Iowa court will decide if sexually abusive teachers and their schools deserve statute of limitations protection

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DES MOINES, Iowa – When someone is the victim of a sexual assault, most people would assume that the law is, and always will be, squarely on their side.
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Connecticut lawmakers pushing bill that would require pro-labor lessons in school

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HARTFORD, Conn. – Legislation that would require Connecticut education officials to create a special K-12 curriculum about the virtues of organized labor and capitalism took a big step toward becoming reality on Wednesday.
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Indiana teacher jailed for allegedly stealing money from her school and labor union

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PARKE COUNTY, Ind. – An Indiana teacher was arrested and thrown in the clink for allegedly stealing money from her school and teachers union over the last three years.
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Court says Philly district can’t trap students by capping enrollment at charter schools

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PHILADELPHIA – If the Philadelphia school district wants more state money, it will have to attract more willing students.
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Texas parents say teacher stopped their second-grade daughter from reading the Bible

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CYPRESS, Texas – Parents of a second-grade public school student say their daughter had her Bible taken away by her teacher when the girl attempted to read it during “read to myself” time.
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Rand Paul says ‘Nobody in Washington knows a damn thing about education’

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MILWAUKEE – U.S. Sen. Rand Paul was in Milwaukee this week to praise the concept of school choice and local control of education, and to tell his audience that “Nobody in Washington knows a damn thing about education.”
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American teacher who worked in foreign schools may have molested hundreds of kids

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HOUSTON – An American teacher who worked at various international schools is suspected of sexually molesting hundreds of students during his 40-year career, according to a report from United Press International.
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Benefits are driving high labor costs in Philly schools

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PHILADELPHIA — Last spring, six elementary school librarians were laid off in the School District of Philadelphia. Those who remain are being richly rewarded.
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$775 million bond would max out Texas school district’s credit

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FRISCO, Tex. – A north Dallas school district that’s already underwater by $167 million is seeking to max out its borrowing capacity with a $775 million school construction bond next month.
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Study finds Common Core Standards not properly validated

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BOSTON – Five of the 29 members of the Common Core Validation Committee refused to sign a report attesting that the standards are research-based, rigorous and internationally benchmarked.  The report was released with 24 signatures and included no mention that five committee members refused to sign it, according to a new study published by Pioneer Institute.
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Grand Rapids teacher files a lawsuit to exercise her legal right to leave her union

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A special education teacher in Grand Rapids, Michigan recently filed an unfair labor practice complaint against her teachers union and district for refusing to let her drop out of the union.
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Common Core friends and foes pan Indiana’s new academic standards as a jumbled mess

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INDIANAPOLIS – Economist Thomas Sowell once noted there are limits to the damage “dull or stupid people” can cause, but people with high IQs can create “a truly monumental disaster.”
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Oregon school district saved $725,000 during 11 day teacher strike

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MEDFORD, Ore. – A teachers’ strike may be the highest form of selfishness that education “professionals” are capable of, but that doesn’t mean some good can’t come from them.
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Union says school election should be non-partisan, then donates to Dems

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. – Union officials in the Jefferson County, Colorado school district are hypocrites.
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Maryland teachers union shop steward stages coup

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WICOMICO COUNTY, Md. – My apologies if this ends up sounding like a dispatch from some war-torn Third World country, but it really is a tale from southeastern Maryland.
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Frustrated New York mother vents on Common Core worksheet: ‘Go back to basic math!’

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JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – Some parents have had quite enough of the crazy, convoluted and sometimes error-filled Common Core math worksheets.
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Teacher accused of sex acts with a small girl will be allowed to remain in his classroom

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Of course school administrators must be fair to everyone involved when a teacher is accused of wrongdoing.
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County thwarts L.A. school board’s plan to close two successful charters for purely political reasons

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LOS ANGELES – In a move heralded by charter-school proponents, the Los Angeles County Board of Education last week overturned the L.A. Unified School District’s decision to shutter two highly successful charter schools.
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San Francisco union kicks off contract talks by demanding a 21% raise!

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SAN FRANCISCO – Teacher union leaders in San Francisco are calling on school leaders to award educators a 21 percent pay raise over the next three years so they won’t be priced out of the city’s skyrocketing housing market.
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