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EPA: La Plata County won’t get full reimbursement for Gold King 28.4.2016 Durango Herald
Environmental Protection Agency officials told dismayed La Plata County commissioners on Wednesday not to expect compensation for some Gold King Mine spill costs.For seven months, county staff has sunk several hundred hours into drafting a cooperative agreement asking the EPA to fund up to $2.4 million over 10 years for spill-related...
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Past time for an income tax to fund education 28.4.2016 Seattle Times: Opinion

Washington’s public education will almost certainly continue to be at a crossroads until Washington legislators get the courage to lower the sales tax, which so unfairly burdens the working poor, and institute a state income tax. The sales tax here is the nation’s fifth highest [“Washington taxes like Texas; lowest earners feel biggest bite,” FYI […]
Report: Utah's charter school kids get less funding than traditional students 27.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah spends $683 less educating charter school students than their traditional school district peers, according to a report released Wednesday by The Utah Foundation. That funding gap will narrow by roughly $200 next year as the state implements SB38, which directs an additional $20 million to charter schools, which are public schools that operate independently of Utah’s 41 school districts. But while the funding levels between school types are unequal, it is unclear whether they are also ineq...
Essential Politics: A subdued Senate debate 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Monday night’s debate between the most prominent Californians vying for the U.S. Senate might best be summed up like this: Six weeks. Five candidates. One burning question.

Good morning from the state capital. I’m Sacramento Bureau Chief John Myers, and here’s why those topics seem most important...

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SLC school board chooses Arizona educator as new district superintendent 26.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Alexa Cunningham will claim the top job in Salt Lake City School District this July after a unanimous vote by the district’s school board Monday night. Cunningham is the superintendent of the Tolleson Union High School District in Arizona, and she was among three finalists for the job of Salt Lake City School District superintendent. She was not present at Monday’s school board meeting, during which board members praised her qualifications and the input from community members that led to their d...
Education group enters 'belly of the beast' to oppose North Carolina's LGBT law 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary

Jennifer Wolfsie, like many visitors to Raleigh, N.C., wasted no time exploring the hip Southern city, ordering clams, beet salad and potatoes aligot at Death & Taxes on Hargett Street, finishing off with a nightcap at Fox Liquor Bar.

But at each place the Midwest school board member left not only...

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The crowd is ready... 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: Readying for tonight's U.S. Senate debate, Assembly votes to ban tobacco use on state college campuses April 25 2016, 5:05 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:The leading candidates...
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Assembly votes to ban tobacco use on all state college campuses 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: Assembly votes ban tobacco use on state college campuses, U.S. Senate candidates debate tonight April 25 2016, 3:03 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:The Assembly has voted...
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Remembering Prince on the state Senate floor 26.4.2016 LA Times: Commentary
California politics updates: Assembly votes ban tobacco use on state college campuses, U.S. Senate candidates debate tonight April 25 2016, 3:03 PM Welcome to Essential Politics, our daily feed on California politics and government news. Here's what we're watching right now:The Assembly has voted...
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D.C. elementary school evacuated after smell of gas in the building 25.4.2016 Washington Post
D.C. elementary school evacuated after smell of gas in the building
Black Lives Matter gave him fame, but Baltimore isn't biting 24.4.2016 AP National
BALTIMORE (AP) -- DeRay Mckesson, the Black Lives Matter activist turned mayoral candidate, is door-knocking on the streets of Charles Village. This is not the Baltimore of "The Wire," but rather a tidy neighborhood of pastel townhomes in the shadow of Johns Hopkins University....
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Black Lives Matter gave him fame, but Baltimore isn’t biting 24.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

BALTIMORE (AP) — DeRay Mckesson, the Black Lives Matter activist turned mayoral candidate, is door-knocking on the streets of Charles Village. This is not the Baltimore of “The Wire,” but rather a tidy neighborhood of pastel townhomes in the shadow of Johns Hopkins University. For two blocks, nobody answers a rap. Then Ralph Moore, himself […]
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Employee turnover plagues Southwest Colorado child care centers 23.4.2016 Durango Herald
Across Southwest Colorado, early childhood education centers are facing high staff turnover rates and many have waiting lists because there is not enough care available for families. A survey of 15 centers across the five-county region found high turnover rates are driven by low wages and burnout, said Corinne Flieger, the family and...
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(The Latest) Corruption Charges In Detroit's Struggling Schools 22.4.2016 NPR: Morning Edition
Twelve principals in the Motor City are accused of taking kickbacks for school supplies — yet a further sign of struggle for the city's public schools.
Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful 22.4.2016 Durango Herald
New teachers are leaving the profession at alarming rates, and colleges are graduating fewer licensed teachers, leaving many schools hurting for qualified instructors. Southwest Colorado is one of four areas in the state particularly hard-hit by the shortage.Nationwide, about one-third of new teachers leave the classroom in the first...
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Texas students charged in Utah dinosaur fossil theft 22.4.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A counselor and others from a Texas community college have been charged with stealing dinosaur bones from state trust lands in Wayne County during a visit to Utah last May. The group was from McLennan Community College, a Waco-based school that sends students to Utah for summer geology field trips. Last year the college’s field program visited the Mars Desert Research Station and the Burpee dinosaur quarry, about 10 miles northwest of Hanksville. These lands are a Jurassic fossil trove, filled...
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What to consider before investing in 'sustainable' funds 22.4.2016 AP Business
NEW YORK (AP) -- It's easier than ever to invest with the goal of helping the environment or society. But easy doesn't mean simple....
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Proposal to Restrict Free School Meals Option Could Increase Food Insecurity 20.4.2016 Truthout.com
A discussion draft of a child nutrition reauthorization bill that the House Education and Workforce Committee may soon consider includes a provision that would severely restrict schools' eligibility for community eligibility, an option within the national school lunch and breakfast programs allowing high-poverty schools to provide meals at no charge to all students. [1] If this proposal becomes law, 7,022 schools now using community eligibility to simplify their meal programs and improve access for low-income students would have to reinstate applications and return to monitoring eligibility in the lunch line within two years. [2] These schools serve nearly 3.4 million students. Another 11,647, schools that qualify for community eligibility but have not yet adopted it would lose eligibility. Policymakers enacted community eligibility in 2010 legislation that received widespread bipartisan support. Eligible schools meet a stringent threshold and are located in some of the nation's poorest communities, ...
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Trial starts in suit alleging girl raped at Oahu high school 20.4.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

HONOLULU (AP) — A trial is underway in a mother’s lawsuit against Hawaii’s public school system alleging her daughter was raped by a classmate. Her attorney Michael Green told a jury in an opening statement Tuesday that the case is about a failure of accountability. He says officials at Oahu’s Waianae (WHY’-uh-nye) High School were […]
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GOP Presidential Candidate John Kasich Isn't a "Moderate" 19.4.2016 Truthout - All Articles
On the eve of the New York primary, the perseverance of Ohio Gov. John Kasich in the seemingly two-way race between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump -- and his national reputation as the most moderate of the candidates remaining on the Republican ticket -- continue to shock those of us most acquainted with his policies and his unwavering commitment to the worst of conservative dogma. While he has long been a marginal contender in the sea of Republican candidates to have come and gone this year, his decision to remain in the race seemed vindicated by his victory in his home state primary last month. This victory comes despite Kasich's attacks on the most vulnerable in Ohio, such as his attempts to bust public unions and defund Planned Parenthood. With Florida Sen. Marco Rubio out of the race, the narrative of Kasich as the lone remaining holdout for a more compassionate, more moderate Republican Party has taken national stage. In Ohio, Kasich's policies have been anything but compassionate, and buying into his ...
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