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December 12, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Round-up: College presidents face scrutiny for joining protests, study finds fewer students held back

PA college presidents face scrutiny for joining protests (The Inquirer): The presidents of Penn State University and the University of Pennsylvania have been criticized after participating in student protests against recent grand jury decisions in New York and Ferguson, Mo. University of Pennsylvania president Amy Gutmann lay on the floor with protesters staging a “die in” at her holiday party on Tuesday, prompting sharp criticism from the leader of the university’s police officers’ union.

Former Tahoma basketball coach investigated for inappropriate behavior: Brian Davis resigned from coaching the boys’ basketball team at Tahoma High School after being accused of having inappropriate contact with a 17-year-old female student. The state’s Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction is investigating the allegations.

Study finds fewer students being held back (NPR): The national “grade retention” rate is down from about 3 percent in 2005 to 1.5 percent in 2010, according to a researcher from the University of Minnesota.

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