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Arizona teachers vow to end strike if funding plan passes

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona teachers said they will end a historic statewide strike Thursday that shut down schools for days if lawmakers pass a plan that offers big raises and increased school funding but that still falls short of their demands. Organizers made the announcement Tuesday after educators statewide walked ...

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Why do young workers have so many injuries?

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Younger workers bear the highest burden of accidents, say researchers Health and safety at work can get ridiculed in more affluent countries as something nannyish and interfering – but for much of the developing world it is a matter of life and death. Unsafe ...

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Exeter university students expelled over racist comments

Image copyright University of Exeter Image caption When the investigation was launched the university said it was “committed to eradicating” any discrimination and harassment A number of law students have been expelled from the University of Exeter over allegations of racism. An internal investigation was launched in March after “vile” ...

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Dayton pushes for $138M for schools’ budget shortfalls

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Mark Dayton is calling for $138 million in emergency funding for Minnesota schools as districts across the state grapple with budget shortfalls. Dayton unveiled his request to lawmakers Tuesday as the Legislature heads toward a mandatory May 22 adjournment. The Democratic governor’s proposal would ...

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B-I-G Time: Wild Cards Send Spelling Bee Field Above 500

2017 champion Ananya Vinay, 12, from Fresno, Calif., spells her word during the finals of the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee last year in Oxon Hill, Md. —Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Washington “Gargantuan” might be an appropriate word to kick off this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. The competition will be ...

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School day trip visa warning post-Brexit

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The British Council is concerned that every pupil might need a visa even for a day trip to France There are calls to make sure Brexit does not mean that school day trips across the Channel are caught up in requirements for visas. The ...

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