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June 12, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Round-up: Colleges focus on frats to reduce assaults, Calif. PTA demands less homework

Denver preschool proposal would raise sales tax (Chalkbeat Colorado): The Denver City Council is expected to ask voters to raise the sales tax by 15 cents on every $100 in order to restore funding cuts to the city’s year-round preschool program. Launched in 2008, the program provides tuition assistance based on family size, income and quality of the preschool.

Colleges focus on fraternities in efforts to reduce assault cases (The New York Times): Fraternities at several colleges and universities have been suspended or put on probation in recent months as schools respond to a White House report and several federal investigations into student sexual assault. Wesleyan, Trinity College and Amherst are either doing away with fraternities or considering requiring them to accept female members.

Calif. PTA asks schools to cut down on homework (The Washington Post): The California PTA has adopted a resolution that calls for teachers to scale back on homework and limit assignments to those that are “reasonable, relevant and reinforcing.”

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