Va. officials, educators talk tech needs in schools
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Va. officials, educators talk tech needs in schools

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Internet demand is growing in Virginia schools, but some rural localities — including those in the Shenandoah Valley — experience challenges to improving broadband access for their students. Educators and technology professionals gathered last Tuesday at Harrisonburg High School for a panel discussion with Virginia Education Secretary Anne Holton and … Continue reading

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James Madison board approves undergrad tuition, fee hikes

    HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — James Madison University’s board has approved undergraduate tuition and fee increases for the 2015-2016 academic year. In-state students living on campus will pay $19,084 in tuition and fees, a 3.2 percent increase. Tuition and fees for out-of-state students living on campus will increase by 2.6 percent to $34,218. Graduate … Continue reading

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3 Lynchburg women charged with student loan fraud

    ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Three Lynchburg women are charged with submitting fraudulent student aid applications for Liberty University online classes. The indictment was unsealed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Roanoke. It charges 42-year-old Melinda Smith, 61-year-old Catherine Pankey and 40-year-old Vernetta Johnson with multiple counts of student loan fraud and other charges. … Continue reading

Education officials fine for-profit college for false claims
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Education officials fine for-profit college for false claims

  WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department says it will fine Heald College $30 million, alleging the Corinthian Colleges subsidiary engaged in egregious misconduct and misled students. Corinthian, a massive for-profit educational institution, collapsed last summer amid a cash shortage and fraud allegations. The department alleged that Heald, based in San Francisco, had shown a … Continue reading

Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office
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Somali police say 10 die in attack on education office

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An assault by gunmen on the offices of Somali’s education ministry on Tuesday, April 12, 2015, left 17 people dead, including seven attackers, a government spokesman said. Police later secured the Ministry of Higher Education office complex, said Capt. Mohamed Hussein, a senior police officer. The fatalities included eight civilians and … Continue reading

College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet
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College a cappella: Not your granddad’s barbershop quartet

  PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Their musical performances pack college auditoriums, though they play no instruments. While universities have long nurtured the niche community of a cappella singers, the TV show “Glee” and hit movie “Pitch Perfect” helped create a new generation of fans that propelled the soulful sound into mainstream culture. Now, they’re unlikely rock … Continue reading

Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case
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Jail for 9 of 10 ex-educators in Atlanta test-cheating case

ATLANTA (AP) — All but one of 10 former Atlanta public school educators convicted in a widespread conspiracy to inflate student scores on standardized tests were sentenced to jail time Tuesday, April 14 and the judge called the cheating scandal “the sickest thing that’s ever happened in this town.” Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry … Continue reading

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Remains found during search for missing Longwood student

FRANKLIN, Va. (AP) — Authorities searching for a missing Longwood University student have found human remains in Southampton County. Norfolk police tell media outlets that the remains were discovered Thursday morning outside a residence in Franklin. The remains will be sent to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for identification and to determine the … Continue reading

U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’
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U.Va. frat won’t pursue honor code case against ‘Jackie’

A University of Virginia fraternity will not pursue an honor code violation against a student who told Rolling Stone for a story that has since been retracted that several brothers gang-raped her during a party, a spokesman said. Virginia has the oldest student-run honor code in the country, which prohibits lying, cheating and stealing. Those … Continue reading

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Va. attorney general defers to board on college closing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia’s attorney general is not stepping into the pitched battle over the planned closing of Sweet Briar College. Attorney General Mark R. Herring says the decision to close lies with the private women’s college board of directors, not with the state. Unless the board acted improperly or violated its duties, it … Continue reading