University officials defended their decision not to inform students about two recent alleged rapes on campus, saying suspects were quickly apprehended and there was no danger to the campus.
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is suspending the use of students as confidential informants against drug dealers on campus.
The university said it will look into whether its policy should be revised to “require informants in a drug case to also receive a mandatory referral to an addiction specialist.”
The number of Massachusetts public schools securing the top ranking under the state’s rating system has dropped significantly.
An association representing for-profit schools is suing Attorney General Martha Coakley over new regulations they say are unconstitutional. Coakley says the regulations will help protect students by requiring schools to disclose in ads information about tuition and fees, placement statistics and graduation rates.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley campaigned Thursday with U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren around the idea of making college more affordable, shifting her focus on the trail from early education to higher education.
Wesleyan University announced Monday it will require its all-male residential fraternities to begin accepting women within three years because residential fraternities “must change to continue to benefit their members and the larger community.”
Dr. Tyler Page, the lead administrator at the new TEC Connections Academy based in East Walpole, joined WBUR’s Morning Edition.
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State education officials say 88 percent of high school sophomores passed the standardized MCAS exam on their first try this year, and that while achievement gaps persist statewide, they are narrowing.
Dozens of people, including many students, were arrested and four police officers suffered minor injuries when alcohol-fueled pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations got out of control.
Boston may be moving away from using MCAS exams to assess students in grades 3-8 in favor of a new computer-based test.
In a statement, Fred Lawrence says sexual misconduct at the university “poses a singular threat to our most deeply held values.”