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Court upholds German homeschooling ban

Education | A Christian family might appeal the ruling
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/16/19, 05:04 pm

A homeschooling family in Germany plans to appeal for an extraordinary judgment from the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after suffering a significant setback last week. A seven-judge panel of the ECHR ruled Thursday that a German law against homeschooling did not violate the fundamental rights of the Wunderlich family.

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Los Angeles teachers go on strike

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 1/14/19, 11:31 am

Tens of thousands of teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District went on strike Monday morning after contract negotiations broke down Friday. The teachers rejected the latest offer from the district as “woefully inadequate.” Schools remain open during the strike, with the district hiring hundreds of substitutes to fill in for teachers and other staff, a move the United Teachers Los Angeles union called irresponsible. The union asked parents to consider keeping their children home or joining the marchers.

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A reckoning in Parkland

Education | Panel releases report on systemic security failures in school massacre
by Laura Edghill
Posted 1/09/19, 01:35 pm

A report released last week by the investigative panel tasked with analyzing last year’s horrific shooting at a high school in Parkland, Fla., cited systemic failures in the school’s security and local law enforcement procedures. It particularly called out the school resource officer (SRO) at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for failing to enter the building during the Feb.

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