Is Penn State losing its accreditation?

The Middle States Commission on Higher Education warned the school last week that it's at risk of losing its accreditation as a result of the child molestation scandal involving football coach Jerry Sandusky. The school remains accredited while "on warning," the commission said. Accreditation ensures that educational standards are met and legitimizes degrees from the school. Sandusky was convicted in June on 45 counts of child molestation. An investigation determined school officials fearing bad publicity failed to stop him.

Why did D.C. investigate one public school for cheating on standardized tests?

DC Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson asked the inspector general to take a closer look at Noyes Education Campus after a USA Today article highlighted the unusual number of incorrect answers that had been erased and changed to the correct answers. I.G. Charles Willoughby confirmed cheating at Noyes but found no evidence that it had spread to other schools. Teachers demanded a broader investigation.

Will the U.S. set up no-fly zones in Syria like the ones it had in Libya?

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says there are no plans to set up no-fly zones in Syria to help anti-government rebels overthrow President Bashar al-Assad. A U.S.-backed no-fly zone helped Libyan rebels overthrow Moammar Gadhafi by countering the advantage that Gadhafi's military had over the rebels. Syrian rebels continue to plead for U.S. military assistance.