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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Malibu divided over fears of toxic chemical cover-up in public school

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:13am by GDN

    ..., a public, three-school campus where students scored high SAT scores, staged plays, rode horses and played soccer and water polo. Some parents and teachers, and at least one official, believe ... is believed to have been used in thousands of schools. Several dozen students from more than 1,000 recently withdrew from the school. Other nearby public schools are full. And private schools cost ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1620001/malibu-divided-over-fears-toxic-chemical-cover-public-school
  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Hispanic children the fastest growing numbers in US public schools system

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:49am by AP

    ... time, US public schools are projected this autumn to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, a shift largely fuelled by growth in the number of Hispanic children. The changing ... The sign outside the classroom reads "Welcome" and "Bienvenidos". Non-Hispanic white students are still expected to be the largest racial group in public schools this year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1570738/hispanic-children-fastest-growing-numbers-us-public-schools-system
  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers meet on Tuesday to decide whether to end strike

    Posted Sep 18th 2012, 07:37pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... and prompted Mayor Rahm Emanuel to seek a court order to stop it. Some 800 union delegates representing the 29,000 teachers and support staff in Chicago Public Schools met on Sunday but continued ... struggling inner city schools. Some 350,000 public school students were out of school for a seventh day on Tuesday in the largest US labour dispute in a year. The strike has focused attention ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040017/chicago-teachers-meet-tuesday-decide-whether-end-strike
  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Republicans confident they will seize control of US Senate in midterm polls

    Posted Nov 04th 2014, 09:39pm by AFP

    ... for governor. Both combatants- incumbent Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck- are Democrats, and their fight over the role of public and charter schools embodies a major party divide over education. Torlakson, 65, backed by the teachers' union, is arguing for heavier investment in public schools. He says charter schools, publicly funded but operating independently, need greater ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1632006/republicans-confident-they-will-seize-control-us-senate-midterm-polls
  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers vote to end strike

    Posted Sep 19th 2012, 09:14am by Reuters in Chicago

    ... Reuters in Chicago Chicago public school teachers voted on Tuesday to end their strike and resume classes in the third-largest US school district, ending a confrontation with Mayor Rahm Emanuel that focused US attention on struggling urban schools. Some 800 union delegates representing the 29,000 teachers and support staff in Chicago Public Schools voted overwhelmingly to resume ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1040427/chicago-teachers-vote-end-strike
  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Judge backs yoga lessons in California schools

    Posted Jul 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... in schools backed by judge A California judge has refused to block the teaching of yoga as part of a public school's physical fitness programme, rejecting parents' claims that the classes ... religious aspects, it doesn't belong in the public schools," said Dean Broyles, who represents Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, whose two children opted out of yoga for physical education. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1274088/judge-backs-yoga-lessons-california-schools
  7. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers go on strike

    Posted Sep 11th 2012, 12:54pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... Reuters in Chicago Thousands of public school teachers marched in downtown Chicago on Monday as the first strike in a quarter century showed no signs of ending soon in a dispute over ... anti-union.” Emanuel is among a number of big city US mayors who have championed school reforms and Obama’s education secretary, Arne Duncan – a former head of Chicago public schools – has endorsed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1034000/chicago-teachers-go-strike
  8. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Shootings at US schools prompt flood of inventions to make them safer

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 04:50am by WASHPOST

    ... to arm teachers. Many states introduced bills to allow guns in schools, but only a handful enacted laws specifically allowing firearms in public schools. One of them was Georgia, which earlier ... The Washington Post Barricades, bulletproof backpacks, apps to track homicidal plots among ideas tragedies triggered School shootings prompt flood of safety inventions A flood ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1626824/shootings-us-schools-prompt-flood-inventions-make-them-safer
  9. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers extend strike, mayor seeks injunction

    Posted Sep 17th 2012, 10:19am by Reuters in Chicago

    ... responded by going to court for an injunction to declare the walkout illegal. There will be no classes in Chicago public schools for a sixth day on Monday, and probably on Tuesday, affecting 350,000 ... inner-city schools. The union believes that more money and resources should be given to neighbourhood public schools to help them improve. Emanuel and a legion of financiers and philanthropists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1038947/chicago-teachers-extend-strike-mayor-seeks-injunction
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chicago teachers strike threatens to become protracted struggle

    Posted Sep 12th 2012, 08:17pm by Reuters in Chicago

    ... Reuters in Chicago Chicago teachers stayed away from public schools for a third day on Wednesday in a strike over Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s demand for tough teacher evaluations that US ... over the conditions in which students live such as crime-ridden neighbourhoods, poverty and disengaged parents. More than 80 per cent of Chicago public school students qualify for free lunches ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1035135/chicago-teachers-strike-threatens-become-protracted-struggle

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