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With teachers, new security, N Carolina legislature opens

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The North Carolina General Assembly convened its annual work session Wednesday amid thousands of teachers descending on the Legislative Building to lobby for more school funding and higher salaries. The gavels fell on House and Senate floor meetings around midday during a day dominated by a ...

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GOP Legislature sends tax bill to Dayton for expected veto

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota’s Legislature on Wednesday sent Gov. Mark Dayton legislation syncing the state’s tax code with recent federal tax breaks while modestly cutting Minnesota income tax rates, but it appears destined for Dayton’s veto pen. The Senate passed the so-called tax conformity bill on a 34-33 ...

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Exams: How do the new 9-1 GCSE grades work?

Image copyright Getty Images It’s that time of the year again and thousands of teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland are revising hard as they sit their GCSEs. But, in England, there have been major changes to these exams, with a new 9-1 grading system being phased in to ...

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US Department of Education approves Alaska plan for schools

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has approved Alaska’s state plan for schools. The federal Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to develop plans that address standards, testing, accountability and support for struggling schools. It was intended to provide states with greater flexibility. Elements of ...

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Betsy DeVos visits yeshivas in NYC but skips public schools

“I know very well there are powerful interests that want to deprive families their God-given freedom,” to choose private schools, she told the cardinal and the Alfred E. Smith Foundation, which supports Catholic charities, according to prepared remarks. “I know that those sycophants of ‘the system’ have kept legislators here ...

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Must-have items ahead of the Royal Wedding weekend

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