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8th Graders’ Exam Is Delayed

According to the New York Time, the College Board said Thursday that it was putting off the unveiling of a new standardized test intended to help eighth graders prepare for…

Most Catholics support Obama’s speech at Notre Dame

What's really behind University of Notre Dame's controversial decision to present President Obama with an honorary degree and ask him to deliver the commencement address on Sunday? The decision has…

Journalism students debate owning iPhones

When the University of Missouri School of Journalism's student newspaper reported that incoming students of the journalism program would be required to purchase either an iPhone or an iPod Touch,…

Report: Hate goes viral on social networking sites

A report by the Simon Wiesenthal Center says militants and hate groups increasingly use social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube as propaganda tools to recruit new members,…

Craigslist discontinues erotic services advertisements

Online-classifieds site Craigslist said May 13 that it will remove the "erotic services" category of advertisements from its U.S. web site within a week, after the site was criticized by…

Education secretary: Detroit schools are ‘ground zero’

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said May 13 that Detroit's troubled public schools are "ground zero" for education in the U.S. and promised federal help if leaders are willing to make…

A campaign for parents to shut down schools

It might be the next school movement to sweep the country, reports U.S. News: Emboldened by charter school operators, parents of children attending failing schools in Los Angeles are signing…

Print books are targets of pirates on the web

eBook reader technology is making it easier to obtain and distribute copyrighted material on the web for free, reports the New York Times. …

Palo Alto computer system crashes, erasing data

Teachers put in extra hours to re-enter grades and students even rewrote essays after a computer system used by Palo Alto high and middle schools crashed last month, erasing more…

Palo Alto computer system crashes, erasing data

Teachers put in extra hours to re-enter grades and students even rewrote essays after a computer system used by Palo Alto high and middle schools crashed last month, erasing more…