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November 11, 2013 at 11:25 AM

Morning round-up: More international students at U.S. colleges, relaxed lice rules turn heads

More international students on U.S. college campuses (The Chronicle of Higher Education): The number of international students studying at American colleges and universities rose by 7.2 percent in the 2012-2013 academic year, with 71.3 of the 819,644 enrolled coming from China. But international students are still a small fraction on most U.S. campuses, making up 3.9 percent of students nationwide.

Notorious ghost writer weighs in on cheating (The New York Times): Dave Tomar, a writer who landed a book deal after publicly coming clean about crafting thousands of essays for desperate college students, offers his take on systemic cheating in a New York Times op-ed titled “How I helped teachers cheat.” The problem, he argues, begins in elementary school, when students — some of whom will eventually become teachers — are taught to value grades and test scores above all else.

Relaxed lice policies turn heads (The Washington Post): Schools around the country are revising long-held policies and procedures on head lice, with many opting to let students with lice return to the classroom. Though the relaxed rules align with new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, many parents are not pleased.

Video game developers tap into education market (The Hechinger Report): GlassLab is one of many companies working to make video games appealing for more than just play.

Latest trend in college marketing: perfume (The Wall Street Journal): Colleges and universities around the country are paying fragrance companies to create perfumes and colognes that capture the essence of their campuses.

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