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Maryland School Board Seeking To Change Suspension Policy

Maryland's school board is aiming to reduce the number of days students are suspended for nonviolent offenses.

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Miami Valedictorian Gets Support In Fight Against Deportation

The Pelaez's lawyer has said they will appeal the judge's ruling. And in the meantime, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman says that the agency will not rush to act in her case.
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Effort To Overturn 'Kings Dominion Law' Shot Down

Virginia's 'King's Dominion law' prevails once again, as a state senate committee thwarted efforts this week to allow schools in the state to begin before Labor Day.

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Case Renews Focus On Race In College Admissions

The Supreme Court will take up the issue of racial preferences in college admissions next fall, and some fear the decision will leave universities with fewer options for increasing diversity on campus. Others say affirmative action is a crutch that is long past due for replacement.
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Virginia's 'Tebow Bill' Dies In Committee

A bill that would have allowed home-schooled students to participate on sports teams at public schools has died, after a committee voted it down 8-7 Thursday.

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A Case For And Against Proper Spelling

In a piece in Wired Magazine, writer Anne Trubek argues that our fixation on correct spelling is outdated. Trubek thinks we should abandon spelling rules and "let luce." Wired copy editor Lee Simmons fired back arguing that these standards make communication possible.

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