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Student, adults decry politics of Alabama government class

BAY MINETTE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama high school student is continuing to raise complaints about a government class where the summer reading list included books such as “Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder” by conservative author and radio host Michael Savage. Al.com reports that high school senior Julia Coccaro confronted ...

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Teacher suspended after saying “go back to your country”

CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — A middle school teacher in Ohio who says he jokingly told a student to “go back to your country” has been suspended. School officials in Chardon, near Cleveland, say science teacher Steve Patterson has a history of making inappropriate comments to students. The district says the ...

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Court asked to reconsider ruling on state education funding

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A coalition of cities, towns, parents and public school students is planning to ask the Connecticut Supreme Court to reconsider its ruling that the state’s education funding system is constitutional. Leaders of the Connecticut Coalition for Justice in Education Funding say they plan to file a ...

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Guns in schools? Options explored in Kentucky after shooting

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Hours after authorities say a 15-year-old student shot and killed two classmates at a western Kentucky high school, a Republican senator in the state’s Capitol rushed to file a bill intended to prevent future tragedies — by putting more guns in schools. The legislation from state ...

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EIS union calls for 10% pay rise for Scottish teachers

Image caption Both the EIS and the SSTA have raised the possibility of industrial action over pay if the talks do not lead to an acceptable offer Scotland’s largest education union has called for a 10% pay rise for all teachers. The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) said teachers’ pay ...

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Missouri School Districts Team Up to Rework State Tests

By Kristen Taketa, St. Louis Post-Dispatch Dozens of Missouri school districts are banding together in an attempt to reform the state’s standardized tests. This new consortium of schools, called the Missouri Assessment Partnership, hopes to change a number of features about the annual testing ritual. For one, schools don’t know ...

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No more rallies inside Mississippi Capitol, leaders say

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Top Mississippi lawmakers said Thursday that they take full responsibility for an event that violated a policy against rallies being held inside the state Capitol. Hundreds of people gathered in the Capitol rotunda Tuesday for an event promoting “school choice” — allowing people to pay for ...

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School league tables: See how your secondary school has done

Image copyright Thinkstock More than one in eight secondary schools in England is below the standard deemed acceptable by ministers, league table data shows. The secondary school league tables have just been published, featuring the results of the first pupils to sit new, tougher GCSEs in English and maths. Some ...

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Rough sleeping hits hard on local high streets

Image caption “What can I do?” Tony, aged 72, is living in a tent in the middle of Milton Keynes Rough sleeping in England has reached record levels – with figures published on Thursday showing an annual rise of 15%, representing a 169% increase since 2010. It’s no longer confined ...

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