Tue March 13, 2012

Health Science Academy in Greeley Set to Expand

High school students in Greeley planning on becoming nurses, doctors and medical technicians will soon have more training opportunities thanks to a new partnership. North Colorado Medical Center and Banner Health have each pledged $150,000 to fund a $300,000 expansion of a healthcare education program at Greeley Central High School.

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Tue March 13, 2012

Spanking Lives On In Rural Florida Schools

Holmes County High School Principal Eddie Dixson says paddling is used for minor offenses like back-talking or consistent tardiness. Students at the school are spanked only by Dixson or the assistant principal, and there is always a witness.
Sarah Gonzalez StateImpact Florida

Spanking in school may seem like a relic of the past, but every day hundreds of students — from preschoolers to high school seniors — are still being paddled by teachers and principals.

In parts of America, getting spanked at school with a wooden or fiberglass board is just part of being a misbehaving student.

"I been getting them since about first grade," says Lucas Mixon, now a junior at Holmes County High School in Bonifay, Fla. "It's just regular. They tell you to put your hands up on the desk and how many swats you're going to get."

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Mon March 12, 2012
Around the Nation

Indiana School Teaches Test Prep As Literary Genre



In this country, many American kids are preparing for standardized tests. They're among the rites of spring and they cause a lot of stress. One Indiana school tries to manage that stress by obsessing over the test a little less. Rather than teaching every single thing on the test, they just teach how to take one. Here's Kyle Stokes of NPR member station WFIU.

KYLE STOKES, BYLINE: Quick - name the literary genres you learned about in school.

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Thu March 8, 2012

Public Opinion Divided on Proposed CSU Stadium

Last night Colorado State University officials in Fort Collins wrapped up a series of public forums aimed at gathering input on whether the school should build a new stadium closer to campus.

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Tue March 6, 2012
The Two-Way

Report: Minority Students Receive Harsher Punishments

Originally published on Tue March 6, 2012 7:53 am

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speaks during a forum on education at American University in Washington, Friday, March 2.
Jacquelyn Martin AP

A new report from the Education Department finds that minority students receive much harsher punishment than their white counterparts. The report finds that more than 70 percent of cases referred to police in school-related issues involved black or Hispanic students.

The AP reports:

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