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Local obituaries of note for May 27, 2016 27.5.2016 Washington Post
Local obituaries of note for May 27, 2016
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Prince George’s passes budget filled with investments, not cuts 27.5.2016 Washington Post
Prince George’s passes budget filled with investments, not cuts
In Hiroshima, Obama visit stirs warm but complex feelings 27.5.2016 L.A. Times - World News

Even today, almost 71 years after the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima during World War II, Michiko Yamaoka’s 91-year-old mother hates fiery sunsets. “It reminds her of the red sky after the blast,” says Yamaoka.

The bombing of Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945 — and three days later, another blast...

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Oklahoma’s abortion, transgender bills called political ‘smokescreen’ 26.5.2016 Washington Post
Even some Republicans in the GOP-run state say that the debates over hot-button issues are a distraction from an estimated $1.3 billion budget shortfall.
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The Daily 202: Trump ousts his political director. Here’s what that says about him and his campaign. 26.5.2016 Washington Post: Politics
Clinton has become the no-drama candidate this year
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Republican senate, congressional races main attraction for June 28 primary election 26.5.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Registered voters in Routt County who wish to change their party affiliation in time for the June 28 election have until May 27 to do so at the Routt County Courthouse, 522 Lincoln Ave., in Steamboat Springs. However, it’s a different story for registered, unaffiliated voters, who can wait as late as election day to declare their affiliation as either a Republican or Democrat, according to County Clerk Kim Bonner. In the case of Colorado’s 2016 primary election, there might be more motivation for a Routt County Democrat to change affiliation to Republican than vice versa; Bonner confirmed there are no contested primary races on the Democratic ballot, while there are several contested races at the state level on the Republican primary ballot, including in the 3rd Congressional District, where political newcomer Alex Beinstein is challenging three-term incumbent Scott Tipton. Beinstein, a 27-year-old Carbondale resident who earned a law degree from the University of Maine, forced the primary race by ...
Ellen Junn named president of Stanislaus State, fifth woman in a row picked to lead a Cal State campus 26.5.2016 LA Times: Commentary

California State University trustees named Ellen N. Junn as the new president of Stanislaus State, marking the fifth time in a row that a woman has been appointed to lead a campus in the largest university system in the nation.

Junn, currently the provost and vice president of academic affairs...

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CUNY Professors and Staff Consider Future Strike to Defend Public Education Funding 25.5.2016 Truthout - All Articles
At the City University of New York, the city's public higher education system, unionized professors and staff have turned to confrontational tactics, including authorizing use of the strike, to obtain a long overdue contract from management and protest cuts to public education funding. Professional Staff Congress members march during the 2015 Labor Day parade on September 12, 2015, to highlight their lack of a contract. (Photo: Brandon Jordan) Help Truthout keep publishing stories like this one: We depend on reader support! Click here to make a tax-deductible donation today. Higher education in the United States is facing serious problems with state disinvestment, lack of protections for adjuncts and low pay for faculty, among other reasons. The situation is no different at the City University of New York (CUNY), where the problems have affected professors, staff and students for decades. But 92 percent of the Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union representing more than 25,000 CUNY professors and ...
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Editorial: Charter-school profiteers 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A handful of private companies have banked more than $68 million from Utah taxpayers over the past three years. The money is delivered through no-bid contracts by people who don’t work for government, but the companies are often connected to political officials. An extensive examination of charter school spending by Salt Lake Tribune reporter Benjamin Wood shows several companies that exist only to contract with charter schools. While public schools have always contracted for some services, ma... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Green Party's Jill Stein Shares Her "Plan B" for Bernie Sanders Supporters: A Green New Deal 24.5.2016 Truthout.com
Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As the dominant media and political establishment begin to focus on a general election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Truthout speaks with 2016 presidential candidate Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party, about Bernie Sanders, the "Green New Deal" and the politics of fear. Jill Stein, the presumptive nominee of the Green Party. (Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout ) As Bernie Sanders' voters begin facing the question of whether or not to support Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton if she becomes the party's nominee, many of his supporters have pledged never to support her. In fact, voters in both major parties are seeking alternatives in this year's presidential election -- and third-party candidates are seeing an explosion in social media interest in their campaigns. For more original Truthout election coverage, check out our election section, "Beyond the Sound Bites: ...
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‘Gigantic’ corporate-tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters 24.5.2016 Seattle Times: Politics

The ballot proposal comes as raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations is at the forefront of a national debate, especially among Democratic progressives such as Bernie Sanders.
‘Gigantic’ corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters 24.5.2016 Seattle Times: Nation & World

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation. The ballot proposal comes as raising taxes on the wealthy and large corporations is at the […]
'Gigantic' corporate tax hike likely headed to Oregon voters 24.5.2016 AP Politics
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A massive $2.8 billion annual corporate tax hike is likely headed to Oregon voters in November, a move that could create the most aggressive tax climate for big business of any state in the nation....
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Washington Post Op-ed: 'Data walls' are supposed to motivate students. Instead, they shame them. 22.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
My third-graders tumbled into the classroom, and one child I’d especially been watching for — I need to protect her privacy, so I’ll call her Janie — immediately noticed the two poster-size charts I’d hung low on the wall. Still wearing her jacket, she let her backpack drop to the floor and raised one finger to touch her name on the math achievement chart. Slowly, she traced the row of dots representing her scores for each state standard on the latest practice test. Red, red, yellow, red, green,...
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Data may help solve discipline problems at Minnesota schools 21.5.2016 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Many think data tracking will provide answers and allow educators to start identifying and addressing the root problem for students who have behavioral issues.
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We expel preschool kids three times as often as K-12 students. Here’s how to change that. 21.5.2016 Seattle Times: Local

Preschoolers get expelled at three times the rate of students in elementary, middle and high schools. But when teachers get regular help from mental-health coaches, they expel at half the rate of those who don’t.
Analysis: Utah charter schools move millions of public dollars to the coffers of a few private companies 20.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Farmington • When 75 mph winds swept through northern Utah this month, Ascent Academy was left with broken windows, a damaged fence and no power. “We couldn’t hold school and the servers were all down,” said Lani Rounds, the charter school’s principal. For help, Rounds turned to Academica West and Eminent Technical Solutions, which went to work filing insurance claims and patching up the school property. The next day, classes were in session and Ascent Academy was back on its feet. “If I did... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Forget hog butcher for the world. Chicago's big export now is Chicagoans. 20.5.2016 Chicago Tribune: Business
Some say the best view of Chicago is from above, atop skyscrapers such as the Hancock Center and Willis Tower. Some prefer the lakefront or the river. Others favor the city's many parks or neighborhoods. One increasingly popular place from which to see Chicago? A rearview mirror. This city ...
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Colorado education commissioner resigns suddenly after 4 months on job 20.5.2016 Denver Post: Local
Colorado education commissioner resigns suddenly after 4 months on job
This ed-reform trend is supposed to motivate students. Instead, it shames them. 19.5.2016 Washington Post: Op-Eds
A third-grade teacher on why "data walls" don't work.
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