On Education


June 2008


NYC High School Student Researches Hugging

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I was walking through Union Square recently, on a weekend trip to New York, when something caught my eye. A half dozen or so high school students were standing on the corner alongside the subway hoisting signs that read "free hugs!" I had read about this kind of thing a few years back, I thought,

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TAGS:
research
racism

Sharpton and Klein, Education's Odd Couple

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There they were, standing next to each other in a room full of television cameras and reporters, about to announce their recent engagement: New York City public schools chancellor Joel Klein and the Rev. Al Sharpton, two men who have clashed on issues of education equity and access in the past, now ...

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Sharpton, Al

High School Pranks and Punishment

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Pulling off a prank on a high school campus is a rite of passage for graduating seniors. Most pranks are harmless and innocent, but some can be dangerous and costly. Pranksters who cross the line face serious consequences, ranging from suspension to jail time. Here is a look at some senior pranks ...

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high school
students

European-Language Programs Face Cuts

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"What do we want? Language!" a group of Oregon State University students demanded in May as they carried a petition-filled coffin across campus to oppose an administrative decision to ax all entry-level Italian classes next fall and phase out all sections by fall 2009.

OSU's Italian department joins ...

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TAGS:
colleges
languages

Arkansas School Considers a 4-Day School Week

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It sounds like a plan hatched by a high school senior class: To save the school district money, students should no longer be required to come to school every weekday. But adults, not students, are the ones who conceived this plan. Money is so tight in parts of Arkansas that several school districts ...

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TAGS:
immigration reform
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
exercise and fitness
public schools
high school