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 Rough First Week Gives Betsy DeVos a Glimpse of the Fight Ahead
Protesters and heated exchanges on Twitter were an immediate display of the type of fierce resistance the new education secretary can expect to face.

 Beyond ?Hidden Figures?: Nurturing New Black and Latino Math Whizzes
A free math camp for middle-school students from New York?s poorest neighborhoods was an effort to increase the number of blacks and Latinos with advanced math degrees.

 You?ve Been Accepted to Columbia. Oops, Our Error.
Over 200 applicants were told they had been accepted to the Mailman School of Public Health. It was the latest in a string of similar mistakes around the country.

 Oxford Journal: A Liberal Wanted to Agitate Ole Miss From Inside. He?s Succeeding.
Allen Coon, a student at the University of Mississippi, is reviled, but also revered, for challenging Old South symbols on a conservative 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.


 Teacher shortage getting worse, say MPs
The government is failing to tackle "significant teacher shortages"' in England, MPs say.

 Watchdog to pursue essay-cheat websites
The universities minister is calling for tough action against the misuse of essay-writing services.

 Schools fear business rate rise will be 'breaking point'
A sharp rise in schools' business rates could push budgets beyond breaking point, say head teachers' leaders.

 University applications 'depends heavily on where you live'
Teenagers from London were most likely to apply while those in the South West were least likely.