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Bid to revamp Louisiana school grading system stirs pushback

Jun. 15, 2021 13:02 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A proposal by Louisiana's education superintendent to overhaul how the state rates public schools has sparked controversy and prompted leaders of the state's top school board to delay a debate that had been planned for Tuesday. Superintendent of...

School grades: Louisiana may give student growth more weight

Jun. 04, 2021 19:30 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s state education superintendent says school ratings should give more weight to student improvement — something that would cut the number of schools given a D or an F. Superintendent Cade Brumley wants student growth to count for...

Georgia public universities will again require tests in 2022

May. 15, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia public universities will once again start requiring standardized test scores for enrollment in 2022. The University System of Georgia announced Wednesday it will resume requiring test scores beginning with students seeking admission for Spring...

West Virginia University extends policy on admission tests

Apr. 26, 2021 07:06 AM EDT

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University has extended its relaxed requirement for test scores for students seeking admission as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The practice began last fall and continued this spring. It is currently in effect for fall 2021...

Former Temple U business dean indicted in rankings scandal

Apr. 16, 2021 13:15 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The former dean of Temple University's business school has been charged with falsifying data to boost the school's rankings, draw more students and vastly increase the school's revenue. The federal indictment unsealed Friday charges Moshe Porat, 74,...

High court won't block Mississippi school disparity lawsuit

Apr. 08, 2021 18:25 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court said Thursday it will not get involved, for now, in a lawsuit that says Mississippi allows grave disparities in funding between predominantly Black and predominantly white schools. Southern Poverty Law Center sued the state...

Review: A pre-WWII thriller in 'Six Minutes to Midnight'

Mar. 24, 2021 14:16 PM EDT

In the years before World War II, the Augusta-Victoria College, a girls’ boarding school in Bexhill-on-Sea, catered to a very specific audience: The daughters and goddaughters of important Germans and high ranking Nazi officials. It is believed that the intent of the school was to educate...

Ex-UCLA coach gets 8 months in prison for admissions scam

Mar. 19, 2021 18:06 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A former University of California, Los Angeles men's soccer coach was sentenced to eight months behind bars Friday for pocketing $200,000 in bribes to help applicants get into the school as bogus athletic recruits. Jorge Salcedo told the judge that he...