Education

2:53pm

Wed February 8, 2012
Education

Detroit Schools' No. 1 Mission: Getting Kids To Class

George Eason, an attendance agent with Detroit Public Schools, sets out to visit homes and check in with parents about school attendance.
Larry Abramson NPR

Ask Detroit teachers about their biggest challenge and many will say, "You can't teach kids who don't come to class." Last year, the average Detroit public high school student missed at least 28 days of school.

Now, as part of its effort to get parents more involved, the district has launched a major initiative to improve attendance. The effort includes parent workshops and attendance agents charged with pushing parents to send their kids to school every day.

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1:22pm

Tue February 7, 2012
Education

Meaningless In Missouri? Not In Santorum's View

Originally published on Wed February 8, 2012 9:31 am

A sign supporting former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum outside the O'Fallon, Mo., city hall on Tuesday, as the state's Republican primary was under way.
Alan Greenblatt NPR

For an election that shouldn't matter on paper, Missouri's primary on Tuesday may carry a lot of weight.

The state's Republican electorate tends to be both populist and conservative. That could give former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who has campaigned in Missouri the most — and the most recently — among GOP presidential candidates, the chance for a strong showing.

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6:00am

Tue February 7, 2012
The Two-Way

As L.A. Probes Sex Abuse Charges, Staff Replaced At Elementary School

Originally published on Tue February 7, 2012 4:26 pm

Miramonte Elementary School in Los Angeles.
Krista Kennell AFP/Getty Images

"In a dramatic move to quell parents' fears, Los Angeles school officials said they will temporarily replace the entire staff of an elementary school south of downtown Los Angeles, where two teachers have been accused of lewd acts against students," the Los Angeles Times writes.

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5:07am

Mon February 6, 2012
Education

At Odds With The Space Between Medical Marijuana & Schools

I-News

A handful of students from Denver’s East High School recently spent a warm January lunch period huddled against a brick home two blocks from the school, passing a joint and discussing the merits of medical marijuana.

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3:06pm

Fri February 3, 2012
Education

CSU Completes $500 Million Fundraising Campaign

CSU officials made the announcement in front of a packed crowd on Friday.
Grace Hood

Officials at Colorado State University have reached their $500 million goal for the university’s first-ever fundraising campaign–six months ahead of schedule.

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