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Md. district, principal accused of sexual harassment settle suit for $300,000 Photo

Md. district, principal accused of sexual harassment settle suit for $300,000

Friday, May 24th, 2024

via The Washington Post

Joel Beidleman was a principal in Montgomery County when reports by The Post described widespread allegations against the educator going back to 2016.

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What comes next for Ohio’s teacher pension fund? Prospects of a ‘hostile takeover’ are being probed

What comes next for Ohio’s teacher pension fund? Prospects of a ‘hostile takeover’ are being probed

Friday, May 24th, 2024

via The Associated Press

A battle is under way for the future of Ohio's $94 billion teacher pension fund. The State Teachers Retirement System of Ohio is facing intense scrutiny, including state investigations and a lawsuit.

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Where classrooms are becoming too hot for learning

Where classrooms are becoming too hot for learning

Friday, May 24th, 2024

via The Washington Post

As heat waves creep north, they are baking schools that previously did not need air conditioning. Fixing the problem will be neither cheap, nor easy.

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A stranger raced to give a Marine vet his final honor: A high school diploma

A stranger raced to give a Marine vet his final honor: A high school diploma

Friday, May 24th, 2024

via The Washington Post

Richard Remp, a Marine veteran who served in the Vietnam War, received a high school diploma from a Pennsylvania superintendent days before his death.

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City’s red-light camera program was lawful after all, North Carolina justices say

City’s red-light camera program was lawful after all, North Carolina justices say

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

via The Associated Press

A red-light camera program in one North Carolina city has been declared lawful, even though it was discontinued after another appeals court decided it was unconstitutional.

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Lawsuit seeks to block Washington parental rights law that critics call a ‘forced outing’ measure

Lawsuit seeks to block Washington parental rights law that critics call a ‘forced outing’ measure

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

via The Associated Press

Youth services and civil rights groups are suing to block a new Washington state parental rights law that is set to take effect next month.

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Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

Independent booksellers continued to expand in 2023, with more than 200 new stores opening

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

via The Associated Press

The independent bookstore boom continues. Even as industry sales were slow in 2023, membership in the American Booksellers Association expanded strongly.

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‘Tires’ Review: Shane Gillis’s Grease Monkey on Netflix

‘Tires’ Review: Shane Gillis’s Grease Monkey on Netflix

Thursday, May 23rd, 2024

via The Wall Street Journal

The comedian plays an automotive-center employee in this uneven, outrageous and occasionally hilarious sitcom.

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NAACP fund seeks to close Black voter registration and turnout gaps ahead of the November election

NAACP fund seeks to close Black voter registration and turnout gaps ahead of the November election

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

via The Associated Press

The NAACP is announcing that nonprofits engaged in a variety of voter-engagement efforts can apply for grant funding that helps local organizations register voters, boost turnout and guard against minority disenfranchisement.

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Moms for Liberty to spend over $3 million targeting presidential swing state voters

Moms for Liberty to spend over $3 million targeting presidential swing state voters

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

via The Washington Post

The conservative parental rights group Moms for Liberty plans to spend more than $3 million on a multi-state advertising blitz to increase its membership and engage voters before November

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Loudoun schools drops plan to add delayed-start days, seeks alternative

Loudoun schools drops plan to add delayed-start days, seeks alternative

Tuesday, May 21st, 2024

via The Washington Post

Loudoun County Public Schools is reconsidering a delay to the start of classes on 16 days in the next academic year for teacher training after community feedback.

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Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

Minnesota Equal Rights Amendment fails in acrimonious end to legislative session

Monday, May 20th, 2024

via The Associated Press

Minnesota lawmakers have failed to pass a state Equal Rights Amendment that would have enshrined protections for abortion and LGBTQ+ rights in the state Constitution.

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Va. Gov. Youngkin vetoes bills on birth control, Confederate tax loopholes

Va. Gov. Youngkin vetoes bills on birth control, Confederate tax loopholes

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

via The Washington Post

Many of the vetoes were related to culture-war issues that could play into this fall's presidential and congressional contests.

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Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

Noncitizen voting, already illegal in federal elections, becomes a centerpiece of 2024 GOP messaging

Saturday, May 18th, 2024

via The Associated Press

In recent months, the specter of noncitizens voting in the U.S. has erupted into a leading rallying cry for Republicans.

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Pennsylvania school district’s decision to cut song from student concert raises concerns

Pennsylvania school district’s decision to cut song from student concert raises concerns

Friday, May 17th, 2024

via The Associated Press

A Pennsylvania school district's decision to remove a song from a recent student choral concert has divided the community and spurred a review by a civil rights group.

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How Black parents in D.C. got segregation struck down 70 years ago

How Black parents in D.C. got segregation struck down 70 years ago

Friday, May 17th, 2024

via The Washington Post

On May 17, 1954, the Supreme Court ruled school segregation unconstitutional in Brown v. Board—and in the D.C. companion case Bolling v. Sharpe.

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Latinos found jobs and cheap housing in a Pennsylvania city but political power has proven elusive

Latinos found jobs and cheap housing in a Pennsylvania city but political power has proven elusive

Friday, May 17th, 2024

via The Associated Press

A federal lawsuit argues the way representatives are elected to a local school board in Pennsylvania's coal region is unfairly shutting Latino voters out of power.

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Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

Topeka was at the center of Brown v. Board. Decades later, segregation of another sort lingers

Thursday, May 16th, 2024

via The Associated Press

The school system in Topeka, Kansas, was at the center of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that struck down segregated education 70 years ago.

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After a borderland shootout, a 100-year-old battle for the truth

After a borderland shootout, a 100-year-old battle for the truth

Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

via The Washington Post

A century after three Tejano men were shot to death, the story descendants tell of their killing contradicts official accounts. Whose story counts as Texas history?

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‘This Feels Like My ‘Doctor Who’: Superfans Watch the New Season

‘This Feels Like My ‘Doctor Who’: Superfans Watch the New Season

Tuesday, May 14th, 2024

via The New York Times

Five British fans gathered to watch the premiere, wondering what a new Doctor and Disney+'s co-production would mean for their favorite show.

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