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Education Reporter
NUMBER 293 THE NEWSPAPER OF EDUCATION RIGHTS JUNE 2010

Education Briefs 
California State University's Chico campus offered numerous graduation ceremonies to accommodate their student body this year. In addition to commencements for different fields of study, the school offered three separate race-based ceremonies for Asian, Latino and Black students. (www.csuchico.edu/alumni/commencement)

High school and college students in the District of Columbia complained to officials that the free condoms provided by the city as part of its HIV prevention program aren't the highest quality, and are too small. Students also said having to ask school nurses for the freebies is "just like asking grandma or auntie." Officials responded by restocking with the more expensive Trojan brand, and authorizing teachers and counselors, especially males, to hand out condoms if they complete a short online training course called "WrapMC," short for Master of Condoms. (Washington Post, 5-21-10)

George Washington University graduates wore gowns made with Renew Fabric — a cloth spun from recycled plastic bottles — as part of the school's "green" sustainability initiative. School officials also asked graduates to commit to considering the social and environmental impact of their career choices by voluntarily signing a "Green Graduation Pledge." (www.nbcWashington.com, 5-12-10)

The Alabama Board of Education complied with Eagle Forum's request to scrap new World History standards proposed by the Social Studies Committee and readopt standards in place since 2004. The proposed standards had numerous flaws, according to study committee member Katharine Patton. For example, students were to "evaluate the anticommunist policies of President Reagan" without any previous coverage of Marxism-Leninism, the Russian revolution or the creation of the Soviet Union. (www.alabamaeagle.org/issues)

June 2010 Education Reporter
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