China opens more spy schools as it steps up intelligence operation

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China opens National Intelligence College on the campus of Hunan University.

China opened its eighth National Intelligence College on the campus of Hunan University in the central city of Changsha last week. Since January, similar training schools have opened inside universities in Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Qingdao and Harbin.

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Paddling Still Alive in 20 States But Schools Under Pressure to Spare the Rod Forever

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Schools under pressure to abolish corporal punishment.

Tyler Anastopoulos got in trouble for skipping detention at his high school recently, he received the same punishment that students in parts of rural Texas have been getting for generations.

 

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Roman Catholic Archdiocese to Close 32 Schools in New York

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The schools have struggled for years with declining enrollment.

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York on Tuesday proposed closing 31 elementary schools and a high school next year in what church officials said was the largest school system reorganization in its history.

 

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As Free Online Courses are Made Available by Colleges, Others are Cashing In

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Many  colleges offering Open Course Ware free online

There is a  computer in Logan, Utah, holds syllabus details, lecture notes, problem sets and exams from more than 80 Utah State University courses: but this is no secret cheat-sheet site put together by rogue hackers and pirates. Anyone, anywhere, with an Internet connection — from Bill Gates down — can log on and download these materials without cost. The site, Utah State OpenCourseWare, http://ocw.usu.edu, is part of the OpenCourseWare network, itself part of an educational resources movement dedicated to opening and reshaping global access to higher education.

 

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Study Shows Obese Kids Are More Apt to be Bullied

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Obese kids in grades 3 thru 6 are more apt to be bullied.

Obese children in grades 3 through 6 are more apt to be bullied by their classmates than children who are trim, regardless of their gender, race, social skills, or academic achievement, a study published today in Pediatrics shows.

 

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Trade Schools Exploiting Recession and Cashing in on Federal Aid

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A 15- or 21-month program at Le Cordon Bleu’s culinary school in Portland, Ore. costs $41,000.

One fast-growing American industry has become a conspicuous beneficiary of the recession: for-profit colleges and trade schools.  At institutions that train students for careers in areas like health care, computers and food service, enrollments are soaring as people anxious about weak job prospects borrow aggressively to pay tuition that can exceed $30,000 a year.

 

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Business Schools Get Creative with Non-Campus Recruiting

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Getting creative with non-campus recruiting

When Elatia Abate, global director of recruitment and strategy for Anheuser-Busch InBev, began scouting M.B.A. hires from the class of 2009 in earnest, she visited a handful of schools the beer maker considered to have the brightest graduates. But the schools that didn’t make Ms. Abate’s list for campus visits were still vying for her attention. If Ms. Abate couldn’t come on campus, the schools’ career counselors said, would she interview students via video?

 

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