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Trial set for substitute teacher charged in student sex case
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - A November trial has been scheduled for a substitute teacher accused of having sexual contact with a Cedar Rapids student. Court records say Mary Haglin pleaded not guilty on Wednesday. She's charged with sexual exploitation by a school employee. Authorities say she had a sexual ...
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New school year brings familiar challenges
Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Superintendent Tommy Chang welcomed nearly 57,000 Boston Public Schools students back to school for the start of a new year that will likely test leaders’ commitment to addressing racial disparities, see proposals for potential building closures and include negotiations for a new teacher union’s contract.“We are addressing some of the challenges we had last year and we really want to stay on top of those,” said Walsh, who spent yesterday visiting schools.
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Grants available to bring professional artists to schools
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Arts Council says teachers and administrators can apply to participate in a new program that will bring professional artists into schools. A statement from the Kentucky Arts Council says schools can apply to participate in the Showcasing the Arts program through Oct. 1. The ...
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Aussie kid awarded for Hitler costume in front of Jewish students
A private school in Australia apologized for an incident in which a kid was allowed to dress as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler for book week, and was even awarded a prize for the costume in front of some Jewish exchange students. Read Full Article at RT.com
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More districts experimenting with four-day school week
JASPER, Mo. (AP) - Faced with a tight budget, the Jasper School District made cuts. Summer school and pre-kindergarten programs were discontinued. When a Spanish teacher left the district, her class was replaced with online coursework. Now Jasper is trying another experiment to save money: No school on Mondays. Starting ...
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Moon Area reopens Hyde as an elementary school
A majority of parents escorting their children to R. Hyde Elementary on Moon Area’s first day of classes last week said they were excited, even overjoyed, that the school once again was housing grades K-4.
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Schools stock EpiPens as number of students needing them increases
Recent news coverage of the dramatic increase in the price of an EpiPen has also brought attention to how widespread the use of the anti-allergy device is among children.
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News Analysis: Crux of Connecticut Judge’s Grim Ruling: Schools Are Broken
A decision that threw out the state’s education financing system as unconstitutional spoke to a larger nationwide truth.
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Donald Trump Releases Education Proposal, Promoting School Choice
Mr. Trump on Thursday promised to direct $20 billion in federal grants for poor children to attend a school of their family’s choice.
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For the future of New York’s kids: Post endorsements in legislative primaries
Tuesday’s primaries will effectively decide the final winner in legislative races across New York. In many Democratic districts, the nominee is unlikely to agree with us on taxes, crime or other issues. But Democrats are divided on one of our top concerns — creating new and better options for New York’s schoolchildren. Lawmakers answering to...
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Threat of strike looms over start of Chicago school year
CHICAGO (AP) — Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district will vote this month on whether they want to strike as contract talks with Chicago Public Schools ramp up again.
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Trump pitches $20 billion education plan at Ohio charter school that received poor marks from state
The Republican nominee faced questions about his visit before he even arrived.
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Teaching 9/11: It's history, just like Pearl Harbor
From mock drills to airplane seating for students who weren't born on Sept. 11         
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ACLU suing Kansas City Public Schools for handcuffing boy
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union is suing Kansas City Public Schools on behalf of a young child whose hands were cuffed behind his back two years ago when he was a 7-year-old second-grader. The lawsuit filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Kansas City claims ...
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Donald Trump proposes $20 billion school voucher education plan
Eric DuVallWASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump unveiled a $20 billion initiative to enable children from poor families to choose which school they will attend.
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All in one speech: Donald Trump complains about the media, repeats false Iraq claim, unveils education policy
Campaign 2016 updates: Gary Johnson wonders what Aleppo is Sept. 8, 2016, 12:49 p.m. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton campaign in swing states after their town hall on military issues. Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is widely mocked after asking, "What is Aleppo?"Voters are finding it harder...
9 points by Los Angeles Times | School voucher Private school Donald Trump Education Teacher Barack Obama Education in the United States School
Teacher allegedly assaults father of Bangladesh U-16 girls' team goalkeeper Taslima
A teacher of a school, where most members of Bangladesh’s triumphant Under-16 girls' team study, has allegedly assaulted the father of goalkeeper Taslima Akter in Mymensingh's Kalsindur.
