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Push for Higher Teacher Pay Has a New Starting Point: Facebook

Arizona teachers and education advocates march at the state capitol in Phoenix on March 28, protesting low teacher pay and school funding. Protests like this one and the previous rallies in West Virginia have been largely organized on social media. —Ross D. Franklin/AP The successful West Virginia teacher strike has ...

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Lawsuit to outlaw teacher tenure can proceed to trial

Backers of teacher tenure lost another battle to defend the job-protection practice Wednesday when a Brooklyn court refused to toss a lawsuit challenging it. The NYC Parents Union and Partnership for Educational Justice sued in 2015 to outlaw tenure, arguing it protects ineffective teachers and thereby denies ...

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Term-time holiday rules stop children taking dance exams

Image copyright Getty Images Rules designed to stop families in England taking term-time holidays are also preventing some children taking external dance, drama and music exams in school hours, says an exam body. The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) says schools too often refuse permission to attend its exams even ...

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Court: Specifics needed to justify Montana meeting closures

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s government bodies and agencies must give some details about whose privacy rights they are protecting when justifying closing a meeting that would otherwise be open to the public, the state Supreme Court ruled. Justices in a 5-0 decision Tuesday said that the Wolf Point School ...

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Teenage Taiwanese exchange student accused of school threat

UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) — A Taiwanese exchange student accused of threatening a shooting at his high school had ammunition in the home where he was staying and researched how to buy weapons, police said Wednesday. The 18-year-old student, An Tso Sun, threatened to “shoot up” the Monsignor Bonner and ...

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Powell officials address potential threat to middle school

POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Powell school and police officials say they defused a potential threat to a middle school while it was in the planning stage. The Powell Tribune reports officials investigated the threat Saturday after administrators received a tip about a plot to harm students and staff. Park County ...

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Mum’s tough love lesson divides parents

Image copyright Cierra Britanny Forney Image caption Cierra Brittany Forney with her son Anthony (R), daughter and youngest son What should you do if your child has become a bit, let’s say, accustomed to the finer things in life? It’s an issue that one mum in Georgia, US, tried to ...

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The world’s toughest place to study?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Even in the wreckage of Eastern Ghouta, there are students who refuse to stop studying In the rubble of Syria’s long war, there are all kinds of images of destruction and despair. But despite all the odds, in the depths of the siege of ...

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New gifted programs for city schools in poor boroughs

City education officials are bringing new gifted programs to three underserved neighborhoods in the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens — even as the number of students citywide who applied for the programs and met standards fell slightly. The new gifted classes begin at schools in Morris Heights, East ...

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