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Affirmative action proposal in California Legislature reignites old debate, divides Democrats 23.4.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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California bill reignites affirmative action fight 23.4.2014 AP Washington
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the state's powerful Democratic Party and creating opportunity for conservatives....
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Supreme Court upholds Michigan ban on affirmative action 23.4.2014 LA Times: Nation
The Supreme Court's decision regarding state college and university admissions policies extends to similar prohibitions in seven other states, including California. WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court dealt another blow to affirmative action Tuesday, upholding the decision of Michigan voters — and by implication similar bans in California and six other states — to forbid the use of race as a factor in deciding who is admitted to state ...
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In India's Schools, Discrimination Drives Dropouts 23.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: World
Roughly half of all Indian public-school students drop out before eighth grade, and most of the dropouts are from lower caste, Muslim or tribal communities, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch.
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Colorado budget committee OK's cautious plan for marijuana tax money 23.4.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado legislative committee on Tuesday approved a cautious plan for spending marijuana tax revenue in the next fiscal year — coming more than $20 million below what ...
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S.C. college production highlights political battle between lawmakers, public universities 23.4.2014 Washington Post
CHARLESTON, S.C. — More than 750 people packed into a city auditorium here this week for a sold-out production of “Fun Home,” a musical by a New York-based troupe about a woman coming to terms with her closeted gay father’s suicide. The crowd rose in a standing ovation before the show even ...
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What Exactly Is 'High-Quality' Preschool? 22.4.2014 NPR News
Many educators tout the benefits of preschool, but there's no clear standard for what qualifies as a quality program. Researchers say that when it comes to pre-K, Tulsa, Okla., gets it right.
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Neel Kashkari proposes major education overhaul 22.4.2014 LA Times: Top News
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Hispanics Gain at California Colleges 21.4.2014 Wall St. Journal: Policy
The University of California system has admitted more Hispanics than whites for the first time, reflecting demographic shifts in the country's largest state.
Letter: Herbert Medicaid plan is best we can do 20.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Re: the Tribune editorial (“Over a barrel,” March 13), please cut Gov. Herbert some slack. You wrote about how long he’s taken to make a decision on Medicaid expansion, how much federal money Utah’s people are losing in the delay, and how poorly the proposed block grant would be used - all arguably true, but please remember the conundrum the governor faces. Due to a law passed a year ago in our Legislature, a majority of the House and Senate need to approve the governor’s proposed plan before i...
Obituary: Vy Van Pham was quiet community force 20.4.2014 Star Tribune: Local
Gov. Quinn's message on education isn't all true 19.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
What you didn't hear during Quinn, Rauner panel Gov. Pat Quinn tries to boast of his record on education funding, but under his watch schools have received less money, not ...
California voters approve state paying for universal preschool, poll finds 18.4.2014 San Jose Mercury News: News
California voters, by a 57 percent majority, approve extending public schooling to 4-year-olds, even if it costs the state an additional $1.4 billion, according to a Field Poll released Friday. The majority support comes from even those without children under age 6.
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Report: More firefighters gamed mileage system 18.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Popular
16 firefighters, paramedics suspended for $35,000 in false claims Another group of Chicago Fire Department personnel has been suspended for falsifying thousands of dollars worth of mileage reimbursement claims, according to a report released Thursday by the city's top internal ...
Coloradox2019s budget sent to governor (Cached) 16.4.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER x2013 Colorado lawmakers on Tuesday approved a 23 billion budget, sending to the governor a spending plan for next year that pours more money into public education and funds an aerial firefighting fleet.The House approved the budget on a 38-26 vote with only one Republican voting x201cyes,x201d underscoring what has been...
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Firefighters urge caution around high water 16.4.2014 Steamboat Pilot
As the snow melts and the Yampa River begins to swell, Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue is reminding people to be careful around high water. On Tuesday morning, firefighters met with two first grade classes from Strawberry Park Elementary School to talk about the dangers of high water. “One of the big topics we talked to the kids about today was safety around water,” said firefighter and public education coordinator Troy Kuhl. Kuhl said they told the students that the most important things was just stay away from the fast-moving rivers and creeks this time of year. “Stay a safe distance away until the runoff is done,” Kuhl said. There have been several instances in recent years of adults and children falling into area creeks and the Yampa. “We don’t see a lot of the calls, but when we do, they’re bad,” Kuhl said. Kuhl suggested parents keep a close eye on their children this time of year, whether they are on a walk or just live near a creek or river. Kuhl said he talks to his own kids a lot about the ...
Letter: Citizens must aid schools; legislators won’t 15.4.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Each year our Legislature and governor claim education is their top priority, and ...? Well, what we know is that we are last in the nation in public school funding per student, and we barely fund the increased enrollment we face. Our Legislature in particular seems intent on diverting education funds to charter schools in their never-ending snub of — some would say war on — public education. Since it seems that appeals to elected officials fall on perpetually deaf ears, here are some things we...
Editorial: An update on the charter school assault 14.4.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
Lawmakers still bent on stifling innovation There's a faction in Springfield bent on crushing the charter school movement here, even as that movement flourishes in other ...
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Ruben Rosario: Crime prevention specialist has built trust in Minneapolis' Latino community 13.4.2014 News

The woman walked into the midtown safety center office of Minneapolis police crime prevention specialist and Latino community liaison John Reed a month ago. She was there to provide more information about being robbed by an unknown assailant in a parking lot on the city's Northeast side.

From slipping through the cracks to the college track 13.4.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Between crisis management and clerical duties, school counselors — once the conduit to college — have little time to help students navigate a complex maze of higher-education requirements. The fix? Look beyond the schoolhouse.
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