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October 24, 2013 at 11:20 AM

Morning round-up: Tuition increases slow, more bullied kids ask family for help

Vancouver, Wash., boy arrested after allegedly bringing gun, 400 rounds of ammo to school:  Police arrested the 11-year-old student on suspicion of attempted murder Wednesday. The incident follows high-profile acts of violence at schools in Nevada and Massachusetts earlier this week.

Students’ ability to compete in math and science varies from state to state: A new study from the National Center for Education Statistics shows eighth-graders from certain states are better equipped to out-perform their international peers. Although most states scored above the global math average on two recent international exams, students from East Asia performed better than even the highest-ranking U.S. states.

More kids who are bullied online reach out for help:  About a third of young people who have experienced some form of electronic harassment reported going to a parent for help, according to a new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research and MTV. That figure is up from 27 percent in 2011.

Washington among seven states to test out teacher prep overhaul (Education Week): Connecticut, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts and Washington will participate in a two-year pilot program from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO).

College Board report shows slowest tuition rise in 30 years (The Chronicle of Higher Education): Students paying in-state tuition at public, four-year institutions saw a 2.9-percent price bump this year.

New York City students fare better at smaller high schools (Gotham Schools): An MIT study has found NYC kids at smaller high schools are 9 percent more likely to graduate and 7 percent more likely to attend college.

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