James R. Schlesinger, who served as U.S. secretary of defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before becoming the nation’s first energy chief in Jimmy Carter’s administration, has died. He was 85.
Horace Mann, the New York City prep school at the center of sexual-abuse allegations by former students, should conduct an “independent and transparent” probe into the alleged crimes, attorney Gloria Allred said.
New York City prep school Horace Mann sued units of American International Group Inc. saying they refused to defend and indemnify the school for damages stemming from sex-abuse claims by former students against teachers.
At Dugsi Academy, a public school in St. Paul, Minnesota, girls wearing traditional Muslim headscarves and flowing ankle-length skirts study Arabic and Somali. The charter school educates “East African children in the Twin Cities,” its website says. Every student is black.
Christopher Whittle , the education entrepreneur whose company lost more than $300 million running public schools, is opening a for-profit private school in New York City headed by veterans of Phillips Exeter Academy , Hotchkiss School and Dalton School.