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Dual-Language Learning: 6 Key Insights for Schools

Kindergartner Ava Josephine Mikel and teacher Priscilla Joseph dance to Haitian music during a game of “freeze dance” at Toussaint L’Ouverture Academy, a Haitian Creole dual-language program at Mattahunt Elementary School in Boston. More dual-language programs are cropping up in districts around the country. —Gretchen Ertol for Education Week For ...

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Judge rules striking Battle Ground teachers get to work

VANCOUER, Wash. (AP) — A Clark County Superior Court judge has signed an injunction against the Battle Ground Education Association, whose teachers have been striking for 12 days. The Columbian reports that Battle Ground Public Schools had asked a judge to file a temporary restraining order, halting the strike and ...

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Oklahoma school closes due low attendance after threat

KANSAS, Okla. (AP) — A northeast Oklahoma school district has canceled classes after what school and police officials say was a bogus threat of a school shooting. Kansas Public School Principal Phil Isom says the threats began on social media after a fight between two girls on Monday, leading to ...

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Cash-strapped Gary schools seeks $3M for payroll expenses

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Gary’s cash-strapped school district has won preliminary approval to borrow $3.3 million to cover its employee payroll expenses this fall. The Indiana Distressed Unit Appeals Board unanimously recommended Thursday that the Gary Community School Corp. receive the state loan to cover employee payroll expenses for October ...

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Missouri lawmakers pass high school computer science bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri high school students could apply a computer science credit toward math, science or practical art credits needed for graduation under a bill passed by state lawmakers. Senators voted 28-1 Friday to give the measure final approval. It now heads to Gov. Mike Parson. The ...

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Fantasy football Week 2 lineup rankings

Adrian Peterson looked like he entered the DeLorean in Week 1, rushing 26 times for 96 yards and a touchdown. Yes, it’s just 3.7 yards per carry, but if he continues to approach or even exceed 20 carries per game, he’s a Top-24 RB. AP also added two receptions for 70 yards, reminding ...

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Students blamed for university and college cyber-attacks

Image copyright Getty Images A security analysis of cyber-attacks against universities and colleges in the UK has discovered staff or students could often be responsible, rather than organised crime or hacking groups. A government-funded agency that provides cyber-security has examined the timing of 850 attacks in 2017-18. Jisc found a ...

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Israeli backpack deploys bulletproof vest

JULIS, Israel (AP) — An Israeli company says it has come up with a unique item to protect against the threat of school shootings — a bulletproof backpack that transforms into a bulletproof vest. Masada-Armour says its backpack also deploys a protective vest in less than two seconds by flipping ...

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