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Ban on ‘school lunch shaming’ wins Louisiana House support

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s public schools should be barred from embarrassing or penalizing students because they have unpaid lunch debts, House lawmakers overwhelmingly voted Wednesday. Rep. Patricia Smith said schools have kept students from attending pizza parties, banned them from the prom and kicked students out of lunch ...

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Teachers continue demonstrations for higher pay, funding

PHOENIX (AP) — The drumbeat to increase teacher pay and education funding in Arizona continued for the fifth straight week on Wednesday, with a statewide demonstration planned next week. Communities in Phoenix, Chandler, Gilbert and elsewhere saw teachers, students and supporters march into school for “walk-ins.” They wore red shirts ...

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Louisiana lawmakers spurn idea to arm teachers for safety

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana teachers won’t be allowed to carry guns at schools, lawmakers decided Wednesday as they rejected a proposal opposed by law enforcement, educators and the governor. After about two hours of debate on how best to protect schoolchildren in the wake of deadly school shootings, ...

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University of Hull beats Oxbridge in equality ranking

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Oxford and Cambridge fared badly in a new equality ranking When it comes to equal access for poorer students less prestigious universities beat elite institutions, suggests new analysis. Calculations for the Higher Education Policy Institute (HEPI) put Hull University top for admitting a balanced ...

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Colorado Senate begins debates on $28.9B budget

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Senate has begun debate on a $28.9 billion state budget proposal that calls for significant investments in roads, schools and the public pension fund. The budget package passed the Democrat-led House of Representatives last week after lawmakers tacked on more than a dozen amendments, boosting ...

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What Do We Really Know About DACA Recipients? Not Enough

Commentary Amnesty for young undocumented immigrants would undercut the rule of law —Photo: Foundation for California Community Colleges Lance Izumi is a Koret senior fellow in education studies and senior director of the Center for Education at the Pacific Research Institute, a free-market think tank. He is a regular opinion ...

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