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Scrooge school

Scrooge school

By Amy Henry
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Education | Next week I will read Dickens’ A Christmas Carol to the kids at school. Last year it took me eight straight hours and left me with a raspy throat, but I…

Department of Education: Title IX applies to transgender students

By Courtney Crandell
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Transgenderism | Schools that offer single-gender classes, from kindergarten through high school, must allow students to attend based on their declared “gender identity,”

’Tis the season for the public school Scrooge

By Sarah Padbury
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Christmas | The latest social media meme pokes fun at the annual debate over Christmas: A photo shows a roadside stand selling cut pine trees with a sign that reads,

Universal pre-K’s effect on the family

By Russ Pulliam
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Education | INDIANAPOLIS—The early childhood school debate sometimes misses the heart of the matter. In Indiana political circles, some of the debate has been about…

Oklahoma, feds call truce in Common Core battle

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Oklahoma Superintendent of Public Instruction Janet Barresi announced in late November that “Oklahoma truly has quite a bit to be thankful for”—the U.S.

Can lawmakers finally fix No Child Left Behind?

By Laura Edghill
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Education | One optimistic legislator hopes to get a revised No Child Left Behind (NCLB) law signed by President Barack Obama early next year. Sen. Lamar Alexander,

Transgender student wins $75K in legal fight over school restroom

By Daniel James Devine
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Transgenderism | A Maine county court has ordered a public school district to pay $75,000 to the family and attorneys of Nicole Maines, a transgender student who was asked to…

Schools struggle to address sexual assault epidemic

By Wayne Stender
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Education | A prostitution scandal has rocked high schools near Sarasota, Fla. Police say a 17-year-old student at Sarasota High School tried to recruit girls from…

Report: Adam Lanza’s mom, schools failed

By Andrew Branch
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Newtown Mass Shooting | New analysis claims people who should have helped instead allowed Newtown shooter’s problems to fester

Disputed textbooks approved for Texas schools

By Caroline Leal
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Education | The state where “everything’s bigger” just made a great big splash in the education world. In a landmark vote influencing the future education of scores…

Parents lie about kids’ language skills to get them a better education

By Emily Scheie
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Education | Nieves Garcia was labeled an “English learner” in school after moving to the United States from Mexico at age 6. Now an adult, she speaks English, but her…

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

Minnesota considers transgender high school sports

By Wayne Stender
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Sexuality | Across the country, transgender policies are invading public and private school gyms. In at least eight states, including California, Nebraska, and…

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