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Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jan 10, 2008 Critics of Saudi Academy Say Textbooks Promote Intolerance
QUOTE: Some textbooks used by an Islamic school in Fairfax County contain language intolerant of Jews and other groups as well as passages that could be construed as advocating violence, according to two reviews of the materials.
Washington Post Aug 17, 2007 U.S. News's College Rankings Face Competition and Criticism
QUOTE: the magazine's annual list ranking the nation's four-year colleges and universities has become the center of a lucrative and controversial market of guides aimed at helping students determine where to apply.
Washington Post Aug 02, 2007 Top Private Education Lender Cuts Jobs: GAO Report Faults Industry Oversight
QUOTE: EduCap... laid off scores of workers yesterday and is considering shutting its loan business as federal officials investigate whether it has abused its tax-exempt status, according to current and former employees.
Washington Post Jan 08, 2007 U.S. Education Officials Question Diversity Standard: Critics Say the American Bar Association's New Criterion Promotes Racial Quotas at Law Schools
QUOTE: The Education Department's general counsel is challenging the American Bar Association's new standard on diversity in enrollment and hiring, which calls for the law schools it accredits to take "concrete action" to attract more minority students, faculty and staff. The 400,000-member law association, which has accredited nearly 200 law schools nationwide, said it updated its standards last year after a 2003 Supreme Court ruling that said law schools could use race and ethnicity as factors in admissions with certain restrictions.
Washington Post Aug 14, 2006 Funds May Have Been Directed to Friends: D.C. Charter Schools Chief Investigated
QUOTE: Federal officials are investigating whether the D.C. Board of Education's executive director of charter schools funneled federal funds to personal acquaintances working with the schools that she helped monitor.
Washington Post Apr 03, 2006 Area Families Pinched as Private Tuitions Top $26,000
QUOTE: Tuition at some of the region's elite private schools will exceed $26,000 this fall, sparking new worries about how to attract middle- and low-income students and recruit more minorities...families that used to be donors in addition to paying tuition are now seeking financial aid for their children.
Washington Post Aug 18, 2004 Quirk in Formula For School Funds Carries Big Cost
QUOTE: Fairfax County will open the school year with about $3 million less in federal education funding tied to poverty, while Montgomery County -- the school system to which it is often compared -- will get about $2.5 million more than last year, according to state and U.S. education officials.
Washington Post Jul 16, 2004 Colleges Rethink Acceptances of Seniors Who Slacked Off
QUOTE: Colleges and universities inform students on the application or the acceptance letter that admission is contingent on their performance throughout their senior year...The warning is an attempt to prevent the situation known as "senior slump" or "senioritis," which involves 12th-graders taking an early break from schoolwork...
Washington Post Feb 27, 2003 Commission Makes Title IX Suggestions
QUOTE: A presidentially appointed commission recommended yesterday that the Bush administration alter some of the enforcement mechanisms of Title IX, the landmark law that bans sex discrimination in school sports programs, touching off another round of vehement debate over the future of women's athletics.
Washington Post Feb 08, 2003 President to Push Vouchers for D.C.
QUOTE: Despite opposition from several D.C. officials, a U.S. Department of Education spokesman said yesterday that the Bush administration will move ahead with plans to ask Congress to set aside federal money for a school voucher program in the District.
Washington Post Aug 21, 2002 The Season of Hunger
QUOTE: Small organizations …often find that qualifying for the nation's largest summer feeding operation, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Summer Food Service Program, is too costly.
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