Salmonella lurks from farm to fork

Salmonella infections are on the rise, sickening more than a million Americans a year

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ws21 is part of the Carnegie-Knight Initiative on the Future of Journalism Education. Use of content requires attribution under Creative Commons.  …"

Back to school for the billionaires

By Rita Beamish

Business titans find reforming schools much harder than just writing checks

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oakland":

"… ates and test scores in 10 major urban districts — from New York City to Oakland — which collectively took in almost one-fourth of the total money poured …"

"… the most-improved school district. Despite the money, graduation rates in Oakland actually fell by 6 percentage points, beating the rest of California’s s …"

"… f cheating, a charge former D.C. schools Chancellor Michelle Rhee denies. Oakland also fared poorly in high school -- with reading scores that tra …"

"… ormer principal who helped manage the Gates-backed small schools effort in Oakland, Calif., before the Microsoft guru dropped that campaign. The Oakland Cas …"

Tennessee GOP leader drafts bill to ensure accused truants get attorneys

By Susan Ferriss

A Tennessee state legislator is concerned that accused truants can be prosecuted without having counsel to aid them in court

Excerpts from this story referencing "Council of State Governments":

"… mote alternatives to school suspensions and juvenile detention through the Council of State Governments, a legislators’ policy group he chairs. Norris was motivated to act in …"

"… dollars yearly.   Since that bill faltered, however, the influential Council of State Governments and other think tanks have stepped up national efforts to promote research …"

"… advocated by a number of prestigious national organizations, including the Council of State Governments,” Rivkin said in a statement. “Trained attorneys will advocate for edu …"

Reporter's toolkit: Investigating sexual assault on your campus

By Kristen Lombardi

How to investigate the ways your school deals with sexual assault allegations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Center for Public Integrity":

"… Fight Back: www.girlsfightback.com …"

"… students who have filed Title IX complaints with OCR. Resources The Center for Public Integrity’s series on Sexual Assault on Campus: www.publicintegrity.org/inves …"

California takes on harsh discipline and academic inequities for black, Latino students

By Susan Ferriss

California bars truancy jailing

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kern High School District":

"… ” study with only one half day a week of actual time with a teacher. The Kern High School District, which is named in the suit filed Oct. 9, has declined to comment. Kern o …"

"… graduate and ordering them to stand up and walk out of the assembly. The Kern High School District apologized to the students and spokesman John Teves told local News17 TV: …"

"… ne in front of peers. On Sept. 24, local TV cameras also filmed Kern High School District school police and other law enforcement conducting a “sweep” to look f …"

"… officers were shown lecturing kids, who were shown from the back or side. Kern High School District Police Chief Mike Collier told local reporters, “The best place for kids …"

Suit against Kern County schools alleges disproportionate discipline for minorities

By Susan Ferriss

Litigation follows Center pieces highlighting harsh discipline for minorities.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oakland":

"… Justice Society, a nonprofit concerned with racial equity that is based in Oakland. The suit was filed against the 35,000-pupil Kern High School District, C …"

Children's rights groups urge Defense program to stop giving school cops military hardware

By Susan Ferriss

Groups trying to curb use of police in school discipline urge federal officials not give military weapons to campus police departments.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… said the protest letter, signed by the NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund and public-interest law groups Texas Appleseed of Austin, Texas, and …"

"… litary hardware for school police include the Children’s Law Center, the Education Law Center, the National Center for Youth Law, the Advancement Project — …"

Koch foundation proposal to college: Teach our curriculum, get millions

By Dave Levinthal

Proposed gift from Koch foundation to Florida State University in 2007 came with strings attached.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Senate races":

"… e Kochs have combined to air about 44,000 television ads in U.S. Senate races through late August, with the ads typically promoting Republicans or criti …"

Koch-funded think tank offers schools course in libertarianism

By Chris Young

Koch-backed think tank wants to educate young minds on the benefits of the free-market system.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Environmental Protection Agency":

"… ple, teachers using EDvantage can find economics videos explaining how the Environmental Protection Agency is bad for the environment, how sweatshops are good for third-world worker …"

Gun rights debate enters a new arena: the campus

By Wade Millward and Carmen Forman

The right to carry a firearm onto college campuses has become another issue in the gun control debate

L.A. schools program aims to keep kids out of courts

By Susan Ferriss

Effort aims to keep police involvement in minor school infractions to a minimum in L.A. schools.

