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June 6, 2006

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce have asked the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance to conduct a study the rising cost of textbooks and recommend ways to bring those costs under control, the advisory committee said in a news release Monday. The advisory panel said the House committee's chairman, Rep. Howard P. (Buck) McKeon (R-Calif.) and Rep.

June 6, 2006

Richard Brodhead, president of Duke University, must be feeling lucky.“I know I’m gambling,” Brodhead said Monday in announcing that the Duke men’s lacrosse team would return to the field next season with an expanded code of conduct and stricter oversight. “The reinstatement is inevitably probationary,” Brodhead added.Brodhead canceled the lacrosse team’s season on April 5, after an exotic dancer told police that she was raped by team members at a March 13 party in an off-campus house.

June 6, 2006

In 2 states that can't use race in admissions, Florida creates new grant program and UCLA faces "crisis."

June 6, 2006

In K-12 cases, Supreme Court seen as unlikely to undermine Michigan ruling, but new lineup is unpredictable.

June 6, 2006

Education school accreditor to remove "social justice" from a list of terms used to describe desired teacher qualities.

June 5, 2006

Juan Cole's appointment in Middle Eastern studies apparently killed -- despite backing at departmental level and following intense media campaign.

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