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Utah teacher placed on paid leave for ‘slang’ discussion of genitalia

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SALT LAKE CITY – Weber High School teacher Ashley Williams wanted to discuss slang terms for genitalia with her students, but district officials put her in a time out.
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Common Core looms as major issue in Idaho’s GOP gubernatorial race

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MERIDIAN, Idaho – Idaho Republicans will choose their gubernatorial candidate in next month’s primary election, and Common Core may be a deciding issue.
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Teacher busted on way to school with an extremely high blood alcohol level

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ESTHERO, Fla. – A Florida high school teacher was highly intoxicated on her way to school Tuesday when she was arrested for her second drunken driving charge in less than year.
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Florida teacher who ‘ordered a hit’ on middle school student fired

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PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – It wasn’t a “hit” hit. A Florida school teacher didn’t hire actual contract killers to “finger” a 7th-grade student at Northport School in St. Lucie County. Instead she only ordered a group of the boy’s peers to put a beatdown on him. Only.
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Illinois governor believes college, career-readiness begins at birth

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NAPERVILLE, Ill. – Governor Pat Quinn convened his state’s very first symposium on “college and career readiness begins at birth” through the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development.  The symposium which was held yesterday at the Northern Illinois University Conference Center in Naperville was funded through the National Governors Association and Midwest Comprehensive Center.
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Parents suing school district for banning son’s religious Valentine’s Day cards

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NAZARETH, Pa. – Parents of a first grade student in Pennsylvania are outraged after school officials forbid their son from passing out his Valentine’s Day cards that included a Bible verse and message about God. Donald and Ellen Abramo claim that the officials at Shafer Elementary School in Nazareth, Pennsylvania have violated their son’s constitutional rights.
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