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Family works through dyslexia challenges

HOLDEN, Mass. (AP) — There were always signs that something was different about Emma Bullock, her mother said. On one occasion, while they were watching an American Girl movie where the dyslexic main character sees letters moving around on the page, Rachel Bullock recalled, “Emma turned to me and said, ...

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Pseudonyms to protect authors of controversial articles

Image copyright Pic by John Cairns Image caption Prof Jeff McMahan said there is a need for more open discussion Academics who are frightened to explore controversial topics, in case it provokes a backlash, will soon have a safer route to publish such work. An international group of university researchers ...

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The letters that ended World War One

Image copyright Alamy Image caption Rear Admiral Hope (front right) was part of the British delegation at the Armistice talks After four years of bloody conflict, the Armistice was finally signed in November 1918. The arrival of American troops, earlier that year, saw the Germans grow progressively weaker and their ...

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Money the Top Education Theme in State Midterm Elections

Voters wait in line to get ballots at Brunswick Junior High School in Brunswick, Maine. Money for schools and teacher pay took center stage on the list of education related issues in many states. —Robert F. Bukaty/AP Funding was the prime education theme in this year’s state midterm elections, fueling ...

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High performing Utah school is off the beaten path

BEAVER, Utah (AP) — Principal Brad Harris, half-apologizing, notes the sign on the wall that declares Belknap Elementary School as a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. “The U.S. Department of Education hasn’t sent us our signs yet so we made our own,” Harris said. Give Harris ...

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More school days in Oregon? Panel considers idea

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Among the policy ideas lawmakers are considering for Oregon’s troubled education system are longer school years, limited class sizes and more access to state subsidized preschool. The Statesman Journal reports that since January, the Joint Committee on Student Success has been meeting with educators, families and ...

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Parents oppose school district policy to arm teachers

TAMAQUA, Pa. (AP) — A school district policy that allows teachers and other employees to carry firearms has met overwhelming criticism from parents. Parents questioned Tamaqua Area School District officials during a meeting Wednesday, the Morning Call reported . School board members passed the policy in a unanimous vote last ...

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New law promotes civics education in public schools

BOSTON (AP) — A new state law encourages civics education in public schools with the goal of giving students a better understanding of how the nation’s political system works and their place in it. Republican Gov. Charlie Baker was joined by Democratic legislative leaders as he signed the bill on ...

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Louisiana releases latest school performance data

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — More of Louisiana’s publicly funded early childhood education programs provided care and instruction last school year that promotes kindergarten readiness, state education officials said Thursday as they rolled out the latest data aimed at demonstrating how well schools and pre-school programs are preparing children for their ...

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