Senate GOP leader would raise age for buying tobacco to 21

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, whose home state of Kentucky was long one of the nation’s leading tobacco producers, introduced bipartisan legislation Monday to raise the minimum age for buying any tobacco products from 18 to 21. The chamber’s top Republican, who said he was making enactment of the bill More...

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By SRQPost On Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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House approves sweeping bill to expand gay rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats in the House approved sweeping anti-discrimination legislation Friday that would extend civil rights protections to LGBT people by prohibiting discrimination based on sexual More...

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By SRQPost On Friday, May 17th, 2019
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College Board says adversity context rewards resourcefulness

Administrators of the SAT college admissions test say considering scores in the context of where a student went to high school will let colleges identify resourceful students they might otherwise overlook. But More...

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By SRQPost On Wednesday, May 15th, 2019
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How Two Opposing Education Philosophies Hurt Students

Commentary —Getty Some educators embrace “tough” and others “fluff.” Both approaches are flawed By Howard Fields After spending the first nine years of my career as an More...

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By SRQPost On Monday, May 13th, 2019
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How Schools Can Spend Time More Wisely: 4 Big Tips From Daniel Pink

Best-selling author Daniel Pink breaks down how schools can improve the use of time during a keynote address at Education Week’s 2019 Leaders to Learn From event. —T.J. Kirkpatrick for Education Week School More...

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By SRQPost On Saturday, May 11th, 2019
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Georgia Gov. Kemp signs budget upping teacher salaries

CAMILLA, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a record budget for fiscal year 2020 with a focus on increased education spending. Teachers and other certified public school employees will each see More...

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By SRQPost On Thursday, May 9th, 2019
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Immigrant named Alabama teacher of the year

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A native of Guatemala who mainly teaches Spanish-speaking students has been named Alabama’s teacher of the year. News outlets report that Ana Carolina Bechel of Weeden Elementary More...

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By SRQPost On Wednesday, May 8th, 2019
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Schools Teach Civics. Do They Model It?

—From top, clockwise: Rachel Woolf, Gretchen Ertl, Rachel Woolf By many measures, Victory Preparatory Academy, a small charter high school located in a north Denver suburb, is a success. It’s More...

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By SRQPost On Monday, May 6th, 2019
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Pelosi calls for investments in child care, early education

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday the country should be making more investments in child care and early education. The California Democrat said better access to affordable, quality More...

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By SRQPost On Saturday, May 4th, 2019
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Data show 108 schools fall below CDC vaccine recommendations

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State health officials have released data showing double-digit percentages of students in some Connecticut public schools are exempted from certain vaccinations for religious or medical More...

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