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Education Department Wiping Clean $150 Million In Students Loans After Obama-Era Rule

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The U.S. Department of Education announced Thursday it will be forgiving $150 million in federal student loans. Nearly 15,000 former students whose schools shut down prior to graduation between Nov. 1, 2013 and Dec. 4 will now have their loans canceled, the Education Department announcement said. Borrowers will find out about the loan forgiveness over email Friday, CNBC reported. “For ...

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Initial Findings Show Police And School Messed Up In Parkland Shooting

A state commission investigating the Parkland, Florida, massacre highlighted several deficiencies in the way police and the school handled the shooting, in an initial report revealed Wednesday. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Commission found doors were unlocked, cops were preoccupied with equipment instead of confronting suspected shooter Nikolas Cruz and communication problems, the South Florida Sun Sentinel ...

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Christmas Decorations Will Stay On Display At Elementary School, Even After Activists Say They’re Too Religious

A Michigan school board decided on Monday to keep Christmas decorations on top of the elementary school’s roof despite activists claims of the display being too religious. The Three Wise Men, a biblical reference to Jesus Christ’s birth, is displayed on Newaygo Elementary School’s roof. The Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists (MACRA) argued the Christmas display went against the ...

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Chicago Teachers Union Suspends Strike Against Charter School Network After Reaching Tentative Agreement

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) announced on Sunday that it will suspend its striking efforts after reaching a temporary agreement with a charter school network. More than 500 teachers walked out of 15 schools associated with Acero Schools, one of Chicago’s largest charter school networks. The teacher strike, which started on Tuesday and continued into Friday, cancelled classes for more than 7,000 children. ...

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California Nuns Accused Of Embezzling As Much As $500K From Catholic School For Gambling

Two nuns are accused of embezzling as much as $500,000 from a California Catholic school for gambling and travel expenses. St. James Catholic School’s former principal Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and former teacher Sister Lana Chang allegedly stole the money over a period of at least a decade, Casino.org reported Saturday. The $500,000 number is representative of the amount possibly stolen ...

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Nebraska Elementary School Principal On Administrative Leave After Banning Candy Canes Because ‘J’ Is For Jesus

A Nebraska elementary school principal was placed on administrative leave Thursday after banning various Christmas decorations like candy canes, reindeer and Christmas trees over religious concerns. Jennifer Sinclair sent a memo to Manchester Elementary School staff about what was acceptable and unacceptable Christmas frodecor, according to Liberty Counsel, a group that focuses on religious freedom. “Historically, the shape is a ‘J’ ...

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Former Community College Dean Arrested After Allegedly Embezzling 15k For Her Wedding And Travel

A former Iowa community college dean was arrested after allegedly embezzling $15,000 from the school and spent the money on wedding, travel and personal expenses. Beth Kulow, 35, was arrested on Monday for falsifying public records and three counts of second-degree theft, according to The Associated Press on Thursday. She was released from jail with a court appearance pending for next ...

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Teacher Arrested After Forcibly Chopping Student’s Hair While Singing The National Anthem

A California teacher was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after a video showed her chopping at least one student’s hair while belting the national anthem. Science teacher Margaret Gieszinger, 52, was arrested after reports of felony child endangerment and bail was set to $100,000, the Visalia Times Delta reported Wednesday. The incident took place at University Preparatory High School in ...

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Report: Hundreds Of Scores Changed In Possible Grade Inflation Scandal In New York

A New York school board announced Tuesday that more than 200 scores were changed for students by high school administrators. An investigation conducted by private firm T&M Protection Resources found New Rochelle High School’s (NRHS) House Principal Shadia Alvarez and former Principal Reginald Richardson tampered with students’ grades, according to the report. The school used Apex Learning, a for-profit online ...

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UC Berkeley Coughs Up $70,000 In Settlement Over Policies For Conservative Speakers On Campus

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The University of California at Berkeley has to pay $70,000 to the plaintiffs of a lawsuit who claimed the school discriminated against conservative speakers. Berkeley College Republicans and Young America’s Foundation (YAF) sued UC Berkeley in April 2017 after the school canceled conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s speech, citing “security concerns” at the last minute. An amended version of the lawsuit ...

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Four Out Of Five Racist Notes At An Iowa University Were Fake: School Officials

Officials at an Iowa university said an 18-year-old student is facing criminal charges after being believed to write four out of five racist notes on campus. The Drake University student, who has not been identified, admitted to writing one of the notes and also allegedly received one of the notes, the Des Moines Register reported Friday. The student reported four ...

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