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'Effective' teachers for all? Yes, please. 22.7.2014 Star Tribune: Editorials
Federal initiative will encourage compliance with equity mandate.
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Advanced warning: Active-shooter exercise scheduled Friday at San Jose State and MLK library 22.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Breaking News
San Jose State University will hold an active-shooter simulation Friday at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library, the school announced, aiming to preemptively allay any fears elicited by the sight of police and the sounds of simulated gunfire downtown.
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Obama announces addition of My Brother's Keeper program for boys of color 21.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Klobuchar ratchets up attention on perils of distracted driving 21.7.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
One in four crashes in Minnesota can be linked to driver inattention, according to the state Department of Public Safety, which put the death toll from distracted driving at 63 in 2013.
El Salvador Launches Public Education Campaign to Curtail Emigration of Children 20.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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51-year old male schoolgirl? 20.7.2014 CNN: Top Stories
In Japan, a country where structure, conformity and security are bedrocks, it is often hard for individuals to break free and follow a more idealized path. It is especially difficult when that path turns out to be somewhat ... eccentric.
GOP Hopefuls Differ On How To Rein In State Budget 19.7.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: Honour For Governor)On its current trajectory, Minnesota's next two-year state budget will top the $40 billion mark. The Republicans seeking to defeat Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton say they would slam the brakes on spending if they're put in charge.
Op-ed: Blame leadership, not demographics, for Utah’s poor school funding 19.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The debate about Utah’s public education funding usually centers on the unique demographics of our state. The thinking is that, because of our large family size, we are doomed to be dead last in funding unless we raise taxes to a prohibitive level and stifle our economy or crush our wage earners. The truth is, that although the multitude of students creates many challenges, we are last because we choose to be last. The position we are in is a direct result of conscious choices our leaders have m...
Luis A. Alejo: Why Latino Caucus wants school bond on ballot 18.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: Opinion
The program providing matching fund to help districts build and repair schools is almost dry, and poor districts in particular can't keep up with demand without some state help.
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State ponders, Should it go back to No Child Left Behind? 18.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
After more than two hours of heated debate, the state school board voted Thursday evening to postpone a decision about whether to return to the unpopular federal education law No Child Left Behind. The board voted to decide at its Aug. 8 meeting whether to seek a renewal of the state’s waiver to No Child Left Behind (NCLB). Opponents of renewing the waiver worry that doing so would further tie the state to federal control, while those in favor of renewal say that returning to NCLB would harm Ut...
Family mourns 18-year-old Berkeley woman slain in Oakland shooting 17.7.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
OAKLAND -- The last time 31-year-old Shemicka Johnson saw her younger sister, the teen was doing what she loved most: shopping.
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A New Gameplan for Taking Down Privatizers 16.7.2014 Truthout.com
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100 Kansas GOP endorse Democrat for governor over conservative incumbent Brownback 16.7.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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On the News With Thom Hartmann: Eight Years of Bush Cost Us Trillions of Dollars, and More 15.7.2014 Truthout - All Articles
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Feminism and Prisons: Why "Add-Incarceration-and-Stir" Doesn't Cut It 15.7.2014 Truthout.com

Many mainstream feminist and prochoice groups have been reluctant to adopt intersectional approaches and to declare common cause with other progressive movements. Yet the advent of mass incarceration and the prison industrial complex makes clear that securing women’s reproductive health and rights requires our full-on and intersectional engagement. We must reject an “add prisons and stir” approach for advocacy in favor of making dismantling mass incarceration central to our efforts.

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Math concepts + teamwork = big gains at struggling Renton school 15.7.2014 Seattle Times: Local
Math achievement is rising fast at Lakeridge Elementary School in the Renton School District, where teachers build students’ understanding of concepts as well as their skills.
Text of Denver Mayor Hancock's 2014 State of the City Address 15.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Read the prepared text of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock's 2014 State of the City Address, released by the Mayor's ...
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State verifying signatures for gaming measure to fund schools 14.7.2014 Denver Post: Local
Organizers for an education group collecting signatures to place a question on the ballot asking to expand gaming at the Arapahoe Park horse racetrack say they have collected enough ...
Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids 14.7.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.
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Obama seeks governors' support on immigrant kids 14.7.2014 Seattle Times: Politics
Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.
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