About 85% of college students feel stressed and 13% display symptoms of at least mild depression, but few have received professional help, according to an Associated Press-mtvU survey of students at 40 U.S. colleges.
Several large urban districts plan to invest chunks of their stimulus funds in improving services for English-language learners. Some advocates say they want the U.S. Department of Education to do more to encourage such use of stimulus funds.
California's economic troubles cannot be allowed to lead to its educational downfall, write two San Francisco education leaders in this article. Rather than fail, San Francisco schools intend to partner with businesses, nonprofits and the community to maximize the resources available to students, they write.
Colorado enacted education laws Thursday that include a measure to streamline the process for high-school students to take college classes and earn an associate degree. State leaders said they hope the laws will reduce Colorado's dropout rate.