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Los Angeles :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-06-25 23:03:54 -0700 | political-news

Board of Ed Seat Maria Brenes, Executive Director of InnerCity Struggle, argues that re-districting in Los Angeles should produce a seat for the city's Eastside. InnerCity Struggle is demanding that the Los Angeles City Council strengthen the Eastside's ability to...
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Source: Belleville News-Democrat

Philadelphia :: PA :: USA | updated 2012-06-24 20:56:05 -0700 | entertainment-news

The Philadelphia Orchestra says it has reached a settlement agreement with the national pension fund representing musicians for the financially struggling organization. The Philadelphia Orchestra Association said it will pay $1.75 million to the American Federation of Musicians and Employers'...
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Source: Education Week

Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2012-06-23 14:26:00 -0700 | political-news

Maxwell Putting the common-core standards into practice in classrooms is a monumental change for teachers in the nation's public schools, but for educators who work with English-language learners, the shifts in instruction are expected to be even more groundbreaking.
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Source: Education Week

Baton Rouge :: LA :: USA | updated 2012-06-19 01:50:41 -0700 | political-news

La. (AP) Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal celebrated a major achievement of his young second term Wednesday by signing legislation making sweeping changes to public education in the state. Jindal chose a private, Catholic school as the site for the bill-signing...
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Montreal :: Canada | updated 2012-05-23 19:59:52 -0700 | political-news

Echoing the student protests in London, which some claim have weakened the global reputation of British Universities, students have marched through Montreal in protest against planned tuition increases in Quebec . So far there have been no reports of students...
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Vancouver :: Canada | updated 2012-05-21 22:39:05 -0700 | political-news

The B.C. teachers ' union is asking its members if they want to break the law by mounting a strike to protest legislation that bans them from such job action . Teachers will also be asked during a vote on...
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Source: CNN

New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2012-05-19 23:24:06 -0700 | political-news

Between 2009 and 2010, the number of "dropout factories" -- the term used in the report for those high schools that graduate 60% or less of the number of freshmen who reported for class four years earlier -- dropped from...
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Vancouver :: Canada | updated 2012-05-15 13:22:44 -0700 | political-news

A wide-ranging education bill reviled by British Columbia's teachers as a straitjacket on their profession is expected to become law today, ending six months of job action against their vehement objections. While the passage of Bill 22, the Education Improvement...
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Harrisburg :: PA :: USA | updated 2012-05-13 02:16:34 -0700 | political-news

Pa. (AP) As he asked a high-powered panel to help him chart the future of higher education in Pennsylvania , Gov. Tom Corbett on Monday avoided any mention of the deep spending cuts he has advocated for the 18 state-supported...
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Vancouver :: Canada | updated 2012-05-08 16:12:58 -0700 | political-news

Public school teachers in British Columbia head back to class today as they wrap up a legal, three day strike. But they return in a defiant mood because the union is still without a contract and teachers face pending legislation...
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Trenton :: NJ :: USA | updated 2012-05-08 16:12:48 -0700 | sports-news

New Jersey's economy have been rocked with instability during the recession of the past five years. One sector that has managed to stand above it all, though, and to apparently keep its feet on solid ground, is the state's lobbyist...
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Vancouver :: Canada | updated 2012-05-08 01:04:46 -0700 | political-news

Education Minister George Abbott says his door is open to meet with B.C. Teachers' Federation president Susan Lambert to discuss a three-day walkout that is drawing to an end, but it appears he's waiting for her to call. Abbott says...
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Sacramento :: CA :: USA | updated 2012-05-07 04:54:27 -0700 | political-news

Calif. (AP) California Highway Patrol officials say they have released most of the 72 people who were arrested during protests over funding for higher education at the state Capitol. CHP Officer Sean Kennedy says 66 protesters who occupied the Capitol...
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Miami :: FL :: USA | updated 2012-05-01 05:07:43 -0700 | business-news

Consumer complaints against banks in South Florida soared 21 percent last year, despite an overall decline statewide, a study released Wednesday reveals. The most common gripes involved account disclosures, followed by mortgage and loan issues. The Florida Bank Complaint Analysis,...
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Houston :: TX :: USA | updated 2012-04-24 20:57:58 -0700 | political-news

Supreme Court will consider whether affirmative action can be a factor in college admissions, after announcing that it is about to consider a case involving the University of Texas at Austin a school that said it based its admissions policy...
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