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1 hr ago | Langley Times

Teacher talks to resume Aug. 8

Negotiators for school districts and the B.C. Teachers' Federation are getting together Aug. 8 to seek a settlement in their long-running dispute before school starts up in September.

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5 hrs ago | WTAQ-AM Green Bay

Madison teachers contracts in limbo after Act 10 c...

MADISON, Wis No one knows what will happen to the contracts negotiated after a Madison judge said Wisconsin's Act-10 was unconstitutional for local and school unions.

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9 hrs ago | WNDU-TV South Bend

Michigan students may opt out of animal dissection

The State Board of Education is urging Michigan school districts to let students opt out of animal dissection for moral, ethical, religious or other reasons.

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Related Topix: Activism, Animal Rights

14 hrs ago | The Town Talk

551 new laws take effect Friday in Louisiana

* RIGHT TO TRY: Terminally-ill patients in Louisiana, with permission from their doctors, can use experimental drugs or treatments that haven't been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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Related Topix: Louisiana, Healthcare Law, Food and Drug Administration, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

18 hrs ago | The Macon Telegraph

Students exempt from vaccines down in 2013

Health officials note that the numbers of those not getting vaccinations for medical or religious reasons fluctuates from year to year, the Wyoming Tribune Eagle reported Thursday .

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Chickenpox

Thu Jul 31, 2014

San Bernardino County Sun

Rialto Unifieda s holocaust committee meeting

Hillel Schrier , a Rialto middle school teacher, and Russel Silva , a Rialto resident, both listen to Rabbi Suzanne Singer , from the Temple Beth El in Riverside following the public comment portion of a special emergency of the Rialto Unified School District board Wednesday May 7, 2014 to address the critical thinking assignment given to middle ... (more)

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Lamar Daily News

Pot revenues starting to help select schools on pricey projects

As marijuana revenues trickle into the state, slow to meet projections, a few Colorado school districts are among the first to see some impact from the state's new funds.

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Related Topix: Marijuana, Pueblo, CO, Pueblo County, CO

KMIZ

4 districts dropped from school transfer lawsuit

A lawsuit by Normandy school district parents over attendance rule changes has been scaled back after the state again altered its transfer policy.

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Related Topix: Ladue, MO, Normandy, MO

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Judge upholds firing of elementary principal

A federal judge has dismissed the lawsuit filed by a former southwestern Indiana elementary school principal who was fired on grounds that he falsified student attendance records and didn't complete teacher evaluations.

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Related Topix: Pike County, IN, Otwell, IN

Asbury Park Press

Judge rejects suit by Pa. teacher fired over blogJudge rejects suit...

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by a former suburban Philadelphia teacher fired two years ago over a blog in which she called students "disengaged, lazy whiners."

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Easley Progress

Pickens County educator joins team to shape SC math standards

Janice Ward, the Coordinator of Secondary Education for the School District of Pickens County, was one of 19 educators selected by the South Carolina Department of Education to help write the new state math standards.

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Related Topix: Pickens County, SC

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Science Daily

Teen insomnia linked with depression, anxiety

A study of high school students has shed new light on the links between insomnia-related mental health conditions among teens.

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Related Topix: Sleep, Health, Psychology, Science

Inside Bay Area

Oakland's American Indian Model Schools can stay open, judge rules

An Alameda County judge ruled that a high-performing Oakland charter school can stay open and that the school district erred in revoking its charter in 2013 after it alleged that founder Ben Chavis funneled $3.8 million to himself through school contracts.

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Related Topix: Oakland, CA, Alameda County, CA

KDLT-TV Sioux Falls

Stickney, Corsica School Districts To Consolidate Jul. 30

Voters in Stickney and Corsica have overwhelmingly voted to consolidate their school districts.

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Related Topix: Stickney, SD, Corsica, SD

Myrtle Beach Online

John Green books come under parental fire again

First it was Florida, then Wisconsin. John Green's books - though not "The Fault in Our Stars," which became the summer movie - have come under fire from parents.

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Related Topix: Human Sexuality, Waukesha, WI, Entertainment

Merced Sun-Star

Hattiesburg schools: Free meals to all students

The Hattiesburg American reports the district traditionally has had about 90 percent of its 4,600 students qualify for a free or reduced-price lunch, if the parents of those children filled out the required paperwork.

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Related Topix: Hattiesburg, MS, Life, Nutrition, Food

Bradenton.com

No charges will be filed against Sugg Middle School coach accused of touching students

The State Attorney's Office will not file charges against a Sugg Middle School physical education coach after allegations that he inappropriately touched several female students.

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Bradenton, FL

Tue Jul 29, 2014

KRNV-TV Reno

Dick Gammick weighs in on Martinez's dismissal

The Washoe County School board is meeting today, but they won't be talking about the dismissal of former school superintendent Pedro Martinez.

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Related Topix: Washoe County, NV

Living in Rwanda

Pressured by a demanding labor market, more Rwandans head to university

Denys Migambiyabagabo, 27, always thought a high school certificate was all he needed to be a high school teacher until a district meeting he attended proved otherwise.

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Related Topix: World News, Rwanda, Africa, Paul Kagame

ABC News

Pesky Pig That Scared Kids on Maine Trail Captured

An 80-pound domestic pig that chased children and adults on a walking trail in Maine during three weeks of freedom has been nabbed.

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Related Topix: Weird

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