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Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire

Northwestern to Launch Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Aid in Push for Local Hire
The town of Evanston, Illinois, will partner with Northwestern University and local unions to create a pre-apprenticeship program for city residents. With construction at Northwestern’s campus making up a major portion of the city’s development, Evanston's mayor wanted to help residents find their way to high-paying, high-skilled union careers.
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VT Republicans Post Education Plan, Grammar Mistakes Included

VT Republicans Post Education Plan, Grammar Mistakes Included
The Vermont Republican Party posted a document outlining their stance on the state's education policy. Problem is, their treatise had three glaring grammatical errors. They probably should have gone to better schools.
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Lunches Seized From Kids in Debt at Utah Elementary School and Thrown Away

Lunches Seized From Kids in Debt at Utah Elementary School and Thrown Away
Erica Lukes and other Utah parents were outraged when their children had their deep dish pizzas and other food taken and thrown away at their elementary school after a cashier said they owed money on their lunch accounts.
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No-Bid Contracts, Charter Schools, Union Busting Could Be Downfall of CT Gov

No-Bid Contracts, Charter Schools, Union Busting Could Be Downfall of CT Gov
With nearly 500 teachers showing up at a Fairfield County meeting last night to meet with their state legislators we are reminded, yet again, that Education Commissioner Stefan Pryor and his entourage of high-priced, out-of-state consultants and personal assistants is the factor most likely to put an end to Malloy's political career.
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If You Want to Fit in at This Public School, Just Become Christian

If You Want to Fit in at This Public School, Just Become Christian
Like many people I have encountered who were raised in a Christian environment, I was indifferent to what I felt were minor infractions of the law that protects the separation of church and state. But then, when my stepson, who has been raised a Buddhist, enrolled in the sixth grade at our local school, Negreet High, it became personal.
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Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals

Christie Admin Lashes Out at Charter School Critics, Suspends Five Newark Principals
After a group of NJ principals answered questions at a public meeting about the Christie administration's plans to close Newark's schools in favor of corporate-owned charter schools, the educational leaders were suspended indefinitely and almost immediately. In an unprecedented move to silence its critics, Gov. Christie appears to have yet another scandal on his hands — this one impacting the education of thousands of Newark students.
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REPORT: Students Face Sexist Behavior, Disrespect at Military Academies

REPORT: Students Face Sexist Behavior, Disrespect at Military Academies
Students at the U.S. military academies often believe they have to put up with sexist and offensive behavior, a Pentagon report finds, reflecting a culture of disrespect that permeates the schools and their sports teams and fuels reports of sexual harassment and assaults.
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TX GOP Board Of Ed Candidate: 'We Know We Didn't Come From Monkeys!'

TX GOP Board Of Ed Candidate: 'We Know We Didn't Come From Monkeys!'
At a debate in Fort Worth on Monday, a Republican candidate for the Texas state board of education warned that the board is currently “using your tax dollars to brainwash our children into socialist issues and ideas.”
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Big Telecom's Monopoly on Broadband Holds American Students Back

Big Telecom's Monopoly on Broadband Holds American Students Back
The Wall Street Journal offers a timely and sobering account of the painfully inadequate broadband many of our schools rely on. This is hardly surprising, since the nation that invented the Internet and once led the world in connectivity is now 15th. Schools, particularly in rural America, have crummy broadband connectivity because of a lack of competition in the broadband market.
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The Fix is In: College Pricing Much Like 'Engineered' Holiday Retail Sales

The Fix is In: College Pricing Much Like 'Engineered' Holiday Retail Sales
Colleges are using discount pricing techniques to lure students to attend. The "high-tuition, high-aid" model is based on the same technique used at retail outlets, because everyone, it seems, loves a good sale.
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