Education: Morning Roundup, Student Opens Fire at University of Texas

Posted by Nikhil Swaminathan


Morning Roundup:

From The Associated Press: Gunman opens fire at UT in Austin, kills himself

A student wearing a dark suit and a ski mask opened fire Tuesday with an assault rifle on the University of Texas campus before fleeing into a library and fatally shooting himself. No one else was hurt.
From USA TodayCensus: Women closing in on male-dominated fields
The gender gap among college majors once dominated by men is narrowing, and younger generations of women account for nearly half of science and business graduates, a USA Today analysis of new Census data shows.
A decade ago, Brockton High School was a case study in failure. Teachers and administrators often voiced the unofficial school motto in hallway chitchat: students have a right to fail if they want. And many of them did — only a quarter of the students passed statewide exams. One in three dropped out.
Special correspondent John Tulenko examines some of the challenges minorities face in college and a program that concentrates on helping them complete a degree.

Photo via Eric Gray for The Associated Press