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Next week, the Class of 2011 will be sworn in at the U.S. Naval Academy -- a new batch of midshipmen and a fresh chance for the institution after a tough several months.
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If presidents of some of the nation's top liberal arts colleges get their way, they will no longer be included in the U.S. News and World Report's influential collegiate ranking system.
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The No Child Left Behind law requires schools to meet annual goals largely based on student test scores. When schools fail to make "adequate yearly progress," the law assigns them a label and requires them to take certain corrective steps.
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The scarlet letter in education these days is an "R."
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June
19
• Cuomo: Student loan rates pegged to default levels at colleges
• Web cam exam proctors are latest cheating deterrent
 
June
18
• High-fives could mean detention for students in Va. school
• Va. Tech building reopened for limited lab use
• Foreign-born students study the tropics in America
June
15
• New St. Louis school board asks for community's help
• St. Louis School Board members fail to block state takeover
• Report: Conflicts taint student loan industry
• Antioch College to close in hopes of reopening
 
June
14
• Mixed reviews for departing UMass Amherst chancellor
June
13
• After-school trip to Planned Parenthood prompts investigation
 
June
12
• U.S. House education chair wants college lender cuts
• FBI warns universities to watch out for spies
• No apology request from students denied diplomas
June
11
• Hamas is taking control of Palestinian schools
• Locked labs at Virginia Tech delay research, degrees
• DePaul denies tenure to controversial professor
 
June
7
• Lawmakers quiz student loan lenders on 'redlining'
• Report: State school standards vary dramatically
• Harvard students selling tickets to graduation events
• NY official: Private college loans marked by abuses
June
6
• School reverses 'no diplomas for cheering' decision
• Virginia Tech professor calls Norris Hall a "memorial"
 
June
5
• Report: Math and reading scores up since NCLB
• Students meet with school officials who refuse to hand over diplomas
• Virginia Tech will reopen Norris Hall
• University of Wisconsin-Madison faces faculty exodus
June
4
• Report: Early Reading First program gets mixed results
• MIT prof. resigns to protest colleague's tenure denial
• High school food fight ends with three arrests
 
June
3
• Webcasts of graduation ceremonies bridge distance problems
• Billionaire pledges $100M to university
• White House offers rules to curb abuse in student loan industry
June
1
• Cheering ban costs five students their H.S. diplomas
 
May
31
• Columbia University reaches agreement in student loan probe
• Californian wins spelling bee with 'serrefine'
• Arkansas High Court says schools are adequately funded
• Donor gives $100 million for low-income student scholarships
May
30
• Dad, son and granddaughter graduating together
• 80th Scripps National Spelling Bee
• 80th National Spelling Bee begins in Washington
 
May
29
• Triple amputee to graduate from medical school
• University president recommends firing controversial professor
May
28
• Memorial fund finances high school student visits to Arlington
• Traveling classroom uses landmark civil rights sites as teaching tool
• Schools going green to save on electric bills, teach students
 
May
27
• Triple amputee to graduate from medical school
May
25
• Small school plays big role in New Hampshire politics
• Stanford reviews claims that woman posed as student
• Dartmouth alumni elect conservatives to trustee board
 
May
24
• U.S. spends average of $8,701 per pupil on education
• Nebraska repeals planned breakup of school district
May
23
• 14-year-old wins National Geographic Bee
• Urban and rural students swap places to learn about different lives
 
May
22
• Lawyer: Duke cheating case hits Asian students hardest
• Columbia University fires financial aid director
May
21
• Colleges deal with furniture and more that students leave behind
 
May
20
• Contest links high school students worldwide
• Graduation ceremony held in tornado-ravaged town
• Cuomo, trade group debate code of conduct for student loan officers
May
18
• Louisiana school district sued over Bibles in school
 
May
17
• Town wiped out by tornado hopes to run schools in temporary units
• Report: Schools fall short in preparing for emergencies
• Fla. governor signs law requiring P.E. in elementary schools
May
16
• Committee chairman: Funding grant for abstinence program to stop
• Advocacy groups sue to halt Bible classes in Texas schools
• Committee: Controversial professor should be suspended, not fired
• S.C. lawmakers consider allowing concealed weapons on campuses
• Tests show students learn basics in history, civics
• School district says fake gun attack was a prank
 
May
15
• Two more universities settle student loan cases
• Harvard approves biggest curriculum change in 30 years
• Report: Students exposed to pesticides used near schools
May
14
• Two employees suspended over fake attack on students during trip
• University of Texas fires student financial aid director
• New Harvard president faces bureaucratic challenges
• Colleges use student blogs to recruit new generation
 
May
13
• Amid swirling scandal headlines, a primer on borrowing for college
• Teachers stage fake gunman attack on sixth-graders
May
10
• College cost crunch felt worldwide, not just in U.S.
• Spellings defends oversight of student loan industry
• CNN Heroes: A note to educators
 
May
9
• House votes to crack down on student loan business
• New conflicts disclosed in Reading First program
• Investigators say bank sent student aid officers on cruise
• Kansas Board of Ed. repeals conservative sex ed policies
May
8
• Student loan official at Education Department steps down
 
May
7
• Virginia Tech prepares to honor 32 victims at graduation
• Morehouse president steps down after 12 years
May
6
• School executive tapped to lead New Orleans' state-run district
• Attorney: Student suspended for essay can return to school
• Dozen college presidents urge colleagues to reject U.S. News rankings
• Historically black university system suspends its president with pay
 
May
4
• New Jersey issues subpoenas in student loan scandal
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