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School board says member under investigation should resign

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A northwest Ohio school board is calling on a member under investigation for allegations of criminal sexual conduct involving a student to resign. The board for the Washington Local Schools passed a motion Thursday asking Patrick Hickey to quit after Michigan State Police said last week ...

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Teachers to rally over pay, benefits in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Teachers from at least three West Virginia counties are planning to rally at the state Capitol ahead of a Senate vote on a statewide pay increase for them. Public schools are closed Friday in Logan, Mingo and Wyoming counties, and media outlets report teachers in those ...

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NSPCC calls for immediate action on children’s online safety

Image copyright Getty Images A children’s charity has criticised the government for failing to implement proposals to make young people safer online – 10 years after they were made in a government-commissioned report. The NSPCC says 11 of the 38 proposals were ignored and seven were partially implemented – four ...

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Illinois tax credit scholarships on hold after site crashes

CHICAGO (AP) — More than 24,000 Illinois families were unable to submit applications to the state’s new private school scholarship program because the online registration system shut down due to “extreme demand.” Empower Illinois is one of the organizations overseeing the Tax Credit Scholarship program, which was made available through ...

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Congressman says official should resign after train joke

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s Republican congressman is calling for a county teachers union president to resign after a social media post in which he joked about a train collision in Virginia involving GOP members of Congress. The Baltimore Sun reports Harford County Education Association President Ryan Burbey on Wednesday shared ...

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Swansea Council considers parking charges for teachers

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionThe idea has prompted criticism from members of the public Car parking charges for teachers could be brought in under plans being considered in Swansea. Each school would be able to decide whether to introduce the charges, which would increase depending on ...

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UK raises overseas education aid by 50%

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The UK is promising funding to keep 880,000 children in school in poorer countries The UK will increase aid for education in developing countries by 50% to £75m per year, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt will promise. The government has faced criticism over its ...

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