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January 9, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Roundup: Colleges re-invent intro science courses; Colorado board OKs testing waiver for districts

Colleges re-invent introductory science courses (The New York Times): The University of California Davis is one place where science instructors are re-inventing introductory science courses to make them more interactive and less lecture-focused. Across the country’s four-year colleges, 28 percent of students start out as STEM majors, but only 16 percent of degrees are awarded in these fields.

Colorado state board votes to give districts testing waiver (Chalkbeat Colorado): Colorado’s state board of education voted 4-3 Thursday to give school districts permission to seek waivers from Common Core testing. Other state officials, however, said they don’t think the board holds that legal authority.

University of Oregon sued over alleged assault (The Oregonian): A female student who says she was sexually assaulted by three former U of O basketball players has sued the university and its men’s basketball coach for alleged Title IX violations.

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