AM News: Suspension Disparities Among Races & Districts
Suspensions Are Higher for Disabled Students, Federal Data IndicateYT: According to a new analysis of Department of Education data, 13 percent of disabled students in kindergarten through 12th grade were suspended during the 2009-10 school year, compared with 7 percent of students without disabilities.
Illinois, CPS top national list for suspension disparity Chicago Tribune: Illinois schools, in particular Chicago Public Schools, also had the widest gap in suspension rates between black and white students, according to the report.
Researchers Sound Alarm Over Black Student Suspensions EdWeek: Nearly one in six African-American students was suspended from school during the 2009-10 academic year, more than three times the rate of their white peers, a new analysis of federal education data has found.
Bernanke On College Loans: Students Need To Be Careful HuffPostEdu: Bernanke says taking on debt to pay for college can be an important way of increasing one's earning potential. But higher education can also become a financial burden if it doesn't lead to a good job, he warns.
Calif. lawmakers want to know if anti-bullying laws actually protect gay students SouthernCaliforniaPublicRadio: California lawmakers plan to request a state audit on how schools and local education agencies apply anti-bullying and harassment laws in response to recent incidents in which students were targeted for their sexual orientation.
Street Law Schools in Life Skills EducationNation: The DC Street Law Clinic is a program that connects law students with inner city youth to teach them the law in a way that relates specifically to their world.
Georgia Still in Hot Water Over Race to Top PoliticsK12: The U.S. Department of Education has not been swayed by Georgia's passionate defense of its teacher-evaluation plans, which are somewhat in conflict with what the state promised to do when it won a coveted Race to the Top grant.
ACLU targets anti-pregnancy rule at La. school AP: The American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana threatened Tuesday to sue a northeastern Louisiana charter school if it doesn't change rules that keep pregnant students out of the classroom and require girls under suspicion of being pregnant to be tested....
Online education degrees skyrocket USA Today: Four big universities, operating mostly online, have quickly become the largest education schools in the USA.