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One University President's Candid Take On The Future Of Higher Ed 18.7.2017 NPR News
"I do not want whoever sits here in 10 years to say, 'How could you be asleep at the switch?'" opines Mitch Daniels, the president of Purdue University.
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If someone tells you your kid's teacher would be better off with a 401(k) than a pension, don't believe it 18.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Two years ago my beloved high school English teacher Mrs. O-W posted on social media, after locking up her classroom for the last time, “It was a happy place. I will miss both it and the kids, but NO MORE ESSAYS!” After 32 years of service in public education, Mrs. O-W finally left what she calls...

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Former VP Joe Biden’s speaking tour will visit Denver 18.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Former Vice President Joe Biden will be making a public appearance in Denver this fall as part of his American Promise Tour.
Some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions 18.7.2017 Washington Post
Some D.C. high schools are reporting only a fraction of suspensions
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An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of USC med school dean 17.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
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Diverse group of candidates compete for District 5 seat on Seattle School Board 17.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

There’s no front-runner in the race to replace Stephan Blanford, who decided against running for re-election.
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Seattle kids to discover environmental decision-making, one garden at a time 17.7.2017 Seattle Times: Local

The National Science Foundation just awarded a $2.9 million grant to a project that would get Seattle students ages 5-9 thinking about complex issues like food security. How? School gardens.
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An overdose, a young companion, drug-fueled parties: The secret life of then-USC med school dean 17.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Photos and video show then-head of Keck School of Medicine partying with criminals and drug-users.
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Illinois has budget but no school funding plan 16.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol’s next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is about how to fund public education with just weeks before the first day of school. The spending plan lawmakers enacted this month over Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner’s vetoes includes a $350 million […]
Illinois has budget but no school funding plan 16.7.2017 AP Politics
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois has its belated state budget, but the state Capitol's next flashpoint in the political struggle over finances is about how to fund public education with just weeks before the first day of school....
If Foxconn brings 10,000 jobs to southeastern Wisconsin, Illinois stands to benefit 15.7.2017 Chicago Tribune: Business
Southeastern Wisconsin is in the running to land a behemoth electronics manufacturing facility that could bring 10,000 jobs, a potential game-changer for the region if the deal goes through. Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group, a major electronics manufacturer well known for making Apple's ...
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School board braces for a battle over sex education in Utah classrooms 15.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Members of Utah Board of Education took the first step Friday to updating the state’s health education standards, a minimum 12-month process that could result in major revisions, minor updates, or no change at all to the lessons taught in public schools. And the school board’s 14-2 vote begin a review and revision hinted at a looming debate, as health standards include statewide guidelines on teaching human sexuality, a flashpoint for controversy in the majority-conservative Beehive State. Pro...
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State school board braces for a battle over sex education 15.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Members of Utah Board of Education took the first step Friday to updating the state’s health education standards, a minimum 12-month process that could result in major revisions, minor updates, or no change at all to the lessons taught in public schools. And the school board’s 14-2 vote begin a review and revision hinted at a looming debate, as health standards include statewide guidelines on teaching human sexuality, a flashpoint for controversy in the majority-conservative Beehive State. Pro... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Los Angeles developer David Wilstein dies at 89 13.7.2017 LA Times: Business

David Wilstein — founder of a prominent Los Angeles development firm — died Sunday. He was 89.

Since establishing Realtech Construction Co. in 1976, Wilstein had overseen more than 100 projects, including high-rise office towers, medical buildings, apartments, hotels and shopping centers.

Wilstein’s...

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Betsy DeVos' shameful failure to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges 12.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor: As a credentialed teacher in a local school district, I admit to being skeptical of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ commitment to public education. Her affinity for charter schools is well known. (“It's Betsy DeVos' job to protect students from predatory for-profit colleges. She...

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In Salt Lake and Utah counties, varying receptions for Our Schools Now initiative’s $700M tax increase 12.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Orem • When school starts for her three children each fall, Marci LeMonnier said Tuesday, she is asked by administrators to donate supplies like copy paper to compensate for strained budgets. It’s a shame, the Provo resident said, that Utah’s last-in-the-nation school spending doesn’t allow for even basic office supplies. “We claim to love and cherish our children,” she said, “but we are not willing to fund their education.” LeMonnier was among about 50 Utahns who met at Orem Elementary School t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Reading, writing and fracking? What the oil industry teaches Oklahoma students 11.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Oklahoma's oil industry is spending millions on science lessons for public schools. But environmentalists say omitting climate change leaves students unprepared.
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My Son Is In Special Education And I Want Him To Be Challenged 11.7.2017 NPR News
Seeing his potential, one mother wonders why her child isn't held to higher standards at school, despite his learning disability.
Here's What The Oil Industry Is Teaching Oklahoma's Students 11.7.2017 NPR: Morning Edition
Reading, writing and fracking? Oklahoma's oil industry is spending millions on science lessons for public schools. But environmentalists say omitting climate change leaves students unprepared.
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Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre 'Blue Whale' online challenge that's alarming schools 11.7.2017 Washington Post
Texas family says teen killed himself in macabre 'Blue Whale' online challenge that's alarming schools
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