Editorial: Chronic absenteeism puts students in the District and elsewhere at academic risk

RELISHA RUDD missed more than 30 days of school, some of them excused absences, before authorities suspected something was amiss. Chronic absenteeism is a troubling norm of public education in the District. Just as it served as a red flag of something terribly wrong in this...

The college search of days past: Three applications and no whirlwind

As a college professor, I enjoyed Melinda Henneberger’s account of her college tours with her daughter [“In our college search, a tour de farce,” Outlook, April 27]. I’ve overheard many misguided guides over the years, but a “condom cabinet,” really? The article also...

Tighter rules on for-profit colleges protect the most at-risk students

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Going beyond Donald Sterling’s comments to free speech, affirmative action and sexism

The Post’s April 29 editorial “Where race ‘still matters’ ” argued that the revelation that some old racists are out there justifies the continued use of racial preferences in university admissions, so that our youngsters can learn through racial “interacting” that...

Call it rape or call it non-consensual sex, but talk about it

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Marathon Petroleum reports lower earnings in first quarter of 2014

Scheduled maintenance idled Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s two largest refineries, plunging profit 73 percent last quarter to $199 million, the company reported Thursday. Earnings in the January-March quarter amounted to 67 cents per share, down from $2.17 a year earlier. Marathon...
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A Whole Bunch of Readin’

Milepost 827 It was a Saturday night and the local railroad museum was having a fish-fry fund-raiser to help finance their new building project. It was the second one that we attended this spring and the first time sure was good so, why not? Besides, it was “all you can...

Spelling Doom

Don’t ask for help, you’re all alonePressureYou’ll have to answer to your ownPressure – Billy Joel Pretty sure the last time I was in a spelling bee contest, I was in grade school. Pretty sure I probably took a seat in an early round. I’m not a great...

Public Record

Fostoria arrests Tuesday: • Ernest J. McCallister was arrested on a warrant. • Jamie Taylor, 43, 737 Independence Ave., was arrested on a warrant. citations Wednesday: • Officer issued a citation for speed following a traffic stop at Sandusky and Buckley streets....

Five arrested in solicitation sting at truck stops

Five men were arrested after a solicitation sting at area truck stops. The Wood County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday conducting enforcement on April 24 with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office and Perrysburg Township Police Department. The sting was held on...