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 States Move to Make Citizenship Exams a Classroom Aid
Arizona became the first state to require its high school students to pass the test that is given to immigrants who want to become United States citizens.






 Obama Relents on Proposal to End ?529? College Savings Plans
The president, facing pressure from both parties, dropped from his budget a proposal to effectively end college savings accounts known as 529s.






 Dartmouth Cites Student Misconduct in Its Ban on Hard Liquor
The college?s president announced the prohibition as part of a far-ranging overhaul of campus life, but experts say few universities are likely to follow his lead.






 More Than 1,000 in Arizona Are Watched for Measles
State health officials are tracking hundreds of people, including at least 195 children, who might have been exposed in an outbreak that began at Disneyland.

 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.


 Lack of oversight 'damaging schools'
MPs say problems in some more autonomous schools have been picked up too late because of lack of oversight by the government.

 University applications at record high
University applications have reached record levels, according to the Ucas admissions service.

 School tables branded a 'nonsense'
Government school league tables are branded a "nonsense", after numerous changes to the way grades are recognised left more schools failing.

 'Counter-extremism' boost in schools
Tackling the threat of extremism in England's schools is to be made a higher priority, says Education Secretary Nicky Morgan.