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 Suicide on Campus and the Pressure of Perfection
Kathryn DeWitt had put on her Penn Face. But living up to expectations ? her own and others? ? was just too much. Dying seemed the only way out. It wasn?t.









 Sports Briefing | Track and Field: A Resignation at Georgetown
Georgetown announced the resignation of the director of its track and field and cross-country programs after two investigations of reports involving allegations of racial bias, hazing and sexual misconduct.









 New York City Questions English, Math and Science Taught at Yeshivas
Responding to a letter, the Education Department plans to investigate whether 39 Jewish schools are providing adequate training in secular subjects.









 Samuel DuBose?s Death in Cincinnati Points to Off-Campus Power of College Police
The shooting of Mr. DuBose, a black man, has prompted officials to reconsider a policy that allowed a university force to patrol an area far more complex than its campus.









 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.


 Reading 'boosts social relations'
A new study says reading for pleasure can help people relate to each other and increase their empathy.

 Suspensions from primary schools up
Official data shows more children are being suspended from primary schools in England.

 Campaign highlights elder loneliness
One out of every five elderly people in the UK who feel lonely say they have no-one to turn to, a survey indicates.

 High debt fear for poorer students
Poorer students in England may be put off university by funding changes that could leave them with higher debts than middle-class graduates, a report says.