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Teaching 9/11: 'To them, it’s history, just like Pearl Harbor'
From mock drills to airplane seating for students who weren't born on Sept. 11       
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No water in a hot Cleveland school? Depends who you ask
Water bubblers in one sweltering Cleveland school ran out of water Wednesday thanks to lead testing, but teachers and the district disagree over whether kids went without CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cleveland teachers were buzzing Wednesday on social media about the Newton D. Baker School of the Arts - one of 20 Cleveland schools without air conditioning - staying open even after reportedly running out of water. The school is one of 69 in the Cleveland school district whose water fountains have been shut off while the district awaits results of lead testing. In their place, the district has contracted with Culligan to provide water bubblers at the schools. With heat and humidity skyrocketing so high that the district had to close 10 schools early, those coolers ran out. Teachers and the district, though, differ on whether the school ever fully ran out of water amid temperatures approaching 90 degrees. Teachers say students had no water available until early afternoon, while the district insists that it provided bottled water that morning. "The water stations are all empty," one teacher said in an anonymous complaint that others sent out on Twitter. "We're not sure when more will be delivered. Toilets and everything flush. Just nothing to drink in this sauna of a building." "Know what's awesome?" another said online Wednesday morning. "It's 10 a.m., the heat index in my preschool room is 90* and there is no water at Newton D. Baker. Premier." "Why is a school with no drinking water even open?" that teacher asked. Errol Savage, the Cleveland Teachers Union representative for the building, also emailed district CEO Eric Gordon to alert him to the problem. "I know you don't micro manage district deliveries," Savage wrote. "However maybe you can pull some strings. It's 10:15 Newton D. Baker ran out of drinkable water yesterday.  The principal and custodian have both called for a water delivery.  But we don't have any and this building is already hot." District spokesperson Roseann Canfora said the online complaints are not true. "Newton D. Baker did not run out of water," she said, adding, "I was not aware of any school that was out of water." She said the district sent bottles of water to the school when it learned water supplies were low. She said Culligan came to replenish the bubblers by 1 p.m. "Did they run out of water in their water coolers? Yes," Canfora said. "Did they run out of water? No, because bottled water was brought in." Savage said teachers never saw any bottled water before Culligan came at 1 p.m. and instead had to stop students from using water fountains closed for the lead testing. "When the heat's over 90, you've got to have drinking water for the kids." There won't be any issues with water at the school today. It's one of the more-than-20 schools the district closed for the day because of the heat.
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Complaint filed against Bothell teacher accused of lying
BOTHELL, Wash. (AP) - A Seattle-area school district has filed a misconduct complaint against a high school shop teacher accused of lying about being attacked on campus. The Northshore School District says it has evidence that 63-year-old Cal Pygott "deliberately misrepresented" facts about the May 19 attack. The Seattle Times ...
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EXCLUSIVE: Student arrested for bringing gun to Brooklyn school
A student was arrested with a loaded gun at a Brooklyn school on the first day of classes Thursday, officials said.
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Oklahoma superintendent vows to fight for $5K teacher raises
OWASSO, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister says the issue of teachers' salaries should have been addressed by the Legislature, rather than a ballot issue that seeks a tax increase to fund the pay bump. But speaking Wednesday in Owasso, Hofmeister said she'll keep fighting for a $5,000 ...
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College professor ends hunger strike over his tenure denial
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - A college professor says he has ended a hunger strike he began last week over the denial of his application for tenure.
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Philly schools Superintendent Hite optimistic about new school year
When 130,000 students report to Philadelphia public-school classrooms Wednesday, they will be greeted by a novelty in city schools: brand-new textbooks.
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How to talk to kids about Donald Trump: Column
Look to philosophy. It's part of all our lives, and a great guide to debating the big questions.         
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Teen accused of threatening teachers, students

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A nontraditional school opens in Kensington
The Rev. Michael V. Marrone, a former Catholic high school teacher, dreamed of opening a school for students who struggled in traditional classrooms and were behind in reading and math.
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State-commissioned study calls for pre-K class size limits
Texas prekindergarten classrooms should have no more than 22 students and aim for a student-to-teacher ratio not to exceed 11 to one, according to recommendations from the state's departments of education and child protective services.
170 points by The Houston Chronicle | Texas Texas Education Agency Education Kindergarten Teacher Early childhood education Classroom Pre-kindergarten
DPS teachers say proposed pay hike overdue
The contract must be approved by the union’s 2,900 members, who are beginning to vote Tuesday        
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Mixed reaction to tentative teachers' deal
Teachers will vote school-by-school on the tentative agreement by Sept. 14        
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Atlanta school board to superintendent: “Good job, good buddy”

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Turner urges rejection of 'offensive' textbook
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday called on the Texas State Board of Education to reject a controversial textbook on Mexican heritage that the board is considering for use during the 2017 school year.
896 points by The Houston Chronicle | Mexican American Education United States School New Mexico Hispanic and Latino Americans Teacher Stereotype
Past needles and pitbulls, Edison's teachers walk the walk
Dena Bassett-Scott stepped over a discarded hypodermic needle and glanced at a pitbull barking urgently against a chain-link fence inches away.
