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December 19, 2006

An Education Department panel is changing its standards for judging the work of accrediting agencies in "unclear and arbitrary" ways, an association of accreditors said in a letter to Education Secretary Margaret Spellings last week.

December 19, 2006

Taking over one public school and starting another, Coppin State offers new options in West Baltimore -- and connects with potential students.

December 19, 2006

American University in Cairo has started a master's degree in gender and women's studies.Twelve California State University campuses are starting professional science master's programs.

December 19, 2006

Reynaldo Pol, a coordinator of English as a second language courses for adults in a suburban Atlanta county, knows first-hand what issues language instructors in his corner of the world face. When he decided it was time to go back to school, Pol, a Cuban by birth who grew up in Puerto Rico and received his bachelor’s degree at Georgia’s Piedmont College, decided he wanted to look more broadly, beyond borders.

December 19, 2006

Carol Gilligan was outraged to see an anti-gay leader use her scholarship for a cause she abhors, so she's fighting back -- on YouTube.

December 18, 2006

Econ department thought it had perfect video to attract Ph.D. students. Current students thought otherwise -- and shared views on YouTube.

December 18, 2006

A riot broke out at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst late Friday when an estimated 1,800 students left their dormitories shortly after the university's football team lost the Division I-AA football championship game to Appalachian State University. A university statement said that 10 students were arrested, two police officers were injured, and property damage was "substantial." More arrests are possible -- as are a range of disciplinary actions -- following review of security tapes.

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