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 University of Chicago Strikes Back Against Campus Political Correctness
A letter to incoming freshmen professed no support for ?trigger warnings? or limits on what kinds of speech should be condoned on campus.

 University of Texas Students Find the Absurd in a New Gun Law
At a rally against a state law allowing concealed handguns on campuses, protesters wave sex toys and say they consider the move obscene.

 ITT College Chain Barred From Enrolling Students With U.S. Aid
The for-profit chain also faces a series of other measures, including a payment of $153 million to the Department of Education.

 As Students Return to School, Debate About the Amount of Homework Rages
One teacher said that there would be ?no formally assigned homework this year,? and online discussions reveal a belief that the workload assigned may be too heavy.

 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.


 Labour leadership: Smith pledges to scrap tuition fees
Labour leadership hopeful Owen Smith sets out his plans to scrap university tuition fees in an effort to win over the youth vote from current leader Jeremy Corbyn.

 Private schools A-level dip reflects national trends
Private schools saw a slight dip in the number of students receiving top grades in their A-levels this year, largely in line with national trends, figures released by the sector suggest.

 Councils 'should monitor academy cash'
Academy budgets should be overseen by local authorities following a series of financial abuses, say council leaders.

 Edinburgh school parking ban encourages walking
A pilot scheme to ban parking outside primary schools in Edinburgh has led to more pupils walking to school.