860 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Teacher School Neighbourhood Education Edison Walking Walk This Way Edison Schools
CTU to take new strike authorization vote — but hasn’t set date
The governing arm of the Chicago Teachers Union decided Wednesday night to ask members to take a second strike authorization vote.
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Judge, Citing Inequality, Orders Connecticut to Overhaul Its School System
In a decision that could fundamentally reshape public education in the state, a judge on Wednesday ordered changes in everything from how schools are financed to how teachers are paid and evaluated.
8460 points by The New York Times | High school Connecticut School Poverty Education Teacher Secondary education U.S. state
NYC education plans aim to diversify, restore failing schools
The nation’s largest public school system roars back to life Thursday as more than a million New York City kids return to class.
8 points by Daily News | New York City High school Education Teacher The New School School College Greenwich Village
Judge: Connecticut education funding system unconstitutional
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday ordered Connecticut officials to develop plans for a major overhaul of the state's public education system within six months, saying a huge gap in test scores between students in rich and poor…
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We teach sex to kids -- why not money?
Heather Long writes that the U.S. trails in financial literacy and many people are unprepared to make key decisions about spending, borrowing and saving for retirement
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Granite State Stories: Dartmouth College gets a charter
In December 1769, Governor John Wentworth signed the college charter for Dartmouth College. The college was primarily the work of Eleazar Wheelock, who was seeking to expand a charity school he had founded that educated Native Americans in religious and secular subjects.Wheelock enlisted the aid of...
-1 points by Concord Monitor | Native Americans in the United States Education School United States Dartmouth College William Legge 2nd Earl of Dartmouth New England Teacher
Last day of classes in Concord is June 16, totaling 174 instruction days in school year
With six snow days, and five delayed openings in Concord this school year, parents may have thought classes would go into late June. It turns out, the last day of school in Concord will be June 16, two days later than scheduled. Concord High School graduation will be held on June 17, as planned.“In...
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Teaching was dream job for man accused of kidnapping student
Investigators have been on a multistate manhunt for Tad Cummins, a Tennessee health science teacher.       
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Henderson teacher charged in indecency case had been warned before
A Henderson middle school teacher accused of having inappropriate conversations with students was the subject of two previous disciplinary investigations, according to a police report.
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After meeting, Hill speeding ahead to become SAU 103 in July
With just one elementary school holding 63 students, Hill School District will officially become SAU 103 on July 1.The topic came up only briefly at the town’s annual school district meeting Wednesday, which was held at the SAU’s new headquarters: Jennie D. Blake elementary school.School board chair...
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After proposals to plug city schools deficit, principals face new decision: What can they expect to restore?
Baltimore principals have agonized over their next budgets, cutting arts classes, tutors and librarians to prepare for an impending $130 million deficit across the city school district. Now they face another decision: What can they expect to restore? School district administrators are calculating...
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Hogan pledges veto of bill that would limit Maryland school reforms
Gov. Larry Hogan is pledging to veto a bill moving quickly through the General Assembly that would prevent Maryland from enacting controversial reforms for struggling schools.The bill would prevent the state from creating a new district to govern the lowest-performing schools. It would also prohibit...
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Obituary: Walter C. Walendziewicz / Spanish teacher at West Mifflin High School for 34 years
To generations of students who passed through the halls of West Mifflin Area High School, the Spanish teacher with the distinctive mustache and seemingly unpronounceable Polish last name — Walendziewicz — was known simply as “Señor Wal.”
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Bill would allow Nevada charter, private school students to play sports at public school
Charter, private and parochial students could play sports at their zoned public school if their school doesn’t field a team under a bill proposed Thursday.
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'Heart and soul' of Catholic school surprised with Golden Apple award
Phyllis Cavallone-Jurek nearly fell to the floor Thursday when a room full of howling children surprised her with the Golden Apple Stanley C. Golder Leadership Award at St. Therese Chinese Catholic School in Chinatown.The longtime principal is the first from a Catholic school to receive the award,...
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NYC Schools Chancellor ready to work with Betsy DeVos
Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña urged Trump's new Education Secretary Betsy DeVos not to cut funding for the city's public schools.
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Indian student forced to strip in class for not finishing homework - reports
A female teacher in India is under investigation after a family alleged their 14-year-old daughter was forced to strip in front of her 7th grade classmates as punishment for not completing her homework. Read Full Article at RT.com
5 points by Russia Today | Education Crime School Uttar Pradesh Teacher States and territories of India Haryana Sex segregation