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Virus concerns disrupt Chinese student exchange in Virginia

More than 20 Chinese exchange students who recently arrived in northern Virginia will be unable to visit their host school because of concerns over a disease outbreak. Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church announced Wednesday that the students and chaperones…

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Campus Culpability: Who Should Keep Colleges Safe?

In 2015, a Boston University student was assaulted in her dorm room. The perpetrator was an unescorted visitor on campus. Her door was allegedly unlocked. Now she’s suing the school for not protecting her. In another case, Massachusetts’s highest court…

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What does gentrification mean for local schools? Fewer students

New apartment buildings, new breweries, expanding public transit: central Denver is booming. Greenlee Elementary, a school just southwest of downtown in the Lincoln Park neighborhood, is not. Over the last few years, its enrollment has dropped precipitously, falling from nearly…

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Panel advances bill requiring armed officers at schools

A bill to require police officers assigned to Kentucky schools to be armed won unanimous approval Thursday from the Senate Education Committee. The committee action, advancing the measure to the full Senate, came on the second anniversary of the shooting…

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Preservice Teachers Get Mixed Messages on Reading

When asked which reading researchers' work they introduce to preservice classes, professors of education point to a mix of experts, some of whose ideas conflict with the research on reading, an Education Week survey found.

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9 Hurt When Truck, School Bus Collide in Arkansas

Nine people were injured, including a child who was airlifted to a hospital, when a school bus and a dump truck collided Tuesday afternoon on a state highway in northeast Arkansas, authorities said. Arkansas State Police spokesman Bill Sadler said…

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Schools chief: Plan to cut history classes should be history

West Virginia's public schools superintendent wants the state Board of Education not to reduce the number of social studies courses required for high school graduation. Superintendent Steve Paine said in a statement Monday that he will make the recommendation based…

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Teacher absenteeism near highest in RI

Students can’t be expected to learn anything in school unless they attend class. And teachers aren’t teaching class unless they show up at school. It’s that simple, so it’s no wonder that Superintendent Phil Thornton is making a big deal…

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