Va. schools get 4-year waiver extension on No Child Left Behind standards
Virginia

Va. schools get 4-year waiver extension on No Child Left Behind standards

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Virginia will continue to get relief from federal education requirements and No Child Left Behind-era sanctions The Virginia Department of Education says federal officials have approved the state’s request for a four-year extension of its Elementary and Secondary Education Act flexibility waiver originally approved in 2012. State Superintendent of Public Instruction … Continue reading

Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed
National / Opinion & Editorial / Politics

Young African American men more likely to be imprisoned than employed

by T’ney Stallings The United States has the highest rate of incarcerated juveniles verses other nations. According to the U.S. Dept. of Justice, about 70,000 juvenile criminal offenders live in detention facilities and about 68 percent are racial minorities. For every 100,000 African American juveniles in the United States, 521 are in a residential facility, compared … Continue reading

Education

Middle school students given ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ puzzles

  MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to their middle school students based on an erotic novel and movie. The students were given puzzles based on “Fifty Shades of Grey.” The puzzles contained terms including “spanking,” ”submissive,” ”leather cuffs” and … Continue reading

Education

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 … Continue reading