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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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Parkland Students Start School Year With Tightened Security

A Broward County Sheriff’s Office vehicle is parked outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Aug. 15, in Parkland, Fla., as students began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people last February. —Wilfredo Lee/AP Parkland, Fla. Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School returned to a ...

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Sheriff: Schools closed after transgender student threatened

ACHILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials closed a rural Oklahoma school system this week after the sheriff began investigating what he determined were online threats against a transgender student. Bryan County Sheriff Johnny Christian said Tuesday his office started investigating over the weekend after adults made threatening comments on Facebook about ...

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Harvey help: $174M available for hundreds of Texas districts

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — More than 300 Texas school districts that helped educate Hurricane Harvey-displaced students are eligible to apply for $174 million in federal grants. The Texas Education Agency on Tuesday announced the assistance and a list of eligible districts and charter schools . The money comes from the ...

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Bevin criticized for comparing critics to drowning victims

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Facing a groundswell of opposition from public workers for his proposed pension changes, Kentucky Republican Gov. Matt Bevin compared them to drowning victims on Tuesday in that “you just need to knock them out and drag them to shore.” Bevin’s comments came during a live interview ...

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