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Want to Support Public Schools? Stop Cutting Taxes

Commentary A Kentucky superintendent calls for greater investments in education By Nicholas Brake As a district superintendent, I am often asked the question by community leaders about how business can best support public schools. For a long time, I answered this question by thinking about partnerships, philanthropy, or other programmatic ...

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Primary school could close at lunchtime on Fridays

Image copyright PA/Dave Thompson Image caption Ashby Fields primary in Daventry could close at lunchtime on Fridays from September The headteacher of a school in Northamptonshire is proposing adopting a four-and-a-half-day week to prevent staff “burning out”. Jacqui Johnson wants to close Ashby Fields Primary in Daventry after lunch on ...

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Charitable foundations chart course for early education

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico state lawmakers are getting a preview of a business plan for expanding early childhood education across the state that was developed by a group of major charitable foundations. The plan seeks to expand state spending by $16 million each year to gradually expand ...

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Tennessee lawmakers wrap election-year legislative session

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers wrapped up an election-year legislative session late Wednesday, highlighting their last day by passing legislation that would require state and local law enforcement agencies to detain immigrants for deportation at the request of federal officials without requiring warrants or probable cause. The session, which ...

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I’m an Arizona Teacher. This Is Why I’m Walking Out Today

Commentary Teachers protest for higher pay and school funding at Tuscano Elementary School in Phoenix earlier this month. —Ross D. Franklin/AP Teachers statewide are on strike to demand respectable salaries By Donald R. Sheldon Teaching is not what someone does if they don’t have the skills for a high-powered career ...

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Home-schooling in the UK increases 40% over three years

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOliver Wood, 15, is one of thousands of children being taught outside of a school The number of children being home-schooled has risen by about 40% over three years, the BBC has found. Across the UK 48,000 children were being home-educated in ...

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I’m an Arizona Teacher. This Is Why I’m Walking Out Today

Commentary Teachers protest for higher pay and school funding at Tuscano Elementary School in Phoenix earlier this month. —Ross D. Franklin/AP Teachers statewide are on strike to demand respectable salaries By Donald R. Sheldon Teaching is not what someone does if they don’t have the skills for a high-powered career ...

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