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Michelle Obama wows Connecticut crowd while backing Democratic Gov. Malloy's re-election bid 31.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
Breaking down the state Board of Education races: 7th district 31.10.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Big stakes - and money - in this year's contested state board races (AAron Ontiveroz, The Denver Post).
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Poll: Voters support background check measure 30.10.2014 AP Washington
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A new poll released this week shows most Washington state voters support a ballot measure requiring universal background checks on gun sales and transfers, but that same survey suggests that undecided voters could swing the outcome of a rival gun initiative that would prevent any expansion beyond the national standard....
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Abolish teacher tenure? 30.10.2014 CNN: Top Stories
Donna Brazile says Time magazine's cover story about bad teachers is demeaning to educators.
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Illinois Libertarians don't deserve your vote 30.10.2014 Chicago Tribune: Opinion
I am wincing as I type this: Don't vote for the Libertarian slate Tuesday — but not because the governor candidate, Chad Grimm, would pull votes from Republican Bruce ...
St. Cloud St. faculty: No confidence in chancellor 29.10.2014 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
St. Cloud State University faculty members passed a vote of “no confidence” Monday in Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Chancellor Steven Rosenstone, wrote Faculty Association President Roland Specht-Jarvis  in a press statement today. The announcement comes just over a week after a similar vote was passed by some faculty at Winona State University — and…
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Future of charter schools rests with state Supreme Court 29.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
The discussion Tuesday focused on what the state constitution says about money for public schools, and how much leeway the Legislature has in paying for the education of children whose parents send them to charter schools.
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Does class size matter? Research reveals surprises 29.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
The most obvious reason for why smaller classes work — that teachers give students better, more-tailored instruction — probably isn’t the reason why achievement goes up, studies have found.
Researchers uncover surprises for why class size matters 29.10.2014 Seattle Times: Local
The most obvious reason for why smaller classes work — that teachers give students better, more-tailored instruction — probably isn’t the reason why achievement goes up, studies have found.
On the News With Thom Hartmann: NPR's Climate Coverage Has Declined Over the Years, and More 28.10.2014 Truthout - All Articles
In today's On the News segment: NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but it's barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest; the World Trade Organization says you don't need to know where your meat comes from; more than 24,000 Texans want climate denial removed from their children's textbooks; and more. TRANSCRIPT: Thom Hartmann here - on the best of the rest & green news..... You need to know this. NPR is supposed to be our national public radio, but they're barely covering climate issues that are in the public's interest. Only one month ago, a national New York Times/CBS News poll found that half of all Americans think that global warming is already having a serious impact. Sixty percent of those surveyed even said that protecting our environment should be a priority "even at the risk of curbing economic growth." Despite those clear statistics, NPR's climate coverage has declined steadily over recent years, and now they're slashing their environmental staff ...
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Unions, GOP give to Wisconsin AG candidates 28.10.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
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Former Seattle board member offers controversial school fixes 28.10.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Relatively rare are the moments when education reformers and die-hard public school staff find any common ground.
Just say 'no' to excessive demands for school fundraising 27.10.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
During my sophomore year in high school, I raised more than $1,000 to pay for about half of a trip to visit Japan as part of a cultural exchange program.
California's 'yes means yes' sexual standard has liberals divided 27.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
California has always been a laboratory for liberal thought. Now one of the state's latest experiments is dividing top liberal thinkers.
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BOCES found at fault in three state complaints 27.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Northwest Colorado Board of Cooperative Educational Services has been found at fault in three parent complaints lodged with the Colorado Department of Education this year. The complaints claim the Northwest Colorado BOCES has denied students a legally required free and appropriate public education for a variety of reasons centering around the students' Individualized Education Programs, framework designed specifically for each special education student. Northwest Colorado BOCES provides special education services in schools in Steamboat Springs, South Routt and Hayden as well as three other neighboring districts. The complaints were lodged separately in March and April and do not specify which of Northwest Colorado BOCES' six districts the offenses occurred in. Citing legal reasons, NW BOCES executive director and special education director Amy Bollinger said she wasn't able to disclose the districts either. A Hayden High School parent said the third complaint, filed April 23, was submitted by her on ...
Strauss: A Time magazine cover enrages teachers — again 26.10.2014 Washington Post

(Update: Petition gets more than 50,000 signatures and Time invites critics to write responses on its website)

Time magazine has done it again: It published a cover that has enraged teachers around the country, triggering protesting e-mails and tweets, a petition demanding an apology, and a call for a boycott.

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Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay 26.10.2014 AP National
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears - with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws - far away from humans....
Yosemite rangers struggle to keep hungry wild black bears from visitors' food 26.10.2014 Star Tribune: Nation
99 ways to boost pensions in California -- at public cost 23.10.2014 LA Times: Opinion
Directing traffic is part of a police officer's job, and in the city of Fountain Valley, keeping cars moving comes with a $145 monthly bonus — and a bigger pension.
Ann C. Ball: ‘Yes’ to transparency 22.10.2014 Steamboat Pilot
Steamboat Springs public schools are funded with our public tax dollars, and that money should be spent with transparency and accountability to the public. Colorado Proposition 104 would require that the largest percentage expenditure of the Steamboat Springs School Board (contract negotiations for salary and benefits) be decided in public, not in secret, private session meetings. Without Prop. 104, more than 80 percent of our tax money that is allotted to the schools is spent without the possibility of public knowledge and observation of the employee contract process. As a former school board president, teacher and parent, I support public access to all levels of negotiations within our public schools, other than private personnel and student issues. Parents, taxpayers without children in public schools, teachers and administrators can observe how all interests are represented and why the negotiations result as they do. I am in favor of local control of public education and open session spending of our ...
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