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 Fair Game: A Whistle Was Blown on ITT; 17 Years Later, It Collapsed
In the interim, the for-profit education company made billions off federal student aid, while students amassed mountains of debt and few job prospects.

 Common Sense: How Much Graduates Earn Drives More College Rankings
The purpose of education is to stretch and elevate young minds, right? Now some rankings are including future earnings in their calculations.

 Feature: The Anti-Helicopter Parent?s Plea: Let Kids Play!
A Silicon Valley dad decided to test his theories about parenting by turning his yard into a playground where children can take physical risks without supervision. Not all of his neighbors were thrilled.

 More New York City Schools Join Diversity Initiative
Twelve more public schools are joining a city program allowing them to alter admissions policies to enroll additional disadvantaged students.

 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.

 Apprenticeship 'U-turn' will help poorest teenagers
Updated government plans, for apprenticeship funding in England, have been welcomed by critics who feared they would exclude the poor.

 Academy funding must be transparent, says MP
The transparency and accountability of academy spending must be improved, says chairman of the parliamentary Education Committee, Neil Carmichael MP

 New teacher found for tiny island school
A new teacher has been found for a school with just nine pupils on the tiny Hebridean island of Muck.

 Theatre applies to be first to open free school
The Royal and Derngate Theatre announces plans to launch a new secondary school in Northampton specialising in the arts.