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School bus crash kills two, injures dozens

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 5/17/18, 05:09 pm

A bus full of middle schoolers on a field trip collided with a dump truck Thursday on Interstate 80 in New Jersey, killing a teacher and a student and injuring dozens of others. Forty-five people were on the bus traveling from East Brook Middle School in Mount Olive, N.J., to Waterloo Village, the historic site of a Lenape Indian community. Authorities have not disclosed the cause of the crash but said 43 people and the dump truck driver were taken to nearby hospitals. The school bus was equipped with seatbelts.

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Christian colleges celebrate proposed policy changes

Education | Trump administration plans review of regulations targeting faith-based higher education
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/16/18, 02:22 pm

Advocates for Christian higher education are praising the news that the Department of Education plans to review regulations “regarding the eligibility of faith-based entities to obtain grants from the department or to participate in state-administered programs.”

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Grading the arguments behind teacher strikes

Education | Are lawmakers or pension plans to blame for squeezing education paychecks?
by Leigh Jones
Posted 5/09/18, 12:05 pm

Sporting red T-shirts, many with the sleeves rolled up to catch any whisper of breeze in the nearly 100-degree heat, Arizona teachers marched through Phoenix last week and camped out on the Capitol lawn to lobby for pay raises and better education funding. They waved catchy signs to make their point that read “Sorry we’re closed. We’re trying to fund our future!” “Our students’ future depends on education—Fund it!” and “Starving the schools. Feeding the rich.”

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