By FERMIN LEAL / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
About 22 percent of California’s eighth-graders tested on a national science test passed, ranking the Golden State among the worst in the nation, according to figures released Thursday.
Scores from the 2011 National Assessment of Educational Progress, also known as the Nation’s Report Card, show that too few students have the skills that could lead to careers in the field, educators said.
Nationally, 31 percent of [...]
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Hispanic students have started vanishing from Alabama public schools in the wake of a court ruling that upheld the state’s tough new law cracking down on illegal immigration.
Education officials say scores of immigrant families have withdrawn their children from classes or kept them home this week, afraid that sending the kids to school would draw attention from authorities.
There are no precise statewide numbers. But [...]
By Chris Oliver
HONG KONG (MarketWatch) — Shanghai has enacted a one-dog policy in some inner urban areas, under tightened ownership and licensing rules that will take effect May 15, as authorities seek to strike a balance between pet ownership and the city’s surging population, believed to be more than 23 million, according to a report Thursday in the Shanghai Daily. The single-dog policy will [...]