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 Months of Searching Still Hasn?t Found New Schools Chancellor
It?s been hard to find a successor to Carmen Fariña with the skills to run the country?s largest district and a mind-set compatible with the mayor?s.

 In District Known for Failure, Will the State Finally Step In?
For decades, the Hempstead schools have been marked by corruption, political infighting and low performance. Now leaders face a deadline for change.

 Yale?s Most Popular Class Ever: Happiness
With nearly 1,200 students signed up, a course that tells students how to lead more satisfying lives may be the largest in university history.

 Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say
A state ?target? meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

 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.


 University strike: Pension plan could be reversed, say bosses
Employers' group says it is open to new ideas as a strike at 57 universities continues for a second day.

 'Fat cat' academy bosses face challenge over pay
The bosses of large academy chains of schools are going to be challenged if their pay is over £150,000.

 
The university pension scheme, with a £6bn deficit, has two staff earning over £1m.

 University lecturers begin strike in pension dispute
Lecturers at 64 universities walk out over changes they say could halve their retirement income.