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Some Christian teachers in Rhode Island are suing their school district because they were denied the right to take off Good Friday.Nearly 200 teachers in Cranston Public Schools had requested the day off, as their collective bargaining contract allows them to request two days a year for religious reasons. The district, which had to add six more snow days than originally planned for the year, refused the requests for instructional reasons, and noted in the denials that the contract specifies that “religious observance obligations require attendance at religious services held during the school day,” according to WPRI News. Many churches have services at different times of the day and evening on Good Friday.Read full article >>
How is one Los Angeles neighborhood’s gentrification a cause for celebration, according to the author of this Op-Ed essay?
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?
A popular post on The Washington Post’s new Grade Point blog had this headline, “Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college.” Really?The piece, by Jeffrey Selingo, looks at a new book by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni, titled “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.” Selingo writes:Read full article >>
Less than 1 percent of teachers in New York State were rated ineffective over all, and principals’ evaluations are often responsible for the high scores.
The decision to shutter the college, a women’s liberal arts school in Virginia, has stunned students, teachers and alumnae, some of whom are rallying to try to save it.
The Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act would place constraints on how education technology companies use or disclose students’ personal information.
A state appellate court has suggested that it might block a school financing plan that lawmakers passed; Republican leaders say the court is overstepping its bounds.
Robert Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, recently wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post blasting critics of a multimillion-dollar initiative by the Obama administration to rate colleges of education. Serving as a cheerleader for the Education Department’s effort, he accuses colleges of education of seeking to escape evaluation of their programs, and he questions whether critics have read the proposed standards. He wrote in part:Read full article >>
A Turkish politician who met with the families told The Observer that he believed the six students and three recent graduates were in a Syrian town under ISIS control.
The magazine’s managing editor said the review of an article they published in November would be made public “in the next couple of weeks.”
This book reminds young people, and their parents, that what students get from a college has almost nothing to do with where it stands in the pecking order of prestige.
A Howard County police officer was injured early Sunday when he stopped to assist an off-duty Takoma Park police officer who had struck a deer and his cruiser car was hit by a man believed to have been drinking, police said.Read full article >>
Dave Levin thought he was going to be fired from his Houston school the day he picked up a huge, unruly sixth-grader and dropped him in his seat. He had touched a kid. That was a big no-no. He felt so bad that he went to the boy’s small wood-frame home after school — another thing he had been told never to do — and apologized to the boy’s mother. Read full article >>