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‘Come out in class – if you want to’, teachers urged

Image copyright Burnwood Community School Image caption Grahame Colclough: “Nothing was whispered, rushed, or secretive” When senior teacher Grahame Colclough and his long-term partner Jon decided to get married, his head teacher made the announcement in a school assembly. She presented gifts to the couple who had “been together for ...

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City slowly shrinking Absent Teacher Reserve pool

School administrators have placed 41 teachers in permanent classroom jobs under a controversial plan to return hundreds of unassigned educators to lasting roles, city officials said Thursday. That’s just a fraction of up to 400 floating teachers that officials said they’d place into vacancies at public schools ...

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Suburban school system to again allow Baltimore field trips

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Students from a suburban school system will again be allowed to take field trips to Baltimore. Local media report Carroll County school superintendent Stephen Guthrie announced Friday he’ll lift Jan. 2 the restriction put it in place Nov. 22. Sheriff James DeWees had cited safety concerns ...

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Retired Texas teachers leaving state health plan

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Thousands of retired Texas teachers are abandoning the health insurance program the state created for them, a concerning move for a health care system that faces a $700 million funding shortfall. The Austin American-Statesman reports that about 7,800 retirees are requesting to leave the health insurance ...

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Task force: State should borrow $500 million for schools

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A school infrastructure task force is recommending Rhode Island borrow $500 million to repair the state’s schools by 2022. Under the Rhode Island School Building Task Force’s proposal, the state would ask voters to approve a $250 million bond when they head to the polls next ...

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University of Sussex vice-chancellor gets £230,000 payout

Image copyright Wikimedia Image caption The University of Sussex said it took governance and compliance responsibilities seriously A university vice-chancellor was given a £230,000 departure payment in his final month in the job, figures show. The amount paid to former University of Sussex vice-chancellor Prof Michael Farthing is shown in ...

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Universities could be accused of ‘mis-selling courses’

Image copyright Getty Images Universities could be accused of “mis-selling” courses to teenagers who have little understanding of money matters, the public spending watchdog says. National Audit Office head Amyas Morse said young people were taking out large loans to pay for tuition fees without much effective help or advice. ...

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