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 A Few Miles From San Bernardino, a Muslim Prom Queen Reigns
Zarifeh Shalabi received the ultimate symbol of teenage acceptance when her non-Muslim friends campaigned for her by wearing hijabs in solidarity.

 At Small Colleges, Harsh Lessons About Cash Flow
In the last few years, small liberal arts colleges struggling under financial siege have been forced to re-examine their missions and justify their existence.

 Yale Defies Calls to Rename Calhoun College
The residential college, which is named for the white supremacist John C. Calhoun, will keep its name, and the university will open two new residential colleges next year.

 At Brigham Young, a Cost in Reporting a Rape
The university is caught in a debate over the disparate treatment of sexual assault survivors as it tries to uphold a moral code at the heart of its Mormon identity.

 Beverly Hills to boot non-district K-8 pupils
After more than four hours of emotional and sometimes contentious debate, the Beverly Hills Unified School District approved a controversial proposal Tuesday to boot out more than 400 out-of-district students.

 ?At hope? kids better than ?at risk??

Sen. Rosa Franklin, D-Tacoma, is sponsoring a bill this session that would replace references to low-income children such as "disadvantaged," and "at-risk" with a more-positive term, "at hope." Decades ago, poor children became known as "disadvantaged." Then they were "at-risk." Now, a Washington lawmaker wants to replace those euphemisms with a new one: "at hope."


 Hawaii legislators seek to lengthen school year
Stuck with the nation's shortest school year, Hawaii lawmakers will consider proposals for longer and more school days when this year's legislative session opens Wednesday.

 Loophole frees mentally ill youth offenders

In this undated file photo provided by Jan Henry, her husband Todd Henry is shown playing a guitar in Tyler, Texas. Todd Henry, a special education teacher, was fatally stabbed by a student at the school.Recent slaying cases highlight the complexities of a 1997 law meant to keep mentally ill juveniles from being held in detention centers where they can't get proper treatment.


 End primary school 'chaos', heads say
Head teachers cannot and will not endure another year of the "chaos" that has raged in England's primary schools, the National Association of Head Teachers' conference hears.

 Industrial action threat over academies
Head teachers threaten industrial action over plans to force all state schools in England to become academies, after heckling the education secretary at their conference.

 Primary tests in England 'too hard'
New national tests to be sat by 11-year-olds in England have been made too hard, say head teachers.

 School bans 'abusive' swearing parents
Some parents are banned from entering a Kent school without a pre-booked appointment after staff are verbally abused.