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Illinois House sends governor bill raising teacher salaries

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House has sent the governor a measure raising public school teacher salaries to a minimum of $40,000 a year. The House voted 65-47 Wednesday to increase minimum full-time teacher salaries over the next five years. Rep. Christian Mitchell is the sponsor. The Chicago Democrat ...

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Panel OKs letting 4 N Carolina towns operate charter schools

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Legislation allowing four communities close to North Carolina’s largest city to apply for and operate their own charter schools has cleared a General Assembly hurdle. A closely divided Senate Education Committee voted Wednesday to recommend the measure, which would apply only to the Charlotte-area towns of ...

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Texas school district offers higher pay in Phoenix ads

PHOENIX (AP) — A Texas school district has placed advertisements on Phoenix billboards in an attempt to recruit Arizona teachers to a city with higher pay. The Fort Worth Independent School District has rented five digital billboards in Phoenix that advertise a starting teacher salary of $52,000. School district officials ...

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Texas governor unveils school safety plan following shooting

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday recommended dozens of strategies to make schools safer in the wake of the deadly shooting at a Houston-area high school, including increasing the presence of law enforcement officers at schools. The Republican and staunch gun-rights supporter released a 43-page report that ...

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At year end, summer programs await school shooting survivors

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — As students count down the days until summer vacation, concerned parents are scrambling to keep survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre occupied so they don’t have extra time to relive the nightmare. Community leaders and parents eager to prevent stress caused by time ...

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Trump to meet with families of victims of Texas shooting

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will be meeting with the families of the victims of a Texas school shooting during a visit to the state Thursday. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at the White House briefing Wednesday. Eight students and two substitute teachers were killed ...

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Oklahoma AG again favors tax hike repeal effort

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma attorney general’s office has sided again with a group trying to repeal recently approved tax hikes meant to fund teacher pay raises. The Oklahoman reports the office on Tuesday said the wording of the group’s referendum petition for a statewide vote is clear enough. ...

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Only 1 in 10 will advance at National Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — This year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee has drawn the largest number of competitors in its history, 516 spellers, but the field gets much smaller Wednesday with the announcement of the 50 or so spellers who will make Thursday’s finals. Among the competitors is 12-year-old Atman ...

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Young people feel more empowered, AP-NORC/MTV poll finds

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t tell 20-year-old Nestor Aguilera he can’t effect change in politics. The Indiana University business major protested outside President Donald Trump’s recent appearance in Aguilera’s home of Elkhart, Indiana. And while he admits he didn’t vote in 2016, he’s promising to show up for this fall’s ...

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Indiana middle school to resume classes following shooting

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A suburban Indianapolis middle school is set to resume classes five days after a male student allegedly shot and wounded a 13-year-old classmate and a teacher who’s credited with disarming the assailant. Noblesville West Middle School is scheduled to reopen Wednesday morning on a two-hour delay. ...

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