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DeVos considers whether to roll back Obama-era approach to campus sexual assault

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has refrained from saying whether her department will continue or reject the Obama administration’s controversial approach to cracking down on campus sexual violence. Now, as she mulls that question, she is set to meet Thursday with advocates on all sides of the issue – college administrators, rape survivors and students accused of assault.

Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre ‘Blue Whale’ online challenge that’s alarming schools

Fifteen-year-old Isaiah Gonzalez was a soon-to-be sophomore who just joined the ROTC program at his high school. But on July 8, Gonzalez’ father Jorge stepped into his son’s bedroom in their San Antonio, home. Isiah was dead, hanging from the closet, an apparent suicide. Next to his body was a cellphone propped up on a shoe, broadcasting the suicide, according to KSAT.

Saudis to allow girls to play sports in public schools

Saudi Arabia’s Education Ministry says it will introduce physical education classes for girls in public schools next year, a decision that comes after years of calls by women across the kingdom demanding greater rights and access to sports. It was only four years ago that the kingdom formally approved sports for girls in private schools.

WSU educator accused of fraud is not part of plea deal, lawyer says

A plea bargain may be in the works for co-defendants of the Washington State University assistant professor arrested last year for allegedly defrauding the federal government of more than $8 million, but Haifang “Harry” Wen will have no part of it, according to his defense attorney.

19 AGs sue DeVos for delaying for-profit college rules

Democratic attorneys general in 18 states and the District of Columbia are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to suspend rules meant to protect students from abuses by for-profit colleges.

Evergreen Middle School fourth-quarter honor roll 2017

Evergreen Middle School in the Central Valley School District in Spokane Valley has announced its fourth-quarter honor roll for the 2016-17 school year. The students are listed by grade level and grade-point average: Eighth grade