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A Flushing, N.Y., student accused of cheating on the S.A.T. because his score shot up 410 points from an earlier attempt has won a victory in his lawsuit against Educational Testing Service.
One-fifth of those responding to a survey of white students at the University of Massachusetts' Amherst campus said they support preferential treatment for applicants who are children of alumni but oppose similar admissions policies for African-Americans.
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation's education program will shift much of its focus from higher education to K-12, the foundation's recent annual report says.
Economic and social barriers often hinder young unwed fathers from becoming more involved in their children's lives, a study of fatherhood programs in six cities shows.
After-school religious-education programs operated by Roman Catholic parishes are nearly as effective as Catholic elementary and secondary schools at imparting the basic religious knowledge and values of the church, according to a new study conducted by the Educational Testing Service.
In his first comprehensive blueprint on education since being elected in 1992, Gov. Stephen Merrill of New Hampshire has promised to seek funding to institute public kindergarten for all the state's children and called for changes in the state's school-aid formula.
Despite the Education Department's efforts to combat fraud and abuse in federal student-loan programs, substantial problems remain, a joint report by the agency's inspector general and the General Accounting Office concludes.
School-to-work programs are the most recent reforms to hit the education system, and, with the appeal of novelty, they have entered the lists of changes to be implemented over the next few years. The big question is whether the changes will make much difference to schools and students, or whether in 10 years' time they will have vanished, swept aside by different priorities.
FOUNDATION SUPPORT: Coverage of specific topics in Education Week is supported in part by grants from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the CME Group Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, the Joyce Foundation, the NoVo Foundation, the Noyce Foundation, the Raikes Foundation, the Wallace Foundation, and the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper retains sole editorial control over the content of the articles that are underwritten by the foundations. Additional grants in support of Editorial Projects in Education’s data journalism and video capacity come from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust and the Schott Foundation for Public Education. (Updated 1/1/2017)

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