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 Columbia Settles With Student Cast as a Rapist in Mattress Art Project
The man, who was cleared by the university of responsibility in a rape case, said the university enabled his harassment by giving his accuser academic credit for a piece targeting him.

 New York Schools for Off-Track Students May Face Stricter Rules
Under proposed state rules, even schools for struggling students might have to meet a federally mandated graduation rate. That could put them in danger of closing.

 Economic View: Simple Way to Help Low-Income Students: Make Everyone Take SAT or ACT
Requiring the SAT or ACT, and making it free, reduces barriers for disadvantaged students who otherwise would not take the test.

 Transgender Students Turn to Courts as Government Support Erodes
A case in point is a Florida student who sued his school board last month after his mother said the federal authorities stopped investigating his complaint.

 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.


 Newcastle University students targeted by cyber-scam
Fraudulent site takes personal details and course payments for fake university.

 School exclusions: Record numbers for drugs and alcohol
New figures reveal schools in England are battling a growing drug and alcohol problem

 Post-16 maths to get government cash boost
Too many teenagers drop maths completely after GCSE and it harms their prospects, a report says.

 Students to have value-for-money contracts with universities
Universities Minister Jo Johnson says students should have contracts to protect their rights to teaching hours.