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Wyoming school district begins search for firearms trainers

CODY, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming school district will begin looking for firearms trainers to instruct qualified and selected teachers who will be allowed to carry concealed guns on campuses. The Cody Enterprise reports the Cody School District board approved a request for proposals Tuesday to start accepting training offers. ...

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Foreign students: Universities axe ‘unusable’ survey

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption In 2016-17, a total of 19% of students in higher education in the UK were from outside the country, according to official figures University bosses have pulled the plug on research assessing the impact of international students, which academics said was unethical and unusable. ...

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$3.7 billion financing formula adopted for public schools

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana’s public schools will divvy up $3.7 billion to pay for operations next year. House lawmakers voted 90-0 Thursday to give final passage to the financing formula for K-12 public schools. The Senate earlier had agreed to the spending plan with a unanimous vote. The ...

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Special education costs rise for Minnesota schools

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The rising cost of special education in Minnesota is contributing to a dispute over emergency funding for schools during the last full week of the legislative session. Minnesota Public Radio reports that districts spent $2.2 billion on special education last year, up 26 percent in ...

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Civil rights groups sue New Jersey to de-segregate schools

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawsuit filed by a civil rights coalition claims racial segregation in New Jersey schools persists more than six decades after the Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional. The Latino Action Network, the New Jersey chapter of the NAACP and others unveiled their lawsuit against the ...

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Teachers who led strikes now turning focus to elections

PHOENIX (AP) — As they packed up their protest signs and returned to the classroom to finish out the school year, thousands of teachers in North Carolina turned their attention to a different fight: the midterm elections. Their counterparts in Arizona, Oklahoma and West Virginia are already waging a similar ...

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