Flurry of new legislation targets sexual assault on campus

By Kristen Lombardi

New legislation follows landmark Center series

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ution’s operating budget. Both bills would also increase funding for the Education Department to hire more Title IX and Clery Act investigators, and force th …"

"… b what everyone from President Barack Obama to Vice President Joe Biden to Education Secretary Arne Duncan has called an “epidemic” of sexual violence on c …"

"… roblem, issuing new guidance and launching a new website. Within days, the Education Department released for the first time a list of every college and univers …"

L.A. judge objects to school police getting millions reserved for struggling students

By Susan Ferriss

A top juvenile court judge objects to a proposal giving school police $13 million out of a state fund to help disadvantaged kids learn.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles":

"… denas, D-San Fernando Valley, joined protests against a draft plan to fund Los Angeles school police using a special new California fund dedicated to improving t …"

"… ow to spend billions aimed at supporting the state’s neediest students. Los Angeles’ top juvenile court judge is objecting to a planned diversion of $13 mil …"

"… ll learning English as a second language.  In a June 6 letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Presiding Juvenile Court Judge …"

"… age.  In a June 6 letter to the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Presiding Juvenile Court Judge Michael Nash said this particular po …"

Labor Department issues warning about Hopkins doctor's findings on black lung claims

The U.S. Department of Labor warned its officials to view with skepticism any X-ray readings by Dr. Paul Wheeler of Johns Hopkins.

States urged to embrace alternatives to school discipline criminalizing kids

By Susan Ferriss

The Council of State Governments warns that harsh school dicipline disproportionately harms ethnic minority, disabled and LBGT students.

Excerpts from this story referencing "John Whitmire":

"… m — not straighten out and get engaged in school.  Texas state Sen. John Whitmire, a Democrat from the Houston area, told reporters during the conference ca …"

Lawsuit: Low-income students assigned too much 'work experience' or free time instead of classes they need

By Susan Ferriss

A lawsuit filed on behalf of kids in poor California schools demands state monitor and intervene practices depriving kids of teaching time.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oakland":

"… .  The lawsuit filed Thursday alleges that at Fremont High School in Oakland, approximately one-third of seniors are assigned to so-called “Inside Wo …"

"… room for the duration of the class period.” At Castlemont High School in Oakland, student plaintiff Lee Simmons was assigned “work experience” periods …"

"… th local school districts. Troy Flint, director of communications for the Oakland Unified School District, said, “We are not opposed to the lawsuit” fil …"

Singularity University disavows super PACs

By Dave Levinthal

University disavows super PACs formed in its name by a school official.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Federal Election Commission":

"… director for program operations, has filed termination paperwork with the Federal Election Commission to shut down four super PACs she registered and indicated were tied to the …"

Tech super PAC startups could tap billions

By Dave Levinthal

A for-profit university co-founded by noted futurist Ray Kurzweil is mulling whether to spend big on political campaigns.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Arizona":

"… as 2012 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The Arizona-based company has donated about $140,000 to …"

"… Mitt Romney, House Speaker John Boehner and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. The Arizona-based company has donated about $140,000 to these three super PACs combine …"

White House group releases recommendations on fighting campus sexual assault

By Kristen Lombardi

White House task force issues recommendations to combat vexing problem.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… DICINE WITTENBERG UNIVERSITY …"

"… sexual violence on college campuses. The interagency group, which includes Education secretary Arne Duncan and attorney general Eric Holder, among other senior …"

"… will also give students information to help them file complaints with the Education and Justice departments, among other resources. Justice officials will de …"

"… administrators who investigate and adjudicate sexual assault cases; their Education counterparts will prepare similar materials to train campus health center …"

