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Gay Illinois teacher sparks debate with tolerance talk

ELGIN, Ill. (AP) — A gay Illinois teacher has sparked debate after explaining to his students he received flowers from his husband and encouraging them to be respectful and tolerant. The Daily Herald reports that Prairie View Grade School music teacher Nathan Etter received the flowers on Valentine’s Day. He ...

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Immigrants optimistic financial aid bill will pass this year

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Immigrant students without legal status in the United States are hopeful this will be the year Connecticut legislators make them eligible for institutional financial aid at state-run colleges and universities. This year’s version of the bill includes provisions from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

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Immigrants optimistic financial aid bill will pass this year

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Immigrant students without legal status in the United States are hopeful this will be the year Connecticut legislators make them eligible for institutional financial aid at state-run colleges and universities. This year’s version of the bill includes provisions from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ...

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Governors quit failing Devon free school Route 39

Image caption School staff were “bullied, ignored and humiliated” by inspectors, governors said All the governors of a free school in Devon have quit after it was taken over by another school. An damning Ofsted inspection last year rated Route 39 Academy, near Bideford, inadequate in all areas and Launceston ...

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Student loans interest rate to rise in line with inflation

Image copyright Getty Images Students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland will face interest rates on their loans of up to 6.3%, following an increase in the Retail Prices Index (RPI) measure of inflation. The rise from 6.1% currently will take effect from September for students and graduates under the ...

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Why Principals Are Embracing Personalized Learning

Laran Welser, left, and Grace Koenig, both juniors, work on laptops during an AP Literature class at New Albany High School in Ohio. —Maddie McGarvey Most principals support the movement to customize instruction, but remain concerned about the overuse of educational technology High school Principal Dwight Carter used to be ...

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