The I.R.S. Considers Pressing Schools to Further Reveal Their Business Activities

The Internal Revenue Service is considering expanding its scrutiny of colleges and universities to focus on billions of dollars associated with academic research, federal financing and intellectual property, a senior agency official said on Tuesday. Continue reading

Labour’s children fail to make the grade at GCSE: Half leave school unable to read, write or add properly

Fewer than half of teenagers finish compulsory schooling with a basic set of GCSE qualifications and one in five fails to gain a single C grade, official figures revealed yesterday. Results for the first pupils to go through their entire education under Labour show that more than 340,000 16-year-olds failed to meet the Government’s secondary school benchmark – five GCSEs at C grade or higher including English and maths.
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Kan. lawmaker seeks audit for case of missing boy

A state senator wants to know if the Kansas social services department had any contact with an 11-year-old boy who went missing a decade ago but whose disappearance wasn’t reported until this month. Continue reading