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Texas advisory group reverses Alamo curriculum change

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas education committee has backtracked on its recommendations to remove curriculum requirements referencing Alamo fighters as “heroic” and a famous letter written during the siege. The Texas State Board of Education received hundreds of calls and emails after the committee of teachers, parents and business ...

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Mental health services ‘let down children’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The average length of time children have to wait for specialist mental health treatment has increased in recent years The Scottish government has admitted that children and young people are being “let down” by the country’s mental health services. Child mental health has been ...

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Mothers want action over sexual assaults at school

Image copyright Getty Images Two mothers whose daughters were sexually assaulted at school by other pupils are calling for action to stop other pupils being attacked. It is two years since MPs recommended a range of measures, after the BBC revealed more than 5,000 sexual offences at schools in three ...

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Judge rules against striking Tumwater teachers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A superior court judge has ruled against Tumwater teachers who have been on strike for just over a week. The Olympian reports that Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday in favor of the Tumwater School District, but did not set ...

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Student’s death prompts changes to field trip policy

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Officials in a Maine school district are looking to change their field trip policy following the drowning of a student. Lewiston Superintendent Bill Webster announced the proposed changes Monday, which some School Committee members say are too extreme. The changes include banning swimming or boating unless ...

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Judge rules against striking Tumwater teachers

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A superior court judge has ruled against Tumwater teachers who have been on strike for just over a week. The Olympian reports that Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese granted a preliminary injunction Wednesday in favor of the Tumwater School District, but did not set ...

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