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Federal judge refuses to block Arkansas student transfers

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge is refusing to block Arkansas students in four districts from transferring to nearby districts pending the outcome of a lawsuit challenging the Arkansas School Choice Act, which allows such transfers. The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports that U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey on Wednesday ...

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Trump officials plan to cut 2nd rule policing for-profits

The Trump administration plans to roll back another major Obama-era rule that was created to police the for-profit college industry. Education Department officials on Friday issued a proposal to rescind so-called gainful employment rules. The 2014 regulation threatened to cut federal funding to for-profit colleges that left graduates with high ...

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School massacre relatives want school board ousted

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The parents and spouses of the Florida high school massacre’s victims called Thursday for the ouster of their county’s school board, saying the members haven’t done enough to bolster security before students return to class next week. Tony Montalto, president of Stand With Parkland, the group ...

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NJ panel calls for overhauling pensions, schools and more

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bipartisan task force formed by New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney recommended Thursday that the state overhaul its pensions and school systems among other changes to address a cost “crisis.” The Democratic lawmaker and the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup unveiled their report ...

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Ryanair strike: One in six flights cancelled in pilot walkout

Image copyright EPA Ryanair pilots are striking in five European countries, forcing the cancellation of a sixth of the firm’s flights during the holiday season peak. The 24-hour walk-out involves staff in Germany, Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. About 50,000 passengers are understood to have been told of cancellations ...

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Four new states endorse the Safe Schools Declaration

Education International welcomes the move by Djibouti, Macedonia, Peru, and San Marino to endorse the Safe Schools Declaration, committing themselves to protect students, teachers, schools, and universities during times of violent conflict. Seventy-nine signatory countries Djibouti, Macedonia, Peru, and San Marino have become the latest countries to endorse the ...

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North Korea lashes out at US diplomats over sanctions

Image copyright AFP Image caption Is the rhetoric returning to the big guns? North Korea has lashed out again at the US for not lifting sanctions against the country. The foreign ministry said it had made various goodwill gestures, and yet the US was still following an “outdated acting script” ...

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