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Morning Roundup: From the Los Angeles Times: Regents apologize for racist incidents at UC San Diego They propose changes in...


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From the Los Angeles Times: Regents apologize for racist incidents at UC San Diego
They propose changes in admissions policies that would boost enrollment of minorities across the system and promise to help create campus environments in which minority students feel more comfortable.

From The New York Times: Stagnant National Reading Scores Lag Behind Math
The nation's schoolchildren made little or no progress in reading proficiency in recent years, according to the largest nationwide reading test. Why math scores have improved faster is much-debated.

From the Boston Globe: Terrorism threat spurs new college programs
In New England, only a handful of colleges offer homeland security programs. Unlike traditional credentials in other academic disciplines, in-the-field experience is the most valuable asset for teaching courses in security. Many faculty have backgrounds in the FBI and the CIA, or in corporate or industrial security. But finding qualified instructors in this emergent field is a major challenge.

From the Boston Globe: Students learn teamwork while converting car to run on vegetable oil
In outward appearances, the 1990 Mercedes-Benz sedan parked outside Dover-Sherborn High School is just another well-preserved classic. Its white paint is unblemished, its blue leather seats are intact, and its engine purrs like a kitten.

Photo via Richard Perry at The New York Times.