Unequal Schools
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Unequal Schools

PARIS (AP) — France is trying to shake up a top-down system of teaching, end an elite bilingual program and give schools more say in how students spend their time, saying entrenched inequality in education threatens the country’s future. The plan from the Socialist-led government came after an international study ranked France among the developed … Continue reading

Sweet Briar College among ‘most endangered’ Virginia places
Business / Campus Life / Education / Virginia

Sweet Briar College among ‘most endangered’ Virginia places

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A preservation group’s annual list of the most endangered places in Virginia includes Sweet Briar College, which is scheduled to close in August. Sweet Briar College announced in March it would close because of crushing financial challenges. The 114-year-old women’s college held what could be its final commencement over the weekend … Continue reading

University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars
Campus Life / Education

University founded in Va. by culture warrior Falwell soars

    LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Jerry Falwell credits his famous father for laying a solid academic foundation for Liberty University’s extraordinary growth, and it’s a formula he’s followed and built on as president of the evangelical Christian university. The younger Falwell has assiduously focused on Liberty as it has swelled to the largest university … Continue reading

Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses
Campus Life / Education

Corinthian Colleges closes all 28 remaining campuses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Corinthian Colleges canceled classes Monday and shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students, less than two weeks after the Education Department announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation. The Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools … Continue reading

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