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Edwards says teacher pay hike will be top priority next year

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — As he heads into a re-election campaign year, Gov. John Bel Edwards said Wednesday that a teacher pay raise will be his “number one priority” in next year’s legislative session. The Democratic governor, elected with the support of teacher unions, said he’ll seek a $1,000 ...

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California district latest to modernize ‘sexist’ dress code

ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The relaxed new dress code at public schools in the small city of Alameda, across the bay from San Francisco, is intentionally specific: Midriff-baring shirts are acceptable attire, so are tank tops with spaghetti straps and other once-banned items like micro-mini skirts and short shorts. As ...

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Detroit Schools: High lead, copper levels at 57 schools

DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Public Schools says elevated levels of lead or copper have been found in water fixtures at 57 of 86 schools tested so far. The district announced the latest test results Wednesday. They showed 33 of the 52 schools tested have elevated levels of copper and/or ...

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US Rep: Atheists trying to spy on Christian student groups

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A northwest Louisiana congressman says “Atheist litigation groups” are trying to spy on Christian student groups at a school in his district. Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson made the allegation Tuesday on what he describes as his “campaign/personal Facebook page” — not on his official House ...

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Top 10 tips for starting at university

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Fresh-faced and ready to go – it’s the start of a new university year The new duvet cover has been bought, posters are packed, a favourite teddy has been sneaked in and the car boot is crammed full. It’s that time of year when ...

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Nevada elementary selling chicken to save teacher position

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada elementary is trying to save a teacher position through a unique fundraiser — selling chicken. KVVU-TV reports parents at Lamping Elementary in Henderson, Nevada, held a fundraiser Wednesday at a Chick-Fil-A in Las Vegas with the hopes of funding at least one teacher job. ...

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Cleaner enjoys holiday paid for by Bristol university students

Image copyright Sandals Image caption Students raised cash so Denise and Herman Gordon could visit Jamaica A university cleaner has been on holiday to Jamaica after students donated £1,500 so he could visit family for the first time in a decade. About 230 University of Bristol students crowdfunded the week’s ...

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