Oregon City, just south of Portland, Ore., has rejected more than $2.5 million in federal funds. The school district turned down money that would have given performance-based pay bonuses to teachers, a controversial part of the Obama administration's education policy.
The Educational Testing Service admitted Tuesday that attempts at cheating on the SAT are not as uncommon as it had previously claimed. Last month, seven people were charged in a scheme that involved a former student who took the test on behalf of six others. ETS said at the time that cheating is rare, but it acknowledged Tuesday that it is aware of hundreds of instances in which impersonators attempted to take the test on behalf of someone else.
Parents and educators have debated single-sex education for years, and the number of schools offering single gender classes has grown. But some researchers argue there is no evidence that boys and girls learn differently — and that gender separation can perpetuate sexist stereotypes.
At Coral Way, the children of political refugees fleeing Cuba in the 1960s were not only expected to learn English, but also expected to remain fluent in Spanish and hold on to their culture. Today's students can read, speak and write in both languages.
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