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Few colleges track suicides, despite prevention investments

BOSTON (AP) — Nearly half of the largest U.S. public universities do not track suicides among their students, despite making investments in prevention at a time of surging demand for mental health services. Tabulating student suicides comes with its own set of challenges and problems. But without that data, prevention ...

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Ohio court to hear big online school’s funding case Feb. 13

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Supreme Court will hear arguments in February over the state’s efforts to recoup $60 million from one of the nation’s largest online charter schools. The Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow is challenging how officials tallied student logins to determine that the virtual school was overpaid ...

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Higher health costs hitting retired Texas teachers in 2018

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Some retired Texas teachers face higher health insurance premiums in 2018 under a state program that has teetered on insolvency in recent years. The San Antonio Express-News reports that at least 9,000 educators and their dependents have left the subsidized insurance plan known as TRS-Care. That ...

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New Year Honours: Knighthood for adult education pioneer

Image copyright University of Wolverhampton Image caption Prof Tuckett established Adult Learners’ Week 25 years ago A pioneer of adult learning has been knighted in the New Year Honours for services to education. Prof Alan Tuckett, from the University of Wolverhampton, established Adult Learners’ Week in 1992 and is a ...

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MBE for author of ‘instruction manual’ for autism

Image copyright Deborah Brownson Image caption Deborah Brownson says her experiences caring for Jake (second left) inspired her campaign A woman who gave up her job to care for her autistic sons has been made an MBE for a campaign to boost support for autistic children and their families. Deborah ...

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Teacher to appeal firing after students see nudity in art

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — A Utah art teacher says he will appeal a decision to fire him after his sixth-grade students saw nudity in classical paintings. The Herald Journal newspaper reported Thursday that Mateo Rueda was fired after police came to the school to investigate a classroom-pornography complaint filed over ...

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North Dakota health officials set new vaccine requirements

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota health officials have unveiled new immunization requirements for children in schools and child care facilities. The changes take effect during the 2018 school year and include requiring an additional dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine in grades 11 and 12. Lexie Barber with the ...

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Suburban Chicago English teacher wins national award

PALOS HILLS, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago high school teacher has received a national recognition with an “Educator of the Year” award. The Chicago Tribune reports that Stagg High School English teacher Chris Wendelin was among 10 teachers nationwide who received the award earlier this month by the National ...

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