtained showing Graham walking early [...]

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Nontraditional students are the new tradition

  By: Stephanie Cousins Traditionally, students that enter college are usually around the age of 18 and are fresh out of high school. Those students are eager to learn and make friends and participate in every social event on campus. They also have the opportunity to stay in the dormitory and survive off meal plans [...]

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Professor who lost U of I job offer wants position

  CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — A professor who lost a job offer from the University of Illinois over dozens of sometimes-profane Twitter messages that critics deemed anti-Semitic demanded Tuesday that he be given the position and threatened to take legal action otherwise. Attorneys for Steven Salaita said during a news conference at a YMCA on [...]

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