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December 11, 2014 at 3:23 PM

Round-up: UVA seeks to curb excessive drinking, discipline issues affects girls as well as boys

UVA renegotiates contract with fraternities (NPR): The University of Virginia is brainstorming strategies to curb underage and excessive drinking in the aftermath of a Rolling Stone story about an alleged rape at a fraternity party. Among the ideas: Sober fraternity brothers serving as party bouncers and imposing higher alcohol taxes to curb off-campus consumption.

Thurston County bus driver resigns after kindergartner left on bus (The Olympian): A school bus driver for North Thurston Public Schools near Olympia resigned Wednesday after a 6-year-old boy with special needs was left alone on a bus for seven hours. The driver acknowledged the mistake and said he failed to do a walk-through after parking in the district’s transportation lot.

Disproportionate discipline affects girls as well as boys (The New York Times): Federal data show that from 2011 to 2012, black girls were suspended at a rate of 12 percent, compared with 2 percent for white girls.

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