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APNewsBreak: Florida schools struggle to meet security rule

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida reacted to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre by becoming the first state to require police or armed guards at all public schools. It’s a mandate many districts are struggling to meet, financially and logistically. In the first comprehensive statewide examination of the ...

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Paper faces contempt for story on school shooting suspect

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida newspaper faced an ethical dilemma after a school district’s mistake exposed details that were supposed to be redacted from its lengthy examination of the education of school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. The material two judges had ordered kept secret shows that Broward County ...

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Principals Are Running for Elected Office. Here’s Why

The final straw broke in November when Aimy Steele got a call from the central office asking her to find space for five more classrooms. Steele, the principal of Beverly Hills STEM Elementary School in Concord, N.C., about 25 miles from Charlotte, had already moved an English-as-a-second-language class into the ...

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Exam results day for Scottish pupils

Image caption Fraser, a pupil at Greenfaulds High School in Cumbernauld, gets a kiss from his mum after getting five As Thousands of students across Scotland are finding out their exam results. More than 135,000 pupils are learning how well they performed in their National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers. ...

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Readers sound off on Montefiore, pedestrian safety and the Jumble

Brooklyn: Several Voicers have written in defense of their yeshivas that do teach secular subjects, including math, English, science and social studies. The organization YAFFED, which recently filed a lawsuit to enforce state education law regarding the legal obligation to provide a basic secular education, absolutely does distinguish between the ...

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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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