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Diplomas Denied Over Graduation Cheers THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: June 3, 2007 GALESBURG, Ill., June 2 — A high school that had warned against undignified behavior at its graduation ceremony denied diplomas to five students after enthusiastic friends or family members...
Analysis shows TAKS cheating rampant State says it's addressed the problem, but News uncovers more than 50,000 cases 05:29 PM CDT on Sunday, June 3, 2007 By JOSHUA BENTON and HOLLY K. HACKER / The Dallas Morning News Tens of thousands of students cheat on the TAKS test every...
Minorities are disciplined at a disproportionate rate By TERRY WEBSTER Star-Telegram staff writer STAR-TELEGRAM Of all student groups, blacks are most likely to be expelled, suspended out of school, or placed in disciplinary alternative education programs, data from the Texas...
Officer kills man in East Austin Police responded to report of man with a gun. By Tony Plohetski AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, June 04, 2007 Shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday, Austin police Sgt. Michael Olsen was summoned by a security guard at an East Austin nightclub who reported...
Officer who shot man has been investigated in the past Friends say officer is devout Christian and leader of his community By Patrick George AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Monday, June 04, 2007 Sgt. Michael Olsen, the officer who shot and killed a 25-year-old man after a nightclub...
Border agent allowed TB patient in U.S. By Colleen Slevin, Associated Press ATLANTA — A globe-trotting Atlanta lawyer with a dangerous strain of tuberculosis was allowed back into the U.S. by a border inspector who disregarded a computer warning to stop him and don protective...
Mom, 20, giving birth to third set of twins 09:59 PM CDT on Thursday, May 31, 2007 By BRAD WATSON / WFAA-TV When it comes to children, one Dallas mother knows about having them in pairs. The odds are one in 500,000 but she's giving birth today to her third set of twins at Baylor...
Does Jesus Have a Place at High School Graduation? A Fla. Public School Valedictorian Quotes Scripture, Fuels Debate By BARBARA PINTO May 31, 2007 High school valedictorian Shannon Spaulding never expected her graduation speech to create such debate. But the blond honors student...