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from Telegraph.co.uk

Universities 'given go ahead to favour state school pupils'

Universities 'given go ahead to favour state school pupils'. Research by the Higher Education Funding Council for England finds that state school pupils perform better at university than privately-educated peers with the same A-level results, prompting fresh calls for a reform of the admissions system - Telegraph (UK)

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from Washington Post

Is it an advantage, or a disadvantage, to be an out-of-state applicant to a state school?

Winter weather sweeps across South, East A pedestrian walks past the Old Well on campus at The University of North Carolina on Feb. 26 in Chapel Hill, N.C., after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow.

from the Guardian

Academy schools plan faces cross-party opposition as council anger grows

Local government leaders demand the government drops controversial project to turn state schools into academies - I just read that many thousands of teachers are planning to leave the profession in the next 5 years - anyone think there might be a link?

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from cleveland.com

State school board votes against requirements for schools to have nurses, librarians and counselors

Ohio State school board votes against requirements for schools to have nurses, librarians and counselors | (12.9.14)