High school students hoping to attend the University of California — but whose applications are less than academically stellar — may now have an extra opportunity to show why they should be admitted. On Thursday in San Francisco, the UC regents approved a policy allowing application reviewers at each campus to ask for additional information that could increase a student’s chance of admission, including letters of recommendation, for up to 15 percent of applicants. Applicants chosen for the “augmented review” are those who “fall in the margins for admission” but whose paperwork is too threadbare for reviewers to make a fully informed decision, according to UC President Janet Napolitano’s office. “We all have a stake in giving students their best shot,” said Jim Chalfant, chair of the Academic Senate for the UC system, which developed the policy. “We owe this to students.” Campuses can request the extra information … [Read more...] about UC gets OK to ask some applicants for letters of recommendation
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This undated file photo provided by Cornelia Reynolds shows her son Gabriel Taye when he was in second grade. The parents of Taye, who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a neck tie want school officials held responsible, alleging that they tolerated and covered up bullying in their federal lawsuit testing the issue of school liability in such cases. The wrongful death suit filed against Cincinnati Public Schools, its officials and staff at his elementary school cites repeated examples of bullying. However, courts have set a high bar for finding schools liable. less This undated file photo provided by Cornelia Reynolds shows her son Gabriel Taye when he was in second grade. The parents of Taye, who hanged himself from his bunk bed with a neck tie want school officials held ... more Photo: Cornelia Reynolds … [Read more...] about An 8-year-old killed himself after being bullied, police say. The school district wants immunity.
Photo: Three Troy 30-C schools receive "Exemplary" status in the new ESSA report. Front from left: Troy Craughwell Elementary School Assistant Principal Steve Foster and Principal Kathy Barker, Troy Shorewood Elementary School Principal Sherri Blanchette and Troy Middle School Principal Renee Marski. Back: Troy Superintendent Dr. Todd Koehl, Troy 30-C School Board President Mark Griglione and School Board Members Catherine Besler, Kristin Dawn Cross (Secretary), Dr. Cynthia Rasmussen Grabavoy (Vice-President), Jerry Bené, J. Terry McFadden and Sabrina Price. __________________ Every Troy Community School District 30-C school has been designated as either "exemplary" or "commendable" in the recently-released Illinois State Board of Education Report Card. Three of the district's schools – Troy Middle School, Troy Craughwell Elementary School and Troy Shorewood Elementary School – were classified as exemplary, which is the top designation and consists of the top 10 … [Read more...] about Troy 30-C Schools Receive “Exemplary” Status
By Berber Jin, The Stanford DailyOriginally published on Wednesday, December 4Board of Trustees Chair Jeff Raikes '80 relayed the Board's decisions regarding financial aid and tuition for the 2020-21 school year as well as its support for faculty proposals on the first-year experience and future of the major in a Wednesday briefing on the Board's second meeting of the year. Raikes also provided an update on the Board's review of Fossil Free Stanford's proposal calling for University divestment from large oil and gas corporations. Improving financial aid Though total charges for full-tuition-paying families for the coming academic year will increase 4.9% to $73,425, Raikes emphasized that the University is compensating for this increase with more generous financial aid packages. In the 2020-21 academic year, Stanford will offer tuition-free access to families with annual incomes below $150,000, up from the current $125,000. In total, Stanford's undergraduate need-based financial aid … [Read more...] about Stanford Trustees Offer Free Tuition To Qualifying Families
Katayoun M. Copeland, Delaware County District Attorney, will be speaking at The Baldwin School, 701 Montgomery Ave, Bryn Mawr, PA, on Tuesday, December 10 in The Simpson Center for the Performing Arts. This event is free and open to the public: 6:30 p.m. Reception7 - 8 p.m. ProgramThe Baldwin School's Women on the Rise Speaker Series intends to show girls there are many different paths to explore by giving access to women who are harnessing their passions and forging new paths. These women are role models for the girls of today and they share their journey revealing successes as well as failures and how they work to pursue their dreams. These events are free and open to the public. As a graduate of The Baldwin School, Bryn Mawr College and Temple University's Beasley School of Law, Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun Copeland has a distinguished 26-year prosecutorial career. Prior to being appointed by the Delaware County Board of Judges as the District Attorney in January … [Read more...] about Delaware County DA Kat Copeland to Speak at Baldwin School