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AM News: Schools Must Provide Disabled Students with Sports Rights Under Obama

Schools must provide sports for disabled, US Dept. of Ed says AP: Students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues, the Education Department says. Disabled students who want to play for their school could join traditional teams if officials can make "reasonable modifications" to accommodate them.


Missouri Parents Required To Report Gun Ownership To Schools Under Proposed Bill HuffPostEdu: Democratic state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal's Senate Bill 124 would make it a crime for parents to fail to report gun ownership to a school, punishable by a fine of up to $100. It also bars parents from failing to properly lock or secure firearms, and would punish parents who fail to stop their child from illegally possessing a firearm.

Niskayuna Schools: No thank you to lunch regulations, will lose federal aid WNYT: In addition [the school board member] says kids who were forced to take certain foods wound up tossing it into the trash. Lunch prices increased, portions decreased and the number of kids who were buying their lunch at school was cut in half. By November, the school district's food operation was $59,000 in the red.

To Raise Graduation Rate, Colleges Are Urged to Help a Changing Student Body NYT: In an effort to improve the college completion rate and fend off new regulations, a commission of the nation’s six leading higher-education associations is calling for extensive reforms to serve a changing college population — one increasingly composed of older and part-time students.

Fairness For Struggling Students Act Would Reform Private Student Loan Bankruptcy Rules HuffPostEdu: Three U.S. Senators unveiled legislation Wednesday to reverse a 2005 change in bankruptcy laws that makes it nearly impossible to have private student loan debt discharged.


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