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239 Vermont schools to get grants to improve school safety

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Republican Gov. Phil Scott says 239 Vermont schools will share a total of $4 million in grants for infrastructure upgrades aimed at improving school safety. Scott’s office said Wednesday that the money will be used to buy interior and exterior door locks, indoor and outdoor public ...

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Democrat’s hope to beat Walker is former teacher

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Tony Evers will try to capitalize on his even-keeled demeanor and background in education as a former teacher, superintendent and now state schools chief to do something no Democrat has been able to achieve in 28 years — beat Scott Walker. Evers won Wisconsin’s eight-person primary ...

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Debate over Scotland’s schools enters new term

Image copyright PA Scotland’s children are returning to school this week with the debate over education in the country set to intensify. The Scottish government wants to focus on its efforts to raise attainment and help disadvantaged children. But unions are set to step up their calls for a 10% ...

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The Troubling Student-to-Counselor Ratio That Doesn’t Add Up

Commentary —Getty As students plan for what comes after high school, they need more support By Alanna Fuschillo Nationwide, public school counselors are overworked and under-resourced. The average student-to-school-counselor ratio is 482-to-1—nearly double the 250-to-1 ratio recommended by the American School Counselor Association. In fact, only three states—New Hampshire, Vermont, ...

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School exclusion of autistic boy unlawful, judge rules

Image copyright Getty Images The exclusion of an autistic boy after he hit a teaching assistant with a ruler, punched her and pulled her hair, was unlawful, a court has ruled. Following the incident in February 2016, the child, known only as “L”, was given a one-and-half day exclusion. But ...

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Survey: Oklahoma teacher vacancies remain, despite pay hikes

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new survey shows Oklahoma schools continue to struggle filling classroom positions after the largest teacher pay raise in state history. The Oklahoma State School Boards Association survey released Monday says another academic year will start with nearly 500 teacher vacancies statewide. Many districts already rely ...

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Readers sound off on Vic Raschi, Donald Trump and dogs

Manchester, N.J.: Three Voicers on Saturday, Ralph Cioffi, Robert Parella and Steven Malichek, take the Daily News and other Voicers to task for, basically, being mean to Donald Drumpf. Especially Cioffi, who goes out of his way to both misrepresent Drumpf’s “accomplishments,” while disparaging the Obama administration, the most ridiculous ...

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University unconditional offers ‘undermine education’

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEmile and Lleucu both have unconditional offers but said they still worked hard The education system is being undermined by universities making more unconditional offers, according to the head of Wales’ biggest college. David Jones, of Coleg Cambria, said offers were coming ...

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