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Student who supports gun rights sues school over protest

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois high school student and her father are suing a school district and several administrators alleging her civil rights were violated when she showed support for gun rights during an anti-school violence walkout. Madison Oster, 16, and her father, Jeremy Oster, filed the lawsuit in ...

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University chief wants to bring back maintenance grants

Image copyright PA The head of an elite group of universities has called for maintenance grants to be restored to help improve diversity in higher education. Tim Bradshaw, who leads the Russell Group, told the Independent the grant could make a “substantial difference” to young people “nervous” about debt. He ...

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Oregon Allows Educators to Be Punished in Secret

By Bethany Barnes, The Oregonian/OregonLive Several years ago, when she was a high school teacher, a new assistant principal at Ockley Green Middle School broke a rule, partly because Portland Public Schools wasn’t vigilant about communicating and enforcing the standard. Twice, Regina Sackrider drank alcohol while on school field trips, ...

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New York mistakenly shortchanged schools on some funding

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York state education officials say they inadvertently shortchanged most school districts when distributing federal funding for teacher training last year, and gave charter schools more than their share. To fix the $12 million error, the state Education Department will reduce Title IIA funding for overpaid ...

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