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 Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts
The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.






 Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.






 Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby
?Without some of the comments, I?m not sure we?d have Buddy now, and he?s brought us so much happiness.?






 The Learning Network: What?s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






 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.


 Ofsted wave of no-notice inspections
In the wake of the so-called Trojan Horse allegations, there will be 40 unannounced school inspections in England this month, Ofsted has revealed.

 Music lesson boom sees guitar soar
The electric guitar has overtaken the violin in the list of most popular musical instruments for children to play, says a music exam board.

 M&S offers online education courses
The High Street retailer is entering online education with the launch of a business course with Leeds University.

 Universities 'ignoring lads' culture'
A laddish culture on university campuses across the UK is being ignored by vice-chancellors, the NUS says.