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Osborne and Blair: ‘Gap in centre politics’

Image copyright Varkey Foundation Image caption Former political opponents warned of a lost middle ground in UK politics Former chancellor George Osborne says there is an “enormous gap” in the centre ground of UK politics. He said “hard Brexiteers” had dragged the Conservatives to the right, while Jeremy Corbyn had ...

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Florida shooting: Survivors reject the arming of teachers

Image copyright Varkey Foundation Image caption Lewis Mizen, Suzanna Barna and Kevin Trejos wanted to take guns out of school rather than add more Students who survived the Florida school shooting have strongly rejected the idea of arming teachers. Suzanna Barna, a pupil from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where ...

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Personality conflict puts Walker priorities in peril

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Think of it as a high-stakes game of chicken. Personality clashes and policy differences among the Republicans who control the Legislature are putting Gov. Scott Walker priorities in peril with the session set to end next week. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin ...

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After K-12, construction deals, Wyoming lawmakers adjourn

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming lawmakers agreed to more than $20 million cuts to public education but went ahead with spending on new construction projects before finally adjourning for the year. The four-week legislative session went nearly a week later than originally planned while lawmakers grappled with even modest measures ...

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Florida Gov. signs new budget that critics say hurts schools

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott quickly signed into a law a new state budget despite growing criticism that it shortchanges the state’s public schools. Scott on Friday approved the nearly $89 billion budget that state legislators sent him earlier this week. Before signing the bill, the Republican ...

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District launches specialized institutes to train students

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district will launch 17 themed institutes designed to prepare students for the workforce. The Chattanooga Times Press reports that the Hamilton County Schools’ Future Ready Institutes program was unveiled Thursday. The learning communities will be housed in 11 traditional high schools, giving students ...

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