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Va. Senate rejects school vouchers for disabled students

  RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate has narrowly defeated a proposed private-school voucher program for disabled students. The measure would have allowed parents of a disabled child to apply for the child’s share of state funds that would otherwise go to his or her local public school system. The money could be used [...]

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Opus College of Business Invites Community to “Find Your Answer”

  MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2015–Why would a school put the viability of its core product up for public debate by asking whether an MBA is worthwhile—on its own website? The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is launching a new webpage and advertising campaign to encourage people to join in thought-provoking discussions and [...]

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State board votes to take over Little Rock School District

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Board of Education voted Wednesday to take control of Little Rock schools less than six months after a federal judge granted more independence to the historically embattled district and ended a quarter-century of payments to boost integration. The state last year classified six of the district’s 48 schools [...]

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After 2 convictions, 2 more Vanderbilt players face charges

  NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — With two former Vanderbilt football players facing decades in prison after being convicted of the rape of an unconscious student in a dorm room, attention now turns to two of their teammates who have yet to go to trial. It took a jury three hours Tuesday to reach a verdict [...]

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Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players on Tuesday of raping a former student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing and that a college culture of binge drinking and promiscuous sex should be blamed for the attack. The jury deliberated for three [...]

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Further reduction in school tests advances in Va. Senate

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A further reduction in high-stakes standardized tests taken by Virginia schoolchildren is advancing in the Virginia Senate. On a 3-2 vote Monday, a subcommittee approved a bill from Sen. John Miller that would reduce the number of Standards of Learning tests to the minimum required by federal law within [...]

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Va. Senate votes to rein in seclusion, restraint in schools

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Virginia Senate wants to rein in seclusion and restraint used as disciplinary measures in public schools. The 35-4 vote Tuesday follows accounts of children as young as kindergarten being restrained by several adults, locked away in segregation, and emerging with bruises and broken bones, all in response to [...]

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VCU president calls SATs ‘flawed,’ stressing GPA instead

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Commonwealth University is stressing grades over SAT scores. President Michael Rao announced Tuesday that the Richmond school no longer will require applicants with a high school grade point average of 3.3 or higher to submit SAT scores. He made the announcement during his annual state of the university. [...]

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