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Covington Catholic in the clear

Education | Independent report exonerates students accused of racism
by Laura Edghill
Posted 2/20/19, 03:35 pm

An independent report released last week appears to clear Covington Catholic High School students of any wrongdoing in a widely publicized confrontation with a Native American protester after last month’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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West Virginia teachers strike in protest of school choice

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/19/19, 10:34 am

West Virginia teachers launched their second strike in a year on Tuesday to protest legislation that, among other things, would create the state’s first charter schools. The unions view the legislation as lacking their input and see it as retaliation for last year’s nine-day strike. After that strike, the state agreed to give teachers a 5 percent raise, and Republican Gov.

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Denver teacher strike comes to a close

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 2/14/19, 12:29 pm

Denver Public Schools and teachers announced an end to the three-day strike with a deal that raises pay by 11 percent, with built-in cost-of-living increases and more opportunities for future raises. The full union membership still needs to ratify the agreement. More than half of the district’s teachers went on strike Monday, but schools remained open, staffed by administrators and the teachers who stayed.

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