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  1. Snowy mess for MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    A snowy start to the Thanksgiving holiday week as several inches of snow is expected to fall in the WXOW viewing area Monday. A Winter Weather Advisory issued by the National Weather Service is in effect until midnight for counties in both Southeastern Minnesota and Western Wisconsin surrounding La Crosse.

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  2. Grover Norquist: Scott Walker 'Changed the Country as Governor'Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | News Max

    Conservative activist Grover Norquist tells Newsmax TV that the reason Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker would be a "good choice" for president in 2016 is "because he has changed the country as governor." "He has had more successes as a governor than [former President Ronald] Reagan did as governor, than [former Pres.

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  3. Schools in California to Pay $139M in Sex Abuse SettlementRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Insurance Journal West

    The Los Angeles Unified School District agreed to pay $139 million to settle lawsuits by sexual abuse victims of a former third-grade teacher whose 2012 arrest sparked criticism of how allegations of abuse were handled at schools in the district's poorest, mostly Latino neighborhoods. "While we understand that no one can undo the damage that this teacher did in this case, we know that we must move forward and do everything we can to help this community heal," LAUSD Superintendent Ramon Cortines said in a letter to employees posted on the district's website.

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  4. Washington Twp.'s bid to leave Dover has district, parents considering changeRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | York Dispatch

    The state Board of Education now has jurisdiction over whether Washington Township residents will move from Dover to Northern schools. But residents and school officials on several sides of the issue are moving past the "wait and see" stage and taking action before the board rules on the petition.

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  5. IU students, high schoolers team up for filmsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Republic

    Emma Griffith, a junior at the Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship, hopes to shoot a film with a gummy bear and a gummy worm as the actors. It's not a sweet, children's movie, however.

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  6. Utah girl killed in accidental shootingRead the original story

    1 hr ago | WICU12 Erie

    A 12-year-old girl died Sunday after she was accidentally shot by a younger sibling at their home in Kaysville, investigators said. "She was saying how grateful she was for her family and how her friends and her mom and dad are the best things in her life," said Jill Bowden, a neighbor in the same LDS Church ward.

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  7. Tension mounts ahead of Ferguson verdictRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Otago Daily Times

    Pedestrians walk past a business boarded up in anticipation of a grand jury verdict in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Photo by Reuters A St. Louis-area grand jury will resume deliberations over whether to bring charges against a white policeman who shot and killed a black teenager in a case that has triggered months of demonstrations and set the city on edge.

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  8. ACLU of Mississippi Receives $350,000Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

    JACKSON, Miss - The American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi Foundation received a two-year $350,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to support a school safety project. The project seeks to improve outcomes for Mississippi's students with disabilities and students of color by restricting the use of restraints and seclusion on children in schools.

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  9. Viral video shows PE teacher forcefully dragging high school girl into poolRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | She Knows

    If you're a Facebook user, then you have probably seen this unsettling viral video. What transpires between an adult male teacher and his 14-year-old female student is not something you would ever want to see happen at school, especially to your daughter.

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  10. Classroom sex abuse case to cost nearly $140MRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    Once lawyers began digging into Mark Berndt's past, they discovered a three-decade pattern of odd behavior and complaints about the teacher that school administrators either missed or ignored. Both students and teachers had complained about the popular elementary school teacher who was eventually convicted of committing numerous lewd acts on his students.

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  11. Oklahoma City schools forfeit unused federal fundsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    The Oklahoma City school district has forfeited more than $3.5 million in federal funds for disadvantaged students by not spending the money in time. State Department of Education officials said Friday that the district lost its unused Title I funds for the 2014 fiscal year because it didn't have a waiver required to carry the surplus forward.

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  12. Schools combat threats made on social mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    The electronic devices that give students instant access to the world for educational purposes are also their conduit to social media, and that presents a host of problems for school administrators. Unless prompted by a threat, however, school leaders said they do not monitor what students do on social media when they are away from school.

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  13. School funding suit complicates Kansas budget fixRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    Even before state courts decide whether Kansas spends enough money on its public schools, a lawsuit over education funding is complicating efforts by legislators and Gov. Sam Brownback to close the state's projected budget shortfalls. A three-judge panel in Shawnee County District Court has notified attorneys that it expects to rule by the end of December in a lawsuit filed in 2010 by parents of more than 30 students and the Dodge City, Hutchinson, Wichita and Kansas City, Kansas, school districts.

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  14. Missouri tries alternatives to repeating gradesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    In many cases, holding them back to repeat a grade hasn't worked. Neither has social promotion - allowing children to move to the next grade with their classmates, where they may fall further behind.

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  15. GA lawmaker wants schools to go digital by 2020Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    Nearly 30 eighth graders bend over laptops during Karen Farnsworth's Thursday morning math class, raising their hands for help as the teacher moves around pointing to their screens or providing video links. In the second row, 13-year-old Yocelin Rodriguez glances at a question about finding the height of a shape before grabbing her pencil and making calculations on a sheet of paper.

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  16. Top schools in Arkansas to reap rewardsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    A total of $7 million from the governor's share of the state General Improvement Fund will be distributed in the coming weeks to 215 of the state's more than 1,000 public schools as part of the Arkansas School Recognition and Reward Program, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Sunday . "I am so thrilled about it," Felicia Hobbs, principal at Little Rock's Gibbs Magnet Elementary School, said about the $23,580 the school will receive.

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  17. Indiana Supreme Court to hear bus-outsourcing caseRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Education Week

    The Indiana Supreme Court is preparing to hear oral arguments in the case of an Indianapolis school district whose decision to outsource bus transportation was ruled unconstitutional. The justices are scheduled to hear arguments Monday in the class-action lawsuit filed by parents against Franklin Township Community School Corp. The district outsourced transportation in 2011-2012 to a private company that charged parents fees.

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  18. 11/24/2014 - Miracle-Gro Partners with Pasadena Tournament of RosesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Turf

    PASADENA, Calif.-Ohio-based Miracle-Gro and the Pasadena Tournament of Roses came together to help with the expansion of a natural pollinator garden at Muir Ranch and distribution of fresh produce and Thanksgiving-themed food boxes to local families in need. Muir Ranch, located on the campus of John Muir High School in the Pasadena Unified School District , is a two-acre urban farm that grows over 1,000 produce items per month.

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  19. Students cut first sod on new teaching blockRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Stratford Herald

    THE Stratford Mop of 1914 appeared little changed from previous years. Wartime austerity had not yet set in and few people foresaw that the conflict would be lengthy.

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  20. Thirty-One Baylor Students Participate in SHS Model UNRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Chattanoogan.com

    Baylor sent 29 delegates to the Southeastern High School Model United Nations conference, held Nov. 20-22 at the Chattanoogan Hotel.

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