Center's report on troubled teens wins prestigious Tobenkin Award

'Throwaway Kids' honored with Columbia Journalism School award.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… s.” The series also was awarded a third prize in the National Awards for Education Reporting, given by the Education Writers Association. Judges in that cont …"

"… a third prize in the National Awards for Education Reporting, given by the Education Writers Association. Judges in that contest described Ferriss’ work as …"

Inside the Koch brothers' campus crusade

By Dave Levinthal

The billionaire industrialists aren’t just investing in politicians, but also young hearts and minds.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Oakland":

"… er PAC Priorities USA Action — made small contributions to the Oakland (Calif.) School for the Arts and the Pasadena (Calif.) Waldorf School. Te …"

North Carolina foster teen languishes in adult jail for school incident

By Susan Ferriss

A judge freed a foster girl from adult jail after a school police arrest, but N.C. social services fail to come get her.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… ement, alleges the complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division. Federal school-disc …"

"… in the country was supposed to report that data to the U.S. Department of Education’s Civil Rights Data Collection. The Wake County district has nearly 148, …"

"… udents have rallied to her defense and appealed to the county’s Board of Education this month to help free her, as local TV and other media have reported. A …"

"… ted Federal School Discipline Guidance released by the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice in January. …"

Holder, Duncan stunned by discipline figures

By Susan Ferriss

Holder, Duncan express shock at suspensions of thousands of preschoolers.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… hat deserve to be addressed. …"

"… dings of the latest Civil Rights Data Collection by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights. The survey showed that nearly 5,000 preschool …"

"… ome learning plans, as the Center also reported from California. The Education Department’s assistant secretary for civil rights, Catherine LLamon, sai …"

California report: Don't spend new education money on campus police

By Susan Ferriss

As California readies to direct millions to districts with neediest kids, a new policy brief warns against spending it on campus security.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles Unified School District":

"… into courts every year for minor infractions. The brief reports that the Los Angeles Unified School District’s budget for this year calls for spending more than $91 million on polic …"

Harsh school discipline gets more scrutiny in Congress

By Susan Ferriss

Researchers and educators urge schools to embrace alternatives to kicking kids out on suspension.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Los Angeles Unified School District":

"… led with doubts about alternative discipline methods when he worked in the Los Angeles Unified School District. “I was one of those skeptics,” he said. He was assistant principal …"

Education groups battle teachers unions in state races

By Rachel Baye

Groups funded by billionaires back state-level candidates who want to weaken teachers unions and promote charter schools.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Jerry Perenchio":

"… om Bloomberg, $500,000 from Broad and $250,000 from former Univision owner Jerry Perenchio, according to city campaign finance records. Other donors included Studen …"

Lawyer selected for Czech ambassadorship also major Obama fundraiser

By Michael Beckel

Attorney Andrew Schapiro has become the latest of the president's campaign bundlers tapped for a top diplomatic post.

Obama announces foundation-funded project to help black, Latino youth

By Susan Ferriss

'My Brother's Keeper' is a $200 million program aimed at keeping minority youth out of the criminal justice system.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… r they’ve been arrested, sent to court or incarcerated. In January, the Education Department and Justice Department published guidelines for effective schoo …"

New California data show drop in overall school suspensions, expulsions

By Susan Ferriss

New California data reveal 12 percent drop in suspensions, expulsions.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… rural Kern County. The new data released by California’s Department of Education show that total student expulsions in the Golden State in the 2012-2013 ac …"

"… ts that students’ civil rights must be respected; both the Department of Education and Justice have fielded complaints about disproportionate punishment mete …"

"… mitted back into their home high school. California’s Superintendent of Education, Tom Torlakson, credited the statewide decline in suspensions and expulsio …"

Obama to lament DeVry grad's student debt

By Daniel Wagner

Graduates of for-profit company’s schools default at much higher rates than national average.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Education":

"… who carries a massive debt burden after attending a school owned by DeVry Education Group, one of the biggest for-profit Education companies, according to a g …"

"… Vry students defaulted in their first two years of repayment, according to Education Department data. That’s well above the national average of 14.7 per …"

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