Education: Morning Roundup

Morning Roundup:

From The New York Times : For Students, a Waiting List Is Scant Hope
Uncertain how many applicants will accept admission offers, many colleges are placing more on waiting lists.

From Gawker : Evangelical DA Threatens Jail for Sex Ed Teachers

Upset that Wisconsin high schools are teaching comprehensive sex ed to students, Juneau County District Attorney Scott Southworth says he will prosecute anyone who follows a state law that requires schools to teach students about contraception.

From The New York Times : Middlebury to Develop Online Language Venture

The Vermont college, known for its rigorous foreign-language programs, is teaming up with K12 Inc. to develop courses for precollege students.

From USA Today : Analysis: Pension funds for teachers are short billions

The multibillion-dollar pension funds that promise to pay lifetime benefits to millions of the USA's retired teachers are more than $900 billion in the red, a new analysis shows. The shortfall could put taxpayers on the hook for nearly three times as much as the funds say they need to balance the books.

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